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China's Accelerated Timeline to Take Taiwan Pushing Navy in the Pacific, Says CNO Gilday

China’s Accelerated Timeline to Take Taiwan Pushing Navy in the Pacific, Says CNO Gilday

Amphibious infantry fighting vehicle, soldiers assigned to an army brigade under PLA Eastern Theatre Command stay on alert and prepare for landing during a ferrying and assault wave formation training exercise on May 7, 2022. PLA Photo

Amid concerns that China could try to reunify the mainland with Taiwan faster than previously anticipated, the United States Navy is also eyeing a more immediate window for a potential conflict over the island, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Read More

Panel: Artificial Intelligence Promises to Help Sailors Make Better Decisions Faster

Panel: Artificial Intelligence Promises to Help Sailors Make Better Decisions Faster

Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessels (USV) operate with USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) on Oct. 7, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy is thinking about artificial intelligence in two ways: the infrastructure to make unmanned systems work and technology meant to enhance how sailor and their commanders make decisions, a panel of technical and policy experts said Tuesday. Read More

Accelerated Chinese Timeline to Seize Taiwan Raises Questions on Pentagon Priorities, Says Gallagher

Accelerated Chinese Timeline to Seize Taiwan Raises Questions on Pentagon Priorities, Says Gallagher

Chinese amphibious armored infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) of an army brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command form battle formations in waves during a maritime combat training exercise on June 30, 2022. PLA Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — China is looking to speed up its timeline for taking control of Taiwan to 2027, raising concerns with one member of Congress that the Pentagon is modernizing too slowly. Read More

‘We're Ignoring the Problem’ of Stressed U.S. Maritime Infrastructure, Says MSC Commander

‘We’re Ignoring the Problem’ of Stressed U.S. Maritime Infrastructure, Says MSC Commander

Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) sails alongside the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) prior to a replenishment-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 7, 2022. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American defense maritime industrial base has atrophied to a point where the United States builds less than 1 percent of the world’s ocean-going fleets and has less than 4 percent of the world’s licensed mariners while China establishes itself as a maritime nation, Military Sealift Command’s top officer said Tuesday. Read More