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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Unpacking the Details of the South China Sea Dispute

By CIMSEC 2017-05-19 14:10:33

[By Matthew Merighi] Join the latest episode of Sea Control for a conversation with Professor Vasco Becker-Weingberg of Universidad Nova in Lisbon, Portugal, about...


Freedom of Navigation Extends to Foreign Warships

By CIMSEC 2017-05-15 20:32:42

[By Commander Sean Fahey, USCG] The past months have seen a significant increase in Russian military activity across Europe, including the Baltic Sea. Last...


Waters of Black Gold: The Strait of Hormuz

By CIMSEC 2017-05-03 21:33:21

[By Imran Shamsunahar] What distinguishes navies from that of other branches of the military is that their raison d’etre is often inherently...


Preserving History's Data for Tomorrow's Navy

By CIMSEC 2017-04-26 19:31:10

[By Frank A. Blazich, Jr.] In an era where the Navy is facing contested seas from challenges posed by China and Russia, history can unlock potential advantages with which...


The Coast Guard and Maritime Chokepoints

By CIMSEC 2017-04-20 21:41:48

[By Victoria Castleberry] The need for security of international maritime trade has never been greater as over 90 percent of internationally traded goods are transported...

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