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Swarms at Sea and Out-swarming the Swarms?

This week Foreign Policy posted a new article by Navy Postgraduate School professor John Arquilla, in which he discusses the how “swarm” tactics employed by the Russians caused the failure of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion. Arquilla is a prolific author who regularly writes about swarms and “net-centric” operations. In the above piece he cites successful maritime […]

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Maritime Nation

Interview with the Seasteading Institute

The idea of creating a base, or even a fully fledged nation, in the middle of the ocean where none previously existed is not new. Through the undersea bases and floating man-made islands of science fiction humans have long pondered how to colonize the vastness of the ocean for both warfare and peace.