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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...

More Investment Needed in Submarine Search and Rescue Technology

Published Oct 13, 2023 5:17 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

[By Andrew Song] In the race against time, recent history demonstrates that technology remains limited for submarine search and...

Op-Ed: US Navy Needs a Small, Lightly-Manned Warship to Counter China

Published Oct 8, 2023 9:04 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Shelley Gallup] In past wars, small and well-armed ships, such as destroyer escorts, torpedo boats, and riverine craft have...

Op-Ed: US Navy Needs to Expand Access to Education for Enlisted Sailors

Published Oct 5, 2023 8:49 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Rodgers] In the U.S. Navy, maritime superiority and the readiness of its warfighters have a...

Rebuilding a Navy That Is Self-Sufficient at Sea

Published Sep 29, 2023 1:49 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Anthony Cowden] My recommendations to the next Chief of Naval Operations are based on the difference between the kind of na...

Op-Ed: The U.S. Navy Needs an Operational Level of War Strategy

Published Sep 26, 2023 3:09 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Steven Wills] This article appears courtesy of CIMSEC's Notes to the New Chief of Naval Operations Series and may b...

Nuclear Torpedo Drones and Their Legality in War

Published Sep 7, 2023 4:18 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Raul (Pete) Pedrozo] Russia and North Korea are both fielding a novel type of naval weapon – nuclear-armed torpedo dr...

Digital Horizon: Proving the Value of Unmanned Naval Surface Vehicles

Published Aug 29, 2023 6:05 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Capt. George Galdorisi] The international community has been tremendously proactive in undertaking operations, ex...

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