Sharpening the Spear- The Carrier, the Joint Force, and High-End Conflict

New From The Hudson Institute’s Center For American SeapowerSharpening the Spear: The Carrier, the Joint Force, and High-End Conflict.

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Spill and I had an interesting hour long conversation with the Center’s deputy director, and co-author of the report, Bryan McGrath, which, unfortunately for technical reasons we can’t podcast. With a little bit of luck, however, we’ll be able to have Bryan join us again soon to discuss the topic.

I’m going to shock you, dear reader, and admit that, like Bryan, I generally agree with President Obama, with regards to his policy toward China. I disagree on some specific issues, but not the general approach of emphasizing areas of cooperation, instead of those of divergence.

But as Bryan discussed with us, and as the report makes clear, there is a vast difference between not antagonizing China needlessly, and shutting down all discussion of the ramifications of a possible large scale conflict with China, and how that might best be fought.

5 thoughts on “Sharpening the Spear- The Carrier, the Joint Force, and High-End Conflict”

    1. While that would guarantee that China losses, it would not guarantee that we would win.

      Just how much faith do you have in our GMD to intercept every countervalue missile launched at us?

    2. I don’t. However, I am fairly certain that our society is more robust than China’s.

      I’m not saying that we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops. Depending on the breaks. 😉

    3. Just how much faith do you have in our GMD to intercept every countervalue missile launched at us?

      If the missiles are aimed at New York, Boston, LA, San Francisco, Philly, and other cities full of liberals, panda huggers, freaks, and social parasites, eh I can accept a few leakers. =)

      I am fairly certain that our society is more robust than China’s.

      I don’t think so at all.

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