U.S. Navy

Is America Up for a Naval War with China?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Is America prepared for a naval clash in the South China Sea if Beijing continues to occupy and fortify islets and reefs she claims as her own? Are we prepared for a Cold War II — with China? While China lacks the strategic arsenal the USSR had in the latter years of the Cold War, economically, technologically and industrially, China is a far greater power than Soviet Russia ever was. And China's population is four times as large. Should we start issuing war guarantees to China's neighbors? Should we start putting down red lines China will not be allowed to cross? Have we considered how this all ends?

First Man: Let’s Just Skip This Movie

Setting aside the suspicion that leaving out raising the American flag on the Moon was an anti-American political statement, failing to recognize the fact that the Moon landing was a project of the American people, not a one man show, leaves some of the most important parts of the First Man story on the cutting room floor.  We’re giving First Man a skip, and we urge CHQ readers and friends to do the same.

Pearl Harbor and the Legacy of Carl Vinson

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Today, most Americans do not recognize Vinson’s contributions to American security. But the real strategic story of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor was that Japan foolishly bombed a mostly obsolete fleet, soon guaranteeing terrible revenge from its far greater and more modern replacement armada — thanks largely to the global visions of a rural Georgia congressman.

Philippine President Duterte Goes Native in Beijing: Has China Really Won?

Washington doesn’t need to “win” in the Philippines. Better that the American people win by dropping an expensive and risky commitment to go to war on behalf of a nation largely irrelevant to U.S. security.