J. Michael Dahm is a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) where he focuses on foreign technologies. He has over 25 years of experience as a Naval Intelligence Officer with extensive service in the Asia-Pacific region. He served as Assistant U.S. Naval Attaché in Beijing, China from 2012-2015. Mr. Dahm’s perspectives presented through AMTI are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of APL or its sponsors.
The deployment of an Island Reef Information Station Ocean E-Station to Bombay Reef may have opened a new chapter in the international debate over matters of sovereignty, legality and control in the South China Sea.