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Rethinking Taiwan’s Submarine Dream

October 28, 2014 • By Evan B. MontgomeryAnalysis

Are subs the best answer to China’s growing military power? Taiwan’s submarine saga is back in the news again. For decades, successive governments have been determined to upgrade and expand…

Base Hardening: Can America and Its Allies “Play Fort” against China?

October 27, 2014 • By John StillionAnalysis

In the event of a crisis, China’s missile forces could do great damage to U.S. and allied bases all over the Asia-Pacific. Is “hardening” the answer? As the United States…

The Unserious Air War Against ISIS

October 15, 2014 • By Mark Gunzinger and John StillionAnalysis

The campaign against Serbia in 1999 averaged 138 strike sorties daily. Against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria: seven. Since U.S. planes first struck targets in Iraq on Aug. 8,…

The Obama Administration, Turkey, and Syria’s Kurds

October 7, 2014 • By Eric EdelmanAnalysis

By Henri Barkey and Eric Edelman • The U.S. needs to act quickly to stop the Islamic State from overrunning the Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The fall…

DoD’s Strategy-Resource Mismatch

October 1, 2014 • By Todd Harrison and Jacob CohnAnalysis

Decades ago, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara asked the simple question: how much is enough? The answer, of course, is not a number but rather another more difficult question: enough…