Links get pretty spotty the further you go back in time–if you have a particular hankering for some old piece with no link, please drop a line and I’ll dig up a copy for you!


Joint Concept for Competing: The Best Way for the Pentagon to ‘Compete’ with China?” 19FortyFive, March 19, 2023.

Look to Korea to See How China Might Fight in the Pacific Today.” 19FortyFive, March 13, 2023.

Irregular Warfare, American Style.” 19FortyFive, March 4, 2023.

Ukraine Ruined Russia’s Script for War. Will Ukraine Do Better?” 19FortyFive, February 23, 2023.

Rudyard Kipling to U.S. Navy: Get Real to Get Better.” 19FortyFive, February 19, 2023.

India’s Navy Is No Superpower Just Yet.” 19FortyFive, February 12, 2023.

That Downed Chinese Balloon Wasn’t Exactly for Spying. It Was a ‘Trial’ Balloon.” 19FortyFive, February 4, 2023.

Should Space Force Look at the Moon or the Earth?” 19FortyFive, January 29, 2023. Real Clear Defense, January 30, 2023.

A U.S.-China War over Taiwan: How Bad Could It Get?” 19FortyFive, January 23, 2023.

The U.S. Marine Corps: Now an Access-Denial Force to Fight China?” 19FortyFive, January 14, 2023.

Is China a Mahanian Sea Power?” 19FortyFive, January 9, 2023.

Japan Matters if China Invades Taiwan.” 19FortyFive, January 7, 2023.

Japan Is Getting Serious About Its Security.” 19FortyFive, December 25, 2022.

Offset-X: How to Ensure the U.S. Military Stays Ahead of Russia and China.” 19FortyFive, December 20, 2022.

Is Russia Close to Using Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine?” 19FortyFive, December 11, 2022.

B-21 Raider Unveiling: A Message to China and Russia? You Bet It Was.” 19FortyFive, December 4, 2022.

How Do We Beat China in the Gray Zone?” 19FortyFive, November 25, 2022.

The Sneaky Way China Could Win a War Against America.” 19FortyFive, November 20, 2022.

“Anti-Access Bubbles: How To Stop China From Militarily Dominating Asia?” 19FortyFive, November 12, 2022.

How the U.S. Navy Can Compete with China in the Gray Zone.” 19FortyFive, November 6, 2022.

How Can the U.S. Military Innovate? Ask Isaac Asimov.” 19FortyFive, October 30, 2022.

The United States Has Entered the ‘Danger Zone’ with China.” 19FortyFive, October 19, 2022.

The Navy’s DDG(X) Destroyer: We Have a Price Problem.” 19FortyFive, October 16, 2022.

Russia and China Don’t Give a Damn About Soft Power.” 19FortyFive, October 9, 2022.

USS Bonhomme Richard Disaster: Did Justice Prevail?” 19FortyFive, September 30, 2022.

China Could Decide Now Is the Time for War with America.” 19FortyFive, September 25, 2022.

Will Vladimir Putin Know When to Stop in Ukraine?” 19FortyFive, September 15, 2022.

Ukraine’s Big Counteroffensive Seems Inspired by Sun Tzu.” 19FortyFive, September 10, 2022.

Read H. P. Lovecraft to Understand War.” 19FortyFive, September 4, 2022.

Controlling the First Island Chain: How to Ensure China Can’t Dominate the Pacific?” 19FortyFive, August 27, 2022.

How Does China Deter America in the Taiwan Strait?” 19FortyFive, August 19, 2022.

China and Russia Can’t Be Ignored by the West Anymore.” 19FortyFive, August 14, 2022.

Would China Really Start a War over a Nancy Pelosi Visit to Taiwan?” 19FortyFive, August 1, 2022.

Buy More Ships and Renovate the Culture: The Navy’s New Plan to Prepare for War.” 19FortyFive, July 26, 2022.

Note from Nimitz: You Need Lots of Ships to Take Risks in War.” 19FortyFive, July 24, 2022.

Why the U.S. Navy Needs to Be in the South China Sea.” 19FortyFive, July 16, 2022.

U.S. Marines: Manage Your Message to Win in Strategic Competition.” 19FortyFive, July 10, 2022.

Sweden and Finland Are Joining NATO: A Good Move for the Alliance?” 19FortyFive, June 29, 2022.

Attack Beijing or an Invasion Fleet? How Taiwan Should Use Its Cruise Missiles.” 19FortyFive, June 23, 2022.

Fujian: China’s New Aircraft Carrier Is Important—But No Game-Changer.” 19FortyFive, June 17, 2022.

Look to World War I for Lessons about Today’s Navy.” 19FortyFive, June 12, 2022.

A Naval Base in Cambodia Supports China’s Calibrated Aggression.” The Hill, June 10, 2022.

The Battle of Midway: Where Japan Lost World War II?” 19FortyFive, June 3, 2022.

How the Quad Can Take On China in the ‘Gray-Zone.'” 19FortyFive, May 28, 2022.

Does the Littoral Combat Ship Really Need to Die?” 19FortyFive, May 19, 2022.

Europe and East Asia: All Part of the Same ‘Theater’ for America?” 19FortyFive, May 9, 2022.

Force Design 2030 Is Not All About the South China Sea.” 19FortyFive, May 1, 2022.

How to Deter China from Making War.” 19FortyFive, April 28, 2022.

The Penobscot Expedition: The U.S. Navy’s Worst Defeat until Pearl Harbor?” 19FortyFive, April 25, 2022.

How China Would Wage War against the ‘Great Wall in Reverse.’” 19FortyFive, April 17, 2022.

Stay the Course on Reinventing the U.S. Marine Corps to Fight China.” 19FortyFive, April 13, 2022.

Can a Modern Military Destroy People But Not Control Them?” 19FortyFive, April 1, 2022.

A NATO ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Ukraine Means an Air War with Russia.” 19FortyFive, March 25, 2022.

Yes, Ukraine Could Beat Russia.” 19FortyFive, March 18, 2022.

The Question the World Is Asking: Is Vladimir Putin Rational?” 19FortyFive, March 13, 2022.

The U.S. Military Has a Problem: An Addiction to Buzzwords and Jargon.” 19FortyFive, March 7, 2022.

Allied Success in the Cold War Led Us to This Day with Russia.” The Hill, March 2, 2022.

How to Stage an Insurgency in Ukraine against Russia.” 19FortyFive, February 26, 2022.

Want to Innovate in the Military? Beware of the ‘Machiavelli Effect.” 19FortyFive, February 14, 2022.

China and Russia Love That Congress Can’t Pass a Defense Budget.” 19FortyFive, January 31, 2022.

The U.S. Military Needs to Avoid a Linear Approach in a War with China.” 19FortyFive, January 13, 2022.

Building a U.S. Navy Warship Isn’t Just About Firepower (Think Politics).” 19FortyFive, January 8, 2022.

Raw Numbers Aren’t Everything in a Maritime Fight with China and Russia.” The Hill, December 26, 2021.

The ‘Ulcer’ Strategy: How the U.S. Military Could Wage War on China.” 19FortyFive, December 19, 2021.

How to Ensure China Doesn’t Try to Invade Taiwan.” 19FortyFive, December 10, 2021.

Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor Was a Colossal Mistake.” 19FortyFive, December 5, 2021.

War Games Must Yield Honest Results, or We Risk Wartime Mistakes.” The Hill, November 30, 2021.

Only the Brave: The Ultimate Firefighting Movie?” 19FortyFive, November 30, 2021.

What Does Russia Want?” 19FortyFive, November 19, 2021.

How Taiwan Could Stop a Chinese Invasion.” 19FortyFive, November 12, 2021.

2021 China Military Power Report: Everything You Need to Know.” 19FortyFive, November 6, 2021.

Don’t Trust China in the South China Sea.” 19FortyFive, October 29, 2021.

Crucial Mission: The United States Must Shore Up Its Sea Power.” The Hill, October 26, 2021.

China’s Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile: How Should America Respond?” 19FortyFive, October 14, 2021.

What Should a $100 Billion Japanese Military Look Like?” 19FortyFive, October 14, 2021.

Does Taiwan Need Nuclear Weapons to Deter China?” 19FortyFive, October 9, 2021.

Littoral Combat Ship: A Light Amphibious Warship?” 19FortyFive, October 1, 2021.

Marco Rubio’s ‘Peace Dividend’ Strategy Makes Perfect Sense.” 19FortyFive, September 23, 2021.

Mediterranean: An Anti-Access ‘No-Man’s Land’ for the U.S. Navy?” 19FortyFive, September 19, 2021.

Why Nuclear Submarines for Australia Make Perfect Sense.” 19FortyFive, September 16, 2021.

Jacksonian America: The Sleeping Giant Awakened by 9/11.” 19FortyFive, September 10, 2021.

Kill Terrorists in Afghanistan from ‘Over the Horizon’? Good Luck.” 19FortyFive, September 4, 2021.

Are China and Russia Trying to Attack the Law of the Sea?” 19FortyFive, August 31, 2021.

Twenty Years in Afghanistan: What to Make of American Credibility?” 19FortyFive, August 19, 2021.

Taiwan Must Help the U.S. Help It.” Taipei Times, August 17, 2021, p. 8.

The U.S. Sea Services (Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) Are Preparing for Great Power War.” 19FortyFive, August 12, 2021.

China’s Strategy to Control the South China Sea: Defense of the Indefensible.” 19FortyFive, August 6, 2021.

Sun Tzu and Us.” National Review, August 2, 2021, pp. 22-24.

To Beat China in the Gray Zone, You Have to Be There.” 19FortyFive, July 28, 2021.

Adaptability Remains a Constant–Even as the ‘Character of War’ Changes.” The Hill, July 27, 2021.

Can the Royal Navy Help America Deter China in Asia?” 19FortyFive, July 21, 2021.

A Toxic Brew of Careerism and Fear: Why the Navy Could Lose a War to China.” 19FortyFive, July 14, 2021.

Wanna Know How to Stop China from Being a Bully? Watch A Christmas Story.” 19FortyFive, July 8, 2021.

Why the Russian Navy Is Testing the West in the Black Sea and Mediterranean.” 19FortyFive, June 30, 2021.

Do U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officers Need a New Career Path?” 19FortyFive, June 22, 2021.

Does Biden Have the Right Naval Strategy to Take on Russia and China? History Has an Answer.” 19FortyFive, June 16, 2021.

U.S.-Russia Arms Control Is Great. But Don’t Forget About China.” 19FortyFive, June 13, 2021.

Will Swarms of Underwater ‘Drones’ Make Submarines Obsolete?” 19FortyFive, June 11, 2021.

The Legacy of Ernest Evans Inspires Those in Uniform Today.” The Hill, May 31, 2021.

Stop Saying the U.S. Military Spends More Than China (It Might Not Matter).” 19FortyFive, May 30, 2021.

How NATO Would Wage a Fourth Battle of the Atlantic Against Russia.” 19FortyFive, May 26, 2021.

Japan’s Backwards Island Chain Defense Strategy Against China is a Mistake.” 19FortyFive, May 22, 2021.

Why Does China Want a Naval Base in the Atlantic Ocean?” 19FortyFive, May 20, 2021.

