James Holmes


Is the U.S. Navy a Sitting Duck?

Why asymmetric warfare on the high seas is so tricky for great powers.


Washington’s Honeymoon in Cam Ranh Bay

Chinese bellicosity in the disputed waters of the South China Sea has brought the United States back to a strategic port and created enough misery to unite the former foes.


The Tyranny of Distance

25 years after Desert Storm, America still hasn’t learned why it’s so difficult to win wars overseas.


When China Rules the Sea

The United States is no longer the world’s only global naval power.

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About James Holmes

James Holmes is a professor of strategy at the Naval War College, a combat veteran of the Gulf War, and co-author of Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy. The views voiced here are his alone.



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