2016

January

Announcements
January’s CIMSEC Topic Week: The Littoral Arena by Dmitry Filipoff

Coming Soon: Information Dissemination’s Jon Solomon Crossposting Series by Sally DeBoer
Invite – Jan 20 – CIMSEC’s January DC Meet-up with Natalie Sambhi by Scott Cheney Peters

Events
Events of Interest Feb. 1-Feb. 5 by Emil Maine

Members’ Round Up
December Member Round Up by Sam Cohen

Littoral Arena Topic Week
Army’s Apaches Bring Fight to Maritime and Littoral Operations by Aaron Jensen

A Century On: The Littoral Mine Warfare Challenge by Timothy Choi

Sea Control
Sea Control North America: Arctic Circle hosted by Matthew Merighi

Sea Control 106: Diver Tough and #Submariner Life hosted by Natalie Sambhi
Sea Control 107: Capt. Sean Heritage and Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command hosted by Matt Hipple
Real Time Strategy 4: Command and Conquer: Generals hosted hosted by Matt Hipple

Interviews
History and the Sea: Interview with Sarah Ward, Marine Archaeologist by Alex Calvo

Naval Affairs
Distributed Lethality and Concepts of Future War by Dmitry Filipoff

That Sinking Feeling: Inflation and the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy by Ryan Dean
crossposted from the Conference for Defense Associations Institute
Four Carrier Crises but Yet No Funeral for the Large Flattop by Steven Wills

Naval Cryptology and the Cuban Missile Crisis by David T. Spalding
crossposted from Station Hypo
Would Britain Really Be Back as a Traditional Carrier Air Power? By Ben Ho Wan Bang
crossposted from RealClearDefense

Asia-Pacific
Series: U.S. Department of State Seeks to Clarify Meaning of China’s Nine Dash Line Claim by Alex Calvo

Part One
Part Two
Series: South China Sea Arbitration: Beijing Puts Forward Her Own Views by Alex Calvo
Part One (Dec)
Part Two (Dec)
Part Three

Finale
Common Public Good at Sea: Evolving Architecture in the Indo-Pacific Region by Captain Gurpreet Khurana
crossposted from the National Maritime Foundation
Chinese Thinking on Nuclear Weapons by Li Bin

crossposted from Arms Control Today

Western Hemisphere
Neither Side Appears Ready for War: Falklands/Malvinas Analysis by W. Alejandro Sanchez

Canadian Intelligence Accountability by Kurt Jensen
crossposted from Conference of Defense Associations Institute

Book and Paper Reviews
Andrew Gordon’s The Rules of the Game by Capt. Dale Rielage

The Republic of Korea Navy: Blue Water Bound? by Paul Pryce

Platforms and Payloads
Textron’s Airland Scorpion: A Smart Gamble by David J. Van Dyk

February

Announcements and Updates
Distributed Lethality Task Force Launches CIMSEC Topic Week by Ryan Kelly
CIMSEC Releases First 2016 Compendium by Matt Merighi
January Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
Invite – Feb 18 – CIMSEC DC’s Distributed Lethality Meet Up by Scott Cheney-Peters
CFAR 2016 Nominations Now Open by Scott Cheney-Peters
Distributed Lethality Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Write for CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff

Distributed Lethality Topic Week
A Tactical Doctrine for Distributed Lethality by Jeff E. Kline, CAPT, USN, (ret)
Distributed Lethality: Old Opportunities for New Operations by Matthew Hipple
Enabling Distributed Lethality: The Role of Naval Cryptology by LCDR Chuck Hall and LCDR David T. Spalding
Distributed Leathernecks by LCDR Chris O’Connor

The Legal Implications of Arming MSC Ships by Anthony Freedman and Mark Rosen
Distributed Lethality, Non-Traditional Fleets, and the Law of War by Chris Rawley
Implementing Distributed Lethality within the Joint Operational Access Concept by LCDR Collin Fox