America’s Maoist Maritime Strategy to Beat China in a War.” 19FortyFive, May 15, 2021.

Raw Numbers or ‘Capability’: What Should the U.S. Navy Focus On?” 19FortyFive, May 12, 2021.

Can the U.S. Navy Fix Its Shipyard Problem?” 19FortyFive, May 9, 2021.

Time for Cognitive Warfare Against China?” 19FortyFive, May 6, 2021.

The Right Way to Fight a Maritime War Against China.” 19FortyFive, April 28, 2021.

An Unmanned Future for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps?” 19FortyFive, April 23, 2021.

Joint U.S.-Norwegian Bases Are a ‘Tripwire’ Russia Won’t Like.” 19FortyFive, April 20, 2021.

Update the Small Wars Manual for the 21st Century.” 19FortyFive, April 18, 2021.

Time for Strategic Triage in Afghanistan.” 19FortyFive, April 17, 2021.

What Maps Can Tell Us About U.S. Strategy in Europe and Asia.” 19FortyFive, April 12, 2021.

China’s New Aircraft Carriers: Should We Be Impressed?” 19FortyFive, April 7, 2021.

Do Russia or China Have ‘Limited’ or ‘Unlimited’ Political Aims?” 19FortyFive, April 4, 2021.

America’s Maritime Army: How the U.S. Military Would Fight China?” 19FortyFive, March 28, 2021.

History Can Teach Joe Biden How to Outcompete China.” 19FortyFive, March 14, 2021.

Guam: The Foundation of Any U.S. Military Strategy on China.” 19FortyFive, March 6, 2021.

Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick: Lessons for the U.S. Military?” 19FortyFive, February 28, 2021.

How to Overcome Weaknesses in the Western Way of Sea War.” 19FortyFive, February 25, 2021.

Focus U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers on China, Not Persian Gulf.” 19FortyFive, February 21, 2021.

Keep the Pentagon’s ‘Anti-Extremism’ Campaign Short and Discriminate.” 19FortyFive, February 14, 2021.

Will China Trigger the Monroe Doctrine?” 19FortyFive, January 29, 2021.

The Beautiful Stability of U.S. Foreign Policy.” 19FortyFive, January 24, 2021.

The Chief of Naval Operations Has a Navigation Plan for China.” 19FortyFive, January 15, 2021.

The U.S. Navy Needs More Firepower on the Cheap.” 19FortyFive, January 7, 2021.

How to Deter China: Enter the Democratic Armada.” 19FortyFive, December 23, 2020.

The U.S. Marine Corps Wants a Generation of Free Thinkers.” 19FortyFive, December 20, 2020.

The More War Stays the Same, the More It Changes.” The Hill, December 15, 2020.

China Seems Ready for a Fight over Taiwan.” 19FortyFive, December 9, 2020.

How Will Joe Biden Shape the U.S. Navy?” 19FortyFive, November 16, 2020.

A World without Alliances.” The Hill, October 14, 2020.

China’s Worrisome Edge toward a ‘Launch-on-Warning’ Nuclear Posture.” The Hill, September 10, 2020.

The U.S. Military Has Options against China.” The Hill, August 6, 2020.

The Crozier Affair through Chinese Eyes.” Naval Institute Proceedings 146, no. 8 (August 2020).

A Lesson for Today: No Racial Divide for Two American POWs.” The Hill, July 3, 2020.

The Greely Expedition Plants the Flag ‘Farthest North.'” New England Historical Society, June 14, 2020.

Xi Jinping Is China’s Teddy Roosevelt.” Naval Institute Proceedings 146, no. 6 (June 2020).

Great Power Competition Is Racing to the Arctic.” The Hill, June 7, 2020.

The War of 1812 and How to Win When Outnumbered.” New England Historical Society, June 7, 2020.

The Story of Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner, Narragansett Bay Aviators.” New England Historical Society, May 28, 2020.

Iran Views the Pandemic as Prime Time for Antics at Sea–At Its Peril.” The Hill, April 21, 2020.

Naval Integration Strategy Needs to Be Written in Plain English.” Naval Institute Proceedings 146, no. 4 (April 2020).

U.S. Navy Must Stay at Sea and Stay Vigilant to Defeat Coronavirus.” The Hill, March 23, 2020.

Deng Xiaoping Was China’s George Washington.” Naval Institute Proceedings 146, no. 1 (January 2020).

India Hoists a ‘Metal Chain’ in the Indian Ocean.” The Hill, December 29, 2019.

A Zombie Fighter’s Guide to Strategy.” Naval Institute Proceedings 145, no. 11 (November 2019).

Eight Lieutenants Deliver a Tough Message.” Naval Institute Proceedings 145, no. 10 (October 2019).

Trump Needs a National Security Advisor Who ‘Speaks Softly.‘” The Hill, September 15, 2019.

Competitors Get a Say in Readiness, Too.” Naval Institute Proceedings, September 12, 2019.

Red Star over the Pacific: A Conversation with James Holmes on China’s Maritime Rise.” Center for International Maritime Security, August 13, 2019. (Interviewed by Dmitriy Filipoff)

Trump Is ‘Triaging’ Afghanistan.” The Hill, August 11, 2019.

China Swings a Small Stick in the South China Sea.” The Hill, July 28, 2019.

Gulf War Would Be ‘Iran Against the World’–But Still Not Easy to Win.” The Hill, June 20, 2019.

Persian Gulf Is Vital Enough for U.S. to Go to War.” The Hill, May 8, 2019.

Don’t Let Russia Create a ‘Caribbean’ in the Arctic.” The Hill, March 27, 2019.

The  Hanoi Summit — We Asked James Holmes What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations.” The National Interest, March 12, 2019.

Russia’s Latest ‘Wonder Weapon’ Is More Propaganda Than Power.” The Hill, February 17, 2019.

North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What James Holmes Thinks Will Happen.” The National Interest, February 6, 2019.

Use It or Lose It: Seagoing Nations Must Defend Embattled Waterways.” The Hill, January 27, 2019.

“The ‘Black Box’ Danger of Dismissing Russia’s ‘Wonder Weapons.'” The Hill, December 16, 2018.

A Pan-European Army Makes Sense—But Not Because of Trump.” The Hill, November 16, 2018.

Lose the Merchant Marine, Lose the War.” The Hill, October 22, 2018.

India Gains a New Naval Foothold in the Seychelles to Counter China’s Ambitions.” World Politics Review, February 15, 2018.

Is China Really a ‘Threat’ to the U.S.?” ChinaFile (Asia Society), January 23, 2018.

Is the United States Still the Predominant Power in the Pacific?ChinaFile (Asia Society), August 29, 2017.

“What China’s Navy Could Teach America’s.” CNN Global Briefing, June 28, 2017.

“A Big Step for China.” CNN Global Briefing, April 26, 2017.

A U.S. Diesel Submarine Renaissance Would Be a Boon for Taiwan Navy.” Global Taiwan Initiative 2, no. 14 (April 5, 2017).

Clouds over the Pacific.” Review of Michael Auslin, The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region. National Review, February 20, 2017.

The Cold War Returns to the High Seas.” CNN, February 15, 2017. Reprint, WGCL/CBS46 Atlanta, February 16, 2017.

Counterpoise Beyond Trump’s Asia Rhetoric.” Outlook (India), January 16, 2017. For “Turning Point,” a collaboration between Outlook and the New York Times.

How Can the Various Stakeholders in the South China Sea Find Common Ground?China-U.S. Focus, December 6, 2016.

How Should Trump Deal with China, and How Should China Deal with Trump?ChinaFile (Asia Society), November 9, 2016.

Could China Now Defeat the United States in a Battle over the South China Sea or Taiwan?ChinaFile (Asia Society), August 25, 2016.

Lincoln Ranks as History’s Finest Strategist.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 4, 2016.

Foreign Capitals Paying Close Attention to America’s ‘Silly Season.’” Athens Banner-Herald, July 21, 2016.

Defeating China’s Fortress Fleet and A2AD Strategy Lessons for the United States and Her Allies.” Flashpoints (The Diplomat), June 20, 2016.

What the U.S. Can Learn from Its Own History About a Naval Logistics Agreement with India.” Flashpoints May 23, 2016.

‘Silvery Strips of Sea’ and Their Role in History.” Foreign Policy, April 2, 2016. Part of symposium on most important straits in history.

What Makes Just 16 Missiles Such a Deadly Threat in the South China Sea.” Reuters, February 19, 2016.

Clausewitz Would Not Like America’s Islamic State Strategy.” War on the Rocks, January 5, 2016.

South China Sea ‘Islands’ Only Demilitarized until First Warbird Touches Down.” Reuters, October 29, 2015.

Fabian Strategies, Then and Now.” War on the Rocks, September 17, 2015.

Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy Roundtable.” Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 24, 2015.

A Stronger Japan Is Helpful for the U.S., But Has Delicate Implications.” New York Times, August 18, 2015.

China’s A2/AD Is a Far Cry from the Maginot Line.” War on the Rocks, August 14, 2015.

Why Jointness Makes for Bad Strategy, and Other Thoughts.” War on the Rocks, July 15, 2015.

U.S. Submarines: To Stealth or Not to Stealth?War on the Rocks, June 23, 2015.

Bury Your Own ‘String of Pearls.’” War on the Rocks, January 23, 2015.

Distributed Lethality: The Navy’s Fix for Anti-Access?War on the Rocks, January 19, 2015.

How to Respond to Assertive Russia.” CNN, November 18, 2014.

Does India Still Fear China’s Military Might?The National Interest, June 24, 2014.

National Security Education: The View from Newport.” War on the Rocks, June 23, 2014.

“Mutual Assured Denial in the East China Sea.” WEDGE (Japan), May 2014, pp. 58-59.

“Sumo Match in the East China Sea.” FACTA (Japan) 95, no. 3 (March 2014): pp. 66-67.

China’s Selective Access-Denial Strategy.” The National Interest, December 3, 2013.

Three Things JFK Taught Us About U.S. Strategy.” CNN, November 21, 2013.

A Competitive Strategy for Taiwan.” China-U.S. Focus, November 20, 2013.

The Political, Commercial and Cultural Dimensions of Maritime Strategy.” Lowy Interpreter, October 25, 2013.

“Cómo medir el poderío naval de China.” El Mercurio, October 14, 2013, p. A7.

Australia: A Maritime Nation without a Maritime Culture.” Lowy Interpreter, October 9, 2013.

“Nunca diga nunca: ¿Qué pasa si Egipto cierra el Canal de Suez?” El Mercurio, September 1, 2013.

“No ladre más fuerte de lo que muerde.” El Mercurio, August 30, 2013, p. A6.

China’s New Normal in the South China Sea.” China-U.S. Focus, July 4, 2013.

Growth of Chinese Navy Means U.S. Must Compete for Maritime Supremacy.” Investor’s Business Daily, June 18, 2013. Coauthor.

No, Japan’s Defense Plans Aren’t Scary.” CNN, June 11, 2013.

“El fin de una era: El acorazado ‘Yamato.’” El Mercurio (Chile), April 26, 2013, p. A10.

History’s Costliest Fleet Auxiliary.” U.S. Naval Institute, March 27, 2013.

Will Japan and China Go to War?” CNN, February 11, 2013.

