String of Pearls: Meeting the Challenge of China’s Rising Power Across the Asian Littoral

Author: LTC Christopher J Pehrson China’s rising maritime power is encountering American maritime power along the sea lines of communication (SLOCs) that connect China to vital energy resources in the Middle East and Africa. The “String of Pearls” describes the manifestation of China’s rising geopolitical influence through efforts to increase access to ports and airfields, …

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