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Background – Russia – A further look at Russia’s exercises last month.

US Navy – American civilian and military leaders must dismiss the fatally flawed theory that time is on China’s side in the struggle over the fate of Taiwan. The real danger of a PRC attack is in this decade, when Taiwan is most vulnerable, not in the next. Closer military ties with Taiwan, more cautious dealings with China, a strengthened U.S. naval and air presence in the western Pacific, and complementary nonmilitary measures are needed.

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French Navy – The French and Chinese navies will exercise next week.

French Navy – The French and Indian navies will exercise next month.

US Marines – Leathernecks of 1st Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment have been on a fast track since their return from Iraq. Now they are headed back.

Background – History – War produces many strange results. The submersible aircraft carrier was one.

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New Site – BiodefenseEducation.org – In brief, a new site, similar in concept to NOSI, but dedicated to the topic of biodefense and biological warfare, that we are working on for the National Institutes of Health. Below is the formal description:

    The biodefense field and biodefense information is growing rapidly, and keeping current is challenging.

    BiodefenseEducation.org is a Biodefense Digital Library and Collaboratory which is intended to serve as a source of continuing education on biodefense affairs.

    BiodefenseEducation.org is designed to serve several different populations: the current and next generation of biodefense investigators and trainees, medical personnel, first responders, and other interested parties.

    BiodefenseEducation.org has three components:

    1. News Library – An annotated list of links to biodefense news stories are posted daily after scanning over 100 international news sources. The purpose of this News Library is to serve as a source of daily biodefense education and continuing professional development for biodefense investigators and trainees and to define a biodefense learning curriculum.

    2. Collaboratory – Discussions about the biodefense news stories or any other biodefense topic is encouraged. The purpose of this Collaboratory is to bring together online individuals interested in biodefense so they may freely and easily discuss the numerous issues in biodefense research, education, or patient care.

    3. Reference Library – The reference library serves as a biodefense knowledge management system, connecting the individual interested in biodefense faced with a question with the right information at the right time so they can make the right decision.

    BiodefenseEducation.org can be found at: http://www.biodefenseeducation.org

    BiodefenseEducation.org is funded in part by a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

    BiodefenseEducation.org is a work in progress, and we welcome your comments which may be sent via our online Comment Form at http://www.biodefenseeducation.org/sendcomments.

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Donna M. D’Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D’Alessandro, M.D.

US Navy – A U.S. Navy strategic missile from the USS Georgia was damaged during a mishap at a submarine base last year, nearly striking a nuclear warhead.

Iraq – Will US learn from the lessons taught to the British during their occupation of Iraq starting in 1920?

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Indian Navy – The Admiral Gorshkov is formally turned over to the Indian Navy.

Canadian Navy – An update on the status of the Upholder-class.

US Marines – The rules of engagment in Haiti are broadened.

US Navy – At least 22 commanding officers have been fired in the past 13 months ñ nearly as many as in the three previous years combined.

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US Marines – William Arkin takes a look at some of the nonlethal weapons the Marines are taking to Iraq.

Background – Leadership – Part 2 of Rick Atkinson’s first hand account of what it was like for Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus to lead the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.

Background – Defense Spending – Is the Bush defense buildup untenable?

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US Marines – With the Marines in Haiti again???

US Navy – The U.S. Navy’s traditional missions are generally less relevant today than in recent decades, because of advances in technology and changes in the global environment. To meet the radically altered requirements now placed upon military forces, the Navy must transform itself, mission by mission. It is a tall order.

Background – Leadership – Part 1 of Rick Atkinson’s first hand account of what it was like for Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus to lead the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.

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US Marines – Marines move their patrols beyond Port-au-Prince.

Background – Pakistan – Seymour Hersch provides insight into how the Pakistani nuclear physicist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has enabled worldwide nuclear proliferation and goes on to ask why the US is doing nothing about it???

Background – Al Quaeda – An Algerian journalist who infiltrated a terrorist cell in France reveals how a clash of cultures has turned Muslim immigrants into radical Islamist militants.

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US Marines – Marines are aggressively patrolling in Port-Au-Prince.

Russian Navy – The Russian navy plans to sail to the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean this year.

US Navy – The U.S. Navy plans to begin testing a prototype for an unmanned underwater glider with a flying-wing design – the Flying Wing Underwater Glider.

US Navy – The Chief of Naval Operations comments on the progress being made on the Littoral Combat Ship.

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US Marines – The US is rapidly sending by air a Marine Expeditionary Unit to Haiti for peacekeeping.

Canadian Navy – Canada’s new submarines will not be cheaper to operate than their predecessors.

Background – Transformation – James F. Dunnigan explains what transformation means, in plain English.

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Iraqi Coast Guard – A look at the embryonic Iraqi Coast Guard, being trained by the US.

US Navy – The Navy stands up the Fleet Anti-submarine Warfare Command, to focus on ASW.

US Navy – A look at the relationship between enlisted sailors and midshipmen at the US Naval Academy.

US Navy – Sun Tzu’s adage of “bearing down on the enemy” seems to encapsulate the current approaches of both the United States and China to their space programs. China does not have to be an enemy of the United States, but it is certainly destined to be a competitor, if the United States continues to exploit the obvious military advantages of space and China feels compelled to respond.

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US Navy – The USS Saipan amphibious ready group is ready to go to Haiti, if needed.

Background – History – The Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal spelled the difference between victory and defeat for the United States in the Pacific war.

Background – Conflicts Around the World – James F. Dunnigan’s top 10 wars to currently worry about.

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Royal Australian Navy – Australia and the US sign a naval cooperation package; Australia’s new air defense destroyers will be built around the Aegis system.

US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard stop Haitians fleeing unrest in their country from landing in the US.

US Navy – The USS John F Kennedy battlegroup is exercising in the Gulf of Mexico.

US Navy – Three carrier battlegroups are participating in a virtual exercise this week.

Background – Intelligence – John Keegan on why gentlemen do read each other’s mail..

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US Navy – The US Navy has plans to base a mobile ship repair unit in Kochi.

Royal Navy – Was the trawler Gaul sunk by a UK nuclear submarine?

US Navy – The USS Enterprise battlegroup returns to port.

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Royal New Zealand Navy – The frigate Canterbury returns to sea.

Royal Navy – The cost of the UK’s new aircraft carriers continues to increase.

US Marines – When the enemy is all around us, it is important to understand the complexities involved in countering these universal threats. In this penetrating article, the author takes us to a new level of understanding of the global war on terrorism.

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US Marines – The Fleet Anti Terrorism Support Team has deployed to Haiti to protect the US Embassy there.

US Marines – While the opportunity presents itself, letís reorganize our infantry units to better support both MEU(SOC) and the UDP.

Background – Special Forces – William Arkin says the special forces are overstretched.

Background – Wargaming – The US builds SimEarth for training.