Cover: On the Eve of Destruction

On the Eve of Destruction

Published in: European Security & Defence/Maritime Defence Monitor, Combined Special Issue, pages 130-134 (May 2024)

Posted on rand.org Jun 5, 2024

by Scott Savitz

The rapid seizure of operational port facilities has typically been a vital objective of any major amphibious invasion. Conversely, effective measures aimed at the denial of these facilities can significantly hinder an opponent's operations. This article looks at the continued relevance of port destruction, using the current threat posed by mainland China to Taiwan as an example.

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