Enabling Distributed Lethality by LCDR Josh Heivly
Reconfiguring Air Cushioned Vehicles to Enhance Distributed Lethality by John Devlin
The Elephant in the Room: E2-D and Distributed Lethality by LCDR Christopher Moran and LT Ryan Heilmann
Distributed Lethality: China is Doing it Right by Alan Cummings
Unleashing Unit Lethality: Revising Operational & Promotion Paradigms by ENS Daniel Stefanus

Publication Releases
Distributed Lethality 2015 Week Compendium
Chinese Military Strategy Week Compendium
Distributed Lethality 2016 Week Compendium

Sea Control
Sea Control 108-Expertise with Prof. Tom Nichols hosted by Matt Hipple
Sea Control 109 CAPT Raimondo & Navy FITREPS hosted by Matthew Merighi
Sea Control 110 Small Arms Control and the South Pacific hosted by Natalie Sambhi

Interviews
On Naval History, Books, and Coal: An Interview with Rear Admiral James Goldrick RAN (ret.) by Christopher Nelson

Members’ Round Up
January 2016 Members Roundup Part 1 by Sam Cohen

Events
8-12 Feburary 2016 Events of Interest by Emil Maine
14-21 February 2016 Events of Interest by Scott Cheney-Peters
29 February- 4 March 2016 Events of Interest by Scott Cheney-Peters and Emil Maine

Naval Affairs
Series: 21st Century Maritime Operations under Cyber-Electromagnetic Operations by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination
Part One
Part Two
Declassified: U.S. Nuclear Weapons at Sea by Hans M. Kristensen
crossposted from Federation of American Scientists
North Korea and Asymmetric Naval Warfare by Paul Pryce
People Not Parts: Returning Ingenuity and Tenacity to our Officer Corps by Ian Akisoglu

Asia-Pacific
Trailblazers In Warfighting: The Maritime Militia of Danzhou by Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy
Series: U.S. Department of State Seeks to Clarify Meaning of China’s Nine Dash Line Claim by Alex Calvo

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Finale
Little Fallout: Vietnam’s Security Policy after the 12th Congress of the Vietnam Communist Party by Zachary Abuza and Nguyen Nhat Anh
India: International Fleet Review 2016 by Commodore RS Vasan
crossposted from South Asia Analysis Group
China’s Middle East Balancing Act by Adam MacDonald
crossposted from the Conference of Defense Associations Institute

Middle East
Farsi Island and Matters of Honor by Jake Bebber

Western Hemisphere
How Peaceful is the South Atlantic? by W. Alejandro Sanchez
Whence the Threat? Lessons from Argentina’s Air-Naval Arsenal in 2015 by Hal Wilson
crossposted from the Phoenix Think Tank

Cyber
Apple Thinks It Is Protecting Freedom. It’s Wrong. Here’s Why. by Dave Schroeder

March

Announcements and Updates
CIMSEC February Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
Call for Articles: Naval HA/DR Topic Week by Dmitry Filipoff
CFAR 2016: And the Winners are… by Scott Cheney-Peters
Naval HA/DR Topic Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff

Naval HA/DR Topic Week
Other Than War: HA/DR and Geopolitics by Joshua Tallis
Positioning Naval HA/DR in India’s Image Making by Vidya Sagar Reddy
How Lessons from HA/DR Can Prepare Naval Forces for Combat by Greg Smith
Applying Interagency Concepts from Domestic Disaster Response to Foreign HA/DR by Robert C. Rasmussen
Aligning HA/DR Mission Parameters with US Navy Maritime Strategy by CAPT John C. Devlin (ret.) and CDR John J. Devlin
A Proactive Approach to Deploying Naval Assets in Support of HA/DR Missions by Marjorie Greene
Enabling More Effective Naval Integration into Humanitarian Responses by David Polatty
The Challenges of Coming Together in a Crisis by David Broyles
Flattops Of Mercy by LCDR Josh Heivly
The Legacy of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami On U.S. Maritime Strategy by CDR Andrea H. Cameron

