Key Developments

Putin’s Election and His War with the West

03/20/2024
By Robert Czulda

Vladimir Putin’s 87.3% of the votes in undemocratic and rigged elections marks his best result in…

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Tactical Success and Strategic Confusion: Lessons Not Learned

03/19/2024
By Ed Timperlake

Recently, we interviewed David Evans, who has had an unusual career as a Vietnam War Marine,…

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Thwarting Nuclear Threats Requires Global Partners

03/17/2024
By Richard Weitz

Managing growing nuclear threats will prove a critical challenge for the next U.S. president. The United States needs…

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NATO and the Defense of Europe: 1964 versus 2024

03/14/2024
By Robbin Laird

How different is the defense situation in Europe today versus 1964? This may seem an odd…

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Putting the Osprey Safety Record in Perspective

03/13/2024
By Robbin Laird

The question of Osprey safety has been brought to the fore again with the accident last…

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Fleet Redesign and Training: The Case of Second Fleet and the USS Gerald R. Ford

03/08/2024
By Robbin Laird

2nd Fleet was re-designed, and the USS Gerald R. Ford has come to the fleet. How…

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Special Reports
03/03/2024
Maritime autonomous systems can be used a variety of ways to support the combat force. My book to...
Book Review
04/07/2024
In a new book by George Galdorisi and Sam Tangredi, they focus on the coming impact of artificial intelligence on warfare. The book is entitled Algorithms of Armageddon which recognizes how a general scientific fiction quality to AI has come...
Featured Defense System
04/06/2024
By MARTAC

Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. (MARTAC), an innovator in Maritime Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs), is proud to unveil the latest product in our portfolio, the MUSKIE M18 (M18) ASV. The M18 is an 18 foot (5.5m) low-cost, attritable system for use on one-way missions.  The M18 configuration is designed as a high-performance, monohull ASV capable of burst speeds of 50+ kts, open ocean cruising ranges up to 500 nautical miles, and a payload capacity up to 1000 pounds (450 kg). [caption id="attachment_19637" align="alignnone" width="1024"] M18 in one of many configurations depending on the mission.[/caption] Recently procured by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the M18 was designed and developed from concept to empower operators to execute missions accommodating a variety of payloads, kinetics and kill systems in a...

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