Apr 29, 2021
America’s Naval Strategy Is at Sea
The Pentagon hasn’t spelled out how it would win a maritime war against China. The U.S. Navy is at sea, figuratively as well as literally. It has 101 ships deployed around the...
Apr 2, 2021
Suez Canal’s Shutdown Is a Lesson for Naval Powers
After seven days, the MV Ever Given has been freed from the Suez Canal. The container ship had to be refloated and maneuvered off each canal bank. Then it had to transit...
Mar 10, 2021
Royal Navy in the Pacific: An Ally Against China
Because of its renewed emphasis on allies, the Biden administration should be grateful for the United Kingdom’s plan to deploy a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Indo-Pacific...
Feb 17, 2021
What’s the Navy’s Priority — Petty Rules, or Preparing To Fight?
On Jan. 27 the U.S. Navy relieved Frank Azzarello, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman, of his post just days before his scheduled change...
Jan 28, 2021
Iran Tests the New Administration
On 18 January, Iran detained businessman Emad Sharghi, preventing his alleged attempt to “flee” the country. Sharghi, a dual Iranian-American citizen who works for...
Jan 16, 2021
Economic and Diplomatic Power is not a Substitute for Military Strength
The current chaos in Washington DC has given U.S. political discourse a distinct focus, a focus that will remain until 20 January, when Mr. Biden is inaugurated. Fortunately,...
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