Podcasts
Real Time Strategy 5: Metal Solid V: The Phantom Pain
hosted by Bret Perry
Sea Control 111: Vietnam Era Drones (QH-50) hosted by Matt Hipple
Sea Control 112: Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper hosted by Natalie Sambhi
Sea Control 113: Abraham Lincoln’s Self-Education hosted by Matt Merighi

Interviews
Tom Ricks on Writing, Reading, and Military Innovation by Christopher Nelson
CIMSEC Interviews Larry Bond and Chris Carlson on Their New Novel, Wargaming, and More by Bret Perry

Members’ Round Up
February Members’ Roundup Part One by Sam Cohen
February Members’ Roundup Part Two by Sam Cohen
Member’s Roundup: March 2016 Part One by Sam Cohen

Events
14-18 March 2016 Events of Interest by Emil Maine
21-27 March 2016 Events of Interest by  Emil Maine
28 March- 3 April 2016 Events of Interest
by Emil Maine

Naval Affairs
The Aegis Warship: Joint Force Linchpin for IAMD and Access Control by John F. Morton
crossposted from NDU Joint Forces Quarterly
Series: 21st Century Maritime Operations under Cyber-Electromagnetic Operations by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination
Part One (Feb.)
Part Two (Feb.)
Part Three
Finale
Integrated Masts – The Next Generation Design for Naval Masts by Commander (Dr.) Nitin Agarwala
crossposted from Defencyclopedia
A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” – A Coastie’s View by Chuck Hill
‘A Fiscal Pearl Harbor’ by Dr. Eric J. Labs
crossposted from U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
Athena Project San Diego Innovation Jam Roundup by Dave Nobles
crossposted from the Athena Project

Asia-Pacific
A Comparative View of the Ancient and 21st Century Maritime Silk Roads by Mohid Iftikhar and Dr. Faizullah Abbasi
South Sea Fleet: The Emerging ‘Lynchpin’ of China’s Naval Power Projection in the Indo-Pacific by Gurpreet S. Khurana
crossposted from the National Maritime Foundation
The Nature of the PRC’s National Defense and Military Reform by Ching Chang
Singapore’s Fleet Modernization: Slow and Steady? by Paul Pryce
America’s Dilemma in Avoiding Confrontation in the East Asian Littoral by David Hervey
Transparency as Strategy: The Maritime Security Initiative and the South China Sea by Dr. Van Jackson, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Paul Scharre, Harry Krejsa, and Jeff Chism
China’s Arctic Engagements: Differentiating from Reality and Apprehension by Adam MacDonald
crossposted from Conference for Defense Associations Institute

Africa
West African Navies Coming of Age? by Dirk Steffen

Middle East
Pakistan’s Navy: A Quick Look by Alex Calvo

Europe
A Call for an EU Auxiliary Navy – Under German Leadership by Dr. Sebastian Bruns

Western Hemisphere
Opinion: The Uses of the U.S. Navy’s Fourth Fleet by W. Alejandro Sanchez

Undersea
An Underwater Cloud by Alix Willimez

Reviews
Book Review: Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea by Alex Calvo
Red Phoenix Burning by Bret Perry
Practise To Deceive: Learning Curves of Military Deception Planners by LT Jake Bebber

April

Announcements and Updates
Naval HA/DR Topic Week Wrap Up by Dmitry Filipoff
Call for Articles: India’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Topic Week by Dmitry Filipoff
CIMSEC March Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
India’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Topic Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Reflecting on the CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers by Kaitlin Sharkey

