This week Foreign Policy posted a new article by Navy Postgraduate School professor John Arquilla, in which he discusses the how “swarm” tactics employed by the Russians caused the failure of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion. Arquilla is a prolific author who regularly writes about swarms and “net-centric” operations. In the above piece he cites successful maritime […]
The idea of creating a base, or even a fully fledged nation, in the middle of the ocean where none previously existed is not new. Through the undersea bases and floating man-made islands of science fiction humans have long pondered how to colonize the vastness of the ocean for both warfare and peace.
For nations with a global outlook, the ability to respond to contingencies around the world has often been a mix of necessity and choice.
It’s been a busy week for the South China Sea (SCS). For those of you keeping score at home, these are some of the news stories we’ve been following.
Last week the Indian government announced that it had arrested Abu Jindal, an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba leader accused of masterminding the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which killed at least 160 people.