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July 2022
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Ukraine Attack

At War with the Lights Off

By Geoffrey Till
July 2022
As the Ukraine conflict makes plain, the costs of full-scale war can be high and unpredictable. This could reinforce Beijing’s preference for the tactics of insurgency.
Marines from the 2d Marine Division conduct a gap crossing at Camp Lejeune

The Role of Stand-in Forces in Maritime COIN

By Lieutenant Colonel Gary Lehmann and Major Greg Lewis, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
July 2022
The U.S. government and its regional partners must harmonize proven COIN strategies with modern military capabilities to defend and maintain the accepted international order.

Dead Men Tell No Tales

By Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps
July 2022
A confrontation with China’s maritime militia threatens to explode, and U.S. sailors and Marines must decide how to respond.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak (WPB-1329)

Risk-Based SAR Decision-Making Works

By Lieutenant Commander Nicholas Lajoie and Lieutenants Michael Massaro and Christian DiBari, U.S. Coast Guard
July 2022
For routine evolutions, risk management can seem mundane and unnecessary—even boring—but when lives are at stake, it provides essential information to command centers.

Greenland’s Vast Ice Sheet Is Melting

By Captain Don Walsh, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2022
Overall, the Arctic region is warming three to four times faster than the rest of the planet. By 2100, many populated coastal areas worldwide will be flooded and abandoned.

Fight Mines Instead of People

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick “Andy” Cichon, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2022
The United States must prepare to intervene in a blockade and mining of Taiwan’s ports—without directly engaging China’s naval forces.

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