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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...

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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)....

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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...

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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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A Small Warship With a Small Marine Corps Unit?

By CIMSEC 2017-07-11 21:40:01

[By B. A. Friedman] As the Navy examines its options for the Future Surface Combatant (FSC) family of ships, the large surface combatant will most likely get the most...

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Normalizing Military Operations in the S. China Sea

By CIMSEC 2017-06-22 21:29:58

[By Brandon Hughes] On December 22, 2016 Hainan Airlines flew its first chartered flight to Woody Island (Ying Xing Dao), one of the many disputed islands in...

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Contested Seas: Maritime Security in Libya

By CIMSEC 2017-06-20 19:58:28

[By James Pothecary] Introduction On 20 February, the Bahamas-flagged car carrier Morning Compass was seized by militants purporting to represent the Libyan...

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Leadership

By CIMSEC 2017-06-07 21:19:24

Roger Misso, vice president of CIMSEC, recently spoke with former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus about his time as the service’s top civilian official. The...

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North Korea's Sea-Based Nuclear Capabilities

By CIMSEC 2017-05-30 21:29:58

North Korea stunned the world by conducting its first nuclear test in 2006, a mere three years after its withdrawal from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear...

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The Navy's Software Frontier

By CIMSEC 2017-05-23 14:22:08

[By LT Travis Howard] Lieutenant Stacey Alto sits in the Joint Intelligence Center aboard the Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship USS Essex. As the Force Intelligence Watch...

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