Cruising for a Bruising: Maritime Competition in an Anti-Access Age

  title={Cruising for a Bruising: Maritime Competition in an Anti-Access Age},
  author={Jonathan D. Caverley and Peter J. Dombrowski},
  journal={Security Studies},
  pages={671 - 700}
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