US Navy – Pilots from the USS Abraham Lincoln on Operation Southern Watch are receiving increased ground fire.
Canadian Navy – Aboard HMCS Montreal in the Gulf.
US Navy – EP-3’s continue to harrassed in international airspace by Chinese fighters.
US Marines – More Marines head for the Gulf.
US Marines – The Osprey program is trying to move forward???
US Navy – CVNX continues to move forward.
US Navy – Atlantic Fleet operating tempo is running at near normal.
Royal Navy – The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean are rumored to be sent to the Gulf if action is to be taken against Iraq.
Chinese Navy – China is developing a newer, longer range cruise missile.
US Navy – The US has successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in a test, using the Aegis radar.
Background – Turkey – A nice overview of the current geopolical situation in Turkey today, and how that will influence US moves against Iraq.
Russian Navy – The Russian Navy is steaming to assist a Russian fishing trawler that has been hijacked by gunman in the Pacific.
French Navy – France and India are conducting Exercise Varuna 02/2.
South Korean Navy – South Korea warned off a North Korean naval vessel attempting to enter its territorial waters.
US Navy – Results are good so far with the Navy’s experimenting with decreased staffing on board its guided-missile cruisers.
US Navy – The Navy’s flight safety record is taking a dive this year???
US Navy – The operating limits of the Navy’s Low Frequency Active Sonar are detailed.
Background – Afghanistan – James F. Dunnigan on why the Afghanistan Model is not the model for every future military conflict.
Background – Information Warfare – Austin Bay on how the BBC is a powerful ally of good in information warfare.
Nigerian Navy – Nigeria continues to fight oil pirates.
US Navy – An interview with the commander of SURFLANT.
US Navy – More on the pros and cons of the possible use of Eritrea as a naval base in the Horn of Africa.
US Navy – The US is resuming port calls in China.
US Navy – The Kitty Hawk and Constellation battlegroups will soon make port calls in Hong Kong.
Background – Iraq – Part 3 of the series “Bush at War” by Bob Woodward, which illustrates the President’s leadership style.
Canadian Navy – HMCS St. John’s returns home from the Gulf.
Royal New Zealand Navy – New Zealand recommits itself to a ban on port visits by US Navy ships.
Background – War on Terror – Thomas Friedman on the “new NATO” – the US, UK, Australia, and France – countries who are all sea powers – and who enjoy projecting their sea power.
History – Afghanistan – Part 2 of Bob Woodward’s “Bush at War” series. Is the real reason the Taliban fell so quickly that the CIA bribed the US’s way towards victory?
Background – Iraq – John Keegan asks why the US is being so slow at prepositioning land forces in the Gulf.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan with a nice summary of the information war steadily being waged against Iraq.
Background – Iraq – A roundtable, presided over by former US UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on what the pre-game, game, and post-game plans on Iraq should be.
Background – Foreign Policy – David Isby on why we must reexamine our committment to the status quo in our foreign policy.
US Marines – The Marines are taking on more and more special operations tasks and missions. Is this a fundamental change in their direction?
US Navy – Lessons learned from the sinking of an Iraqi tanker in the Gulf that cost the lives of two US sailors from the destroyer USS Peterson in 2001.
US Navy – Aboard a P-3 Orion over the Stratis of Hormuz, enforcing the UN’s oil sanctions against Iraq.
US Navy – How the US is trying to beef up security at the Suez Canal.
US Navy – The F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet has made its combat debut over Iraq on its first deployment.
US Marines – A look at what US forces are doing in Djibouti.
US Marines – More Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force head for the Gulf.
Background – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – A look behind the technology of UAV’s.
Background – Bush’s War – Bob Woodward has a new book, being serialized, that gives an inside look on the War on Terror, drawn from interviews with Bush Administration members as well as the minutes of their meetings. A fascinating look into how national security decisions are really made.
German Navy – Germany recommits to the war on terror.
US Navy – The US has agreed to scale back its testing of its low frequency active sonar system.
US Navy – How the US is keeping F/A-18 Hornet availability rates high.
US Marines – An interview with the incoming Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Background – Open Source Intelligence – When do collectors of open source intelligence become identified as possible terrorists?
Background – Falklands – A look at the economic resources the sea yields off of the Falklands.
Background – Iraq – Ralph Peters unfavorably critiques the current war plan against Iraq.
