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An Anduril Industries graphic of the Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicle, or XL-AUV. (Anduril)

For Survivable Resupply, Look to Autonomous Submarines

Conventional wisdom says it would be over quickly: China would bring overwhelming military power to bear against Taiwan, and the island would quickly capitulate. But wars are unpredictable things; they seldom go as planned. The possibility of a protracted Taiwan fight – like the kind Ukraine is waging now – should […]

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The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Mississippi (SSN 782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat) Navy Media Content Services Date Taken:04.07.2012 Location:ATLANTIC OCEAN, AT SEA

The Sorry State of America’s Submarine Fleet

The U.S. submarine fleet is in a dire state. The U.S. doesn’t have the domestic infrastructure to repair and sustain its existing subs, much less expand the fleet. America needs to get creative to sustain its undersea advantage. The Navy should procure conventionally powered submarines from U.S. allies, namely Japan

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Up for Debate: Do Navy Readiness Woes Require Drastic Action?​

The U.S. Navy has arguably experienced a readiness crisis for the last 15 years in terms of its ability to deploy combat-credible forces in three forward-deployed regional “hubs”: the Western Pacific, Europe/Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf/Red Sea. Studies, including the Balisle report and the Center for Naval Analyses (“CNA”) “Tipping

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Admiral Samuel Paparo

How Adm. Samuel Paparo Can Revitalize the Navy

It came as a surprise when Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin recommended that President Biden name Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, as chief of naval operations. The nod was expected to go to Adm. Lisa Franchetti, the vice chief. Adm. Paparo is a commendable choice. He understands the threat China poses

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America Must Boost Sealift Capability

Logistics is America’s Achilles heel in the Indo-Pacific region.  If the United States is to fight and win a Pacific War with China – a war that seems increasingly imaginable over the coming decade – then it must ensure its military sealift system is up to the challenge of great-power

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The US Marine Corps: Missing in Action

US Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger told a United States Congressional committee the other day that he had let down the “combatant commander.” The United States Marines Corps were unable to have Marines in position to assist US citizens during the ongoing fighting in Sudan and to provide assistance after a recent earthquake in Turkey. But he’s

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