India’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Topic Week
India as the Pivotal Power of the 21st Century Security Order by MAJ Chad Pillai
How The Indian Ocean Remains Central to India’s Emerging Aspirations by Vidya Sagar Reddy
India-China Competition Across the Indo-Pacific by David Scott
Sino-India Strategic Rivalry: Misperception or Reality by Ching Chang
Diluting the Concentration of Regional Power Players in Maldives by MAJ Ahmed Mujuthaba
Strategic Maritime Balancing in Sino-Indian Foreign Policy by Ryan Kuhns
India in the Asia-Pacific: Roles as a ‘Balancer’ and Net Security Provider by Ajaya Kumar Das
Modi’s Asia-Pacific Push by Vivek Mishra
Understanding Sino-Indian Relations – A Theoretical Perspective by Byron Chong
India as a Net Security-Provider in the Indian Ocean and Beyond by VADM Pradeep Chauhan (ret)

Podcasts
Sea Control 114- South China Sea with CAPT James Fanell hosted by Sally DeBoer
Sea Control 115- Blue Water Metrics and Monitoring Oceans hosted by Matthew Hipple and Matt Merighi
Sea Control 116- Indonesia, A History of Violence and Horror Fiction hosted by Natalie Sambhi

Events
4-8 April Events of Interest by Emil Maine
11-15 Maritime Security Events by David Roush
18-22 Maritime Security Events by Emil Maine
25-29 April 2016 Maritime Security Events by Emil Maine

Naval Affairs
Circles in Surface Warfare Training by Steve Wills
Shifting to Shore Power? by J. Overton
Impacts of the Robotics Age on Naval Force Structure Planning by CAPT Jeffrey E. Kline (ret.)
Terrorists on the Ocean: Sea Monsters in the 21st Century by CAPT Robert N. Hein
The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: An Assessment by Tom Ring
crossposted from the Conference of Defense Associations Institute

Asia-Pacific
First China-India Maritime Dialogue: Beyond ‘Icebreaking’ by Gurpreet S. Khurana
crossposted from the National Maritime Foundation
Ships and Shipbuilding in India through a Sino-Indian Prism by VADM Pradeep Chauhan
crossposted from Bharat Shakti
Japan’s Izumo Class Helicopter-Destroyer: An Aircraft Carrier in Disguise? by Matt Gamble
Could Robot Submarines Replace Australia’s Ageing Collins Class submarines? by Sean Welsh
crossposted from The Conversation
U.S.-China Arrangements for Air-To-Air Encounters Weaken International Law by James Kraska and Raul “Pete Pedrozo”
crossposted from Lawfare
Model Maritime Militia: Tanmen’s Leading Role in the April 2012 Scarborough Shoal Incident by Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy

Africa
A Niger Delta Militant Group Declares War on the Nigerian Navy by Dirk Steffen

Europe
Trident: An Introduction to the UK National Debate by Alex Calvo

Arctic
Designate the 9th National Security Cutter an Arctic Flagship by Ryan Uljua
crossposted from the Arctic Institute

Cyber
A Cyber-Information Operations Offset Strategy to Counter the Surge of Chinese Power by Jake Bebber

Reviews
All the Ways We Kill and Die by CDR Jeremy Wheat

General National Security
Rediscovering the Art of Strategic Thinking: Developing 21st Century Strategic Leaders by Dr. Daniel H. McCauley
crossposted from NDU Joint Forces Quarterly

May

Announcements and Updates
India’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Topic Week Wraps up on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Call for Articles: The Future of Undersea Competition Topic Week by Sally DeBoer
CIMSEC April Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
CIMSEC DC’s May Chapter Meetup by Scott Cheney-Peters
CIMSEC 2016 Election Nominations Now Open by CIMSEC Team
The Future of Undersea Competition Topic Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff

Future of Undersea Competition Topic Week
India’s Submarine Situation: Evolving Capabilities and Opportunities by Vidya Sagar Reddy and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Information Management in Next Generation Anti-Submarine Warfare by Michael Glynn

Podcasts
Sea Control 117- Niger Delta Pirates Declare War? with Matt Hipple and Dirk Steffen
Sea Control 118- ISIS Capabilities Against Civil Aviation with Matthew Merighi and Max Leitschuh

