Daily archives: 15 December 2008

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The final consequences of failure.

A report in The Australian published on 8 December describes ‘a purge’ of the Royal Navy’s senior leadership over the embarrassment caused by the ‘fiasco’ when 15 sailors and marines were captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on 23 March 2008. Defence writer Michael Smith described the event and its […]


Backgrounder – Piracy and the United States Navy

The backgrounder “Piracy and the United States Navy” by Peter M. Swartz and Christine Fox can be found here. The document presents the argument that the most effective means of countering piracy throughout history has been direct attacks against their bases of operation.  While escort of shipping and patrolling have […]