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“Andrew Erickson, a maritime militia expert @NavalWarCollege, recently called for the US to “deal with China’s sea forces holistically” & state clearly that it expected China’s #Navy, #CoastGuard & #MaritimeMilitia to follow international rules.” ft.com/content/ab4b16… #PAFMM
“He added that the US had to ‘accept some friction and force Beijing to choose between de-escalating — the preferred US outcome — or to move up against a US red line that China would prefer to avoid’.” amp.ft.com/content/ab4b16…
"The US navy has been conducting FONOPS..sends warships through disputed waters to prevent a claimant from denying others access in violation of int'l law. Analysts have long pushed for a more effective US response to counter China’s mix of mil, paramil & econ coercive measures."
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The US should regain the strategic initiative by laying down a “Googleable” trail of online info rapidly accessible to all, particularly when China's #MaritimeMilitia rises to the forefront.

Here's a start, based on 4+ years' research @NavalWarCollege:

andrewerickson.com/2018/11/secdef…
To preempt and counteract propaganda, the US must get out in front of the #PAFMM problem with its own authoritative statements, including a fact sheet and an encounter documentation website.

nationalinterest.org/feature/shinin…
Open-source researchers, including @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute @NavalWarCollege, have already published extensive scholarship to help reveal #China's #MaritimeMilitia.

The Office of Naval Intelligence @USNavy could be asked to fill in the gaps.

nationalinterest.org/feature/shinin…
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
bit.ly/HouseIC
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
bit.ly/HouseIC
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume amazon.com/Chinese-Naval-… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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