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Grappling with the Fait Accompli: A Classical Tactic in the Modern Strategic Landscape

By Van Jackson War on the Rocks, 31 May 2016  Good scholarship doesn’t need to fit within a 2×2 matrix, but it sure helps make sense of things when it does. It’s in this spirit of conceptual clarity that I developed the diagram below depicting variations in the fait accompli, an age-old but underappreciated tactic … Continue reading

China’s Maritime Militia

Authors: Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy, CNA Corporation, 7 March 2016. An important component of China’s local armed forces is the militia—an armed mass organization of mobilizable personnel who retain their normal economic responsibilities in daily civilian life. A reserve force of immense scale, the militia is organized at the grassroots level of society: its … Continue reading

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