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Preserving History's Data for Tomorrow's Navy

By CIMSEC 2017-04-26 19:31:10

[By Frank A. Blazich, Jr.] In an era where the Navy is facing contested seas from challenges posed by China and Russia, history can unlock potential advantages with which...

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The Coast Guard and Maritime Chokepoints

By CIMSEC 2017-04-20 21:41:48

[By Victoria Castleberry] The need for security of international maritime trade has never been greater as over 90 percent of internationally traded goods are transported...

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Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea in 2016

By CIMSEC 2017-04-11 20:43:33

[By Dirk Steffen] 2016 witnessed a marked increase in maritime security incidents over the previous year, irrespective of the counting standards. Denmark-based Risk...

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Iranian Naval Capabilities in the Red Sea

By CIMSEC 2017-04-06 16:07:34

[By James Fargher] International attention has focused on the possibilities of an Iranian closure of the Straits of Hormuz, and the catastrophic effect a blockade would...

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An Adequate NATO for Deterring Russia

By CIMSEC 2017-03-31 17:28:32

[By Ian Sundstrom] Introduction Since the Alliance Maritime Strategy (AMS) was published in 2011, the strategic context facing NATO has shifted. The drafters...

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Hainan's Maritime Militia: A Standing Vanguard

By CIMSEC 2017-03-29 18:05:29

[By Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson] Hainan Province’s unique geography makes its buildup of maritime militia units the spear tip of China’s...

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Russia's Black Sea Fleet Buildup

By CIMSEC 2017-03-28 17:33:14

[By LT Alex Schneider] A Neglected Black Sea Fleet Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia’s naval fleets have been severely neglected. Corruption,...

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A Permanent Carrier Strike Group in the Mediterranean

By CIMSEC 2017-03-27 20:24:55

[By Lieutenant Jason Chuma] The Carrier Strike Group (CSG), with its air wing, surface escorts, and auxiliary support vessels, provides capabilities with great flexibility...

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Stephen Biddle on Strategy in the Western Pacific

By CIMSEC 2017-03-22 19:22:56

[By Matt Merighi] The following is an interview between Mina Pollman, CIMSEC’s director of external relations, and Professor Steve Biddle of George Washington...

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For Want of a Broadside: Why Marines Need Fire Support

By CIMSEC 2017-03-21 15:52:11

[By Capt. Vince DePinto] According to the 2016 Marine Corps Operating Concept (MOC), the greatest risk to the Marine Corps is that it becomes unbalanced in its...

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