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LCS Ennui

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On May 2, 2008
Last week’s NYT article on the difficulties with the Littoral Combat Ship is quite fantastic. The LCS project publicly began in November 2001, but the ship is a natural outgrowth of shifts in USN doctrine in the 1990s. Contrary to the general belief that the Navy continues to prepare to defeat the Imperial Japanese Navy/Red […]

Carrier Blogging

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On April 15, 2008
A couple of aircraft carrier related links for your afternoon… Via Danger Room, Martin Sieff has a new series at UPI on the vulnerability of carriers to submarine attack. Galrahn has a very useful critique here, pointing out in particular that the ASW component of the typical carrier battle group has shrunk in the past […]

Kitty Hawk to India?

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On February 28, 2008

Last August I wrote: It’s unclear whether the Indians will keep Viraat around for another three years or accept a carrier deployment gap. It’s kind of interesting to me that, in spite of o

Stennis

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On November 26, 2007
Matt makes a good case that John C. Stennis is the worst American ever to give his name to a major capital ship. Any thoughts from our resident naval antiquarians on the worst human being who’s name has ever graced a capital ship?

And Now the Navy…

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On October 23, 2007

I have a piece at TAP Online about America’s “elegant decline” or lack thereof: We live in strange times. While the United States is responsible for close to 50 percent of aggregate

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