Deterring the Dragon … From (Under) the Sea

Nuclear Sub

Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute February 2014 Vol. 140/2/1,332 If the United States wants to prevent China from flexing its military muscle and disrupting the status quo it should adopt and advance a subsurface strategy. China and the United States may—or, it is hoped, may not—enter into armed conflict in the future. Given China’s…

U.S. Reaffirms Defense of Japan

Japan-China tensions

The United States on Friday stressed its commitment to the defense of Japan and stability in the Asia-Pacific region against a backdrop of increasingly assertive territorial claims by China. After a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship, which both countries say remains…

Russia Adds New Nuclear Attack Sub


Russia’s has received a New Year present with the hand-over of a cutting-edge nuclear attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. The Severodvinsk had been under construction at the Sevmash shipyard in northern Russia since 1993. “Yesterday the parent nuclear submarine of the Yasen-project has been handed over to the navy…