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Capt. Robert Francis

Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Capt. Robert Francis, USN, specializes in surface ships and is and a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not reflect any official policy or view of CFR or the U.S. government.

Four Ways US Naval Forces Should Be More Assertive

Non-aggressive assertiveness can achieve long-term advantages and have strategic effects.