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Japanese Coast Guard – Japan is forming an organization of volunteer coastwatchers to look for environmental accidents, suspicious incidents and terrorists.

History – Beira patrol – A review of Britain’s naval blockade of the newly independent state of Rhodesia from 1966-1975, and what lessons may be drawn from it for current and future UN naval blockade operations.

Background – War on Terrorism – Why the war on terror is lagging behind in South-East Asia.

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Russian Navy – What questions about the Kursk have been left unanswered by the final report?

Background – Intelligence – An excellent Power Point brief on the naval intelligence lessons learned to date in Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Royal Navy – England will sink two Type-22 frigates it cannot find buyers for.

US Navy – Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, with her F/A-18E squadrons.

Background – Iraq – Thomas Ricks on the US military’s reservations over invading Iraq.

US Navy – More on the Gold Team’s design for the DD(X).

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Argentine Navy – Argentina has given up in its attempt to rescue a German ship trapped in Antarctica.

Taiwanese Navy – More about the negotiations between Taiwan and the US over diesel submarine acquisition.

Background – Iran – Reuel Marc Gerecht on how Iran is now ripe for a democratic revolution to replace its corrupt theocracy.

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Taiwanese Navy – Negotiations over submarines being supplied to Taiwan get down to brass tacks.

Royal Navy – HMS Cumberland will be exercising with the Pakistani Navy.

Canadian Navy – Canada will exercise in the Arctic for the first time in 13 years, in Exercise Narwhal Ranger, to assert its sovereignty over the region.

Background – Iraq – Is the US considering a third-generation warfare plan for attacking Iraq?

US Marines – An update on the MV-22 Osprey flight test program.

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US Navy – UN sanctions against Iraq are going to be more stringently enforced at sea.

US Marines – A review of non-lethal weapons currently under development.

US Merchant Marine – A thorough review of what ails the US Merchant Marine.

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NATO – NATO’s biennial humanitarian disaster relief exercise utilizing naval forces, Co-operative Safeguard (CS02), took place last month. There is an extensive photo gallery that goes with this story.

Background – 4th Generation Warfare – Another excellent introduction to 4th Generation Warfare, in Adobe Acrobat format.

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Russian Navy – The final word on the Kursk, from the Russian government.

US Navy – More on the F/A-18 E Super Hornet’s first operational deployment on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

US Marines – Will Marine Expeditionary Units be transformed into Expeditionary Strike Groups?

Background – Collateral Damage – Ralph Peters on why we should not apologize for collateral damage in Afghanistan.

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US Navy – The US is being sued to stop testing of sonars in its Littoral Warfare Advanced Development program.

Background – Afghanistan – More lessons learned to date in trying to fight a 4th generation warfare adversary with 2nd generation warfare tactics.

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Argentinean Navy – The Argentine icebreaker and the polar supply ship it is rescuing are both trapped in the ice.

South Korean Navy – South Korea will purchase the Aegis weapons system for use on a new class of destroyers.

US Navy – US submarines are being outfitted with new personal escape gear.

US Navy – The large wargame Millennium Challenge 2002 begins today.

Background – Piracy – More information on piracy in the first 6 months of 2002.

US Navy – What the US Navy is currently up to in mine countermeasures.

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Royal Navy – Is the scrapping of the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier fleet part of the reason for the early retirement of the UK’s most senior officers?

Indonesian Navy – Indonesian waters continue to be the number one site of piracy in the world.

US Navy – HMS Newcastle seized a large drug shipment in the Caribbean.

US Navy – The US would like to build a floating commando base, and is looking at several proposals, including permanent conversion of the USS Constellation.

US Navy – A single cell Vertical Launch System is being developed.

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Israeli Navy – More information on Israel’s Dolphin-class submarines.

US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln battlegroup is deploying to the Pacific, it will be the first operational deployment of the F/A-18E Hornet.

German Navy – The German Navy helped to recover a ship that had been hijacked by Somali pirates.

French Navy – France captured two al-Qaida suspects in the Persian Gulf.

Background – 4th Generation Warfare – A review of how the US is conducting operations in Afghanistan against an enemy using 4th Generation Warfare.

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Royal Marines – More details on why the SA-80 rifle does not work in combat situations.

Taiwanese Navy – Will Israel supply submarines to Taiwan?

Background – Afghanistan – David Isby on how we can build our way to a successful future in Afghanistan.

Background – 4th Generation Warfare – An excellent short PowerPoint presentation on what 4th generation warfare is.

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US Navy – The USS George Washington battlegroup has relieved the USS John F. Kennedy battlegroup in the Arabian Sea.

US Navy – Medical lessons learned from the USS Cole attack – and how they are not being passed on.

Royal Marines – The Royal Marines’ assault rifle is OK after all, says the UK government. Should they be believed?

US Navy – The F-18E/F Super Hornet is joining the fleet.

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Spanish Navy – Moroccan troops have been evicted from a Spanish island by a combined arms team.

US Navy – The US plans to experiment with swapping the destroyer USS Fletcher’s entire crew, to lengthen ship deployment times.

Indonesian Navy – Indonesia will purchase 48 patrol boats from Eastern European countries. It is in dire need of more vessels to patrol its territorial waters.

Phillipine Navy – The US and Phillipine navies are conducting joint exercises together.

Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka is stepping up patrols of its territorial waters to thwart rebel intrusions.

Background – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – A good review of the present and future potential of UAVs and UCAVs.

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Argentine Navy – The Argentine navy’s ice-breaker, Almirante Irizar, is trying to push its way through the ice to rescue the German ship Magdalena Oldendorff off Antarctica.

Spanish Navy – Spain has sent another warship off Morocco.

Indian Navy – India and the US are now formally patrolling the Malacca Straits.

Chinese Navy – China continues to fortify its holdings in the Spratly Islands.

Background – Iraq – John Keegan’s view of what lies in store for Iraq.

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US Navy – The US Navy has received approval to deploy its low frequency sonar on two ships.

Canadian Navy – HMCS Algonquin has captured two al-Qaida suspects at sea in the Arabian Gulf.

Spanish Navy – Spain will not use force to recover an island it claims that is currently occupied by Morocco.

US Navy – The life of a Navy wife, in 2002.

Background – Jordan – William Arkin on what Jordan’s role may be when Iraq is attacked.

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US Marines – The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force has a new high tech Combat Operations Center that will allow it to oversee operations from around the world. Whether or not this is a good idea remains to be seen???

US Navy – An update on the Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS).

Background – – William Arkin on the good and the bad of the Bush Administration’s new policy of preemptive strategic offensives as outlined in its “Defense Planning Guidance” document.