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Could the USCG be an Asset in the South China Sea?

By CIMSEC 2017-11-06 17:37:07

[By Michael D. Armour, Ph.D.] Recently there has been discussions at the highest level of the U.S. military concerning the deployment of U.S. Coast Guard assets to...


The Advent of "Feral Maritime Zones"

By CIMSEC 2017-11-01 21:17:03

[By J. Overton] Massive amounts of seaborne debris were created from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The debris fields caused alarm as they floated about the Pacific...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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