Indonesian Navy – The Indonesian Navy gets tough enforcing its offshore economic zones.
US Navy – An overview of a number of the US Navy’s integrated combat systems for air, surface, and sub-surface warfare.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Friedman on what the US will need to prevail, long-term, in Iraq – the will of the American people.
Background – Transformation – An insightful interview with the author of the biography of Col. John Boyd, patron saint of military transformation. You can view the 1 hour interview in RealVideo or read the transcript.
French Navy – France has deployed the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Eastern Mediterranean. Its Super Etendards are being modified to carry JDAMs. Will it participate in operations against Iraq?
European Navy – A European aircraft carrier battlegroup will be kept on standby at all times for power projection. The aircaft carriers will come from the UK, France, Italy, and Spain.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Ashland, in the Mediterranean Sea.
US Navy – ???while a trio of amphibious ready groups (Kearsarge, Bataan, Saipan) transits the Suez Canal.
US Navy – The USS Theodore Roosevelt battlegroup deploys directly from its training cruise to the Gulf.
US Navy – The Navy continues to trim its force size.
US Marines – With the 7th Marine Regiment, undergoing intensive training, on the border of Iraq.
US Marine Corps – The Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs provides an overview of the departmentís mission and vision for the future.
US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln battlegroup has reentered the Gulf.
US Navy – An overview of the state of the US Navy today.
Background – Technology – James F. Dunnigan reflects how in regards to high tech weapons, there is nothing much new under the sun???
Royal Navy – The HMS Ark Royal amphibious ready group has passed through the Suez Canal.
Background – Congress – A look at the US Congress’ naval year in review.
Background – Information Warfare – The potential effect of electromagnetic weapons.
Background – Iraq – A look at what the US war plan will entail.
US Navy – It was my privilege to have met CDR Laurel Clark at a NASA scientific meeting in Houston several years ago. She truely had the “Right Stuff.” She and her colleagues aboard the space shuttle Columbia who died so tragically yesterday will be missed, but never forgotten.
Canadian Navy – Canada’s special operations unit, JTF-2, will take on maritime operations soon.
Background – Iraq – The current war plan – “shock and awe???”
Background – Information Warfare – The current state of development of network centric warfare.
Background – Iraq – The major problem with exile groups lies in the fact that they would have to be put in power by the United States and probably maintained there by American forces if they are to survive until a new constitutional regime can be established. With the exception of the Kurds, who cannot take over Baghdad on their own, the oppositionís leadership and organization is outside Iraq.
US Navy – CINCPAC has requested the USS Carl Vinson battlegroup as a deterrent against North Korea.
US Navy – Life aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Austin in the Gulf.
US Navy – Aboard some of the smaller ships in the USS Kearsarge amphibious ready group.
Background – Information War – The US military faces a bandwidth crunch.
Background – Merchant Marine – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 for the Merchant Marine.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Constellation, patroling the no-fly zones over Iraq.
Royal Navy – The contract for the UK’s two new aircraft carriers is announced.
US Navy – The USS Nimitz battlegroup is ready to deploy.
US Navy – The USS Theodore Roosevelt battlegroup is likely to be sent to the Gulf.
Background – Force Protection – James F. Dunnigan on the difficulty of protecting troops from terrorist attacks.
Background – Far East – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 in the Pacific.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Kearsarge, passing through the Straits of Gibraltar.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard is sending 8 110-foot cutters to the Gulf to provide force security.
US Navy – The USS Harry S. Truman battlegroup is exercising with Albania.
Background – NATO – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 with NATO.
US Marines – Marines from the 1st Marine Division have joined up with their equipment in Kuwait which was delivered by the maritime prepositioning squadrons in Spain and Diego Garcia.
US Navy – More pro and con on the Navy’s conversion of Trident-class ballistic missile submarines to cruise missile / special operations submarines.
Military Sealift Command – More cargo ships from the Ready Reserve Force have been activated.
