Naval War College Review

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In recent testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Peter A. Dutton of the Naval War College offered a timely and incisive analysis of the aims and tactics of China in its ongoing maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas. We take the liberty (with his permission, of course) of reproducing that tes- timony here. Professor Dutton emphasizes the sophisticated—indeed, sophistical —strategy the Chinese have pursued in the international legal arena, so far with some apparent success. He believes that our allies in the region are anxious to see the United States take a greater leadership role on these issues. Peter Dutton, a former Judge Advocate General naval officer, is the director of the College’s China Maritime Studies Institute.