Top 5 Ways to Upgrade the U.S.-Japan Alliance.” CNN, November 26, 2012.

“Sumo Match in the East China Sea.” FACTA (Japan), November 2012, pp. 60-63.

The Best and Worst Navy Presidents.” CNN, September 28, 2012.

Top 5 Things China’s Navy Needs…To Be a Blue-water Navy.” The Diplomat, August 5, 2012.

The Land, the Sea, and History.” Flashpoints, July 25, 2012.

India’s Military Comes of Age: The BrahMos Missile.” Flashpoints, July 23, 2012.

From Russia with Love: China vs. India Carrier Showdown.” Flashpoints, July 16, 2012.

America’s Small-Stick Diplomacy.” U.S. Naval Institute, July 16, 2012.

How Europe Can Support the ‘Pivot.’” Flashpoints, July 9, 2012.

America’s ‘Great Green Fleet.’” Flashpoints, July 3, 2012.

U.S. Navy’s Quantity Problem.” Flashpoints, June 26, 2012.

Iran: Atomic and Underwater?” U.S. Naval Institute, June 25, 2012.

Hazards of Sea-Land Alliances.” Flashpoints, June 11, 2012.

U.S. at Inflection Point?Flashpoints, June 3, 2012.

Is Demography Destiny?Flashpoints, May 29, 2012.

“Will U.S., Chinese Navies Play Nice?” Flashpoints, May 12, 2012.

“Armed Suasion at Sea.” Providence Journal, May 2, 2012.

Can U.S. ‘Manage’ Other Nations?Flashpoints, April 26, 2012.

“Rival for U.S. Maritime Power Looming Fast on the Horizon.” Global Times (China), April 23, 2012.

Nuclear Diplomacy in Seoul.” China-U.S. Focus, April 13, 2012.

Balboa Park and the Panama Canal.” Flashpoints, April 4, 2012.

Taking the Piracy Fight Ashore.” Flashpoints, March 28, 2012.

Godzilla Attacks!Flashpoints, March 5, 2012.

Wrong About the Navy.” Flashpoints, February 26, 2012.

China’s Falkland Islands Lesson.” Flashpoints, February 22, 2012.

LCS Diplomacy: A New, Old Option When Facing China.” Defense News, February 13, 2012.

Quality, Quantity and Mr. Miyagi.” Flashpoints, February 10, 2012.

Playing Poker in the Strait.” Flashpoints, January 30, 2012.

How to Tie China Down.” Flashpoints, January 22, 2012.

America’s New Asiatic Fleet?Flashpoints, January 17, 2012.

Can U.S. Navy Shift to Pacific?Flashpoints, January 11, 2012.

Lessons of the War of 1812.” Flashpoints, January 3, 2012.

From Mahan to Corbett?Flashpoints, December 11, 2011.

China’s ‘Black Boxes’ at Sea.” China-U.S. Focus, December 2, 2011.

An American Ulcer?Flashpoints, November 28, 2011.

ASBM Defense Isn’t Easy.” Flashpoints, November 22, 2011.

What Makes China ‘Mahanian’?Flashpoints, November 18, 2011.

“U.S. Eyes Australia Base.” Flashpoints, November 12, 2011.

Mutual Dependence and War.” Flashpoints, November 5, 2011.

Phantom Incident Dangers.” Flashpoints, October 27, 2011.

Dispatches from Honolulu.” Flashpoints, October 25, 2011.

Why Didn’t Japan Finish Job?Flashpoints, October 23, 2011.

Is China a Scorpion?Flashpoints, October 19, 2011.

Modus Vivendis, Then and Now.” Flashpoints, October 16, 2011.

Is the U.S. a Reliable Ally?Flashpoints, October 5, 2011.

India Looking East.” Flashpoints, September 20, 2011.

‘Carrier’ Profiles Sea Life.” Flashpoints, September 14, 2011.

Counter-Bismarckian Diplomacy.” Flashpoints, September 8, 2011.

Demographics Is Not Destiny.” Flashpoints, September 4, 2011.

U.S. Navy Girds for Sea Control.” Flashpoints, August 28, 2011.

China’s Underground Great Wall.” Flashpoints, August 20, 2011.

How the Navy Can Defend Taiwan.” Sunday Taipei Times, August 14, 2011.

Globalization = No War?Flashpoints, August 6, 2011.

“The Limits of Mil-Mil Contacts.” Flashpoints, August 4, 2011.

A Navy’s Vital Silent Service.” Flashpoints, July 30, 2011.

War Powers Are Constitutional Swamp.” Athens Banner-Herald, July 12, 2011.

East Asia’s Gunslingers.” Flashpoints, July 12, 2011.

“What Robert Gates Leaves Behind: China.” Photo Essay, The Diplomat, June 30, 2011.

China’s Carrier: A New Lexington?Flashpoints, June 27, 2011.

Scotland’s Lesson for China.” Flashpoints, June 22, 2011.

“‘String of Pearls’ in the Indian Ocean?” Sunday Providence Journal, June 19, 2011.

Small Ships, Trouble and China.” Flashpoints, June 8, 2011.

Offshore Balancing and Taiwan.” Taipei Times, June 3, 2011.

What ‘Containing China’ Means.” Flashpoints, May 24, 2011.

When Maps Mislead.” Flashpoints, May 16, 2011.

Inouye’s Asia-Pacific Warning.” Flashpoints, May 11, 2011.

Topsy-Turvy Fleets in East Asia.” Flashpoints, May 2, 2011.

“Carrying ‘Small Stick’ to War Is Big Mistake.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 1, 2011.

India’s Once and Future Sea Power.” Flashpoints, April 28, 2011.

Geography Truly an Element of Politics.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, April 17, 2011.

Is China’s Island-Chain Defense for Real?Flashpoints, April 15, 2011.

China and Imperial Germany.” Flashpoints, April 6, 2011.

China Eyes Naval Track Record.” Flashpoints, March 28, 2011.

“To Survive, Taiwan Needs the Naval Strategy of the Weak.” Providence Journal, March 25, 2011, p. B7. Coauthor.

Pheromones or Perfume?Flashpoints, March 18, 2011.

Is China Fit for Policing Job?Flashpoints, March 16, 2011.

Taiwan Must Avoid a Greek Fate.” Flashpoints, February 28, 2011.

Is China Planning String of Pearls?Flashpoints, February 21, 2011.

Island Chains Everywhere.” Flashpoints, February 16, 2011.

Channeling Roosevelt in Asia.” Flashpoints, February 8, 2011.

Head Games in Maritime Asia.” Flashpoints, February 1, 2011.

Taming Piracy’s Wild West.” Flashpoints, January 26, 2011.

Building Navies Fast.” Flashpoints, January 24, 2011.

Liu Huaqing, RIP.” Flashpoints, January 18, 2011. Coauthor.

Underestimating China.” Flashpoints, January 17, 2011.

Navies in the Twilight Zone.” Flashpoints, January 12, 2011.

“Limit Punishment for USS Enterprise.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, January 9, 2011.

Garbage In, Garbage Out.” Flashpoints, January 6, 2011.

“Our Naval Foes Can Be Inventive, Too.” Sunday Providence Journal, December 26, 2010, p. A17.

“Assessing China’s Maritime PLAN.” Taipei Times, December 13, 2010, p. 8. Coauthor.

Decoding Chinese Sensitivities.” Sunday Taipei Times, November 28, 2010, p. 8.

“A Chinese Monroe Doctrine?” Defense News, September 20, 2010, p. 44. Coauthor.

“Recall That for China, the Past Isn’t Past.” Providence Journal, August 24, 2010, p. B6. Coauthor.

“Relocating U.S.-South Korean Exercise Made Sense.” Athens Banner-Herald, July 27, 2010.

Taiwan: Hawaii, Jamaica, or Cuba?Taipei Times, June 24, 2010, p. 8.

“No Role for Military in Oil Spill Response.” Athens Banner-Herald, June 16, 2010.

“Undersea Peril Rising in Asian Seas.” Providence Journal, June 3, 2010, p. B7. Coauthor.

“Chinese Bear Watching in the Persian Gulf.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 16, 2010.

Taiwan Must Update Naval Strategy.” Taipei Times, April 29, 2010, p. 8.

“Taiwan Plans to Rule the Waves.” Asia Times, March 31, 2010.

On China’s Arms Sale Reaction.” Taipei Times, March 24, 2010, p. 8.

“China Mulls Move into Nearby Seas.” Providence Journal, March 18, 2010, p. B7.

“Humanitarian Missions a Big Bet for Navy.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 7, 2010.

“Check China’s Growing Power.” Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 21, 2010.

Beijing Learning About Soft Power.” Taipei Times, January 27, 2010, p. 8.

Sir Isaac and the Law of Gravity in the Strait.” Taipei Times, January 8, 2010, p. 8.

“‘Sea Blindness’ Pitifully Weakens the Royal Navy.” Providence Journal, December 12, 2009.

“Pearl Harbor and the Future of U.S. Sea Power.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, December 6, 2009.

“Britain Could Lead on Disarmament.” Athens Banner-Herald, November 14, 2009.

Why Pearl Harbor Is Still Essential.” Taipei Times, November 11, 2009, p. 8.

“Don’t Put U.S. Credibility to the Test.” Taipei Times, October 26, 2009, p. 8.

“China Aims for Deterrence at Sea.” Providence Journal, October 1, 2009, p. B6.

Deng’s Old Ghost Must Be Smiling.” Taipei Times, September 30, 2009, p. 8.

“Staying in Afghanistan Is Best U.S. Option.” Athens Banner-Herald, September 18, 2009.

“‘Atalanta’ Is Workable Anti-Piracy Plan.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, August 2, 2009.

“The E.U. Weighs Its Seapower Future.” Providence Journal, July 23, 2009, p. B6.

“Dutch History Augurs PRC’s History.” Taipei Times, July 21, 2009, p. 8.

“American Foreign Policy on the DIME.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 28, 2009.

“What Gives with N. Korean Ship to Burma?” Providence Journal, June 27, 2009, p. B7.

“Messy Business in the Blockade of a Renegade.” Taipei Times, June 8, 2009, p. 9.

“Don’t Rely on China to Help on N. Korea.” Providence Journal, June 5, 2009, p. B7. Coauthor.

“Read Carefully, ‘Art of War’ Can Be Valuable Resource.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 10, 2009.

“When Self-Help Trumps Invasion.” Taipei Times, May 3, 2009, p. 8.

“Don’t Attack Somalia, Patrol the Sea.” Providence Journal, April 22, 2009, p. B6.

“No Easy Military Solution for Piracy.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, April 19, 2009.

The PLA Navy Sails the South China Sea.” Taipei Times, April 7, 2009, p. 8.

“Challenge at Sea: U.S. Must Address China’s Maritime Confrontations.” Navy Times, April 6, 2009, p. 46. Coauthor.

“Nukes Threshold Serves Iran Well.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 8, 2009.

U.S. Strength Crucial to Asia Peace.” Taipei Times, March 5, 2009, p. 8.

“U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan Will Be Vexing for Obama.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 13, 2009.

Asia: Target of PRC’s Carrier Plan.” Taipei Times, February 10, 2009, p. 8.

