Thomas Donnelly


The editor of The Armed Forces Journal from 2005 to 2006, Thomas Donnelly is co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He holds a Masters in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Readers may write him at AEI, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Most Recent Articles by Thomas Donnelly:

U.S. Navy must modernize quickly to blunt Chinese’s aggressive posture!

Jun 14, 2018 — Thomas Donnelly

U.S. Navy must modernize quickly to blunt Chinese’s aggressive posture!
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Addressing the “Shangri-la Dialogue,” the most important annual conference on security in East Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis described China’s increasingly aggressive military posture in the South China Sea as a strategy “of intimidation and coercion.” 

Aiming to cow the nations that rim the sea—from the Taiwan Strait to the Malacca Strait, encompassing the world’s busiest commercial waterways—into recognizing Chinese sovereignty across the region, Beijing has, over the last decade, created and militarized a string of “islands.”


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