By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – On January 22, 2020, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Defense released a declassified and redacted report, entitled, Audit of Surge Sealift Readiness Reporting. The surge sealift fleet, those 15 vessels held by the Navy’s Military Sealift Command...
Recently, I organized a letter from former Maritime Administration (MarAd) political appointees to House and Senate appropriators asking them to recapitalize the nation’s sealift fleet—the ships designated to support the rapid worldwide deployment of soldiers and Marines. The rust-bucket Cold War-era...
With pride, Americans point to the U.S. Navy as the mightiest in the world, now or ever. But China is in the midst of a campaign to try to surpass us. The People’s Liberation Army Navy has developed an aggressive strategy to try to outstrip the U.S. Navy by outnumbering us eventually and outpowering...
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