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Op-Ed: Retire the LCS and Hand Off Small-Ship Patrols to the USCG

Published May 20, 2022 1:57 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Bryan Clark and Craig Hooper] News recently leaked that the Navy’s Independence-class Littoral Combat...

U.S. Navy Can Demonstrate the Freedom to Operate in the Taiwan Strait

Published May 3, 2022 2:15 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Capt. Raul (Pete) Pedrozo] Introduction A Turkish news report indicated that the transit of the Taiwan Strait by the USS...

How Would the Russian Navy Fight in a Full-Scale Conflict?

Published Apr 11, 2022 3:21 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Michael B. Petersen] How might Russian maritime forces be brought to bear against the United States and its allies? This qu...

Beware Buyer's Remorse: Why the Coast Guard Should Avoid the LCS

Published Apr 6, 2022 5:27 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Lt. Joseph O’Connell] With all the negative publicity surrounding the Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS) program...

Could There be a Role for Wing-in-Ground Craft in Naval Warfare?

Published Mar 30, 2022 2:58 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Cmdr. Michael Knickerbocker] The People’s Liberation Army – Navy, PLA(N), has rapidly modernized and grown thei...

Op-Ed: Russian Hypocrisy and "Unlawfare" in the Black Sea

Published Mar 27, 2022 4:58 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Ian Ralby and Col. Leonid Zaliubovsky] Despite Russia continuing to bomb civilians and target hospitals amid an aggress...

The Islamic State's Maritime Operations: Fighting, Fishing and Filming

Published Mar 24, 2022 3:08 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

[By Lucas Webber] In 2004, two US Navy personnel and one member of the Coast Guard were killed in a blast while attem...

Gliders With Ears: A New Tool in China's Subsea Surveillance Toolbox

Published Mar 21, 2022 2:36 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Ryan Martinson] Today, Chinese underwater gliders operate throughout the Indo-Pacific, from the Bay of Bengal to...

Where are the Russian Navy's Closely-Watched Amphibs Headed?

Published Feb 10, 2022 6:44 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

]By Ben Claremont] The past several weeks have seen some extraordinary Russian naval activity. On 17 and 18 January 2021,...

Argentina Deploys New Patrol Ships to Ward Off China's Squid Fleet

Published Feb 6, 2022 2:28 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez] The Argentine Navy has deployed its two newest offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), ARA Bouc...

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