“A Chinese Aircraft Carrier.” Providence Sunday Journal, February 8, 2009, p. D4.

“USS George H. W. Bush Commissioning: Passing of an Era?” Athens Banner-Herald, January 24, 2009. Special “In the Spotlight” feature.

The New Game in Indian Waters.” Taipei Times, January 12, 2009, p. 8.

“Russians Lying About Sub Disaster?” Providence Sunday Journal, November 23, 2008, p. D5.

Taking a Lesson from Clausewitz.” Taipei Times, September 8, 2008, p. 8.

“Taiwan’s Importance to the U.S.—and China.” Providence Journal, September 8, 2008, p. C5.

“Plan to Cope with Chinese Sea Power.” Defense News, July 28, 2008, p. 29. Coauthor.

“Risk-Averse Commanders: Worrisome Signs in Training Our Navy.” Providence Journal, July 21, 2008, p. C4.

“U.S. Should Carefully Weigh Costs of Forcible Intervention.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, July 6, 2008. (Featured “Special Commentary.”)

“How Seaworthy Are the Asian Naval Powers? No Admiral Nelsons Yet for China or India.” Providence Journal, June 27, 2008, p. B5.

“Myanmar Disaster: The Dangers of Gunboat Compassion.” Providence Journal, May 21, 2008, p. B4.

“U.S.-Indian Maritime Ties: The Monroe Doctrine in South Asia.” Providence Sunday Journal, May 11, 2008, p. D6.

“Nothing to Fear in Taiwan’s Presidential Election.” Athens Banner-Herald, March 8, 2008.

“Downing of Satellite Had Other Purposes.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 29, 2008. (Centerpiece of special “In the Spotlight” section focusing on Taiwan.)

“Back to the Future for Maritime Strategy.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 25, 2007.

“Forgotten Philippine War.” Providence Journal, October 2, 2007, p. B4.

“China Resurrects 19th Century Naval Philosophy.” Defense News, September 3, 2007.

“Future of Naval Power Is a ‘Maritime Network.’” Athens Banner-Herald, July 28, 2007.

Let ‘Containment’ Rest in Peace.” American Thinker, July 25, 2007.

“George Kennan, Call Your Office: The Flaws of ‘Neo-Containment.’” Providence Journal, July 17, 2007, p. B5.

“Kennan Makes a Poor Guide to the ‘Long War.’” Taipei Times, July 2, 2007, p. 8.

“Forward Defense Key to Ensuring Security of Nation’s Ports.” Athens Banner-Herald, June 30, 2007.

“Iran May Stay Active in the Persian Gulf.” Athens Banner-Herald, May 5, 2007.

“U.S. Troop Surge in Iraq Reminiscent of America’s Old West.” Athens Banner-Herald, April 12, 2007.

Why Do Intellectuals Oppose the Military?American Thinker, March 9, 2007.

“‘Assassin’s Mace’ Is the PRC’s Key in New Race.” Taipei Times, February 17, 2007, p. 8.

“India Looks to American Example.” Montgomery Advertiser, February 16, 2007, p. 4A.

“Beijing’s Dark Designs.” Washington Times, February 12, 2007, p. A19.

“Supply, Demand Make Controlling Small Arms Tough.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 3, 2007. Centerpiece of special “In the Spotlight” section focusing on the AK-47.

“History Holds Lessons for Modern America.” Athens Banner-Herald, December 16, 2006.

“Nuclear Power Renaissance May Menace Security in America.” Athens Banner-Herald, October 17, 2006.

“Despite Odds, Taiwan to Keep Trying for U.N. Seat.” Athens Banner-Herald, October 7, 2006.

“Misreading Past Risky for Taiwan.” Montgomery Advertiser, September 15, 2006, p. 6A.

“Iraq Poses Question of Balance in Expenditures.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, August 27, 2006.

The Indian Nuclear Deal and Congress.” American Thinker, August 4, 2006.

“Victory on Battlefield Against Hezbollah Isn’t Enough for Israel.” Athens Banner-Herald, July 25, 2006.

“Has Taiwan Decided Against Defending Itself?” Sunday Taipei Times, July 23, 2006, p. 8.

“Putin Takes Bold Step in Advance of G-8 Summit.” Athens Banner-Herald, July 15, 2006.

Putin Has Geopolitics on His Mind at G-8 Summit.” American Thinker, July 14, 2006.

“Encourage Japan’s Navy to Think for Itself.” Defense News, June 12, 2006. Coauthor.

“‘Two Souls Indivisible’ Tells Vietnam War Story.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 28, 2006.

Restore History and Theory to Military Education.” American Thinker, May 26, 2006.

“Armed Forces Need to Stand Alone.” Taipei Times, May 23, 2006, p. 8.

“Iraq Comments Reflect Long-standing Views.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 7, 2006.

Negotiations Theory Goes to War—Again.” American Thinker, May 2, 2006.

“Theorizing a Pyongyang Prognosis.” Taipei Times, April 27, 2006, p. 8.

“‘Rumsfeld’s Rules’ Will Continue Record of Making Enemies.” Athens Banner-Herald, April 22, 2006.

“Iran’s ‘Wonder Weapons’ Are Limited, But They Are Still a Threat.” Athens Banner-Herald, April 6, 2006.

“Make Border Security More Valued Than Cash.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 3, 2006, p. A13.

“Japan Needs to Rethink Strategy.” Taipei Times, March 28, 2006, p. 8.

“Japanese Navy Must Be Ready to Act Independently of U.S.” Athens Banner-Herald, March 25, 2006.

“Oceans More Than a Path between Nations.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, February 19, 2006.

“China Wants Economy at Full Sail.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 13, 2006, p. A13.

“China Takes a Page Out of Mahan.” Taipei Times, February 6, 2006, p. 8.

“Lively Debate Beneficial in Wartime.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, January 22, 2006.

“China’s Navy Flexing ‘Soft Power.’” Taipei Times, December 15, 2005, p. 8.

“War in Iraq: Echoes of an Earlier Conflict, History Lesson in Philippines.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 6, 2005, p. A15.

“The Past Can Be a Prologue for Countries in the Ex-Communist World.” Athens Banner-Herald, December 2, 2005, p. A8.

“‘Nation Building’ Is Now a Primary Role of Military.” Athens Banner-Herald, November 11, 2005, p. A8.

“Marshall Plan Serves as a Good Model for Hurricane Recovery.” Athens Banner-Herald, October 18, 2005, p. A8.

“Two Cheers for the North Korean Nuclear Deal.” Athens Banner-Herald, September 24, 2005.

“The Nation Needs More ‘Oceanic Thinking.’” Taipei Times, September 11, 2005, p. 8.

“Keep DPU Separate from Taiwanese Politics.” Taipei Times, August 22, 2005, p. 8.

“Taiwan Should Study Thucydides.” Taipei Times, August 15, 2005, p. 8.

“Military Balance Shifting from Taiwan toward China.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 13, 2005.

“Aircraft Carriers Central to Naval Power for the U.S.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 4, 2005.

“Chemical Plants Need Nation’s Focus.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 23, 2005, p. A19. Coauthor.

“China’s Seafaring Tradition Now Part of Diplomacy.” Athens Banner-Herald, June 19, 2005, p. A9.

“Uneasy Status Quo Realistic Policy.” Montgomery Advertiser, June 17, 2005, p. 6A. Coauthor.

“China Wields Words as Its Taiwan Weapon.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 3, 2005. Coauthor.

“Marine Culture to Bring Beneficial Perspective to Joint Chiefs of Staff.” Athens Banner-Herald, May 10, 2005, p. 8A.

“Economic Interests Likely to Keep Lid on China-Japan Tensions.” Athens Banner-Herald, April 22, 2005, p. A10.

“Higher Costs Thin Ranks of Navy Fleet.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 21, 2005, p. A19.

“China Manipulates Language for Political Gain.” Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, April 17, 2005, p. 9A. Coauthor.

“China Invoking U.S. Experience with Civil War in Comments on Taiwan.” Athens Banner-Herald, April 6, 2005, p. A8.

“Russia’s Loose Nukes.” Washington Times, March 3, 2005, p. A17.

“Leaders Must Rally Response to Bioterrorism.” Defense News, February 28, 2005, p. 29.

“Americans Must Understand How Naval Power Contributes to Security, Prosperity.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, February 27, 2005, p. A9.

“Islands Only Look Peaceful: Japan Needs U.S. to Anchor Territorial Tug-of-War with China.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 18, 2005, p. A19. Coauthor.

“Odds for Peace Are Better, but History Is Replete with Failures.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 11, 2005.

“Is Saddam’s Defeat a Strategy for Dealing with U.S.?” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, January 16, 2005, p. A9.

“Election in Taiwan Scarcely Changed Situation.” Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, January 2, 2005, p. 7A.

“U.N. Concept of Security Provides Little Guidance.” Athens Banner-Herald, December 18, 2004, p. A10.

“Remaking Security Council Poses Difficulties with U.N.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, December 12, 2004, p. A9.

“Miracle Needed to Get Europe Behind Policy.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 28, 2004, p. A11.

Hollywood to DOD: War Is More Than Weaponry.” American Thinker, November 28, 2004.

“North Korea Poses Stern Test for Bush.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 14, 2004, p. A11.

Did Saddam Mimic Saladin?American Thinker, November 8, 2004.

“U.S. Navy Cannot Afford Complacency toward China.” Athens Banner-Herald, November 6, 2004, p. A8.

“‘October Surprises’ Have Steep Downsides for Bush-Cheney.” Athens Banner-Herald, October 15, 2004.

If Americans Are Cowboys, What Are Europeans?American Thinker, October 11, 2004.

Thucydides to Taiwan: Arm Yourself.” American Thinker, October 9, 2004.

“Secure Russian Stockpile: Beslan Showed Intent of Chechen Radicals.” Defense News, October 4, 2004, p. 29.

“China-Taiwan War May Begin Sooner Than We Think.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, October 3, 2004, p. A11.

“Russian Officials Addressing Nuclear Security May Be Silver Lining to School Tragedy.” Athens Banner-Herald, September 20, 2004.

“Kerry and the Democrats: Roosevelt’s Example Clear.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 14, 2004, p. A17.

“Delaying Ship Sale Best Policy Course.” Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, September 6, 2004, p. 13A. Coauthor.

“Pulses Make Shocking Terrors.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 28, 2004, p. A6.

Combat Doesn’t a President Make.” American Thinker, August 18, 2004.

“History Points Iraq to Pursue Ruthless Insurgency Policy.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 14, 2004, p. A8.

“North Korean Missile No Cause for Panic Here.” Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, August 8, 2004, p. 9A.

“9-11 Report Gave Needed Clarity to Our ‘War on Terror.’” Athens Banner-Herald, August 3, 2004, p. A6.

Revolting Elites.” American Thinker, July 20, 2004.

“Union Col. Robert Shaw Exemplified Best of America.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, July 18, 2004.

Rebuilding Alliances Involves More Than Just Making Nice.” American Thinker, July 13, 2004.

“NATO Could Be on the Eve of Irrelevance.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, July 4, 2004, p. A7.

Tuscan Sojourn Shows Pitfalls of Military Operations.” American Thinker, June 16, 2004.

China’s Creeping Expansion in the South China Sea.” American Thinker, June 7, 2004.

