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US Merchant Marine Unprepared for Major Conflict with China; Weakened Fleet and Lack of Qualified Mariners Grave Threat to National Security

For Immediate Release US Merchant Marine Unprepared for Major Conflict with China; Weakened Fleet and Lack of Qualified Mariners Grave Threat to National Security Yorktown Institute study calls for immediate action to rebuild military sealift capabilities and grow pool of service obligated mariners WASHINGTON, May 22 – The Yorktown Institute […]

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An Extended Ceasefire Would Help Hamas but Hurt Israelis and Gazans Alike

Pressure for an extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is building in the United States. Congresswoman Becca Balint (D-Vt.) has expressed in a newspaper op-ed the same idea which polls show growing in support — that both Israelis and Gazans have suffered enough and what is needed is “an immediate break

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A Welcome to Yorktown’s Three Newest Advisors

Welcome aboard to the three newest members of Yorktown Institute’s Board of Advisors. It is an honor for us to add three officers with extensive experience, respected judgment, and demonstrated commitment to Yorktown’s mission to our already distinguished Board. Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris served in the US Navy for 34

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Yorktown Discussion-The State of the Black Sea

Join Yorktown Institute and Romania’s New Strategy Center for a discussion on Russia’s threat to the Black Sea, the maritime element of the war in Ukraine, the strategic importance of Snake Island, and US and NATO policy needed to assure security in the region. Introductory remarks: ❖ Seth Cropsey, President,

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Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained with Dr Stephen Bryen

Yorktown Senior Fellow Stephen Bryen recently appeared on CPAC with Bill Walton to discuss possible outcomes of the war in Ukraine, China’s lockdown of Shanghai, the lessons of Russia’s struggles for a possible war in the Pacific, and the steps the US can take to stop an invasion of Taiwan.

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The Future of the Skies, Part III: Marines Lead the Way

For all of the advantages that loitering munitions (LMs) offer the US and near-peer states, their true threat may lie in the remarkable ease of their proliferation. Like chemical and biological weapons, LMs are made out of publicly available materials and processes that do not require a traditional industrial base,

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The Future of the Skies, Part II: The Rise of Loitering Munitions

As with the pikemen of Switzerland and the rifles of the American revolutionaries, preemptive, large-scale integration of novel technology often occurs first in those countries where necessity outweighs the pressure of tradition. Others innovate once conflict erupts and the strictures of peacetime wear thin. Russia has not faced the former

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The Future of the Skies, Part I: The Switchblade Arrives in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine shows that the face of battle is changing in favor of small, less costly, and easily portable weapons that negate many of the advantages formerly held by large, complex, and expensive systems. The man-portable Javelin anti-tank missile is a good example. AeroVironment’s Switchblade is another. The

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