01 septembrie 2022

Hedging with Humility: Reassessing China’s Power Projection Capabilities Against Taiwan

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“Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us. If Higgins had not designed and built those [landing craft] we never could have landed over an open beach. The whole strategy of the war would have been different.”-President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a 1964 interviewThe Marine Corps tested the first Higgins boat with a bow ramp in June 1941, only 14 months before amphibious landings in Guadalcanal and only 24 months before Sicily. American industry churned out over 20,000 of these boats that [...]