“Will Sea Island Summit Find Common Ground?” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 6, 2004.

“G-8 Summit Should Also Combat Weapons Proliferation.” Savannah Morning News, June 7, 2004, p. 9A. Coauthor.

“G-8 Summit: March Jointly against WMD.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 4, 2004, p. A17.

“Back to the Future: Bush Foreign Policy.” Athens Banner-Herald, May 22, 2004.

“Fallujah Standoff Rife with Pitfalls.” Athens Banner-Herald, May 8, 2004, p. A8.

“Lean on Pakistan: Pushing U.S. Aid Can Help Quash Proliferation.” Defense News, May 3, 2004, p. 37. Coauthor.

“We Need to Look to History for High-Seas Security.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, April 25, 2004, p. A11.

Machiavelli and Iraq.” American Thinker, April 9, 2004.

“Madrid Attacks Exemplify Our Ultramodern Warfare.” Athens Banner-Herald, March 27, 2004, p. A8.

Trust But Verify—Again.” American Thinker, March 22, 2004.

“Restraint Is Just As Important As Firepower.” Marine Corps Times, March 15, 2004. Reprint, Navy Times, March 22, 2004, p. 54.

“Washington Needs to Build on Libyan Success.” Defense News, March 8, 2004, p. 50. Coauthor.

“U.S. Must Promote Democracy in Pivotal Eurasia.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 7, 2004.

“New Book Highlights the Men of Valor.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 14, 2004, p. A8.

“Marines, Restraint Prove to Be New Tactic in Iraq.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, February 1, 2004, p. A9.

“New Interdiction Effort Scores Libyan Success.” Defense News, January 12, 2004, p. 37. Coauthor.

“Gadhafi Swayed Because of Multilateral Diplomacy.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, January 11, 2004, p. A7.

“Saddam’s Capture Won’t Slow Down Terrorists.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, December 21, 2003, p. A11.

“‘Master and Commander’: Leadership and Fellowship at Sea.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 30, 2003, p. A10.

“Through History Our Fallen Soldiers Delivered Honor.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 16, 2003, p. A11.

“A Lesson from Boyd: Unconventional Thinking Is the Key to Success in Iraq.” Navy Times, November 3, 2003, p. 54.

“Thinking Defense outside America’s Box.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 2, 2003, p. A8.

To Defeat Terrorists, Outthink and Outmaneuver Them.” Sun Tzu Strategy, September 28, 2003. Reprint, Defense and the National Interest, October 10, 2003; Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, October 19, 2003, p. A8.

“Soldiers Fighting for Each Other and Ideals.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, September 21, 2003, p. A11.

“We Gamble When We Mix Politics, Intelligence.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, September 7, 2003, p. A10.

“Is It Possible That America Can Rule the World?” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, August 24, 2003, p. A7.

“Iraq More Like the Philippine War, Not Vietnam.” Navy Times, August 18, 2003, p. 54. Reprint, Marine Corps Times, August 25, 2003; Army Times, September 29, 2003.

“U.S., North Korea Have History of Brinksmanship.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, August 10, 2003.

“Vietnam Analogy Misses Mark in Iraq.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, July 27, 2003, p. A6.

“Unlikely Source of Insight Provides Grim Optimism for Iraq Reconstruction.” Navy Times, July 21, 2003, p. 54.

“Iranian Protests Muzzled for Now, But Not for Long.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, July 13, 2003, p. A9.

“Early America Offers Lessons for Shaping Iraqi Constitution.” Athens Banner-Herald, June 30, 2003, p. A6.

“Don’t Bet On Gearing Up Operation Iranian Freedom.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 15, 2003, p. A9.

“Culture Underlies Western Military Dominance.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 1, 2003, p. A6.

“Walt Whitman Had America Right—A Century Ago.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 11, 2003.

“Tighten Export Controls: Loose Standards Will Breed New Saddams.” Defense News, May 5, 2003, p. 29. Coauthor.

U.S. War Strategy in Iraq Had an Asian Flair.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, April 27, 2003, p. A10. Reprint, Sun Tzu Strategy, May 4, 2003; Navy Times, June 2, 2003, p. 54; Marine Corps Times, June 9, 2003.

“Disarmament Only Comes Through Victory.” Defense News, March 24, 2003, p. 29. Reprint, Navy Times, April 14, 2003, p. 54.

“Completing Iraq’s Regime Change Will Be Painful.” Athens Banner-Herald, April 12, 2003, p. A9.

“U.S. Iraq Campaign More WW II Than Vietnam.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 30, 2003, p. A9.

“Past Shows Disarmament Comes through Victory.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 16, 2003, p. A11.

“Thinking Ahead About the Rebuilding of Iraq.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 2, 2003, p. A9.

“Yes, Virginia, Fighting Is a Route to Peace.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, February 16, 2003, p. A9.

“Is It Possible to Have a Pacifist Foreign Policy?” Athens Banner-Herald, February 1, 2003, p. A9.

“UGA Is Educating the Next ‘Security’ Generation.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, January 19, 2003, p. A9.

“‘Partisan Passion’ Dilutes Debate on Iraq War.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, January 5, 2003, p. A6.

“Civil War Diplomacy Shows Politics Favors the Victorious.” Athens Banner-Herald, December 21, 2002, p. A8.

“‘Cowboy Diplomacy’ Should Be Source of Pride.” Athens Banner-Herald, December 7, 2002, p. A8.

Be a Straight Shooter When One’s Needed: Sometimes, Principles Call for a ‘High Noon.’” Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2002, p. B17.

“Clemenceau Was Right: War Is Too Important to Be Left to the Generals.” Fletcher Ledger 4, no. 6 (November 18, 2002).

“War Is Too Important to Be Left to the Generals.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 17, 2002, p. A10.

“Invading Iraq: U.S. Imperialism?” Boston Globe, November 14, 2002, p. A19.

“Bush Policy for Iraqi War Is Not Imperialism.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 10, 2002, p. A11.

“Bush Still a Better Salesman Than Woodrow Wilson.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, October 13, 2002, p. A11.

“Iraqi Military’s Still Not So Tough a Nut to Crack.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, September 29, 2002, p. A9.

“Saddam Knows Force Isn’t Everything in Fighting a War.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, September 15, 2002, p. A11.

“Get Those Missiles to Taiwan.” Far Eastern Economic Review, September 5, 2002, p. 23. Coauthor.

“U.S. Needs to Bridge Gap with European Allies.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, September 1, 2002, p. A11.

“United States Must Transfer Air-to-Air Missiles to Taiwan Now.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 17, 2002, p. A8.

“U.S. Must Send Missiles to Taiwan.” Taipei Times, July 27, 2002. Coauthor.

“It’s Time the United States Gave Up Its Aversion to ‘Nation Building.’” Athens Banner-Herald, July 26, 2002, p. A10.

“Stronger Taiwan Could Improve Peace Prospects.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, July 14, 2002, p. A7.

“Defense Talks Sign of Closer Ties.” Taipei Journal, July 12, 2002, p. 6. Coauthor.

“Can President Bush Sustain a Strategy of Preemption?” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 30, 2002, p. A7.

“Book on ‘Small Wars’ Clarifies Today’s Strategic Dilemmas.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 9, 2002, p. A7.

“‘Jenin Massacre’ Hoax Introduces Some Troubling Impact on International Law.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 19, 2002, p. A7.

“Israel, Palestine Agreeing on Peace, Not U.S. Presence, Key to Conflict.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 5, 2002, p. A9.

“U.S.-Israeli Relationship Not As Simple As It Looks.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, April 21, 2002, p. A8.

“Don’t Hyperventilate over ‘Nuclear Posture Review.’” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 31, 2002, p. A7.

“Mel Gibson’s ‘We Were Soldiers’ Honors Warriors on Both Sides of the Vietnam War.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, March 17, 2002, p. A9.

“Force Must Be Ready to Thwart Saddam’s Stalling Tactics.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, February 24, 2002, p. A9.

“Bush’s State of the Union Address Was a Call to Arms, Not a Master Plan.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 12, 2002, p. A8.

“Let There Be No Mistake About It, Al Qaeda and Taliban Captives Are POWs.” Athens Banner-Herald, February 1, 2002, p. A10.

“The Journey Will Be Long and Painful, But Iran Is on Its Way toward Freedom.” Athens Banner-Herald, December 27, 2001, p. A10.

“Patience Remains a Virtue When Taking On Iraq.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, December 9, 2001, p. A11.

“Now It’s Time to Turn the Economic Screws on Saddam.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 18, 2001, p. A11.

“Through the Looking Glass with Bill Clinton.” Fletcher Ledger 3, no. 6 (November 19, 2001).

“Osama Bin Laden, Meet Joe Six-Pack.” Fletcher Ledger 3, no. 5 (November 5, 2001).

“Jacksonian Spirit Would Lay Bin Laden Low.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, November 4, 2001, p. A9.

“Latest NATO Alliance, Over Go-It-Alone Mentality, Offers Unwieldy, Yet Flexible Course.” Athens Banner-Herald, October 15, 2001, p. A6.

“What About Saddam?” Fletcher Ledger 3, no. 3 (October 8, 2001).

“America, Don’t Follow the Path of Ancient Athens.” Fletcher Ledger 3, no. 2 (September 24, 2001). Reprint, Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, September 30, 2001, p. A11.

“Attackers Are More Than Terrorists; They Are War Criminals.” Athens Banner-Herald, September 14, 2001, p. A10.

“Memo to Sharon: You’re at War with the Palestinians.” Fletcher Ledger 3, no. 1 (September 10, 2001).

“Uses and Abuses of ‘Isolationism’ in Debating Foreign Policy.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, August 19, 2001, p. A11.

“We Need to Consider Whether America’s Borders Can and Should Be Defended.” Athens Banner-Herald, August 3, 2001, p. A8.

“America Should Follow Teddy Roosevelt’s Example.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, June 24, 2001, p. A7.

“Only President Bush Can Break Up the Current Arab-Israeli Deadlock.” Athens Banner-Herald, June 7, 2001, p. A6.

“If Our Foreign Policy Includes the Military, We Must Accept Risks.” Athens Banner-Herald, May 22, 2001, p. A10.

“Vietnam War’s Nature Contributed to Kerrey’s Actions.” Sunday Athens Banner-Herald, May 6, 2001, p. A9.

Ancients to Taiwan: Be Armed to the Teeth.” Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2001, p. B7.

“To Promote Peace and Justice, We Need to Arm Taiwan.” Athens Daily News, April 17, 2001, p. A8.

“Arms Sales to Taiwan Are Necessary.” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 12 (April 16, 2001).

“President Bush Needs to Approach China with Delicate Force.” Athens Daily News, April 10, 2001, p. A6.

“Compromise with China: Sell Taiwan Kidd Destroyers.” Defense News 16, no. 13 (April 2, 2001), pp. 23–26. Coauthor.

“The Greenville-Ehime Maru Collision.” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 11 (March 28, 2001).

“Enough Is Enough: Scrap the Sanctions Against Iran.” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 11 (March 28, 2001).

“House Hunting with Niccolò.” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 11 (March 28, 2001).

“U.S. Should Sell Arms to Taiwan.” Boston Globe, March 17, 2001, p. A15. Coauthor.

