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Lessons From the Ship That Nearly Destroyed 12 Percent of World Trade

Published May 9, 2021 2:04 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Shipping

[By Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano] The grounding of MV Ever Given from March 23 to March 29, 2021 captured the world&r...

Opinion: The World's Navies and Merchant Fleets Need a Stronger Bond

Published May 6, 2021 5:59 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Peter Cook] In his authoritative tome Seapower, Geoffrey Till observes that navies “have to work alongside rathe...

Soft Cyber Laws Make Port Facilities Soft Cyber Targets

Published May 4, 2021 2:33 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Ports

[By CDR Michael C. Petta] There is widespread recognition that cybersecurity vulnerabilities make the maritime transportation s...

Winning an AI-Enabled War at Sea

Published Apr 20, 2021 2:09 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Peter Layton] Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is suddenly important to military forces. Not yet an arms race, t...

How Floating "Repair Yards" Helped the U.S. Navy Win in the Pacific

Published Apr 15, 2021 10:58 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Shipping

[By LCDR Ryan Hilger, USN] USS Houston (CL 81), in a hard turn with her underside exposed, felt the torpedo explosion across th...

Deterring China: Why the U.S. Navy's Future Needs to Happen Now

Published Apr 8, 2021 12:51 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Adam Taylor] Recent remarks by Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Command (INDO-PACOM), highlights one of...

Russia's Eastern Med Presence Complicates Israeli Naval Operations

Published Mar 14, 2021 1:51 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By CDR Dr. Eyal Pinko (IDF, ret.)] In recent years, and significantly since the 2011 Syrian uprising, the Russian Navy’s...

Digital Perils: Socially Engineered Attacks in Maritime Cybersecurity

Published Mar 5, 2021 3:17 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Shipping

[By Leonid Vashchenko] Maritime digital transformation is in its most rapid and turbulent era. Such a transformation offers sub...

Distributed Shipbuilding for an Unmanned Fleet

Published Mar 2, 2021 5:23 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Collin Fox] Increasingly powerful strategic competitors and a flat defense budget call to mind this pithy quote, often misa...

The Future is Unmanned

Published Feb 28, 2021 8:02 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Trevor Phillips-Levine, Dylan Phillips-Levine, and Walker D. Mills] In August 2020, USNI News reported that the Navy h...

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