Seabed Warfare Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC

By Dmitry Filipoff

This week CIMSEC is publishing a series of articles focusing on the seabed as a domain of maritime conflict and competition. This topic week is launched in partnership with the U.S. Naval War College’s Institute for Future Warfare Studies who drafted the Call for Articles. Below is a list of articles featuring during the topic week that may be updated as prospective authors finalize additional publications.

Fighting for the Seafloor: From Lawfare to Warfare by LTJG Kyle Cregge
Forward…from the Seafloor? by David Strachan
Establish a Seabed Command by Joseph LaFave
Undersea Cables and the Challenges of Protecting Seabed Lines of Communication by Pete Barker

Dmitry Filipoff is CIMSEC’s Director of Online Content. Contact him at

Featured Image: An ROV imaging a hydrothermal vent. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas)

One thought on “Seabed Warfare Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC”

  1. Perhaps you read about “Pacific Wiretap” as a feature review by editor Kevin Summers in the September 2011 issue of Submarine Telecoms Forum. Now, in the era of Corporate Cybercrime, Political Wiretaps, and Global Surveillance, the book has taken on increased relevance, as multi-referenced in The Undersea Network by Nicole Starosielski, NYU professor (Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2016) . The fiber-optic cable system described, landing points, technology and geography are the real thing. Only the characters are fiction.
    Take a peek:
    Give it a try – and be prepared to have your wits tested.
    Patrick Downey
    AT&T retiree
    Asia-Pacific region

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