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Seth Cropsey

Seth Cropsey is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. He served as a naval officer for nearly two decades and as deputy undersecretary of the Navy in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. He is the author of the recently published MAYDAY: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy.
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China, Russia Are Challenging Our Navy: Is Our Submarine Program Prepared?

Friday, September 11th, 2015 - by Seth Cropsey

Our nuclear subs prevent nuclear war. Now they must handle additional challenges as well, which demands renewed attention from Congress.

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Why Politico Is Dead Wrong to Be Pleased About Our Shrinking Naval Power

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Seth Cropsey

Our Navy has shrunk by half since Ronald Reagan's tenure, and nobody's talking about our increased vulnerability.

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Inside Obama’s Head

Sunday, April 5th, 2015 - by Seth Cropsey

Baffled by the president's ideas on Iran? Try thinking like a leftist.

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Our Navy Is Getting Dangerously Smaller, And No One Is Paying Attention

Monday, March 16th, 2015 - by Seth Cropsey

The know-nothings at State and the New York Times will leave us vulnerable.

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Not Just Hagel: Navy Captain Fired for Questioning Obama Foreign Policy

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 - by Seth Cropsey

James Fanell rightly questioned Obama's "pivot to Asia" strategy. A better strategy exists regarding our Navy, China, and Taiwan.

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Does Strategy Drive the U.S. Defense Budget?

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 - by Seth Cropsey

Investments in smaller, technologically advanced naval systems must be matched by investments in capital ships.

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Chinese Power Play

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - by Seth Cropsey

China's establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea is a direct challenge to its neighbors.

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Mediterranean Gas Find: A Chance for U.S. to Break with Turkey

Monday, August 19th, 2013 - by Seth Cropsey

The future lies in Israeli, Cypriot, and Greek cooperation on newly discovered natural gas fields.

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Defeat at Sea: The U.S. Naval Implosion of 2050

Monday, April 16th, 2012 - by Seth Cropsey

Imagining the results of our current shortsighted policy.

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China’s Regional Ambitions Threaten U.S. Allies

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 - by Seth Cropsey

Let's not forget Taiwan, Japan, and other U.S. friends in the region.

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Merkel’s Message to the West: Be Not Afraid

Monday, October 25th, 2010 - by Seth Cropsey

Self-censorship in the face of Islamist violence directed against free speech does not demonstrate respect for other cultures. It shows fear.

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Major Speech on Shrinking U.S. Seapower Goes Ignored

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - by Seth Cropsey

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates doesn't seem concerned that the Navy is getting smaller as our need for it is growing.

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