OPINION | The cause for China’s coercion in the skies may lay under the water

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter launches a sonobuoy during an anti-submarine warfare training in 2020 off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales

During the Cold War, it was not unheard of for Soviet ships to attempt to disrupt US naval operations by “shouldering” vessels, meaning coming abreast and colliding in a semi-controlled manner. A famous example is the Black Sea incident of 1988, when Soviet frigates “bumped” both USS Yorktown and...


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The USS Cochino leaving Portsmouth, Hampshire (UK) for the Barents Sea in July 1949. (Photo: history.navy.mil)

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. It celebrates “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”

Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was...


U.S. Bars Advanced Tech Firms from Building Leading-Edge China

US tech companies that receive federal funding will be barred from building “advanced technology” facilities in China for 10 years, the Biden administration has said, reports BBC.

$50bn plan

The guidelines were unveiled as part of a $50bn (£43bn) plan aimed at building up the local semiconductor industry.

It comes as business groups have pushed for more government support in an effort to reduce reliance on China.

They are faced with a global microchip shortage which has slowed production.



OPINION | Cold War offers clues about China’s plans for the Indian Ocean

A recent study published by the US Army War College looks at how geography constrained the Soviet military presence in the Indian Ocean and the lessons that can be drawn ..

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OPINION | On water matters: the fate Baltic ferries tell of global order

I have a general rule that the only way to truly get to know a region is to travel through it by the most inconvenient means. This usually involves finding the cheapest t ..

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Lost Cold War submarine discovered

Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor and his “Lost 52 Project” team have added to their list of ocean discoveries with submarine USS Stickleback (SS 415). The submarine was lost 62 years ago in close to 11,000′ of water and is one of four submarines that suffered this fate during the Cold War.

In nine years, Taylor and his Lost 52 Project Team have discovered six U.S. submarines utilizing pioneering robotics and methods at the forefront of today’s underwater technology. By...


Submariners are Suing South Carolina to Save Cold War-Era Attack Boat

USS Clamagore (SS-343) on July 2, 1948. NHHC Photo

A group of retired submariners is fighting the State of South Carolina to keep what is believed to be the last World War II and Cold War-era GUPPY III submarine from forever becoming an underwater playground for fish and SCUBA divers.

Citing the high cost of preserving the 75-year-old former USS Clamagore (SS-343) at a pier across the Cooper River from Charleston, S.C., the sub’s operator, the Patriots Point Development Authority, wants to turn...


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