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Tankers for the Pacific Fight: A Crisis in Capability

Published Jan 24, 2023 2:39 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Stephen M. Carmel, MLL] The Department of Defense is projected to need on the order of one hundred tankers of various sizes...

Cuban Missile Crisis: When Soviet Subs Nearly Used Nuclear Arms

Published Jan 15, 2023 1:07 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By LtCol Brent Stricker] “It would be well for your government to consider that having your ships and ours, your aircraf...

China Next Door: The CCP's Growing Influence in Latin America

Published Dec 22, 2022 6:07 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Captain Steven Arango, USMC] Americans hear about countries such as China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran on a frequent basi...

Russia's New Maritime Doctrine: “Hybrid War With the Collective West"

Published Nov 28, 2022 2:48 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Olga R. Chiriac] On July 31, 2022, Russian Navy Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of the new Mar...

Op-Ed: U.S. Navy Must Adapt Quickly to New Threats and Capabilities

Published Nov 1, 2022 3:54 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By CAPT Jamie McGrath, USN] Night had fallen in the sweltering South Pacific. The cruiser’s captain paced nervously...

Defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis: Naval Quarantine for De-Escalation

Published Oct 27, 2022 3:52 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By LtCol Brent Stricker] “I thought of the many times that I had hear the military take positions which, if wrong, had t...

Get Real, Get Better: Overhauling U.S. Navy Officer Training

Published Oct 25, 2022 2:20 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Bill Golden] First awarded in 1975, the SWO pin was created to identify a cadre of professional mariners who operate U.S. w...

Smuggler Tech: Low-Profile Boats Could Resupply the Marine Corps

Published Oct 11, 2022 1:44 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By LtCol Brent Stricker, USMC] The Marine Corps is faced with an intensified challenge of contested logistics as it emplo...

In New Era of Competition, American Maritime Needs Geostrategists

Published Oct 9, 2022 4:21 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Drake Long] In 1567, a Spanish navigator named Álvaro de Mendaña y Neira set sail for an ill-fated voyage to...

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...

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