US Navy – The nuclear attack submarine USS Oklahoma City has collided with a Norwegian tanker near the Strait of Gibraltar.
US Marines – The Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle is “as transformational as it gets.”
Background – Iraq – An excellent synthesis of the military buildup around Iraq.
Background – Translation – James F. Dunnigan on how to recruit battlefield translators.
Pakistani Navy – Pakistan is looking to acquire frigates from China.
US Navy – An interview with the CINCLANT.
Background – Tank – James F. Dunnigan on how the tank is or is not obsolete.
US Navy – The USS Mount Whitney sets sail on what is only her second operational deployment.
Background – Iraq – William Arkin on how the US, with or without the UN, is committed to regime change in Iraq by spring.
US Marines – An interview With Gen. James L. Jones, Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Background – War on Terrorism – Thomas Friedman on how the loyal opposition to the Bush Administration consists of John McCain, Colin Powell, and Tony Blair — and how they must lead America towards addressing the root causes of 9-11.
Royal New Zealand Navy – New Zealand will send a frigate and and P-3 Orion patrol aircraft to the Gulf to support the war on terror.
US Navy – Former Secretary of the Navy James Webb gave a speech last week at the Naval Post Graduate School in which he spoke against military action on Iraq.
Background – Logistics – William Arkin on the importance of logistics in war, and the logistic preparations being made for action in Iraq.
Background – Iraq – The latest version of the war plan for Iraq is unveiled.
US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln and USS George Washington may not be held in the Gulf after all???
Background – Middle East – The challenges that the US faces in building strong lasting relationships in the Middle East.
US Navy – More on the USS Mount Whitney’s deployment to the Horn of Africa
US Navy – The US farms out some of its aerial agressor training to civilian firms.
Background – Afghanistan – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs says the war in Afghanistan is winding down.
Background – Open Source Intelligence – The UK planespotters who were convicted of spying while gathering open source intelligence in Greece have had their conviction overturned.
Royal Navy – The nuclear attack submarine HMS Trafalgar has run aground off of Scotland.
US Navy – The Seabees’ “Can Do” spirit laid the groundwork–literally–for Operation Enduring Freedom.
US Navy – More on the role the command ship USS Mount Whitney will play in the war on terror.
Background – Nuclear Terrorism – An excellent essay on new technologies being developed to build “nuclear walls” around cities in order to screen shipping containers and trucks for nuclear weapons.
Royal Navy – UK minesweepers pass through the Suez Canal on their way to the Gulf.
Royal Navy – HMS Endurance begins her annual 8 month deployment to the Antarctic.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan renews its naval committment to the war on terror for another 6 months.
Taiwanese Marines – Taiwan receives its first AAVP7-A1 amphibious assault vehicles, which it would use for raids on China’s coast in time of war.
US Navy – Retention in the US Navy continues to improve, facilitated by reenlistment bonuses.
US Navy – The US will start with CVNX-2 instead of CVNX-1.
US Navy – An overview of progress being made in aircraft carrier, surface warfare, expeditionary warfare, submarine, auxilliaries and aviation building programs.
Chinese Navy – China is looking to buy Slava-class cruisers and Akula-class nuclear attack submarines from Russia.
US Navy – The USS Constellation battlegroup deploys to the Gulf.
US Navy – The US will create a new military command in the Horn of Africa to pursue terrorists, it will probably be located aboard the command ship USS Mount Whitney.
US Navy – More Ro-Ro cargo ships leave the US for destinations unknown???
US Marine Corps – Tom Ricks interviews the Commandant of the US Marines.
Background – Iraq – David Isby on techniques Iraq might use to pursue asymetric warfare against the US.
Background – Nonlethal Weapons – The US Navy and Marine Corps are urged to develop more nonlethal weapons.
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan again chases a Chinese spy ship away from its coast.
Royal Navy – The UK is taking steps to enhance security around the Straits of Gibraltar against terrorist attack.
US Navy – Sailors move in to the USS Ronald Reagan.
Military Sealift Command – The US is again looking to charter ships to carry ammunition to the Gulf.
Royal Air Force – The Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft upgrade continues to suffer setbacks.
Background – Iraq – John Simpson on how the war with Iraq may play out???
Background – Pakistan – Robert Kaplan reviews 2 new books on Pakistan and concludes that if Musharraf fails in liberalizing Pakistan, the result will be disaster.
Background – Wargames – The role of the US Naval War College in helping to shape US Navy strategy – past and present.