Michael Chase

Michael S. Chase is an associate professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project. The views expressed here are his own.



By / 12.14.2010

Read the entire memo It’s clear that China’s Navy is growing in size and quality. Not only does China have the largest navy in East Asia, it has an increasingly modern and capable force of imported and indigenously produced destroyers, frigates, missile patrol craft, and submarines. Beijing is even planning to deploy its own aircraft […]


By / 10.7.2010

Download the entire memo. Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has enjoyed an unparalleled ability to project military power around the globe, as the world’s leading superpower. But in recent years, potential U.S. rivals have invested in weapons systems and strategies that challenge America’s ability to project such global power. It […]


By / 3.4.2010

Download the report. This is the first installment in a three-part series investigating the state of China’s military. The other articles in this series will look at China’s missile capabilities and naval modernization. This week, China’s National People’s Congress will convene its annual meeting in Beijing. Among the developments that are expected from the gathering […]