US navy

A step towards building a Navy we can afford

Elements of the US government are having second thoughts about building a third DDG-1000 (cool website for an ugly ship).  Hat tip to Information Dissemination (a professional Navy-centric blog).  That a nice return to sanity, as a global maritime power needs a large Navy — but one that we can in fact afford.  The next four years …

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A lesson in war-mongering: “Maritime Strategy in an Age of Blood and Belief”

Summary:  This post describes an article wells worth reading, a sophisticated example of war-mongering.  For a contrast see Geopolitical analysis need not be war-mongering.  At the end are links to other articles on this topic. This is a review of “Maritime Strategy in an Age of Blood and Belief“, Sandy Winnefeld (Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy), Proceedings, …

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DoD Death Spiral – the US Navy version

The following article not only provides an excellent example of the Defense Death Spiral (see here for a description), but also illustrates other important points. (1)  The mainstream media report these problems in the perky, amnesiac fashion of a fool — as if each time they discover the problem it is an original insight.  Since …

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