“Right the Military Balance in the Taiwan Straits.” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 10 (March 5, 2001).

“Mideast Peace’s Future Not As Bleak As Some Portray.” Athens Daily News, February 16, 2001, p. A6.

“Let’s Finally End the Gulf War.” Boston Globe, January 16, 2001, p. A11.

“‘Imagine’: A Flawed Perspective on the Presidential Election.” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 7 (December 11, 2000).

The High-Tech Cole Was Highly Vulnerable.” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2000, p. B9. Released on Los Angeles Times-Washington Post wire service. Reprint, Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 27, 2000, p. 29A; Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, October 28, 2000, p. B7; Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, October 31, 2000, p. 15A; Yahoo! News, October 26, 2000.

“Khatami’s Last Stand?” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 4 (October 23, 2000).

“Naval Architecture for Dummies: Why Was the Cole So Badly Damaged?” Fletcher Ledger 2, no. 4 (October 23, 2000).

“Two Cheers for the Iranian Elections.” Fletcher Ledger 1, no. 9 (March 13, 2000).

Naval Diplomat columns (2012-2015)–click here for Diplomat archive

“Cumulative Warfare: War by Statistics.” Naval Diplomat, January 9, 2015.

“When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?” Naval Diplomat, January 7, 2015.

“Taiwan’s New Stealth Corvettes: Just What the Doctor Ordered?” Naval Diplomat, December 30, 2014.

“Securing Santa: Forging a U.S. Arctic Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, December 25, 2014.

“Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?” Naval Diplomat, December 20, 2014.

“Here’s the Thing About Battlecruisers….” Naval Diplomat, December 19, 2014.

“Lasers! What Are They Good For?” Naval Diplomat, December 13, 2014.

“Strategy Is a Habit.” Naval Diplomat, December 11, 2014.

“Land-based Coastal Defense Is No Joke.” Naval Diplomat, December 5, 2014.

“Style, Warfare & George Washington.” Naval Diplomat, December 3, 2014.

“How Machiavelli Explains Chuck Hagel’s Resignation.” Naval Diplomat, November 26, 2014.

“Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist.” Naval Diplomat, November 24, 2014.

“Fighting Ebola? Read Thucydides.” Naval Diplomat, November 22, 2014.

“Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong.” Naval Diplomat, November 12, 2014.

“Australia’s First Naval Battle.” Naval Diplomat, November 10, 2014.

“China Could Still Build ‘String of Pearls.’” Naval Diplomat, November 8, 2014.

“America’s Newest Destroyer Is Already Outdated.” Naval Diplomat, November 7, 2014.

“How to Reform Naval Education.” Naval Diplomat, November 1, 2014.

“Relearning Anti-Submarine Warfare.” Naval Diplomat, October 30, 2014.

“Relax, China’s Aircraft Carrier Is Fine.” Naval Diplomat, October 25, 2014.

“How Seapower Can Win Hearts and Minds.” Naval Diplomat, October 22, 2014.

“The U.S. Can’t Outsource Warfighting.” Naval Diplomat, October 17, 2014.

“U.S. Turns A2/AD Guns on China?” Naval Diplomat, October 17, 2014.

“China’s Navy Is Already Challenging U.S.” Naval Diplomat, October 16, 2014.

“‘Shock and Awe’ the Islamic State.” Naval Diplomat, October 11, 2014.

“What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish.” Naval Diplomat, October 7, 2014.

“Aerial Refueling: Air Power’s Kryptonite.” Naval Diplomat, October 3, 2014.

“3 Lessons from Saratoga.” Naval Diplomat, September 26, 2014.

“3 Ways China Could Respond to UNCLOS Ruling.” Naval Diplomat, September 25, 2014.

“Can America Save the World Order?” Naval Diplomat, September 21, 2o14.

“Dispatch from Hawaii.” Naval Diplomat, September 18, 2014.

“In Iraq, Beware of Destruction without Control.” Naval Diplomat, September 12, 2014.

“A Clausewitzian View of NATO.” Naval Diplomat, September 9, 2014.

“Why We Must Defend UNCLOS.” Naval Diplomat, September 6, 2014.

“China’s War on Maritime Law.” Naval Diplomat, September 4, 2014.

“Setting Naval Priorities.” Naval Diplomat, August 30, 2014.

“Exposing China’s Provocations.” Naval Diplomat, August 28, 2014.

“Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy.” Naval Diplomat, August 9, 2014.

“Why the Cowpens Saga Matters.” Naval Diplomat, August 7, 2014.

“How the Coast Guard Evacuated Southern Manhattan on 9/11.” Naval Diplomat, August 1, 2014.

“The Naval Diplomat Turns 2.” Naval Diplomat, July 28, 2014.

“Why U.S. Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride.” Naval Diplomat, July 26, 2014.

“Lies, Damned Lies and Maps.” Naval Diplomat, July 24, 2014.

“The Elements of U.S. Maritime Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, July 16, 2014.

“U.S. Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy.” Naval Diplomat, July 14, 2014.

“History Wars: Scotland Edition.” Naval Diplomat, July 12, 2014.

“America’s War on WMDs.” Naval Diplomat, July 8, 2014.

“The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races.” Naval Diplomat, July 3, 2014.

“The Closing of the Chinese Mind.” Naval Diplomat, June 28, 2014.

“In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao.” Naval Diplomat, June 24, 2014.

“National Security Education: The View from Newport.” Naval Diplomat, June 23, 2014.

“The Nine-Dashed Line Isn’t China’s Monroe Doctrine.” Naval Diplomat, June 21, 2014.

“Deterring China = Capability * Resolve * Belief.” Naval Diplomat, June 19, 2014.

“Strategy 101: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thy Self.” Naval Diplomat, June 14, 2014.

“Taking the Fight to Enemy Submarines.” Naval Diplomat, June 13, 2014.

“Full-Spectrum Anti-Submarine Warfare.” Naval Diplomat, June 8, 2014.

“5 Ways Europe Can Help the U.S. Pivot.” Naval Diplomat, June 2, 2014.

“Navies of the World: The Royal Navy in the Pacific.” Naval Diplomat, May 28, 2014.

“The Valor of the ‘Everyman.’” Naval Diplomat, May 27, 2014.

“U.S. Conventional Power and Nuclear Asia.” Naval Diplomat, May 19, 2014.

“SSBNs and Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age.” Naval Diplomat, May 15, 2014.

“The Perils of Island Warfare.” Naval Diplomat, May 13, 2014.

“China Abandons Small-Stick Diplomacy?” Naval Diplomat, May 10, 2014.

“How Not to Prepare for War.” Naval Diplomat, May 6, 2014.

“Why America Can’t Contain China.” Naval Diplomat, May 3, 2014.

“Assessing UNSCR 1540: Ten Years On.” Naval Diplomat, April 29, 2014.

“The Limits of Pacific Maritime Law.” Naval Diplomat, April 28, 2014.

“Why Taiwan Wants Submarines.” Naval Diplomat, April 22, 2014.

“The Geopolitics of the Black Sea.” Naval Diplomat, April 16, 2014.

“The Religious Origins of Western Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, April 16, 2014.

“Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better.” Naval Diplomat, April 12, 2014.

“The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions.” Naval Diplomat, April 10, 2014.

“Rome, Carthage and U.S.-China Relations.” Naval Diplomat, April 3, 2014.

“Academia Embraces Reality?” Naval Diplomat, April 1, 2014.

“Why Russia Yearns for Empire.” Naval Diplomat, March 28, 2014.

“How Japan Could Turn the Table on China.” Naval Diplomat, March 24, 2014.

“What Japan and the U.S. Can Learn from March Madness.” Naval Diplomat, March 20, 2014.

“How China Strengthens Japan’s Navy.” Naval Diplomat, March 17, 2014.

“Of Course the PLA is Planning for a ‘Short, Sharp War.’” Naval Diplomat, March 14, 2014.

“Taiwan: Why China Backs Russia on Ukraine.” Naval Diplomat, March 10, 2014.

“Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic.” Naval Diplomat, March 8, 2014.

“U.S. Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age.” Naval Diplomat, March 6, 2014.

“Has China Awoken a Sleeping Giant in Japan?” Naval Diplomat, March 2, 2014.

“The Essential Guide to Writing a Best-Selling Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, February 27, 2014.

“Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims.” Naval Diplomat, February 22, 2014.

“Why Every Sailor Should Read Richard McKenna.” Naval Diplomat, February 18, 2014.

“Five Ways to Make Maritime Strategists.” Naval Diplomat, February 17, 2014.

“How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition.” Naval Diplomat, February 15, 2014.

“Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing.” Naval Diplomat, February 10, 2014.

“Time: Air Power’s Great Nemesis.” Naval Diplomat, February 4, 2014.

“‘Responsibility to Protect’ Can’t Save Syria.” Naval Diplomat, February 3, 2014.

“Where Abe’s WWI Analogy Falls Apart.” Naval Diplomat, January 28, 2014.

“The Right Way to Educate Navy Officers.” Naval Diplomat, January 24, 2014.

“The Battle over the Littoral Combat Ship Heats Up.” Naval Diplomat, January 19, 2014.

“Yes, the U.S. Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday.” Naval Diplomat, January 16, 2014.

“How Leaders Transform Organizations.” Naval Diplomat, January 14, 2014.

“Does America Have Any Naval Strategists Any More?” Naval Diplomat, January 12, 2014.

“The Return of China’s Small-Stick Diplomacy in South China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, January 9, 2014.

“Will the F-35 Live Up to the Hype?” Naval Diplomat, January 6, 2014.

“Why China Can’t Rise Quietly.” Naval Diplomat, January 2, 2014.

“3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare.” Naval Diplomat, December 29, 2013.

“Sea Power: The Battle for Innovation.” Naval Diplomat, December 26, 2013.

“Who Is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?” Naval Diplomat, December 24, 2013.

“How the U.S. Lost the South China Sea Standoff.” Naval Diplomat, December 19, 2013.

“How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth.” Naval Diplomat, December 17, 2013.

“USS Cowpens and China’s First-Mover Advantage.” Naval Diplomat, December 13, 2013.

“Twilight of the Aircraft Carrier?” Naval Diplomat, December 12, 2013.

“Preserving History and the Long Peace.” Naval Diplomat, December 10, 2013.

“Flexible Response: The Key to Victory.” Naval Diplomat, December 10, 2013.

“Reality Check: U.S. Naval Primacy Is Not Guaranteed.” Naval Diplomat, December 5, 2013.

“China’s Hubris on the High Seas.” Naval Diplomat, December 2, 2013.

“China’s ADIZ: Talk Loudly and Carry Small Stick.” Naval Diplomat, November 29, 2013.

“Interservice Harmony and Australia’s Near Abroad.” Naval Diplomat, November 25, 2013.

“America’s Undersea Advantage Is Eroding.” Naval Diplomat, November 23, 2013.

“Not All Conflict Is Irrational.” Naval Diplomat, November 19, 2013.

“How to Do Soft Power Right.” Naval Diplomat, November 18, 2013.

“Should America ‘Spread the Theater’ in Asia?” Naval Diplomat, November 14, 2013.

“Chinese Soft Power: Another Typhoon Haiyan Victim.” Naval Diplomat, November 14, 2013.

