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What Would a China-U.S. War Look Like?

October 21, 2020

Most US-sponsored war games focus on a possible American response to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. They also dwell on “worst-case” outcomes. The Rand Corporation, for example, wrote its scenario in the context of NATO already fighting in Eastern Europe when China launches an assault on Taiwan. And while some US war games focus on […]

COVID-19: China’s Lies and Lessons for the Pentagon

October 2, 2020

The idea of biological warfare has been with us over the centuries. You can start with bits of Thucydides’ vividly ugly description of the Plague of Athens in 430 BCE: Strong fevers in the head and a burning redness in the eyes of those who had previously been healthy, and for no apparent reason… breathing […]

U.S. Navy Upping Its Game to Beat China

September 2, 2020

The US Navy is starting to deploy new anti-ship missiles and is improving its missile defenses in response to the challenge from China after a number of US Department of Defense-sponsored simulations showed the US would lose in a naval battle with China. While it is still a few years before full operational capability is reached, the renewed US […]

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