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Chinese ASBMs

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In Robert Farley
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On August 8, 2010
I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails asking for reaction to this story. For my own previous writings, see here. Information Dissemination has done a lot of work on this topic; see especially here, here, and here. For a good NWCR article on the subject by Andrew Erickson and David Yang, see here. As for […]

USS Olympia

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On July 9, 2010

This is a depressing story: The Olympia was a successful museum vessel, at least according to the numbers. More than 100,000 visitors annually paced the same decks where Dewey uttered the immortal fig

Let’s Calm Down a Bit…

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On April 4, 2009
MRG forwarded me this piece this morning. I had seen it previously and intended to refrain from comment, but… you know. In general, it’s best not to get one’s defense news from the War Nerd; if you’ve been paying attention to the conversation (in this space and elsewhere) you’ve known about Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles […]
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Baby Carrier Commissioned

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On March 19, 2009

Japan’s new aircraft carrier helicopter carrying destroyer was commissioned yesterday. Hyuga can carry up to eleven helicopters, and may in the future be able to carry the F-35B VSTOL fighter. B

One Way, or Round Trip?

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On March 10, 2009

David Axe is headed back to Africa, and needs funds. This time, he’ll be covering USS Nashville’s “soft power” deployment. I’ve broadcast several of his appeals, as well

Maritime Bloggingheads

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On February 10, 2009
Galrahn and I sat down last week and diavlogged about all things maritime. He’s our discussion of the “rise” of Chinese naval power:We also talk about piracy, Robert Gates, and public relations. Check it out.
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Detective Work

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On November 27, 2008

A friend fowards along this photo of her father, Walter Rule, on one of his first Navy postings. She wonders whether this is Honolulu or San Diego. Any thoughts?

Soviet Naval Strategy

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On September 20, 2008

Bob Bateman writes: True, it was once a powerful force, and feared by NATO. But the salient point is why the Soviet Navy was feared. It was not because it could project power far from Russia’s s

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