U.S. Naval Institute

'Tipping' the Future Fleet

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), Antonio Siordia, and Scott C. Truver
October 2010
Of all the alternatives outlined in a Center for Naval Analyses study, a “2-Hub” Navy of the future appears to be the most viable.
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The Forgotten Threat

By Captain Jim Howe, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
October 2010
The “Small Vessel Security Strategy” of 2008 has done little if anything to address the threat of “Cole-style” attacks in America.
Library of Congress

The Day Before

By Walter Slocombe and Daniel Gerstein
October 2010
Since terrorists are more likely to launch a biological weapon than a nuclear one, the time to prepare for such an attack is now.
U.S. Forest Service

A Frontier Aflame

By Colonel John C. McKay, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 2010
Illegal trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border is inciting unprecendented violence, undermining security in both countries.
Kelly Erlinger

Staggering to War in the Falklands?

By Captain William Dempsey, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
October 2010
In 1982, Britain and Argentina fought over some rocky islands in the South Atlantic. Today, oil drilling is causing a new row.
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Running on Empty

By Craig Hooper
October 2010
The Military Sealift Command’s underway replenishment vessels are overworked and aging. The oilers need replenishment, too.
U.S. Navy

Five Brave Men

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2010
It was Thursday, 12 October 2000—the day before the Navy’s 224th birthday—when a small boat approached the USS Cole (DDG-67) in Aden Harbor. Waving to the crew on the main ...

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