Posts by JohnPJones

Push for Naval Escalation.

The US is pushing a proposal within the UN Security Council to allow the USN to seek out, stop, search, and redirect, North Korean ships carrying, crude oil, petroleum, and natural gas by all necessary measures The proposal would allow all UN member nations conduct non-consensual searches of North Korean flagged vessels. Why is this…

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USCG Past, Present, and Future

Let me first lead off saying, no disrespect is intended towards my Coastie cousins, but this is a topic I do think needs to be addressed and discussed. Coast Guard, the title is seems very clear as to what they do. They guard our coasts obviously, but how do they do so? They maintain navigation…

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Scenario- Gulf of Azteciland

Ok some backgroud, you are procuring naval platforms to secure your island nation of Eden Island. You have three bays each capable of being the home of warships. Windward Bay is on the SE of the island is capable of supporting shallow draft vessels only, Paradise Bay is on the NW side near the Straits…

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The US Navy’s Frigate Problem

The USN has a problem. That problem is a gap in capability as a result of a lack of frigates. Currently the USN has only one commissioned frigate, and it is out of date by approximately 200 years, and is currently in dry dock. Some jobs don’t justify using a destroyer, or cruiser when that…

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