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Navy Collisions: Competence, Overload and Cyber Factors

By CIMSEC 2017-08-29 19:00:09

[By Chris Demchak, Keith Patton, and Sam J. Tangredi] These are exclusively the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Naval...


The PLA Navy in the Baltic: A View from Kiel

By CIMSEC 2017-08-18 18:11:04

[By Sebastian Bruns and Sarah Kirchberger] On 19 July 2017, after a long transit through the Indian Ocean and around the European continent, a three-ship People’s...


U.S. Navy Launches Information Warfighting Center

By CIMSEC 2017-07-24 20:49:39

[By Sally Deboer] CIMSEC was recently joined by Captain John Watkins, the first commanding officer of  the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC)....


At Security Summit, China Cedes Initiative to U.S.

By CIMSEC 2017-07-19 14:28:02

[By Tuan N. Pham] Singapore hosted the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) from June 2-4. The dialogue was well attended by defense ministers from the United...


Could Japan and the U.S. Cooperate on a New Frigate?

By CIMSEC 2017-07-18 16:12:43

[By Jason Y. Osuga] “Our history is clear that nations with strong allies thrive, and those without them wither. My key words are solvency and security to...


A Small Warship With a Small Marine Corps Unit?

By CIMSEC 2017-07-11 21:40:01

[By B. A. Friedman] As the Navy examines its options for the Future Surface Combatant (FSC) family of ships, the large surface combatant will most likely get the most...


Normalizing Military Operations in the S. China Sea

By CIMSEC 2017-06-22 21:29:58

[By Brandon Hughes] On December 22, 2016 Hainan Airlines flew its first chartered flight to Woody Island (Ying Xing Dao), one of the many disputed islands in...


Contested Seas: Maritime Security in Libya

By CIMSEC 2017-06-20 19:58:28

[By James Pothecary] Introduction On 20 February, the Bahamas-flagged car carrier Morning Compass was seized by militants purporting to represent the Libyan...


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Leadership

By CIMSEC 2017-06-07 21:19:24

Roger Misso, vice president of CIMSEC, recently spoke with former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus about his time as the service’s top civilian official. The...


North Korea's Sea-Based Nuclear Capabilities

By CIMSEC 2017-05-30 21:29:58

North Korea stunned the world by conducting its first nuclear test in 2006, a mere three years after its withdrawal from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear...

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