US Navy – Seabees have landed to build airstrips in the Phillipines.
US Navy – At sea aboard the USS Cole.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – The US has asked Japan for more help in the Arabian Sea, including deployment of Aegis destroyers.
Royal Navy – The survivability of Royal Navy warships remains impaired due to development problems with the new active decoy round.
Background – Caspian Sea – Disputes over Caspian Sea oil continue, a naval buildup on all sides continues.
Background – Airpower – Part 2 of a history of the use of airpower in war. This month – airpower’s failure in Vietnam.
Royal Marines – On the ground in Afghanistan with 45 Commando.
US Navy – CINCPAC says the US Navy is interested in using the base in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Bay.
US Navy – The F-18E Super Hornet is experiencing its first carrier qualifications aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Indian Navy – Is India’s project to build nuclear powered submarines too secretive?
US Marines – US Marines will be exercising with Phillipine units off the Phillipines.
US Marines – The Marines are outsourcing their airlift – to the Russians.
US Navy – The controversy over low frequency sonar and how it affects marine mammals has taken a new twist after September 11.
Indonesian Navy – Indonesia and Malaysia pledge to patrol the Straits of Malacca more actively in an attempt to reduce piracy.
Iranian Navy – Iran will soon launch its own destroyer.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – The Japanese debate broadening the role of their forces.
Background – Unmanned Vehicles – How the battlefield is being transformed by unmanned devices.
Background – Peacekeeping – John Keegan on how not to perform peacekeeping.
Royal Marines – 45 Commando has begun operations in Afghanistan.
Taiwanese Navy – Chinese spy ships are probing Taiwan’s defenses.
New Zealand Navy – The ANZAC frigates are developing cracks in their hulls.
Romanian Navy – The Romanian Navy purchase of Royal Navy Type 22 frigates is moving forward.
US Navy – How the US has covered the Mediterranean Sea without a carrier for the last 6 months.
US Navy – The USS Bataan amphibious ready group is returning home from the Arabian Sea.
US Navy – The USS Cole continues its workup.
US Navy – The MH-60S begins to enter service.
Royal Navy – On the Atlantic Patrol with HMS Newcastle.
Indian Navy – Now that the fighting in Sri Lanka has stopped, is it time for a Pax Indica in the Indian Ocean?
Malaysian Coast Guard – Malaysia will set up a Coast Guard.
US Marines – Life with the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team.
Background – Mark Helprin summarizes the war on terror to date.
Finnish Navy – The role of camouflage in modern naval warfare.
US Navy – The command ship USS Blue Ridge returns to its homeport after 3 months at sea.
Royal Marines – More on the targets the Royal Marines have been assigned.
US Navy – The US Navy is using NASA satellite data to aid its forces on the ground in Afghanistan.
Background – Military Space – How military space assets have assisted the war on terror.
Background – Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Terrorists – What are the prospects for terrorists acquiring WMD? Pretty good???
US Navy – The James River Reserve Fleet of maritime ships is no longer a national asset, instead it has become an environmental liability.
US Navy – US ships may again make port calls in Hong Kong.
Royal Marines – What the Royal Marines can expect to face in Afghanistan.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard and coastal defense.
US Navy – A review of the US Navy’s FY2003 budget request.
Canadian Navy – What the Canadian Navy has accomplished in the Persian Gulf in the last 6 months.
US Navy – The US Navy is outsourcing its training.
US Navy – How the Internet is accessed by Sailors at sea.
US Navy – What the Navy Marine Corps Intranet means to the US Navy
Background – Precision Guided Weapons (PGMs) – PGMs continue to fall in price, making them more affordable to use???
Background – Precision Guided Weapons (PGMs)???while some evidence for just how precise they were in Afghanistan is now being documented???
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy is exercising with the Nigerian Navy.
Royal Navy – Dockyard strikes may impede the operational readiness of the Royal Navy’s Trident fleet.
US Navy – Where the US Navy currently is with unmanned aerial vehicles, and where it would like to go.
Background – Transformation – Recently we’ve been reading how transformation will occur slowly, from the bottom up. Now there is evidence that Secretary Rumsfield will attempt to accelerate transformation from the top down, with his choices for new service chiefs and CINCs.
Background – Information Warfare – In the field, just like at work, more bandwidth is better bandwidth — and a lack of bandwidth is severely hampering US military operations.
US Navy – More information on the potential of a subtype of unmanned undersea vehicles – the Sea Glider.
US Navy – The US Navy is phasing out its CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters that are used for vertical replenishment.
US Navy – The US Navy is thinking of not retiring the USS Constellation next year, when the USS Ronald Reagan enters service.
US Navy – The US Navy is not interested in converting cruise ships under construction to command ships.
French Navy – Two French warships are making a port call at Mumbai, before exercising with the Indian Navy.
Indian Navy – India is about to commission a new guided missile patrol craft.
Canadian Navy – Canadian ships continue to rotate through their Gulf task force.
US Navy – 75% of all munitions dropped by US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft in Afghanistan hit their targets.
US Navy – What life is like for submariners.
US Navy – A review of upcoming Trident-class submarine conversions.
Taiwanese Navy – The US has bids from 7 companies to produce submarines for Taiwan.
Malaysian Navy – Malaysia agrees to purchase French Scorpene-class submarines.
