November 8, 2013  

War with China? | A2/AD In the Pacific | Pentagon Warns the Hill

It’s no secret that US strategy in the Pacific is focused heavily on the possibility of a war with China. While neither country is looking for a fight, Scott Cheney-Peters argues that outside factors could cause an unintentional incident, and urges the US to take care in the region. (War On The Rocks)

Speaking of which, analyst Octavian Manea talks about China’s military growth. Manea argues that an expansion of A2/AD capabilities could lead to regional instability, and that Air/Sea Battle is the best way to provide assurance to our allies. (Small Wars Journal)

The Chiefs of Staff for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines sat down in front of Congress Thursday and warned that the Pentagon can’t survive many more cuts – claims that Pentagon outsiders blasted as overblown rhetoric, as John T. Bennett reports. (Defense News)

Warlord’s Quote

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Contributed by Col. (ret.) Dave Maxwell, who served often in Asia and is Associate Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Foreign Service School, Georgetown University. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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