American Conservative – William S. Lind describes what he thinks the US Navy should look like in the future.
- American Conservative – William S. Lind describes what he thinks the US Marines should look like in the future.
- American Conservative – William S. Lind says our splendid military is all for show.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – What types of aircraft will be deployed on tomorrow’s flattops?
- US Naval War College Review – A look at the history of German naval war gaming.
- The Atlantic – The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a president and leave no trace.
- Foreign Policy – Naval analyst Chris Weuve talks to Foreign Policy about what Battlestar Galactica gets right about space warfare.
- US Naval War College Review – A War at Sea strategy.
- Los Angeles Times – A group of Russian warships was en route to the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday with the possible mission to evacuate citizens of their nation from Syria, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Tuesday.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Future conflicts will be won in a new arena—that of the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace. We must merge, then master those realms.
- Air Force – The US and Australia are bolstering their close but quiet military relationship.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Colonel T. X. Hammes writes that in the highly unlikely event of conflict with China, the United States needs a strategy that plays to its strengths, minimizes the risks of nuclear escalation, and limits physical destruction.
- New Yorker – Dexter Filkins provides a considered answer to the question of how good was General Petraeus?
- Flight – China is upset at being called out for reverse engineering the Shenyang J-15 carrier-based fighter from the Russian Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker. The Chinese argue in the People’s Daily–a state media organization–that the J-15 is more advanced than the Su-33.
– Aviation Week – This is a story about the Navy’s desire to rebrand and restore the reputation of what is arguably its most important surface-vessel program, which has faced mounting doubts and criticism, especially in the halls of Congress. As part of that effort, Aviation Week was granted exclusive interviews with top Navy officials and unique access to the Freedom, its officers and crew during the first days of November’s certification exercises.
- Time – Doug Macgregor takes on the USMC.
- Wired – The Navy talks about its drone helicopter the way Apple geeks gushed over the first-generation iPhone in 2007. The MQ-8 Fire Scout does it all, from hunting for drugs at sea to spotting insurgents over the battlefields of Afghanistan. But like that early iPhone, the Fire Scout is seriously buggy — so much so that the Defense Department has conceded it will be forced to seriously delay buying all the robocopters it wants.
- AOL Defense – While the Air Force and the Marines stake their future on a great leap forward to the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Navy is taking what one officer called “baby steps” into the future: a careful, incremental upgrade of electronic warfare systems to jam enemy radar instead of just hiding from it.
- Time – Chuck Spinney on the future of the US Navy.