Could China's Navy Resurrect the Battleship?


by The National Interest

The National Interest— James Holmes Battleship, This idea may not be as crazy as it sounds.  Here's What You Need to Remember: Overbearing in size, glowering in outlook, stuffed with hardware—that’s what a PLA Navy battleship would be. Don’t put such a project beyond Beijing. S’pose China built a battleship. What would such a sea creature look like, and how would it fare in the bare-knuckles world of naval diplomacy and warfare? This is no mere flight of fancy. No, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not about to...

The National Interest—The U.S. Navy Has a Plan to Counter China’s Submarines. Charlie Gao Anti-Submarine Warfare, Asia Skillful use of the Maritime Patrol Aircraft could determine how an engagement plays out. Here's What You Need to Know: The Navy has a wide variety of modern weapons to find and destroy enemy submarines. With things heating up in the South China Sea (SCS), much attention has been paid to the ships and submarines that could potentially square off against each other in the region. This ignores a key asset of most navies that is already on the “front...

The National Interest—If It Came Down to a War, Iran’s Navy Would Be Crushed by the U.S. Navy. David Axe Iran, Middle East Iran’s fleet has a long history of waging losing fights with the United States and other Western powers. Here's What You Need to Remember: “Small,” “lightly-armed” and “likely obsolete” describes the entire Iranian navy. They don't stand a chance. The Iranian navy is about to get a little bit bigger. But it’s still hopelessly outclassed by rival fleets. The naval imbalance could weigh on diplomatic and military strategies in Tehran, Washington, D.C. and other world...

The National Interest—How a Battle Between the U.S. Navy and China Could Play Out. James Holmes U.S. Navy, United States The U.S. Navy, it seems, is optimized for the blue-water conflagration that’s least likely to occur. Question marks surround who would prevail in the scenarios that are most menacing and most likely to occur. Here's What You Need to Remember: If the technology pans out, PLA ballistic missiles could menace U.S. and allied warships plying the seas anywhere within Asia’s second island chain. The upper figure for DF-26 range, moreover, would extend ASBMs’...