Dr. Scott C. Truver manages Gryphon’s Naval and Maritime Programs group and serves as senior advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses.

Articles by Scott C. Truver

The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC-716) offloads humanitarian relief supplies in Batumi, Republic of Georgia, in 2008.

The Nationalized Fleet?

By Scott Truver and Brian O’Rourke
August 2020
Is there any hope for the Navy–Coast Guard ‘National Fleet’ concept? It is looking increasingly unlikely.
NTK-ice breaker-open

Ice(breakers) Ahead!

By Scott Truver and Michael Kofman
July 2020
After some two decades of visions, strategies, and plans outlining a need for heavy and medium icebreakers, the Coast Guard finally has launched the Polar Security Cutter project.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group transits in formation while deployed in the Indo-Pacific region in January 2020. By late March, the carrier would be in Guam battling an outbreak of the COVID-19 illness among the crew.

U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2020
In a year of much disruption, a new Navy leadership team is attempting to implement far-reaching force structure changes in the spirit of naval integration while facing flat budgets.
Aviation ordnancemen on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) inspect Mk 62 Quickstrike mines. On the right, a Quickstrike–ER (extended range) mine deploys its wings as it drops from an Air Force B-52H bomber.

Damn! Torpedoes!

By Scott Truver, Brian O’Rourke, and Commander Brooke Millard, USCG
May 2020
The Navy is starting to pay attention to offensive mine warfare again.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy

Iran’s Gray Zone Navy

By Scott Truver
February 2020
Iran’s playbook creates problems for U.S. forces. It “offers an excellent model for achieving strategic objectives by operating in the ‘gray zone’ between peace and open kinetic conflict.”
U.S. sailors and Georgian coast guardsmen conduct an integrated visit, board, and search-and-seizure exercise on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in the Black Sea in late January 2019

The U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2019
During the past year, the U.S. national security community focused on the return of great power competition and how to filter through that long-term competitive lens the improvement of every ...