US Navy – The US is using sea lions to defend its port facilities in Bahrain.
Chilean Navy – Chile rescues British explorers whose helicopter goes down off Antarctica.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Ricks on how this time, General Schwarzkopf is not so convinced we should take action against Iraq???
Background – Middle East – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 in the Middle East.
US Navy – The submarine force is being utilized at an extremely high rate.
US Navy – The USS Carl Vinson battlegroup is operating off of Kauai.
Royal Navy – The HMS Ark Royal task group is exercising off of Cyprus.
Background – Transformation – James Fallows continues his discussions with two authors on how to transform the US military.
US Navy – Aboard the soon to be converted Trident-class submarine USS Florida, conducting antiterrorism exercises with SEALs.
US Navy – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 for the Navy and Marine Reserves.
Background – Wargaming – James F. Dunnigan on how wargames could be used to aid transformation???and on how bad the military’s wargames currently are.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Friedman explains why conservatives underestimate what is involved in the successful removal of Saddam Hussein.
US Navy – A summary of naval forces in and around Iraq.
Background – Reserves – Does the US need to rethink its reliance on its reserve forces?
Background – Nuclear Weapons – William Arkin on how nuclear weapons are being considered for use preemptively against Iraq.
Background – France – For a nation that has consistently claimed to have a civilizing mission, the French are evincing remarkable anguish at Americaís global struggle against terrorism, on behalf of civilization. They have strong points to make, but why the rage and vitriol? How can we explain this gulf between Europe and America, this widening division?
Russian Navy – The Russian journalist who exposed Russia’s practice of dumping nuclear waste at sea, and was subsequently convicted of espionage, has been released from prison.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan reviews what the Iraqi war strategy would be.
US Coast Guard – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 for the Coast Guard.
Malaysian Navy – Singapore and Malaysia continue their territorial dispute over Pedra Branca / Batu Puteh island.
US Marine – At sea with the Marines aboard USS Kearsarge, many of whom are on their first sea voyage.
US Marines – Marine Commandants Change, But Corps Values Endure.
Royal Australian Navy – The amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla sails for the Gulf.
US Navy – The USS Kitty Hawk is to serve as a deterrent to North Korea.
US Navy – Today’s Navy, and Tomorrow’s: Solid Accomplishments, Daunting Challenges and a Host of Institutional Obstacles.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Friedman explains why liberals under-appreciate the value of removing Saddam Hussein.
US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier battlegroups have been ordered to assume station off of Iraq. They will join the USS Constellation and USS Harry S. Truman battlegroups.
US Navy – Patroling the Gulf’s shipping lanes aboard P-3 Orions.
US Navy – Joint Venture HSV-X1 is sailing for the Gulf.
Background – Oceanography – Looking back at 2002 and forward to 2003 for the field of oceanography.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan calculates the cost of a war against Iraq.
US Navy – Does the Pacific Fleet face a crisis in intelligence analysis?
Pakistani Navy – Pakistan’s first indigenously-built Agosta-class submarine has begun sea trials.
Indian Navy – India hopes to ink a deal in March for the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, Tu-22 bombers, and nuclear powered submarines from Russia.
Background – US Military – James Fallows continues a fascinating exchange with the authors of two recent books on the role of character in US military affairs today. They continue to discuss USAF Col. John Boyd’s influence on the military, and why the US military remains mired in “second generation warfare” thought.
Please note that the Search command is functioning again. I am unsure as to why it was broken, but I have temoporarily patched it and it seems to be working again???
US Navy – At sea with the USS Kearsarge as it heads to the Gulf.
Background – History – An interview with Captain Edward L. Beach, about his career in the US Navy.
US Marines – The Marines are unloading their maritime prepositioning ships in Kuwait.
US Navy – The USS Boxer and USS Bon Homme Richard amphibious ready groups set sail for the Gulf.
Background – Information Warfare – Space assets are poised to play a much more useful role compared with 1991.