US Exposes China’s Growing Maritime Power

April 10, 2015 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz

US Exposes China’s Growing Maritime Power

“In 2013 and 2014, China launched more naval ships than any other country and is expected to continue this trend through 2015-16.”

Clearly, further ONI reports are warranted. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait six years for the next one. China will certainly have reached many important new maritime milestones before then, requiring intense discussion in Washington about how to respond.

Andrew S. Erickson is an associate professor at the Naval War College and an Associate in Research at Harvard’s Fairbank Center. He runs and co-manages

Image: Flickr/ U.S. Pacific Fleet