CIMSEC’s Long Reads – April 6th, 2014

CIMSEC’S LONGREADS – APRIL 6th, 2014

Welcome to the this weekend’s edition of CIMSEC’s Longreads, bringing you the three most impactful pieces from the past week, as voted by CIMSEC’s members. 

The Art of Tailoring Competitive Strategies

Octavian Manea – SWJ – 17 min (3401 words)

wide-ranging interview with Dr Andrew D May, Associate Director of the Pentagon’s storied Office of Net AssessmentsDiscussion on the role of effective strategy in great power competition, “bounded rationality” and the subjugation of the Welsh. 

Jokowi and the Defence Realm

Natalie Sambhi – ASPI – 4min (864 words)

Pivotally positioned, but seldom discussed. ASPI’s Natalie Sambhi offers a look into the potential impact of Joko Widodo’s  bid for the Indonesia presidency on the nation’s defense establishment and relations with regional neighbors.

NAVWEEK: LCS Got Game

Michael Fabey – Ares – 4min (714 words)

Impact can stem from shock. Michael Fabey’s glowing endorsement of the LCS created both, not least because of the wide gulf between the capabilities described in the piece, and  the LCS ‘s potential as currently understood. 

Austin Price is an Army Cadet studying at George Mason University, with a healthy interest in East Asia and an unhealthy appetite for Sichuan Hotpot.  

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