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Tom Freebairn

Weapons analyst, Military Periscope

Tom Freebairn is a weapons analyst with Military Periscope covering naval affairs and maritime systems. Interested in all things geopolitical, Tom has an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Modern History, and a masters in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews, with a special focus on the Iraq and Syria. Specific interests include the politics of energy, ethnic separatism, and the evolution of naval warfare.

Red Sea protection effort faces early hurdles

Though the Pentagon says 20 nations have joined Operation Prosperity Guardian, almost half have preferred to remain unnamed.