Interviews
CIMSEC Interviews Captain Mark Vandroff Program Manager DDG 51 by Dmitry Filipoff
Part One
Part Two
Comic Books & War: An Interview with Dr. Cord A. Scott by Christopher Nelson
A Converation with G. William Weatherly, Author of Sheppard of the Argonne by Sally DeBoer

Members Roundup
Members’ Roundup: April 2016 by Sam Cohen
Members’ Roundup: May 2016 Part One by Sam Cohen

Events
9-14 May 2016 Maritime Security Events by Emil Maine

Naval Affairs
The End of Uniformed Naval Strategic Study? by Steve Wills
Wargaming Distributed Lethality by LT Megan Mcculloch
MK VI: The Next Generation of Interdiction by Lawrence Hajek
Navy Perspective on Joint Force Interdependence by ADM. Jon Greenert
crossposted from National Defense University JFQ
Assessing the Usefulness of the American Large Deck Carrier by Ben Ho Wan Beng
Deception and the Backfire Bomber: Part One by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination

Asia-Pacific
Asymmetric Maritime Diplomacy: Involving Coastguards, Maritime Militias in China Dealings by Alex Calvo
Turbulence for the Philippines: Blimps Over the South China Sea by Vidya Sagar Reddy
From Frontier to Frontline: Tanmen Maritime Militia’s Leading Role Pt. 2 by Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson
The Concept of “Reach” in Grasping China’s Active Defense Strategy Part One by VADM. Pradeep Chauhan (ret)
crossposted from Bharat Shakti
Cam Rahn International Port Visits in Strategic Context by Zachary Abuza and Nguyen Nhat Anh
America’s Expectation versus India’s Expediency: India as a Regional Net Security Provider by Gurpreet S. Khurana
crossposted from the National Maritime Foundation
The Criticality of the IONS Maritime Security Construct by VADM. Pradeep Chauhan (ret)

Europe
Unsafe Mixed Migration By Sea: The Case of the Mediterranean Region by Evmorfia-Chrysovalantou Seiti

Cyber
A Cyber-Information Operations Offset Strategy to Counter the Surge of Chinese Power by Jake Bebber
Part One (Apr.)
Part Two

Reviews
Sheppard of the Argonne: Alternative History Naval Battles of WWII by Sally Deboer
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by CDR Greg Smith
The Paracel Islands and U.S. Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea by Ching Chang
Diplomatic Dimension of Maritime Challenges for India in the 21st Century by G. Parthasarathy

June 

Announcements and Updates
The Future of Undersea Competition Topic Week Concludes on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
May Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
Call for Articles: South China Sea Security Topic Week by Dmitry Filipoff
CIMSEC Elections Now Open by CIMSEC Team

Podcasts
Sea Control 119- Action and Analysis from Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 with Natalie Sambhi

Members Roundup
Members’ Roundup May 2016: Part Two by Sam Cohen

Events
CIMSEC DC’s June Chapter Meetup: Lightning Rounds by Scott Cheney-Peters

Naval Affairs
The Future of Sea-Air Drones and Protecting Maritime Assets by Jack Whitacre
Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-1945 by LCDR Christopher Nelson
Naval Applications for Slack: The Collaboration Tool by Terence Bennett
Deception and the Backfire Bomber by Jon Solomon
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
U.S. Coast Guard at Sea: Aging Today with Visions of Tomorrow by Michael A. Milburn
What Happens to Naval Innovation Deferred? by Roger Misso
Why the Coast Guard needs LRASM in Peacetime by Chuck Hill
Operationalizing the CNO’s Call to Read and Write by Dmitry Filipoff
Naval Applications for Trello: The Organizing Tool by Terence Bennett

Asia-Pacific
Will China Decide to Reduce Tension in the South China Sea? by James Kraska and Raul Pedrozo
crossposted from The Straits Times
The Concept of ‘Reach’ in Grasping China’s Active Defense Strategy Part II by VADM. Pradeep Chauhan (ret.)
crossposted from Bharat Shakti

