Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

It's hard to believe but ComNavOps has been blogging for just barely short of one year now.  This blog started with just ten or so readers per day and now sees hundreds on a typical day and sometimes a thousand or more.  That's quite a leap in just a year's time.  Thanks to everyone for stopping by and a special thanks to those who take the time to participate in discussions!

It's become obvious in recent posts and discussions that some newcomers to the blog haven't read through all the previous posts.  That's quite understandable given the sheer volume of reading involved.  I thought I'd take this opportunity to offer a short list of some of the earlier posts that I feel are of most interest.  Even if you've read them, they're probably worth re-reading!  Studies show that this kind of in-depth knowledge will get you invited to 23% more parties.

Did the Navy make up littoral warfare just to sell the LCS?  Find out from Littoral Warfare - Is There Such A Thing?

Do we have enough amphibious lift?  Too much?  Marine Amphibious Lift - Who Needs Gators? will tell you.

All the arguments for or against the aircraft carrier miss the most important point - but you won't after reading Carriers - It's The Air Wing That Matters.

Do you know what the real problem is with the LCS?  Read LCS - Crippling the Future Fleet to find out.

Ships today cost way too much.  Read Shipbuilding Costs - Impact of Low Volume to learn why.

The Navy puts helos on every ship but can helos survive in the littorals?  Helos In The Littorals will answer the question for you.

All of the Navy's problems can ultimately be traced to one single factor.  Find out what in The Altar of New Construction.

The Navy's problems seem to be getting worse not better.  Learn about The Navy's Death Spiral.

Why can't the Navy build ships as efficiently as commercial shipbuilders?  Shipbuilding Practices - Commercial vs. Navy will tell you why.


  1. Many happy returns. I am a regular visitor to your site and though I don't feel qualified to comment often myself I do follow the debates which often follow your articles.

    1. Thank you! Don't let a lack of qualification stop you from commenting. Heck, it didn't stop me from blogging!! The only real qualification is logic and data/facts. Valid conclusions should follow easily.

  2. I very much like your style. Please keep up the good work.

  3. Really enjoy your blog, keep up the good work!


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