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We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us — Will the Navy Learn From Tragic Collisions?

Two high tech guided missile destroyers charged with protecting the fleet from incoming missiles somehow failed to avoid collision with two slow-speed commercial vessels. Tragically, seventeen sailors died in the collisions. Some immediately blamed cyber-hacking, although a Navy investigation has turned … Continue reading

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Report: Poor Training Caused SV Concordia Sinking

In February 2010, the sail training ship Concordia sank off the coast of Brazil.  At the time, the captain said that the ship was hit by a “microburst,” also known as a white squall, a violet storm which struck the … Continue reading

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