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.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf.
US Navy – More on the next generation carrier.
US Navy – More on the court-ordered restrictions on the use of low frequency active sonar.
Background – Diego Garcia – The residents of Diego Garcia continue their quest to return home (this is a repost from Friday with the correct link)???and why Diego Garcia is so important to the US.
Background – Transformation – A panel discussion on the definition of transformation, and the barriers to implementing it in the US military.
Royal Australian Navy – Australia continues to assist in blockading Iraq.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy is dangerously short of ships to deploy to the Gulf, if so required.
US Navy – More on the report that acuses the Navy of not having a clear plan for the future of its carrier fleet???
US Navy – The Second Fleet commander stresses that training determines outcomes of wars.
Singaporean Navy – Singapore is escorting merchant vessels through the Singapore Straits.
US Navy – A US judge has issued a preliminary injunction banning the US from operating its low frequency active sonar system.
Merchant Shipping – A new report released by a US non partisan commission shows just how vulnerable US ports are to terrorist attack.
Background – Diego Garcia – The residents of Diego Garcia continue their quest to return home.
Background – Urban Combat – US troops are training intensely for urban combat, which can be a very tricky business.
Canadian Navy – The chief of the Canadian Navy thinks his new submarines are a good deal.
Canadian Navy – Aboard HMCS Montreal in the Gulf of Oman, pursuing the war on terror.
Indian Navy – India will receive its first Talwar-class ship by the end of the year.
US Navy – At sea aboard the USS Kitty Hawk off of Iwo Jima.
US Navy – At sea aboard the USS Constellation.
US Navy – At sea aboard the USS Harry S Truman.
US Navy – Despite their importance, the US does not have a clear plan for the future of its carrier fleet.
US Navy – The US Navy, allied navies, and the Iranian Navy have nearly shut down the flow of illegal oil out of Iraq.
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan wants to buy Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers from the US???while they try to decide whether to purchase the Kidd-class destroyers.
US Marines – US Marines are operating in Djibouti.
US Marines – The USS Nassau amphibious ready group and the 24th MEU are about to begin desert training.
US Navy – A review of the US build-up in the Gulf.
Background – Infantry Weapons – James F. Dunnigan on the history of the rifle.
Royal Australian Navy – Australia is sending two more frigates to the Gulf.
Chilean Navy – The UK would like to sell HMS Sheffield to Chile.
Canadian Navy – What Canada must do to help its navy.
US Navy – USS Constellation is ready to deploy to the Gulf.
US Navy – C-40 logistic support aircraft (modified 737’s) are rolling off the production line for the Navy.
US Navy – More on the Cooperative Engagement Capabilty on Aegis-equipped ships.
Background – Iraq – William Arkin supplies a reading list on Desert Storm I, to prepare us for Desert Storm II.
Royal Navy – The Type-23 frigate HMS St. Albans is hit by a ferry that was blown into it while it was tied up in port. The St. Albans is severely damaged.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, with the ship’s chaplain.
US Navy – Miscellaneous US Navy aviation news on the MH-60S Knighthawk and the Rapid Airborne Mine-Clearance System (RAMICS).
US Navy – Training aboard the USS Constellation.
Merchant Marine – Cunard and P&O cruise lines are taking antiterrorist precautions seriously.
Background – War on Terror – William Arkin on how the war on terror is moving into the shadows.
Background – Readiness – Just how underfunded and underprepared were US forces by the end of the Clinton administration?
US Navy – The USS Kitty Hawk carrier battlegroup sets sail from Japan.
US Navy – The Navy’s four shipyards respond directly and rapidly to the Navy’s needs.
Background – War on Terror – More on Hezbollah and the threat it poses to the US.
History – What lessons can be learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam that can be applied to the current crisis with Iraq?