Europe
Trident: Hybrid Warfare Under a Nuclear Umbrella, and UK-U.S. Relations and UK-EU Relations by Alex Calvo
The Russian Navy: A Historic Transformation by David Roush

Africa
Who  are the Niger Delta Avengers? by Dirk Steffen

South America
Latin America’s Training Vessels by W. Alejandro Sanchez

Arctic
The Canadian Armed Forces and the Arctic: Maintaining a Suitable and Sustainable Role by Adam MacDonald
crossposted from Conference of Defence Associations Institute

Reviews
Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World by Sally DeBoer

General National Security
A Mixed Fighter-Fleet for Canada? Super Hornets, F-35s, and the Challenge of Comparisons by Peter Layton
crossposted from Conference for Defence Associations Institute

July

Announcements and Updates
CIMSEC DC’S July Chapter Meet-Up: Lightning Rounds by Scott Cheney-Peters
PCA Releases Philipines vs. China Ruling, South China Sea Topic Week Deadline Extended by Dmitry Filipoff
South China Sea Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff

South China Sea Topic Week
The Scholar as Portent of Chinese Actions in the South China Sea by Ryan D. Martinson
Assessing the Military Significance of the South China Sea Land Features by Ching Chang
Sea Control 122 — The PCA Ruling with CAPT James Fanell with Sally DeBoer
The Undersea Dimension of Strategic Competition in the South China Sea by Elsa B. Kania
Clash of Core Interests: Can One Mountain Hold Two Tigers? 核心利益的冲突:一山,不容,二虎? by Tommy Jamison

Podcasts
Sea Control 120 — National Defense and Capitol Hill with Matt Merighi and Katie Burkhart
Sea Control 121 — An American Foreign Fighter in Kurdistan with Matt Hipple and Louis Park

Members’ Roundup
Members’ Roundup: June 2016 by Sam Cohen

Naval Affairs
Parrying the 21st Century First Salvo by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination
The Strategic Role of Tactical Maritime Aerostats in Ensuring Persistent Surveillance by Matt McNiel
Learning to Innovate by Philip Cullom
Don’t Neglect the Human Factor in Littoral Combat by James Holmes
crossposted from The National Interest
Unmanned Systems: A New Era for the U.S. Navy? by Marjorie Greene

Asia-Pacific
Trilateral Maritime Patrols in the Sulu Sea: Asymmetry in Need, Capability, and Political Will by Zachary Abuza
Challenging China’s Sub-conventional Dominance by Vidya Sagar Reddy
Becoming a “Great Maritime Power”: A Chinese Dream by Mike McDevitt

Europe
Repositioning NATO after the Warsaw Summit by Andrew Rasiulus
crossposted from the Conference for Defence Associations Institute
Norway Faces a New Era of Russian Realpolitik in the Arctic by Daniel Thomassen
The Baltic Sea and Current German Naval Strategy by Dr. Sebastian Bruns
Putting it Back Together Again: European Undersea Warfare for the 21st Century by Andrew Metrick

South America
Latin American Navies Combat Illegal Fishing by W. Alejandro Sanchez

General National Security
The Problem with Personnel Reform: Who Are the Army’s Best and Brightest? by Robert P. Callahan, Jr.
crossposted from Small Wars Journal
Ten Principles of Ethical Conduct by CAPT Mark Vandroff, USN
A Conversation with Wargaming Grandmaster Dr. Phil Sabin by LCDR Christopher Nelson, USN

August

Announcements and Updates
South China Sea Week Wraps Up on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Distributed Lethality Task Force Launches CIMSEC Topic Week by William Burke
July Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
Take the CIMSEC Reader Survey by Sally DeBoer
Distributed Lethality Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Invite: 2nd Annual CIMSEC DC Beer Garden Book Swap by Scott Cheney-Peters

