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Navy's Stealthiest Warship May Be a Merchant Vessel

By CIMSEC 2017-10-13 18:07:49

[By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.] When one thinks of a stealth ship, images of the Chinese Type 055 destroyer, the French La Fayette-class frigate, or...

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Plaster the Ship With Paint: Dazzle and Deception in War

By CIMSEC 2017-10-05 16:59:32

[By Christopher Nelson] There is a little ditty in the last page of James Taylor’s recent book, “Dazzle: Disguise and Deception in War and Art.” It goes...

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The Royal Navy and Freedom of Navigation Operations

By CIMSEC 2017-09-29 15:54:26

[By Lt. Cmdr. Pete Barker] In July, two major announcements were made renewing the Royal Navy’s commitment to the principle of freedom of navigation in the coming...

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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...

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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...

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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)....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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