Over the past year or so, I have run a series of articles on the fate of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, a 1956-vintage American carrier retired last year. Information Dissemination recently linked to an interesting conversation between Manu Sood and Jason Verdugo in Defence Professionals here. I cannot vouch for this proposal, but I do find it interesting to see how some people are thinking as they fathom a response to China’s naval buildup, especially given the fact that the United States Navy is clearly not funded in a way to retain its current lead during this challenge.
China consistently provides the most intriguing diplomatic and military challenges in current world affairs – I am fascinated to see how our relationship with China evolves over time. So many parallels between the inability of the Western-mind to divine Soviet intentions and our current confusion over China’s aspirations and ambitions. Where is today’s George Kennan and his long telegram when you need him?
My thanks to ID for the tip; I find that blog to be consistently among my favorite three sources. The copy editor in me does wish they did not seem to use unedited voice recognition transcripts for their articles, but I like them enough to copy edit pro bono. It is a fascinating read.