Distributed Lethality Topic Week
Beans, Bullets, and Benezene: A Proposal for Distributing Logistics by Elee Wakim
Tactical Information Warfare and Distributed Lethality by Richard Mosier
Roles for Up-Gunned LCACs in Adaptive Force Packages by Megan McCulloch
Which Player Are You? Warfare Specialization in Distributed Lethality by Jon Hill
After Distributed Lethality — Unmanned Netted Lethality by Javier Gonzalez

Publication Releases
The Future of Naval Aviation Compendium

Podcasts
Sea Control 123: Brexit and Book Reviews Introduction with Alex Clarke and Chris Stockdale-Garbutt
Sea Control 124: The Thai Military, Coups, and Strategic Culture with Natalie Sambhi and Greg Raymond

Interviews
Talking Strategy with Richard Bailey Jr., James Forsyth Jr., and Mark Yeisley by LCDR Christopher D. Nelson

Members’ Roundup
Members’ Roundup: July 2016 Part One by Sam Cohen
Members’ Roundup: July 2016 Part Two by Sam Cohen

Naval Affairs
Farsi Island: Surface Warfare’s Wakeup Call by Alan Cummings
Naval Applications for LiFi: The Transmitting Tool by Terence Bennett
Themistocles: The Father of Naval Warfare by David Van Dyk
Electronic Warfare’s Place in Distributed Lethality: Congressional Testimony by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination

Asia-Pacific
The Strategic Support Force: China’s Information Warfare Service by John Costello
crossposted from the Jamestown Foundation
Breaking the Silence: Why Canada Needs to Speak out on the South China Sea by Dave Beitelman
crossposted from the Conference for Defence Institutes Association
China’s Expanding Ability to Conduct Conventional Missile Strikes on Guam by Jordan Wilson
China and Freedom of Navigation: The Context of the International Tribunal’s Verdict by Gurpreet S. Khurana
crossposted from the National Maritime Foundation
The PLA’s Latest Strategic Thinking on the Three Warfares by Elsa Kania
crossposted from The Jamestown Foundation

Arctic 
The Changing Arctic by Ian Birdwell
The Rise of the Latin American Shipyard by W. Alejandro Sanchez

South America
The Rise of the Latin American Shipyard by W. Alejandro Sanchez

Book and Publication Reviews
Initiative of the Subordinate: Dudley Knox and the Modern U.S. Navy by Dale Rielage

General National Security
Making High Velocity Learning Work For You by Charlotte Asdal and Scotty Davids
Full Spectrum Anti-Theatre Missile Warfare by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination

September

Announcements and Updates
Distributed Lethality Week Concludes on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Call for Articles: Alternative Naval Force Structures Topic Week by Dmitry Filipoff
August Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
CIMSEC and Atlantic Council Launch Fiction Contest on Autonomy and Future War by August Cole and Sally DeBoer
CIMSEC UK Meet-Up — September 28 by Scott Cheney-Peters

Members’ Roundup
Members’ Roundup: August 2016 by Sam Cohen

Naval Affairs
Which Player Are You? Warfare Specialization in Distributed Lethality by Jon Hill
After Distributed Lethality: Unmanned Netted Lethality by Javier Gonzalez
Deglobalization Will Change the Mission of Naval Forces by T.X. Hammes
Navy Information Warfare — What is it? by Richard Mosier
Is Sea Sheperd a Navy? A CIMSEC Debate by Chris Rawley, Claude Berube, and Ryan Mewett
Lessons and Activities of the Maritime Expeditionary Operations Conference 2016 by Clarissa Butler
Management and Process Improvement: The Navy of the 1990’s and Today by Jason Chuma
Rotary Wing Aviation in the Royal Canadian Navy by Matthew Gamble
The Mobile Riverine Force as an Example for Riverine Ops in the 21st Century by Rick Chersicla
crossposted from Small Wars Journal
Legitimacy at Sea: Is Sea Shepherd a Navy or Piracy? by Joshua Tallis

