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Archive – April 2012

China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress
Former CWP Fellow Taylor Fravel testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at a hearing entitled, ”Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One: Military and Economic Aggression.”  Topics addressed included the military modernization, cyber espionage, and trade policies, among others.  
Andrew Erickson and Amy Chang, “China’s Navigation in Space: What New Approaches will China’s Space Tracking Take?” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 138.4 (April 2012): 42-47. The People’s Republic of China’s “Long View” space-tracking and telemetry system enhances space situational awareness and operations while offering military potential. Yet this sea-based approach suffers from inherent dependencies and liabilities. The program appears at a