The US Navy still in the dark to counter China in the Pacific

To say that the US Navy is going through a period of uncertainty in terms of naval programming would be an understatement, as it struggles, and this for several years, to propose firm and effective planning. But the rapid rise in power, and moreover perfectly mastered, of the Chinese naval and naval air forces, associated with the return in the making of Russian maritime power, add to these uncertainties, creating a very palpable feeling of vagueness for several months in the discourse of the Pentagon officials. A report by Think Tank Govini published a few days ago sheds a particularly interesting light on the phenomenon, pointing out the fact that the planning of…

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US Navy Changes Planning Targets To Respond To Chinese Threat

The end of President Trump's mandate was, as we know, chaotic to say the least. One area, among others, puzzled many observers, that of industrial planning and the format of the US Navy, marked by initiatives as late as disproportionate from the US administration. Thus, a few weeks before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Donald Trump passed a law conferring very high format objectives on the US Navy, with 355 combat ships in 2030, and more than 500 buildings in 2045, even though no realistic planning had been implemented on this subject during the 4 years...

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Is technology moving too fast for industrial defense programs?

For 2 years, the United States Marine Corps has begun a deep reflection on the nature of its mission in the years to come, and on the means at its disposal to carry it out successfully against a technologically advanced adversary with significant military resources, such as the Chinese People's Liberation Army, all in a budgetary context that is at best fixed, at worst declining. The first advances in this thinking came to light with the publication last year of a new intervention doctrine for the Corps, based on smaller, much more mobile and agile units, acting in…

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