US Coast Guard – A Liberian-flagged ship is being closely inspected after being found to have low traces of radiation on it.
Royal Marines and Royal Navy – More details on how the UK will contribute to the invasion of Iraq.
Russian Navy – Russia was unsuccessful in its attempt to destroy the Kursk’s bow section on the seabed.
US Marines – How can US Marines be used to aid Special Operations Command?
Background – Spratly Islands – China may sign a code of conduct for behavior in the Spratley Islands.
Background – Iraq – More on how the battlefield is being prepped in Iraq.
Background – Transformation – A look back at an essay from 10 years ago by then Lt. Col Andrew Krepinevich, and how it laid the road map for military transformation???.
???and an essay by Andrew Krepinevich from yesterday in which he delineates how far we have to go on that road???
Royal Navy and Royal Marines – The UK begins to mobilize its forces for action against Iraq. HMS Ark Royal and HMS Ocean are involved.
US Navy – USS George Washington hands off to the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf.
Background- Wargaming – James F. Dunnigan’s take on Millenium Challenge 02 – The US military hasn’t a clue on how to effectively use wargames.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan has raised the suspected North Korean spy ship from the sea bed to learn more about it.
US Navy – Miscellaneous US Navy news, including updates on the Seabee reorganization and Super Hornet basing options.
Background – Intelligence – James Bamford on how signals intelligence is failing us in the war on terror.
US Navy – On the anniversary of 9/11, the US service chiefs talk candidly about the lessons their services have learned from the war on terror.
Russian Navy – Russia blows up the remaining bow portions of the Kursk left on the seabed.
US Navy – How the US will be able to attack Iraq with a shorter buildup than in 1991.
French Navy – France will be conducting naval exercises with Angola.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan analyses the reasons why Arab countries have such poorly performing armed forces.
Canadian Navy – The frigate HMCS Montreal sails for the Gulf.
Phillipine Marines – Phillipine Marines are operating against guerillas in the Phillipines.
US Navy – A detailed description of the conversion of 4 Trident-class ballistic missile submarines to guided missile submarines (SSGNs).
Iraqi Navy – The US Air Force has struck Iraqi Silkworm surface to surface missile sites so they cannot be used to attack US supplies being shipped to Kuwait via sea.
Canadian Navy – The emergency breathing system on the new Canadian submarines does not meet environmental standards.
Background – Antigravity Research and Black Programs – Something out of the ordinary. An interview with Jane’s Defense Weekly journalist Nick Cook, who has published a book in which he states Nazi Germany had developed aircraft that used antigravity propulsion systems???and that this technology is most likely in the hands of the US and exists in black programs. Read on???
US Marines – Background information on the new Commandant of the Marine Corps.
US Navy – US Navy ships will start flying the “First Navy Jack.”
US Marines – Rumors that a Marine Expeditionary Force, of division strength, is to move to the Gulf.
History – U.S. Navy celebrates the centennial of its destroyer force.
US Navy – Aircraft from the USS George Washington have participated in the most recent strike on Iraq.
Indian Navy – India will soon receive 3 more Krivak-class frigates.
Indian Navy – An overview of this month’s exercise between India and the US.
US Navy – Inside the Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS).
Background – Wargaming – More on Exercise Millenium Challenge 02, including an interview with the Marine General commanding the Red forces and how he defeated the Blue forces.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – The presumed North Korean spy ship has turned away from Japan and headed back towards Korea.
US Coast Guard – How the events of September 11 have changed the US Coast Guard.
Indian Navy – India and Indonesia begin joint patrols of the Andaman Sea to fight piracy.
Phillipine Navy – Two Phillipine patrol aircraft overflying the Spratly Islands were fired on by Vietnamese forces.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan is shadowing another mystery ship – possibly a North Korean spy ship – off its coast.
Military Sealift Command – More US arms are being prepositioned in the Middle East.
US Navy – The Trident-class ballistic missile submarines are being steadily modernized.
Background – War on Terrorism – An interview with Secretary of Defense Rumsfield on the next steps in the war on terrorism.
US Navy – The captain of the USS Kitty Hawk has been relieved of his command.
Royal Navy – HMS Ark Royal is deploying with Merlin helicopters.
US Navy – A critical look by James Dunnigan on the number of nuclear attack submarines in the US Navy.
Background – War on Terrorism – William Arkin reflects on what the US has accomplished since 9/11/01.
Royal Navy – The current disposition of the Royal Navy as HMS Ark Royal sets sail for exercises in the Mediterranean.
US Coast Guard – Aboard the patrol craft USS Typhoon, an illustration of how the Coast Guard is fighting terrorism at sea.
US Navy – How network-centric warfare can be conducted under the sea.
Background – Pakistan – Arnaud de Borchgrave on why Pakistan is the new Afghanistan, and how Pakistan is still at great risk of descending into chaos.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Friedman on what will be needed to rebuild Iraq.
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan is developing its own antiship cruise missiles.
US Navy – The US is not building a shipyard in Indonesia after all???
US Navy – The USS Wasp amphibious ready group has returned from the Gulf.
US Coast Guard – In the Arctic aboard the icebreak Healy.
Background – Iraq – William Arkin on how “effects based” targeting may be used against Iraq to topple Saddam, in a similar way to how it was used in Yugoslavia to topple Milosevic.
US Navy – The US is building a naval dockyard and repair facilty in Bitung, Indonesia.
Background – The Nation State – A review of four books that evaluate whether the nation state is in decline, and the implications for naval forces.
Indian Navy – Another Indian Kilo-class submarine is being overhauled in Russia.
US Navy – The Office of Naval Research is heading up the
Autonomous Intelligent Network and Systems (AINS), a program that aims to create
an operational drone army by the year 2020.
US Navy – What are the signs that the US is preparing to move against Iraq?
US Coast Guard – Deepwater will bring the Coast Guard into the present, technologically.
US Marines – Some Afghanistan lessons learned from the Marines.
Russian Navy – More details about the Kurk’s sinking emerge from inside Russia.
US Navy – Why leadership still matters???
Israeli Navy – Israel is using its navy to try to stop smuggling into the Gaza Strip by sea.
Taiwanese Marines – With Taiwan’s marines on exercises.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard prepares to modernize its maritime distress and response system.
US Navy – Every US submarine is being equipped with a videogame console, courtesy of a videogame trade association.
US Marine Corps – How command and control networks are being transformed to command, control, communications and computer networks.
US Navy – An indepth look at the new MH-60 helicopter and what it can do.
Russian Navy – President Putin vows to improve Russia’s navy.
US Coast Guard – Drug running go-fast boats are “grapes” for USCG’s new helicopter squadron.
Chinese Navy – A review and synthesis of several recent books about the Chinese Navy that cover its past and its possible future – and how the two are deeply intertwined.