“Does China Accept America’s Mastery of the Seas?” Naval Diplomat, November 9, 2013.

“Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines.” Naval Diplomat, November 8, 2013.

“The Pentagon Still Needs to Think.” Naval Diplomat, November 4, 2013.

“3 Reasons the NSA Controversy Isn’t High Noon.” Naval Diplomat, November 2, 2013.

“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race.” Naval Diplomat, October 31, 2013.

“U.S.-German Relations: The View from Berlin.” Naval Diplomat, October 28, 2013.

“Germany’s Geographical Curse.” Naval Diplomat, October, 2013.

“China’s Constant Warfare.” Naval Diplomat, October 21, 2013.

“5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby.” Naval Diplomat, October 18, 2013.

“The Lonely Face of Sea Power.” Naval Diplomat, October 16, 2013.

“China’s Hermit Navy.” Naval Diplomat, October 16, 2013.

“The Geopolitics of Australia.” Naval Diplomat, October 11, 2013.

“The Diplomacy of Fleet Reviews.” Naval Diplomat, October 8, 2013.

“The Geopolitics of Port Calls.” Naval Diplomat, October 7, 2013.

“How the U.S. Navy Handles Budget Cuts.” Naval Diplomat, October 3, 2013.

“The Naval Diplomat’s Top 10 Books About the Sea.” Naval Diplomat, September 30, 2013.

“Unorthodox and Chaotic: How America Should Fight Wars.” Naval Diplomat, September 27, 2013.

“Will Asian Drones Make Conflict More or Less Likely?” Naval Diplomat, September 25, 2013.

“The Lone Sailor: America’s Lord Nelson?” Naval Diplomat, September 24, 2013.

“Is the Next Washington Navy Yard Shooting Preventable?” Naval Diplomat, September 22, 2013.

“Is America Actually War-Weary?” Naval Diplomat, September 19, 2013.

“The Austere Path to Naval Supremacy.” Naval Diplomat, September 17, 2013.

“In Defense of Norman Angell.” Naval Diplomat, September 13, 2013.

“‘Don’t Give Up the Ship,’ 200 Years On.” Naval Diplomat, September 10, 2013.

“How China Sees the South China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, September 9, 2013.

“The Orwellian Debate over Isolationism.” Naval Diplomat, September 6, 2013.

“ASEAN Should Reject a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, September 5, 2013.

“Maritime Geography: The Foundation of American Power.” Naval Diplomat, September 1, 2013.

“Chemical Weapons Are NOT WMDs.” Naval Diplomat, August 31, 2013.

“On Syria, Don’t Bark Louder Than You Bite.” Naval Diplomat, August 28, 2013.

“Debating Mahan in the 21st Century.” Naval Diplomat, August 26, 2013.

“Present at Creation: How I Pioneered Drone Warfare.” Naval Diplomat, August 23, 2013.

“Never Say Never: What If Egypt Did Close the Suez Canal?” Naval Diplomat, August 22, 2013.

“AirSea Battle vs. Offshore Control: Can the U.S. Blockade China?” Naval Diplomat, August 19, 2013.

“The Naval Diplomat Walks into an Indie Film Festival….” Naval Diplomat, August 15, 2013.

“How to Measure China’s Maritime Power.” Naval Diplomat, August 13, 2013.

“5 Questions Canada’s Navy Should Ask About Its Pacific Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, August 12, 2013.

“Lee Kuan Yew: Asia’s Confucianist Edmund Burke.” Naval Diplomat, August 10, 2013.

“Japan’s Grandstanding in the East China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, August 8, 2013.

“Why China Is Building More Aircraft Carriers.” Naval Diplomat, August 5, 2013.

“Orwell’s Healthy Skepticism of Science.” Naval Diplomat, August 3, 2013.

“How Pearl Harbor Shaped U.S. Submarine Doctrine.” Naval Diplomat, July 31, 2013.

“No, China’s Coast Guard Won’t Reduce Tensions.” Naval Diplomat, July 29, 2013.

“4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents.” Naval Diplomat, July 27, 2013.

“The Gulf of Guinea: Jack Sparrow’s New Haunt?” Naval Diplomat, July 26, 2013.

“The Insurgents’ Head Game.” Naval Diplomat, July 22, 2013.

“Strategic Triangle: A Japan-Australia-India Coalition at Sea?” Naval Diplomat, July 20, 2013.

“How Japan’s Military Should Change.” Naval Diplomat, July 18, 2013.

“A Global Call to Arms Control.” Naval Diplomat, July 15, 2013.

“America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic.” Naval Diplomat, July 12, 2013.

“China’s New Naval Theorist.” Naval Diplomat, July 11, 2013.

“Don’t Worry About China’s String of Pearls…Yet.” Naval Diplomat, July 9, 2013.

“The Military Needs a War on Jargon.” Naval Diplomat, July 5, 2013.

“Top 5 Lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg: 150 Years On.” Naval Diplomat, July 1, 2013.

“The Real Source of American Power: Its Rivers.” Naval Diplomat, June 27, 2013.

“Nathanael Greene: The American Insurgent.” Naval Diplomat, June 26, 2013.

“A Machiavellian Age of Sea Power.” Naval Diplomat, June 24, 2013.

“China’s Naval Strategy: Mahanian Ends through Maoist Means.” Naval Diplomat, June 21, 2013.

“How Chinese Strategists Think.” Naval Diplomat, June 20, 2013.

“Grand Strategy and the Art of the Possible.” Naval Diplomat, June 17, 2013.

“Will the Peace Dividend Sink the U.S. Fleet?” Naval Diplomat, June 14, 2013.

“Beware the ‘Thucydides Trap’ Trap.” Naval Diplomat, June 13, 2013.

“LCS: The U.S. Navy’s High-Value Skirmisher.” Naval Diplomat, June 10, 2013.

“No, Mil-to-Mil Ties Can’t Make the U.S. & China Play Nice.” Naval Diplomat, June 6, 2013.

“China’s Doublethink on the Law of the Sea.” Naval Diplomat, June 5, 2013.

“When Hollywood Gets Seapower Right.” Naval Diplomat, June 3, 2013.

“Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ Nuclear Deterrence.” Naval Diplomat, May 31, 2013.

“George P. Brady: A Story of Valor.” Naval Diplomat, May 29, 2013.

“Eurasia Is for Hugging.” Naval Diplomat, May 24, 2013.

“AirSea Battle with Chinese Characteristics.” Naval Diplomat, May 23, 2013.

“The U.S. Army’s Anti-Access Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, May 22, 2013.

“The Geopolitics of Hawaii.” Naval Diplomat, May 20, 2013.

“The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential.” Naval Diplomat, May 19, 2013.

“Welcome to the League of Mad Strategists.” Naval Diplomat, May 13, 2013.

“Top 3 Takeaways from the Pentagon’s China Report.” Naval Diplomat, May 10, 2013.

“China’s Great India Folly.” Naval Diplomat, May 7, 2013.

“In Praise of Pessimism.” Naval Diplomat, May 6, 2013.

“What Modern Militaries Can Learn from Battlestar Galactica.” Naval Diplomat, May 3, 2013.

“In the Shadow of China’s Rise.” Naval Diplomat, May 1, 2013.

“Eeyore Meets American Declinism.” Naval Diplomat, April 29, 2013.

“Strategies of Poverty.” Naval Diplomat, April 27, 2013.

“Another Twist in the China-Japan Island Dispute.” Naval Diplomat, April 25, 2013.

“Partner in the Pivot?” Naval Diplomat, April 23, 2013.

“The Minutemen of Boston.” Naval Diplomat, April 22, 2013.

“India Has a Strategic Culture.” Naval Diplomat, April 19, 2013.

“Dealing with North Korea—What Comes Next?” Naval Diplomat, April 18, 2013.

“3 Reasons to Applaud Taiwan-Japan Fishing Accord.” Naval Diplomat, April 15, 2013.

“An Ominous Centennial: The First World War.” Naval Diplomat, April 12, 2013.

“Economic Interdependence = Less Conflict?” Naval Diplomat, April 11, 2013.

“Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest.” Naval Diplomat, April 8, 2013.

“The State of U.S.-China Competition.” Naval Diplomat, April 5, 2013.

“Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death.” Naval Diplomat, April 2, 2013.

“Five Obstacles to U.S. Arctic Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, April 1, 2013.

“U.S. Coast Guard Meets Corbett.” Naval Diplomat, March 28, 2013.

“An Age of Land-Based Sea Power?” Naval Diplomat, March 25, 2013.

“Littoral Combat Ship and Fleet Experimentation.” Naval Diplomat, March 21, 2013.

“Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters.” Naval Diplomat, March 20, 2013.

“Why Have Surface Fleets Endured?” Naval Diplomat, March 18, 2013.

“Sea Power in Literature: Melville’s White-Jacket.” Naval Diplomat, March 15, 2013.

“Surface Combat Fleets: Obsolete?” Naval Diplomat, March 13, 2013.

“George Orwell: Strategic Genius?” Naval Diplomat, March 11, 2013.

“The End of an Era: The Battleship Yamato.” Naval Diplomat, March 8, 2013.

“What to Make of China’s Defense Spending Increase.” Naval Diplomat, March 7, 2013.

“Three Reasons Why China Isn’t Imperial Germany (It’s Tougher).” Naval Diplomat, March 5, 2013.

“The Arc of Chinese Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, March 1, 2013.

“The Cold War Meets Taiwan.” Naval Diplomat, February 28, 2013.

“Four Reasons Not to Pivot to Europe.” Naval Diplomat, February 25, 2013.

“America’s Pivot, Taiwan, and Anti-Access.” Naval Diplomat, February 22, 2013.

“The Importance of Clear Writing.” Naval Diplomat, February 21, 2013.

“Adapting to Change.” Naval Diplomat, February 19, 2013.

“America’s Deterrence Problem.” Naval Diplomat, February 15, 2013.

“Whales, Elephants and Hawks.” Naval Diplomat, February 14, 2013.

“Five Things Japan Could Have Done to Beat America.” Naval Diplomat, February 11, 2013.

“Gwadar and the ‘String of Pearls.’” Naval Diplomat, February 9, 2013.

“Japan and China: Tensions Mounting.” Naval Diplomat, February 6, 2013.

“The Vertical Axis in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Naval Diplomat, February 4, 2013.

“Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?” Naval Diplomat, February 1, 2013.

“The Top 5 Naval Battles of the Asia-Pacific.” Naval Diplomat, January 31, 2013.

“Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy.” Naval Diplomat, January 28, 2013.

“The Vietnam War Meets Isaiah Berlin.” Naval Diplomat, January 26, 2013.

“China Should Read Herodotus.” Naval Diplomat, January 23, 2013.

“The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific.” Naval Diplomat, January 21, 2013.

“Machiavelli’s Paradox.” Naval Diplomat, January 18, 2013.

“Counterinsurgency, Politics and War.” Naval Diplomat, January 16, 2013.

“Mahan, Bean-Counting and Ideas.” Naval Diplomat, January 14, 2013.

“A Complicated Narrative: The Korean War.” Naval Diplomat, January 11, 2013.

“World War II: No Model for Contemporary U.S. Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, January 10, 2013.

