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Assertive Crocodile!


In this week’s WPR column, I talk a bit about the Bold Alligator amphibious exercise:

Many other navies accept the basic concepts of amphibious operations and seek to replicate those capabilities on a smaller scale. The Russian purchase of the French Mistral-class amphibious command ship is designed to give the Russian navy the command-and-control capabilities to manage littoral operations. Similarly, the People’s Liberation Army Navy is developing a “system of systems” designed to facilitate cooperation between space, air and sea assets in its version of the “Near Abroad.” During NATO’s Libyan intervention, French and British amphibious assets undertook the mission of managing sea and air assets, including coordination with onshore rebels.


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