Asia-Pacific
Riding a New Wave of Professionalization and Militarization: Sansha City’s Maritime Militia by Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson
Military Activities on the Continental Shelf by James Kraska
crossposted from Lawfare
China’s Reaction to the Arbitration Ruling Will Lead it Into Battles it Won’t Win by Mark Rosen
Part 1
Part 2
Reinforcing China’s Malacca Dilemma by Vidya Sagar Reddy
Potential Chinese Anti-Ship Capabilities between the First and Second Island Chains by Jon Solomon
crossposted from Information Dissemination

Middle East
The Israeli Navy in Context by Guido Weiss

South America
Sea Shepherd in Latin America by W. Alejandro Sanchez

General National Security
The Military Mind in the Age of Innovation by Brad DeWees
crossposted from The Bridge
21st Century Information Warfare and the Third Offset Strategy by James R. McGrath
crossposted from Joint Force Quarterly

October

Announcements and Updates
Alternative Naval Force Structure Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Alternative Naval Force Structure Week Concludes on CIMSEC by Dmitry Filipoff
Open Call for Articles: Navy Ratings, Phillipine Alliance, New Marine Corps Operating Concept by Dmitry Filipoff
September Recap by Dmitry Filipoff
CIMSEC DC October Meet-Up by Scott Cheney-Peters
Pledge to the CIMSEC Kickstarter by Roger Misso
CIMSEC & Atlantic Council Fiction Contest on Autonomy and Future War Kicks Off by Dmitry Filipoff

Alternative Naval Force Structure Topic Week
The Perils of Alternative Force Structure by Steve Wills
Unmanned-Centric Force Structure by Javier Gonzalez
Proposing A Modern High Speed Transport –  The Long Range Patrol Vessel by Tom Meyer

No Time To Spare: Drawing on History to Inspire Capability Innovation in Today’s Navy by Bob Hein
Enhancing Existing Force Structure by Optimizing Maritime Service Specialization by Eric Beaty
Augment Naval Force Structure By Upgunning The Coast Guard by Chuck Hill
A Fleet Plan for 2045: The Navy the U.S. Ought to be Building by Jan Musil
Closing Remarks on Changing Naval Force Structure by CAPT Wayne P. Hughes Jr., USN (Ret.)

Interviews
Commodore Dudley Wright Knox — Sailor, Writer, Sage by Christopher Nelson with Dr. David Kohnen

Members’ Roundup
Members’ Roundup: September 2016 by Sam Cohen

Naval Affairs
Naval Applications of Robotic Birds by Terence Bennett
Moving Forward: Evolution of the Maritime Operations Center by William Lawler and Jonathan Will
crossposted from MOC Warfighter
I held an Amazon “Flipped” Meeting at My Squadron and Here’s What Happened
by Jared Wilhelm

Autonomous Warfare: An Operational Concept to
Optimize Distributed Lethality
by Coleman Ward
Naval Strategy Returns to Lead the POM
by Steve Wills
An Interview with Vice Admiral Tom Rowden on the Future of the Surface Navy
by Dmitry Filipoff

Asia-Pacific
Countering Chinese Expansion Through Mass Enlightenment by James E. Fanell and Ryan D. Martinson
Indo-U.S. Logistics Agreement LEMOA: An Assessment by Gurpreet S. Khurana
crossposted from the National Maritime Foundation

Arctic
Future Roles for the Arctic Council by Ian Birdwell

Europe
Entering the Bear’s Lair: Russia’s A2/AD Bubble in the Baltic Sea by Bret Perry
crossposted from The National Interest
The Role of Cruisers in Promoting Russian Presence and Deterrence in Peacetime by Alexander Clarke

Middle East
U.S., Israel, and Sea Power in the East Med by Seth Cropsey

South America
The UNCLS Ruling and the Future of the Uruguayan Navy by W. Alejandro Sanchez

Fiction
Enemy Mine by Mark Sable
Fitness Function
by Mark Jacobsen

General National Security
The Problem of Mission Command by L. Burton Brender
crossposted from The Bridge

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