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Op-Ed: Littoral Combat Ships Would Make Great Coast Guard Cutters

Published Dec 19, 2021 9:58 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Lt. James Martin and Lt. Jasper Campbell, USCG] In the spring of 2021, defense-minded internet message boards and social me...

How Long Can the U.S. Coast Guard Detain Smugglers?

Published Nov 24, 2021 7:55 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Thomas “Buddy” Bardenwerper] This article is an excerpt, and the reader is encouraged to visit its full two-par...

Op-Ed: U.S., Russia and China Could Combat Maritime Crime Together

Published Nov 9, 2021 5:15 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Jan Stockbruegger and Christian Bueger] Great power competition with China and Russia dominates debates in Washington. Few...

Op-Ed: America Needs a Cabinet-Level Maritime Department

Published Oct 28, 2021 10:51 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Jimmy Drennan] The ongoing supply chain crisis is a sobering reminder that American maritime interests have always been abo...

The Evolving Risk of China's "Gray Zone" Operations

Published Oct 20, 2021 9:53 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Peter Layton] As competition with China deepens, the nation’s use of gray zone techniques is becoming of increas...

Op-Ed: Time for an International Standard for Port Cybersecurity

Published Oct 3, 2021 2:54 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By CDR Michael C. Petta] Port industry leaders recently submitted cybersecurity guidelines to the International Maritime...

China's Coast Guard Might Show Up Soon Off Central America

Published Sep 16, 2021 12:22 AM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Daniel J. Kostecka] The China Coast Guard (CCG) is growing in capability, capacity, and confidence. With an established pre...

China's Navy is Exploring Ways to Use Ferries for Military Landings

Published Sep 10, 2021 8:02 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Michael Dahm and Conor M. Kennedy] The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has been increasing its ability to use civilian roll-o...

The Navy's Future Drone Fleet Needs Better Satcom Coverage

Published Sep 5, 2021 1:43 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Brandon Walls and Nicholas Ayrton] As times change, they demand that military doctrine and strategy change with it. Key to...

The Growing Risk of Militarized Unmanned Submersibles

Published Aug 30, 2021 7:17 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

By Andro Mathewson In late May 2021, the Israeli armed forces destroyed an armed underwater uninhabited vehicle (UUV)1 ope...

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