FEATURE | Bringing back sea power from the deckplate on up

Sea Power is of the utmost importance in terms of global control of both economic and geographical regions. Walter Raleigh wrote in the 17th century, “whosoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.”

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FEATURE | Reflections on the US Navy

The US Navy had a horror year in 2017 with tragic accidents and a major corruption scandal. While the cause may have been mainly budgetary, with inadequate resources allowed the navy, deeper cultural issues might also be involved.

FEATURE | US naval accidents revisited

The US Navy is usually acknowledged as the biggest and best navy in the world. It is by far the biggest, and the best in terms of the hardware of naval warfare, although that position is now being challenged by China in some dimensions, such as missile technology and a ship-mounted electromagnetic railgun.

Navy finds US destroyer collisions were avoidable

The deadly collisions of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan in June, and the August collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and merchant vessel Alnic MC were preventable, a US Navy report has found. A total of 17 US Navy sailors lost their lives in the collisions.

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