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“Innocent Passage”

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USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54)
“USS Curtis Wilbur DDG-54 1999” by U.S. Navy, Chief Photographer’s Mate Mahlon K. Miller. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

 

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a short piece for the Diplomat on the dustup between PACOM and the Obama administration:

Over the past week, the apparent conflict between PACOM and the Obama administration has generated a pool of digital ink big enough to build a Chinese island in. The apparent disinterest of the Obama administration in entertaining the more aggressive navigation and flight operations proposed by PACOM commander Admiral Harry B. Harris has produced a great deal of criticism, even as both sides sought to quiet the conflict. It’s worthwhile at this point to stop and think through the practical limits on what the United States can do.

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