Table of Contents

A2/AD: anti-access area denial

ACTUV: ASW Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel

ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASW: anti-submarine warfare

C3: command, control, and communication

CCTV: China Central Television

CUES: Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea

DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

EEZ: exclusive economic zone

ELF: extremely low frequency

FONOP: freedom of navigation operation

ICBM: intercontinental ballistic missile

JAM-GC: Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons

New START: New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

NFU: no-first-use (policy)

NPR: Nuclear Posture Review

NPT: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

PLA: People’s Liberation Army

SSBN: ship submersible ballistic nuclear (nuclear ballistic missile submarine)

SSN: ship submersible nuclear (nuclear attack submarine)

SLBM: submarine-launched ballistic missile

SLF: super low frequency

SLOC: sea line of communication

TACAMO: take charge and move out

THAAD: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

UNCLOS: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

USV: unmanned surface vehicle

UUV: unmanned underwater vehicle