Monday, November 11, 2019

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Nation’s Sealift Struggling, but Gaining Attention

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The nation’s strategic sealift has languished for too many years, a panel of experts told an audience May 7 at Sea-Air-Space 2019. And the panel, representing the military and civilian sea services, told the morning program…

Indo-Pacific Policy More Complex Than Only China and Russia

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the nation grapples with striking a balance between competing with great power challenges and preparing for the possibility of conflict, the Indo-Pacific region poses perhaps the most significant challenge, Dr. Mara Karlin believes. Karlin, director…

Surge Sealift Force in Need of Urgent Recapitalization, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The nation’s seaborne logistics capability is atrophying and in need of rejuvenation, senior government officials said in testimony before Congress. Maintaining older ships is proving more costly than anticipated, driving officials to seek new or used ships to…

With Order, Trump Eases Path for Transition to Merchant Marine

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Trump has issued an executive order easing the path for active-duty military personnel and veterans who want to transition to service as merchant mariners, a move designed to open jobs to veterans while strengthening national security….