You Can Buy One Of The Army’s Most Capable Ships As The Service Guts Its Naval Fleets

War Zone – The decision to sell two of these Logistics Support Vessels, along with dozens of landing craft and tugs, might be one the Army comes to regret.

War Studies Primer

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Why We Will Never See Fully Autonomous Commercial Ships

CIMSEC – The world will never see fully autonomous transoceanic commercial cargo ships. In fact, autonomous vessels are likely to operate in only very limited situations.

Uncle Sam Takes a R.E.S.T.

Modern War Institute – The Army Mad Scientist team executed its 2019 Science Fiction Writing Contest to glean insights about the future fight with a near-peer competitor in 2030. The following story was one of four finalists.

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Jonathan Roper, Traveling Consultant

Modern War Institute – The Army Mad Scientist team executed its 2019 Science Fiction Writing Contest to glean insights about the future fight with a near-peer competitor in 2030. The following story was one of four finalists.

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Modern War Institute – The Army Mad Scientist team executed its 2019 Science Fiction Writing Contest to glean insights about the future fight with a near-peer competitor in 2030. The team received seventy-seven submissions from both within and outside of the Department of Defense. The following story was one of four finalists.

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Modern War Institute – The Army Mad Scientist team executed its 2019 Science Fiction Writing Contest to glean insights about the future fight with a near-peer competitor in 2030. The team received seventy-seven submissions from both within and outside of the Department of Defense. The following story was the winning entry and was submitted by Col. Jasper Jeffers. This story features future disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented humans, and robotics.

US military complex is a ‘malignant virus’ that’s evolved to defend itself – Andrew Cockburn

RT – The US military industrial complex has grown into a self-sustaining organism with an immune system that attacks and smothers any threat to its food supply – the taxpayers’ money, writes renowned defense analyst Andrew Cockburn.

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Small States Need Balanced Navies

USNI Proceedings – Small states can use creative solutions to overcome manpower and resource challenges and build navies for coastal defense.

How Combined Navies and Coast Guards Coalesce: A Maritime Forces Learning Model

CIMSEC – Walk into a bar in any country and ask a bunch of naval officers, coast guard officers and merchant mariners (Yes, I have done this), “Why is it that maritime forces are able to come together so quickly and effectively when the maritime domain is under duress?” You will hear answers such as . . . “We just know how to work together.” A Spanish admiral told me, “We speak the same language,” and an Indian naval officer told me, “We’re cut from the same cloth.” Examining some historical examples of how maritime security organizations have successfully come together in times of crisis will shed light on this fascinating phenomenon.

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A First Time For Everything: The United Nations Maritime Task Force in Lebanon

CIMSEC – Another example of successful UN peacekeeping includes the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), forged from the fires of the 1978 war between Israel and PLO fighters operating from southern Lebanon. This UN mission was substantially enhanced in 2006 following a repeat of the conflict. It also included a historical development in UN peacekeeping, the establishment of the Maritime Task Force (MTF) attached to UNIFIL, the first such naval operation of its kind under the auspices of the United Nations.

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This Containerized Missile Launcher Could Give Almost Any Ship Short-Range Air Defenses

War Zone – The system works against small boats as well and could be a cost-effective point air defense system on land, too.

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The US and China are in a quantum arms race that will transform warfare

MIT Technology Review – Radar that can spot stealth aircraft and other quantum innovations could give their militaries a strategic edge.