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Op-Ed: The Maritime Security Operation in the Red Sea Has Limits

Published May 22, 2024 5:39 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

  [By Dirk Siebels] The importance of maritime trade is often highlighted to justify naval spending and operations. Whe...

A New Threat in the Red Sea: Houthi UUVs

Published May 21, 2024 7:50 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

  [By Commander Amila Prasanga, Sri Lankan Navy] The Red Sea, a narrow waterway snaking between Africa and the Arabian...

To Safely Transit the Red Sea, Shadow a Chinese Ship

Published May 5, 2024 4:10 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Shipping

  [By Clay Robinson] It was a sunny morning with calm seas on March 6, 2024, a fine day for sailing the tranquil waters...

Op-Ed: Maritime Security Sector Needs to Focus on Fundamentals, Not Tech

Published Mar 11, 2024 9:33 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

  [By Jamie Jones and Ian Ralby] What good is the world’s most advanced “dark targeting” platform to...

Has the U.S. Ceded the Black Sea to Russia?

Published Mar 6, 2024 4:19 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

  [By Charles P. (Chuck) Ridgway, Jr.]  In 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an called the Black Sea a &ld...

Want to Revitalize American Shipbuilding? Change the Shift Schedule

Published Feb 25, 2024 12:17 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Shipbuilding

[By Ryan C. Walker] Popular history and historians in public service have encouraged the public to view the production capacity...

China's Navy is Using Quantity to Build Quality

Published Feb 18, 2024 6:01 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Matthew Hipple] The United States Navy holds up quality as the firebreak against the People’s Liberation Army Navy (P...

Op-Ed: Unmanned Naval Vessels Will Take Long-Term Development

Published Nov 23, 2023 6:26 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By James J. Wirtz] Will unmanned forces transform naval campaigning? Given recent events following the Russian invasion of Ukr...

Op-Ed: China is Fighting the Third Opium War - With Fish

Published Oct 30, 2023 3:55 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Ian Ralby] In the 19th Century, the British East India Company was buying up huge amounts of Chinese goods –...

Unmanned Ships for the Navy: A Fleet to Do What?

Published Oct 18, 2023 11:30 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Jonathan Panter] On March 18, 2021, former Congresswoman Elaine Luria of Virginia criticized the Navy’s the...

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