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U.S. Naval Surveillance in the Era of Great Power Competition

U.S. Naval Surveillance in the Era of Great Power Competition

The competition for dominance in the West Pacific continues to escalate as China attempts to thwart U.S. strategy and claim a greater hold within the region.

As China escalates its presence in many parts of the Pacific, it continues to grow stronger economically and militarily. The United States has responded with increased naval operations and seeks to extend the range of weapons within the Pacific theater. However, shortfalls have emerged in the U.S. Navy’s ability to successfully track and target China’s growing naval presence.

What advantage would these security shortfalls give China if conflict erupts between it and the United States? What is the history of U.S. intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting within the region and what current tactical problems hinder America’s capabilities?

Join Hudson Institute as panelists answer these questions and offer solutions to problems facing U.S. defense policy-makers in the West Pacific, drawing on Hudson Institute’s recent report If You Can’t See ’em, You Can’t Shoot ’em: Improving US Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to [email protected]


Seth Cropsey

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Bryan McGrath

Managing Director, FerryBridge Group

David Larter

Naval Warfare Reporter, Defense News

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