US Navy – A proposal for a new conventional triad for the 21st century: long-range land-based aviation, flexible special forces that require a minimal logistic infrastructure, and the sea services
US Navy – US and Yemen have agreed to allow warships to again refuel at the port of Aden, 17 months after the attack on the USS Cole.
US Navy – The US will move back to one carrier in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Marines– 40 Commando is already engaged in combat inside Afghanistan.
US Navy – More on the potential of unmanned submarines.
US Navy – Submarines are the ultimate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform.
US Navy – The EP-3 that was forced down near China 1 year ago has been rebuilt and will reenter service by the end of the year.
Nigerian Navy – The Nigerian Navy continues to capture pirates who are stealing oil from drilling platforms.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines have permission to pursue enemy troops from Afghanistan into Pakistan.
Royal Australian Navy – Australia will increase its defense budget next year, in recognition of the high operational rate of their navy.
Background – Containerized Cargo – An excellent review of how the container is now a potential terrorist weapon.
Taiwanese Navy – An interview with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs who pledges diesel submarines and Kidd-class destroyers will be delivered to Taiwan.
Russian Navy – The Russians say they will be out of Cam Ranh Bay by July. Who will be allowed to use the port in the future is uncertain.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy’s CVF program continues to move forward, slowly.
Background – Air-to-Air Combat – How Head Mounted Displays may revolutionize aerial combat.
Royal Navy – The early retirement of Sea Harriers will strip the Royal Navy of crucial air defense capabilities.
Royal Navy – Is the UK government repeating the same mistakes it made 20 years ago before the Falklands war?
Background – – Sir John Keegan on whether the UK could send an expeditionary task force to sea today, if required.
Background – Simulation / Wargaming – The state-of-the art in computerized simulation and virtual reality for the military.
French Navy – A French patrol boat based in New Caledonia is making a port visit in New Zealand.
Finnish Navy – The navies of Finland and Sweden are pooling their maritime surveillance assets.
US Marines – The US Marines continue their development of non-lethal weapons.
US Marines – The latest prototype lethal weapon – a new assault rifle for US forces.
Background – Strategy – Ralph Peter’s insightful strategy for fighting the war on terrorism.
Royal Australian Navy – The amphibious transport and command ship HMAS Kanimbla returns home from the Arabian Sea.
Canadian Navy – The supply ship HMCS Protecteur is about to depart for the Arabian Sea.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines confront steep challenges in Afghanistan.
US Navy – Testing of the EA-6B Prowler ICAP III version has begun.
South Korean Navy – The US will sell the South Korean Navy Aegis weapons systems for installation on three South Korean destroyers.
Iraqi Navy – Iraq has been accused of a plot to blow up US warships in the Persian Gulf.
History – Falklands – A fascinating analysis of the diplomatic, intelligence, and military ineptitude that led the UK and Argentina towards an avoidable conflict 20 years ago.
Background – Falklands – Meanwhile, life today in the Falklands is excellent for the locals.
US Navy – The US Navy is exercising on Vieques again.
US Navy – The US Navy says it does not want to return to Yemen for refueling; using the French naval base in Djibouti may be a better idea.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – For the first time since WWII the JMSDF and Chinese Navy will exchange port visits.
Background – Airpower – First part of a two-part article on how airpower is finally fulfilling its prophecy and becoming more capable of winning wars.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines in Afghanistan will be used for night time raids against Taliban mountain bases.
US Navy – The Ready Reserve’ s cargo ships are standing by to assist. While not needed at this time for Afghanistan, they could be used if the war is widened to include Iraq.
Indian Navy – More on the lease the Indian Navy has signed with Russia for a nuclear powered attack submarine.
US Marines – The role played by US Marine aviators in Operation Anaconda.
US Navy – The USS Harry Truman is overhauled in near-record time.
Background – Iraq – An excellent essay that details how US foreign policy thinking is evolving in the Bush administration, and how this evolution in thinking will be used to depose Saddam Hussein.
Chinese Navy – China continues to move into strategic choke points around the world through its acquisition of port facilities, using its pseudo-commercial entities as cover.
US Navy – What life was like for the Theodore Roosevelt’s crew who had to keep its air group functioning for the last 6 months.
Royal Navy – Although they are supposed to be the replacement for Sea Harriers, no contract has been let yet to upgrade the RAF Harriers GR.7 to GR.9 status.
US Navy – A look at what the Cooperative Engagement Capability can do for a battlegroup commander.
US Navy – Why the Navy Area Wide missile defense program was canceled.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard begins to realize the immense resources needed to inspect all ships coming into the US.
US Marines – An essay that tries to define what Ship To Objective Maneuver means to the US Marines.
Romanian Navy – The Romanian Navy is attempting to buy Type 22-class frigates from the Royal Navy.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Vella Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser.
US Navy – How the reserves are helping in the war on terror.
Background – Strategy and Tactics – James Fallows asks why did the USAF change their tactics in Afghanistan – was it to keep the Navy out of the war?
Royal Navy – HMS Illustrious has returned home from the Arabian Sea. She has been replaced on station by HMS Ocean
US Navy – USS Theodore Roosevelt has returned home, members of her air wing comment on their missions.
US Navy – A US Navy ship has again been denied a port call in Hong Kong by China.
Background – Unmanned Submersible Vehicles – A sleek diving robot has been developed to perform ocean research, it can stay at sea for 5 years.