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To Expand U.S. Reach, Station a Coast Guard Cutter at American Samoa

Published Jul 25, 2022 4:16 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Lt. Ridge Alkonis] Regardless of prognostications of future conflict it is clear that the history of the 21st century...

Beyond the Gulf: Broadening U.S. Maritime Security Ops in the Mideast

Published Jul 7, 2022 10:35 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Jeffrey Payne] Despite rumors to the contrary, the United States is not interested in disengaging from the Middle...

Lessons From 40 Years of Missile Warfare: HMS Sheffield to the Moskva

Published Jun 30, 2022 9:39 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

[By Dr. Steven Wills] The recent loss of the Russian Navy guided missile cruiser RFS Moskva from a cruise missil...

Op-Ed: Retire the LCS and Hand Off Small-Ship Patrols to the USCG

Published May 20, 2022 1:57 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Bryan Clark and Craig Hooper] News recently leaked that the Navy’s Independence-class Littoral Combat...

U.S. Navy Can Demonstrate the Freedom to Operate in the Taiwan Strait

Published May 3, 2022 2:15 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Capt. Raul (Pete) Pedrozo] Introduction A Turkish news report indicated that the transit of the Taiwan Strait by the USS...

How Would the Russian Navy Fight in a Full-Scale Conflict?

Published Apr 11, 2022 3:21 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Michael B. Petersen] How might Russian maritime forces be brought to bear against the United States and its allies? This qu...

Beware Buyer's Remorse: Why the Coast Guard Should Avoid the LCS

Published Apr 6, 2022 5:27 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Lt. Joseph O’Connell] With all the negative publicity surrounding the Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS) program...

Could There be a Role for Wing-in-Ground Craft in Naval Warfare?

Published Mar 30, 2022 2:58 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Cmdr. Michael Knickerbocker] The People’s Liberation Army – Navy, PLA(N), has rapidly modernized and grown thei...

Op-Ed: Russian Hypocrisy and "Unlawfare" in the Black Sea

Published Mar 27, 2022 4:58 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Ian Ralby and Col. Leonid Zaliubovsky] Despite Russia continuing to bomb civilians and target hospitals amid an aggress...

The Islamic State's Maritime Operations: Fighting, Fishing and Filming

Published Mar 24, 2022 3:08 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

[By Lucas Webber] In 2004, two US Navy personnel and one member of the Coast Guard were killed in a blast while attem...

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