Russian Navy – Russia resumes its nuclear submarine deterrent patrols.
Background – Air War – Long before they went into combat, US forces had gotten the goods on their Iraqi foe.
Background – Command and Control – William Arkin on how the US is going about upgrading its nuclear command and control capabilities.
ASEAN Navies – ASEAN naval chiefs are meeting to discuss issues of common interest.
US Navy – The Trimersible, the design of which envisions a monohull platform fitted with two semisubmersible pontoons, could be tailored for a variety of missions.
Background – Homeland Security – Flying combat air patrols over US cities with US Air Force pilots in their F-16′s.
Background – Terrorism – A concise history of terrorism.
NOSI will next be updated on Monday. See you then!
US Marines – Definitions of 4th Generation Warfare, Nontrinitarian War, Nonlinear Warfare, Asymmetric Warfare, and Third-Wave War.
US Navy – Some of the SEALs missions in Iraq.
Background – Oceanography – The deepest diving submersible in the world has been lost at sea.
Background – History – America’s first submarine – the Turtle.
Canadian Navy – Canada’s navy is taking a year off to rest and recuperate.
US Coast Guard – If ever a Coast Guard cutter dealt with nearly everything short of toe-to-toe combat, it was the Charleston-based Dallas on its recent deployment to the Mediterranean.
US Marines – An excellent review and bibliography of published works on British and U.S. amphibious operations Bin the last century.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan analyses the American situation in Iraq and what the way forward should be.
US Navy – More on how US carrier deployments will be changing.
Taiwanese Marines – The US and Taiwanese Marines will increase their cooperation.
US Navy – Snakebot is a developmental model of a slithering robot that might one day help remove land mines or worm its way inside collapsed buildings to help rescue victims without disturbing the tottering structures.
Russian Navy – Russia is exercising in the Baltic Sea.
Background – Imperialism – The United Statesóthe most carefree, happiest empire in historyónow confronts the question of whether it can escape Romeís fate. The challenge can be localized, for a moment in Afghanistan, then in Iraq, but it is global in character. This nation has no choice but to exercise its imperial power, and how it does so will shape the emerging world order and test its own legitimacy as a democratic society.
Royal Navy – HMS Iron Duke continues the war on drugs in the Caribbean.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Ricks analyses the situation on the ground in Iraq.
Background – Homeland Defense – HS (Department of Homeland Security) officials and others with major responsibilities in the homeland-defense arena could learn much from the strategies used by the Department of Defense in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
US Marines – A way to do fire support better in the infantry battalion.
Background – Iraq – Peter J. Boyer writes about Tommy Franks, the general who commanded the U.S. troops in the war with Iraq, and about how he joined Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the fight to transform the military. Here Boyer talks about Franks’s career path and his political skill, the future of the American military, and covering the war from Doha, Qatar.
Sorry for the late update, but a storm has knocked out our local Internet access???
US Navy – The US is considering changing the homeports of some of its ships, to move them closer to their theaters of operation.
US Navy – The island, or superstructure, of the Navy’s new CVN 21 aircraft carrier is at the heart of numerous improvements planned for the ship.
Background – Exit Strategies – John Keegan on how getting out of a war is more difficult than getting into one???
Background – North Korea – War on the Korean Peninsula would likely mean hundreds of thousands killed and enormous damage, and if at all possible must be avoided. Colin Robinson, CDI Research Analyst, and Rear Adm. (Ret.) Stephen H. Baker, USN, CDI Senior Advisor, hold that a negotiated solution should be sought and pressed upon the Northís government by all means available.
US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln heads into overhaul.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan on how cash remains the currency of choice in post-war Iraq.
US Navy – Leaders can make sure the mission gets completed by empowering, protecting, and encouraging their people.
Greek Coast Guard – More on the explosives-laden ship seized by Greece yesterday.
US Navy – The Navy’s newest helicopters–the MH-60R and MH-60S–have scored impressive accomplishments in tests and operations over the past year.
Background – Logistics – A fascinating look at how the US military is outsourcing its logistics to private corporations.
Background – American Empire – Robert D. Kaplan on how the United States projects power around the worldóand why it must.
Greek Navy – Greece seizes a ship filled with explosives, bound for Africa.
US Navy – The people side of the Sea Power 21 vision – Sea Warrior.
Background – Special Forces – William Arkin explains the downside of depending on special forces.
US Navy – U.S. defense officials and industry program managers are examining the lessons learned from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as they proceed with designing the aircraft and weapons that will transform today’s armed forces to a more mobile, precise, and persistent force.
Background – Transformation – Technological improvement is important but, pursued in isolation, will lead only so far. If we focus exclusively on technology, we will fail. Technological and conceptual change must be integrated in a manner consistent with the enduring nature of warócharacterized by essentially dispersed information, chaos, complexity, nonlinearity, and uncertainty.
US Marines – Another look at the formation of the Marines’ new special operations force.
US Marines – The artillery community needs ëa wakeup callí in order to solve future fire support issues.
Background – Middle East – Gen.(Ret.) Anthony Zinni, USMC, former USCENTCOM Commander, assesses challenges and opportunities facing the United States in the Middle East and the greater Islamic world.
US Navy – The USS Kearsarge has been released from duty off of Liberia, as a ceasefire has been signed there.
US Navy – Venerable P-3 aircraft increase situational awareness on the battlefield.
Indian Navy – India takes delivery of INS Talwar, a Krivak-class frigate.
Background – Reconnaissance Satellites – USAFís KH-7 spy satellite system constituted a major advance in overhead intelligence collection.
US Navy – A major restructuring of NATO’s North American headquarters is taking place.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard has chosen their new maritime patrol aircraft.
Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka has sunk a Tamil Tiger ship.
Taiwanese Navy – The current state of whether the US will be able to supply submarines to Taiwan.
Canadian Navy – Canada’s navy has been worn out by its operations in the Gulf.
Background – Iraq – Civil Relationships – Historian Antony Beevor comments on the US Army’s successes and failures in Iraq.
Background – Strategy – At their most abstract, U.S. national interests are simple: to ensure the security and prosperity of the American people in the global environment. But distinguishing core strategic interestsóthose for which Americans would be willing to dieófrom significant interests that might require commitment of treasure, blood, time, and energy is almost never easy.
NOSI will next be updated on Wednesday.
US Navy – The USS Mount Whitney returns home from the Horn of Africa.
US Navy – The USS Kearsarge is now off of Liberia
Russian Navy – A port of call for the Russian ships that have been exercising in the Indian Ocean.
Information Warfare – As U.S. officials assess how military and commercial space resources contributed to combat successes in Iraq and Afghanistan, it appears that a long-sought goal of integrating “space” with air, ground and maritime operations is being realized.