US Navy – An Iraqi tanker suspected of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf, that had been boarded by US Navy sailors, has sunk with 2 sailors reported missing.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Vella Gulf in the Arabian Sea.
Russian Navy – The final fate of the Kursk has been decided – it will be scrapped.
US Navy – A US Navy JAG officer is accused of being overly concerned about collateral damage from bombing, thus thwarting attacks against the al Qaeda leadership.
Background – CIA – Meanwhile the CIA is running its own air war with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Background – Targeting – A look at the pros and cons of the US targeting strategy in Afghanistan.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a close look at the Navy’s air war.
Royal Marines – A review of what British forces will be committed on the ground for peacekeeping, namely The Parachute Regiment and the Royal Marines, and what they can be expected to do. Meanwhile, there is controversy over the initial deployment of Royal Marines in Kabul – the Northern Alliance wants them removed.
Royal Marines – Who are the Special Boat Service (SBS)?
Background – UAVs – How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being used in combat roles.
US Navy – The US Navy has launched its next generation of signal intelligence satellites that are the follow-on series to the Naval Ocean Surveillance System (NOSS) satellites.
US Navy – The 200th anniversary of the US Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.
Background – Afghanistan – James F. Dunnigan on how difficult peacekeeping in Afghanistan will be.
Royal Marines – A small detachment of Royal Marines is on the ground in Kabul, to help prepare the ground for humanitarian operations.
US Navy – Fewer and fewer targets are available to US pilots.
Royal Navy – The NH-90 helicopter is being modified for maritime use.
US Coast Guard – How secure are our ports?
US Navy – Life aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross.
Background – Afghanistan – John Keegan tries to put the last few day’s events in a historical perspective.
Canadian Navy – Elements of the Canadian Navy task force are nearing the Gulf.
US Navy – US carrier pilots can take responsiblity for helping to break open the Taliban’s line’s in the north of Afghanistan.
US Navy – Is the US bombing strategy too conservative?
US Navy – Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, her pilots claim some responsibility for the current successful Northern Alliance ground campaign.
US Navy – Aircraft carriers have demonstrated their value in the campaign to date; their future in the US Navy seems assured.
US Navy – The USS John Stennis deploys; she will relieve the USS Carl Vinson.
US Navy – Why tiltrotors are important, if only they could be made to work well.
US Navy – On board the USS Theodore Roosevelt – going after the caves with her pilots.
US Coast Guard – Aboard the USCGC Diligence, providing homeland security.
Background – Strategy – A look at the evolving US strategy.
Background – James F. Dunnigan on how today’s Afghan soldier is little different from his ancestors.
US Navy – The Royal Air Force’s tankers are winning high praise from US Navy pilots over Afghanistan.
US Marines – US Marines are helping to provide security for the world trade conference in Qatar.
Background – UAV’s – A review of the usage of UAVs in Afghanistan to date, stating their pros and cons.
US Navy – A review of the current SAM threat over Iraq that faces the pilots enforcing the no-fly zones.
Background – Saudi Arabia – James F. Dunnigan on the balance of power in Saudi Arabia.
Royal Australian Navy – More problems with refugees trying to gain entry to Australia.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Thedore Roosevelt, her pilots are now attacking more and more targets chosen by forward air controllers on the ground.
US Navy – The USS Enterprise’s air wing looks back on their missions over Aghanistan.
US Coast Guard – On patrol with the Coast Guard’s latest asset, the US Navy’s Cyclone-class patrol craft.
Background – Afghanistan – Journalist Robert Kaplan’s insight into the current situation in Afghanistan.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – 2 destroyers and a supply ship from the JMSDF have deployed to the Indian Ocean in support of operations against the Taliban. They will have a supportive, rather than combative mission.
US Navy – The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group may be moved to the Indian Ocean, to join the USS Peleliu.
US Navy – The USS John Stennis will deploy 3 months earlier than planned to the Indian Ocean.
Overview – A summary of the war at one month.
Background – Special Forces – A way to differentiate between “special forces” such as SEALs and “raiders” such as the Royal Marines.
Italian Navy – Italy will sent a naval task force, including the aircraft carrier Guiseppe Garibaldi, to the Arabian Sea.
US Navy – The US Navy is running out of precision guided munitions, and there is a request to send a fourth aircraft carrier to the theater of operations.
US Coast Guard – Why the Deepwater program is more important than ever.
Royal Marines – 40 Commando is currently on R+R. It will take them some time to get their kit sorted and made ready for operations in Afghanistan.
US Coast Guard – The US Coast Guard will be acquiring the services of 5 of the US Navy’s coastal patrol boats, to use for off shore patroling.
US Navy – Former Secretary of the Navy James Webb’s opinion on how the US should proceed.
Background – Strategy – The current strategic view, from the United Kingdom – are we currently headed for a large land campaign?
Russian Navy – The Russians now feel a torpedo explosion inside the Kursk was the most likely cause of her loss.
Russian Navy – More about the Granit missiles being removed from the Kursk.
US Navy – R+R aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Russian Navy – The Varyag broke loose from the vessels towing it and was adrift but now has been taken back in tow.
US Navy – The USS Enterprise is steaming towards its home port.
US Navy – The US Navy will base the new aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in San Diego.
US Navy – An analysis of the US targeting strategy.
Background – Nuclear Weapons – How secure are Pakistan’s nuclear weapons?
Chinese Navy – The former Soviety Navy carrier Varyag has transitted the Bosporus Strait on its way to China.
US Navy – US Marine Harriers from the USS Peleliu took part in air strikes against Afghanistan for the first time.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Peleliu, the Marine troops wait for the call to action.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy is investigating ways to defend its ships from attacks from small fast craft
Background – Nuclear Weapons / Radiological Weapons – The threat of an attack against the US from terrorists armed with nuclear or radiological weapons is higher than most assume.
US Navy – The DD-21 program has been effectively canceled. A new, modular design adaptable to several missions, will be solicited from the design teams.
US Navy – Air to air refueling is a key component of every US Navy strike over Afghanistan, and S-3 Vikings are performing yeoman work in that regard.
US Navy – With the ordinance specialists on the USS Thedore Roosevelt.
Greek Navy – An interview with the Commander in Chief of the Greek Navy.
US Navy – Somewhere over Aghanistan, with pilots from the USS Carl Vinson.
US Marine Corps – The MV-22 Osprey will be grounded until next spring, and then will require 2 years of flight test to certify it is truely ready for production.
US Navy – A possible breakthrough in submarine communications.
Background – Biological Weapons – An absolutely chilling essay on what biological weapons could potentially do.
US Navy – With the aviation mechanics aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Royal Marines – 40 Commando continues to prepare for action, but how will they be used?
US Coast Guard – A new icebreaker will be built for use on the Great Lakes, to replace the USCGC Mackinaw which dates from WWII.
Background – Biological Weapons – Smallpox – An excellent history of smallpox as a disease, and how it can be turned into a lethal weapon.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Carl Vinson with the bunker busters.
US Navy – Why the use of “kinetics” is not the way to win in Afghanistan.
Royal Australian Navy – Refugees continue to try to land in Australia.
Background – Afghanistan – An excellent history, from 1985, by the military historian John Keegan that covers the history of Afghanistan including the British and Russian invasions in great depth and describes which tactics work and don’t work in Afghanistan.