Poor design and a lack of experienced sailors likely doomed the Moskva, but the incident exposed the vulnerabilities of U.S. ships as well.
For James Stavridis's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A failure to respond in-kind on hacking since 2014 sent a signal of weakness on Ukraine. But it’s not too late to fight back.
The Ukrainians suffered greatly and at the hands of Russians over the past century. They can and will fight, and the Western democracies can help.
The U.S. should consider disconnecting Russia from the Swift international payment system used by banks around the world, a penalty that helped devastate Iran’s economy a decade ago.
Part of the problem has to do with how we think of supply chains. They are not really chain-like in the sense of linear pathways. If they were, the problems would be easier to fix.
It’s important to look at Russia’s use of a missile to destroy a satellite in the context of the increasing weaponization of the cosmos.
Humility, so much at the core of Gen. Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants and graduate of a City College of New York, was job one.
Drones, cyber and AI are still far too small in terms of the budget, and U.S. officials must continue to swing their focus away from the big contracts and toward the more-nimble systems
Establishing an Afghan underground railroad would be easier than during the time of U.S. slavery because today we have vastly better methods of point-to-point communication.
The best way for the U.S. to move forward in response to the Cuban unrest may be to split the difference between the positions of the Democrats and Republicans.