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BEYOND “CONVENTIONAL WISDOM”: EVALUATING THE PLA’S SOUTH CHINA SEA BASES IN OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments)

By J. Michael Dahm  |  March 17, 2020  |  War on the Rocks

 

Imagine entering a dark room. You can neither see nor hear, but your adversary can see and hear everything. Your opponent lives in the room and knows its every contour. For you, there are only a few ways in … or out. You may believe that you have the edge in technology and training. Allies and partners offer their support. But in the confines of the room, you cannot determine where to point your weapons and you are unable to communicate with your friends. In the dark, your foe watches and waits, preparing to pick off your team one-by-one from unexpected directions. If you reveal your position, or call for help, those in the shadows will hear.

This is the nightmare that U.S. military planners face in the South China Sea. READ MORE...


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