The Royal Navy, after deciding last year to switch from the STOVL F-35B (short take off vertical landing) to the CATOBAR (catapult assisted takeoff barrier assisted recovery) F-35C, has now switched b
My latest column at World Politics Review has nothing whatsoever to do with the midterm elections: The idea that wars should be fought at a distance has informed British military policy for centuries.
My first column at World Politics Review argues that the United States should nudge the UK towards dumping the Trident replacement: Clearly, the United States cannot dictate British defense policy. Ov
Later this afternoon, I will begin a short research trip to the nation formerly known as the United Kingdom. My research had originally focused on pedestrian topics such as the origins of the Royal Ai
I have a review of Vincent O’Hara’s Struggle for the Middle Sea up at ID.
I have a review of Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812 up at ID. Check it out, if you dare.
To follow up on Dave’s post about the Royal Navy, it appears that the first steel has been cut for Queen Elizabeth, the first of the RN’s new big deck carriers.The debate on defence budget
Via Danger Room, Robert Gates invokes the destruction of Force Z in defense of creative military thinking: The Royal Navy’s greatest defeat in World War II – the sinking of the capital ships H.M.S