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

By CIMSEC 11-24-2021 07:55:00

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

By CIMSEC 11-09-2021 05:15:42

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

By CIMSEC 10-28-2021 10:51:17

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

By CIMSEC 10-20-2021 09:53:43

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

By CIMSEC 10-03-2021 02:54:19

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

By CIMSEC 09-16-2021 12:22:30

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

By CIMSEC 09-10-2021 08:02:43

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

By CIMSEC 09-05-2021 01:43:34

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

By CIMSEC 08-30-2021 07:17:47

Posted in: Government

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

How China is Militarizing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

By CIMSEC 08-22-2021 06:03:00

Posted in: Government

[By Ryan Fedasiuk] Since 2018, Indonesian fishermen have regularly reeled in autonomous, glider-like vehicles operati...

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