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USS Chicago completes a training maneuver
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Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future

20 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Joshua Edwards and Dennis Gallagher believe that the Advanced Undersea Weapon System will provide the US with vital asymmetric advantage in future maritime conflicts. As they see it, this lower-cost force multiplier will allow commanders to apply more clandestine solutions and free traditional platforms to undertake more appropriate tasks. More on «Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future»


Hamas Flag, courtesy of Guilherme Paula & Oren Neu Dag
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Terrorism and Charity: Defining Hamas

20 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Is it right to label Hamas an exclusively terrorist organization when it is also responsible for providing social services to Palestinians? Not at all, says Lara Pham. The organization’s charitable and welfare-based activities undoubtedly make it a very powerful community actor. More on «Terrorism and Charity: Defining Hamas »


 Bangladesh Navy Sailor, courtesy of the  U.S. Pacific Fleet
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Resolution of Bangladesh-India Maritime Boundary: Model for South China Sea Disputes?

19 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Sam Bateman thinks the successful delineation of the Bangladesh-India maritime boundary demonstrates that, with sufficient political will, maritime disputes can be settled peacefully. That’s something China might want to take into account as it asserts its territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. More on «Resolution of Bangladesh-India Maritime Boundary: Model for South China Sea Disputes?»