“The South China Sea: ‘Lake Beijing.’” Naval Diplomat, January 7, 2013.

“The Commons: Beijing’s ‘Blue National Soil.’” Naval Diplomat, January 3, 2013.

“Move, Countermove in the Anti-Access Game.” Naval Diplomat, January 2, 2013.

“Hemingway’s Naval Adventures.” Naval Diplomat, December 27, 2012.

A Higher Call: History with a Purpose.” Naval Diplomat, December 24, 2012.

“Taiwan’s East China Sea Peace Plan.” Naval Diplomat, December 21, 2012.

“Small Navy, Strong Navy.” Naval Diplomat, December 20, 2012.

“Daniel Inouye, R.I.P.” Naval Diplomat, December 19, 2012.

“History’s Lens: How to Look at China.” Naval Diplomat, December 17, 2012.

“China’s Small-Stick Diplomacy Goes Airborne.” Naval Diplomat, December 14, 2012.

“The Real Fog of War: Assumptions.” Naval Diplomat, December 12, 2012.

“Red Star over the Atlantic?” Naval Diplomat, December 12, 2012.

“Woody Allen Meets America’s Pivot to Asia.” Naval Diplomat, December 10, 2012.

“Beijing’s Goal: A New Normal.” Naval Diplomat, December 4, 2012.

“George Washington, Mao and Snooki.” Naval Diplomat, December 3, 2012.

“A Cold War Solution for the South China Sea?” Naval Diplomat, November 30, 2012.

“One Landing Does Not Make a Carrier.” Naval Diplomat, November 29, 2012.

“Thucydides, Japan and America.” Naval Diplomat, November 27, 2012.

“Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?” Naval Diplomat, November 26, 2012.

“Comparing Chinese Naval Power to the Soviet Union.” Naval Diplomat, November 23, 2012.

“The Russo-Japanese War: Dollars and Cents.” Naval Diplomat, November 21, 2012.

“U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?” Naval Diplomat, November 20, 2012.

“A Clash of Civilizations on the High Seas.” Naval Diplomat, November 19, 2012.

“What to Fear: China’s Strength or Weakness?” Naval Diplomat, November 15, 2012.

“The Naval Diplomat’s Excellent Adventure: Duke University.” Naval Diplomat, November 14, 2012.

“Thunder Below!” Naval Diplomat, November 13, 2012.

“America’s Pivot: ‘Stoking the Fires of Nationalism’?” Naval Diplomat, November 12, 2012.

“Run Silent, Run ‘Soviet’?” Naval Diplomat, November 8, 2012.

“The New Great Game: The Arctic Ocean.” Naval Diplomat, November 7, 2012.

“China’s ‘Carrier Killer’: The DF-21D.” Naval Diplomat, November 6, 2012.

“Can China Learn from Rome?” Naval Diplomat, November 4, 2012.

“Vietnam’s Undersea Anti-Access Fleet.” Naval Diplomat, November 1, 2012.

“Anti-Access on the Korean Peninsula.” Naval Diplomat, October 30, 2012.

“The Real Iran Threat.” Naval Diplomat, October29, 2012.

“Flashy Name, Old Idea: Anti-Access Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, October 28, 2012.

“Can China ‘Win’ without Fighting?” Naval Diplomat, October 25, 2012.

“A Cold War State of Mind?” Naval Diplomat, October 24, 2012.

“North Korea’s Nuclear War Plan: ‘Go Nuts’ and ‘Dig In.’” Naval Diplomat, October 23, 2012.

“Japan: Joining the Nuclear Weapons Club? It Could.” Naval Diplomat, October 22, 2012.

“Fear Factor in Nuclear Iran.” Naval Diplomat, October 18, 2012.

“Nuclear Weapons and Rationality.” Naval Diplomat, October 17, 2012.

“The Second Nuclear Age.” Naval Diplomat, October 16, 2012.

“Japan’s Cold War Navy.” Naval Diplomat, October 15, 2012.

“If Romney Wins, Does the U.S. Navy Expand?” Naval Diplomat, October 9, 2012.

“India’s Aircraft Carrier Challenge.” Naval Diplomat, October 8, 2012.

“Thinking About the Unthinkable: War in the Senkakus.” Naval Diplomat, October 7, 2012.

“Taking a Page from Sci-Fi.” Naval Diplomat, October 4, 2012.

“History Not Worth Emulating.” Naval Diplomat, October 3, 2012.

“Top 5 Reasons Not to Ballyhoo China’s Carrier.” Naval Diplomat, October 2, 2012.

“Bismarck, the Kaiser, and China.” Naval Diplomat, September 30, 2012.

“Command of the Sea by Non-traditional Means.” Naval Diplomat, September 27, 2012.

“The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War, Part V.” Naval Diplomat, September 25, 2012. Series reprinted by Foreign Policy, February 1, 2013, and translated and reprinted by The Glocal, May 28, 2013.

“The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War, Part IV.” Naval Diplomat, September 24, 2012.

“The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War, Part III.” Naval Diplomat, September 23, 2012.

“The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War, Part II.” Naval Diplomat, September 20, 2012.

“The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War.” Naval Diplomat, September 19, 2012.

“Small-Stick Diplomacy in the East China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, September 18, 2012.

“Visas as Anti-access Weapons.” Naval Diplomat, September 17, 2012.

“Submarines for Taiwan: A Flight of Fancy.” Naval Diplomat, September 13, 2012.

“Movie Review: Battleship.” Naval Diplomat, September 12, 2012.

“The Home Team Anti-access Advantage.” Naval Diplomat, September 11, 2012.

“Anti-access and the ‘Fortress Fleet.’” Naval Diplomat, September 10, 2012.

“‘Taipei Must Admit Defeat in the Arms Race….’” Naval Diplomat, September 6, 2012.

“John Wayne, the U.S. Navy and ‘Change.’” Naval Diplomat, September 5, 2012.

“A Life Well Lived.” Naval Diplomat, September 3, 2012.

“Island Mania in the Asia-Pacific.” Naval Diplomat, September 3, 2012.

“Advice on a Vietnamese ‘Model Maritime Militia Force.’” Naval Diplomat, August 30, 2012.

“Arming for the Navy’s Return to History.” Naval Diplomat, August 29, 2012.

“Boyd and the U.S. Navy’s Return to History.” Naval Diplomat, August 28, 2012.

“Introducing John Boyd.” Naval Diplomat, August 26, 2012.

“Your Chance to Rebrand the U.S. Navy.” Naval Diplomat, August 23, 2012.

“Taiwan and the South China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, August 22, 2012.

“South China Sea: The ‘Heartsea’?” Naval Diplomat, August 21, 2012.

“Top 5 Obstacles to AirSea Battle.” Naval Diplomat, August 20, 2012.

“Taiwan Does Smart Power Right.” Naval Diplomat, August 16, 2012.

“Air Power Meets Alfred Thayer Mahan.” Naval Diplomat, August 15, 2012.

“USS Porter Collision: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery.” Naval Diplomat, August 14, 2012.

“Five ‘Flattops’ for China?” Naval Diplomat, August 13, 2012.

“The Korean War Meets the South China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, August 9, 2012.

“America’s Southward-Looking Mental Map.” Naval Diplomat, August 8, 2012.

“America’s Pivot Tripped Up Down Under?” Naval Diplomat, August 7, 2012.

“Top 5 Things China’s Navy Needs…to Be a Blue-water Navy.” Naval Diplomat, August 5, 2012.

“An Evolution at Sea.” Naval Diplomat, August 3, 2012.

“A Bold Stand in the South China Sea.” Naval Diplomat, August 2, 2012.

“Help China Name Its Carrier!” Naval Diplomat, August 1, 2012.

“Bismarck, Not Zod!” Naval Diplomat, July 31, 2012.

“Defining Military Strategy.” Naval Diplomat, July 29, 2012.

“India’s Military Comes of Age: The BrahMos Missile.” Naval Diplomat, July 27, 2012.

“My ‘Opening Salvo.” Naval Diplomat, July 27, 2012.

Real Clear Defense columns (2015)–click here for RCD archive

“4 Ways Taiwan Can Survive.” Real Clear Defense, June 20, 2015.

“Does the U.S. Submarine Force Need to Adapt?” Real Clear Defense, June 19, 2015.

“Five Ways Japan and Korea Can Help the U.S. Pivot.’” Real Clear Defense, June 12, 2015.

“Five Reasons to Like ‘Target Tokyo.’” Real Clear Defense, June 11, 2015.

“Midway: End of the Beginning.” Real Clear Defense, June 3, 2015.

“5 Ways to Foil China in the South China Sea.” Real Clear Defense, May 29, 2015.

“Memorial Day.” Real Clear Defense, May 25, 2015.

“Never Surrender the Language.” Real Clear Defense, May 24, 2015.

“The Pitfalls of an EU Maritime Police Force.” Real Clear Defense, May 22, 2015.

“James Holmes’s Summer Reading List.” Real Clear Defense, May 16, 2015.

“A Future for the China-Russia Alliance?” Real Clear Defense, May 14, 2015.

“The Strategy of Counter-Zombie Warfare.” Real Clear Defense, May 8, 2015.

“Top 5 Weapons the U.S. Navy Needs Now.” Real Clear Defense, May 5, 2015.

“Obama, Abe Must Defend ‘Freedom of the Sea.’” Real Clear Defense, May 1, 2015.

“This Brave New U.S.-Japan Alliance.” Real Clear Defense, April 28, 2015.

“A Baptism by Fire—Gallipoli at 100 Years.” Real Clear Defense, April 24, 2015.

“What Tolkien Can Teach Us About Military Strategy.” Real Clear Defense, April 22, 2015.

“Why the Treaty of Shimonoseki Matters.” Real Clear Defense, April 17, 2015.

“A Conflict for the Ages: The First Sino-Japanese War.” Real Clear Defense, April 15, 2015.

“What Would Thucydides Say?” April 7, 2015.

“Explained: Iran’s Nuclear Calculus.” Real Clear Defense, March 31, 2015.

“The U.S. Navy’s Aircraft Carrier Nightmare.” Real Clear Defense, March 27, 2015.

“The U.S. Navy’s Real Enemy: Math.” Real Clear Defense, March 23, 2015.

“How Many Ships Does the U.S. Navy Need?” Real Clear Defense, March 19, 2015.

“My Take on the 2015 Maritime Strategy: Thumbs Up.” Real Clear Defense, March 13, 2015.

Reason to Worry? Russia Wants a Supercarrier.” Real Clear Defense, March 12, 2015.

“The U.S. Navy Is Big Enough: A Zombie Idea That Won’t Die.” Real Clear Defense, March 10, 2015.

“Question: Just How Strong Was the Soviet Navy?” Real Clear Defense, March 6, 2015.

“How to Deter China: Enter Archipelagic Defense.” Real Clear Defense, March 3, 2015.

“Why China’s Gambit in the South China Sea Matters.” Real Clear Defense, February 27, 2015.

“The U.S. Navy’s Paradigm Paradox.” Real Clear Defense, February 25, 2015.

“The U.S. Navy’s Cruise Missile Nightmare.” Real Clear Defense, February 20, 2015.

“China’s Muhammad Ali Military Strategy.” Real Clear Defense, February 18, 2015.