National Security Law

CARAT 2019: Building Security Through Maritime Domain Awareness

From CTF 73/DESRON 7 Public Affairs The U.S. and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted a series of training events focused on maritime domain awareness (MDA), culminating with scenarios conducted by ships and aircraft in the Gulf of Thailand during this year’s Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand. The training included knowledge exchanges focused on techniques and tools used in …

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MIT SEMINAR XXI: Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest

Navy JAG Corps senior officers and civilians seeking to deepen their understanding of national security and foreign relations policy are eligible to apply to be Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI Fellows at no cost to themselves or their assigned command. Recent Navy JAG Corps Seminar XXI Fellows include Capt. Rock DeTolve (current Fellow), Capt. Patrick Gibbons (Class of …

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U.S. 2nd Fleet and the Era of Great Power Competition

By Lt. Cmdr. Garrett S. Snow, U.S. 2nd Fleet  In early 2018, a new National Defense Strategy was released highlighting a shift in focus from regional threats to great power competition. Seeing the need to adopt this new focus, CNO announced the reestablishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet, calling it a “dynamic response to a dynamic security environment” and adding, “That’s why today, …

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How China Shot Down Its Own A2/AD Lawfare Strategy

By Cmdr. Jonathan Odom, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Last month, President Obama made political history by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Arctic, where he discussed American interests in that region and the need for nations around the world to collectively address the challenges of climate change.  During that same week, another momentous event of a different sort occurred nearby:  …

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U.S., Partner Nation Judge Advocates Support PANAMAX 2014

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet Twelve judge advocates from three nations assembled in August for PANAMAX 2014, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise designed to test the ability of a multinational force to defend the Panama Canal and operate under a United Nations Security Council Resolution. For the exercise, 320 military personnel from 17 partner nations in Central …

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Advancing the Rule of Law Worldwide – DIILS at 20 Years

By Lt. Stephen Rosenlund, International Operations Officer, Defense Institute of International Legal Studies It’s 0700 on a steamy Monday, and the sun is rising above Lake Kivu in eastern Congo.  Fishermen in dugout canoes ply the lake’s waters in pursuit of the first catch of the day.  The merchants of Bukavu, the capital of the picturesque South Kivu province, ready …

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