Japanese Coast Guard – Japan is forming an organization of volunteer coastwatchers to look for environmental accidents, suspicious incidents and terrorists.
History – Beira patrol – A review of Britain’s naval blockade of the newly independent state of Rhodesia from 1966-1975, and what lessons may be drawn from it for current and future UN naval blockade operations.
Background – War on Terrorism – Why the war on terror is lagging behind in South-East Asia.
US Navy – Thomas Ricks on how it is being proposed that SEALs become more aggressive in boarding and searching suspicious vessels around the world.
US Navy – How the Joint Strike Fighter is transformational.
Russian Navy – What questions about the Kursk have been left unanswered by the final report?
Background – Intelligence – An excellent Power Point brief on the naval intelligence lessons learned to date in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Royal Navy – England will sink two Type-22 frigates it cannot find buyers for.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, with her F/A-18E squadrons.
Background – Iraq – Thomas Ricks on the US military’s reservations over invading Iraq.
US Navy – More on the Gold Team’s design for the DD(X).
Argentine Navy – Argentina has given up in its attempt to rescue a German ship trapped in Antarctica.
Taiwanese Navy – More about the negotiations between Taiwan and the US over diesel submarine acquisition.
Background – Iran – Reuel Marc Gerecht on how Iran is now ripe for a democratic revolution to replace its corrupt theocracy.
Taiwanese Navy – Negotiations over submarines being supplied to Taiwan get down to brass tacks.
Royal Navy – HMS Cumberland will be exercising with the Pakistani Navy.
Canadian Navy – Canada will exercise in the Arctic for the first time in 13 years, in Exercise Narwhal Ranger, to assert its sovereignty over the region.
Background – Iraq – Is the US considering a third-generation warfare plan for attacking Iraq?
US Marines – An update on the MV-22 Osprey flight test program.
US Navy – UN sanctions against Iraq are going to be more stringently enforced at sea.
US Marines – A review of non-lethal weapons currently under development.
US Merchant Marine – A thorough review of what ails the US Merchant Marine.
NATO – NATO’s biennial humanitarian disaster relief exercise utilizing naval forces, Co-operative Safeguard (CS02), took place last month. There is an extensive photo gallery that goes with this story.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – Another excellent introduction to 4th Generation Warfare, in Adobe Acrobat format.
Russian Navy – The final word on the Kursk, from the Russian government.
US Navy – More on the F/A-18 E Super Hornet’s first operational deployment on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
US Marines – Will Marine Expeditionary Units be transformed into Expeditionary Strike Groups?
Background – Collateral Damage – Ralph Peters on why we should not apologize for collateral damage in Afghanistan.
US Navy – The US is being sued to stop testing of sonars in its Littoral Warfare Advanced Development program.
Background – Afghanistan – More lessons learned to date in trying to fight a 4th generation warfare adversary with 2nd generation warfare tactics.
Argentinean Navy – The Argentine icebreaker and the polar supply ship it is rescuing are both trapped in the ice.
South Korean Navy – South Korea will purchase the Aegis weapons system for use on a new class of destroyers.
US Navy – US submarines are being outfitted with new personal escape gear.
US Navy – The large wargame Millennium Challenge 2002 begins today.
Background – Piracy – More information on piracy in the first 6 months of 2002.
US Navy – What the US Navy is currently up to in mine countermeasures.
Royal Navy – Is the scrapping of the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier fleet part of the reason for the early retirement of the UK’s most senior officers?
Indonesian Navy – Indonesian waters continue to be the number one site of piracy in the world.
US Navy – HMS Newcastle seized a large drug shipment in the Caribbean.
US Navy – The US would like to build a floating commando base, and is looking at several proposals, including permanent conversion of the USS Constellation.
US Navy – A single cell Vertical Launch System is being developed.
Israeli Navy – More information on Israel’s Dolphin-class submarines.
US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln battlegroup is deploying to the Pacific, it will be the first operational deployment of the F/A-18E Hornet.
German Navy – The German Navy helped to recover a ship that had been hijacked by Somali pirates.
French Navy – France captured two al-Qaida suspects in the Persian Gulf.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – A review of how the US is conducting operations in Afghanistan against an enemy using 4th Generation Warfare.
Royal Marines – More details on why the SA-80 rifle does not work in combat situations.
Taiwanese Navy – Will Israel supply submarines to Taiwan?
Background – Afghanistan – David Isby on how we can build our way to a successful future in Afghanistan.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – An excellent short PowerPoint presentation on what 4th generation warfare is.
US Navy – The USS George Washington battlegroup has relieved the USS John F. Kennedy battlegroup in the Arabian Sea.
US Navy – Medical lessons learned from the USS Cole attack – and how they are not being passed on.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines’ assault rifle is OK after all, says the UK government. Should they be believed?
US Navy – The F-18E/F Super Hornet is joining the fleet.
US Navy – The US Navy’s aircraft are getting too long in the tooth???
Background – Robotics – A look at future applications of robots in naval warfare.
Spanish Navy – Moroccan troops have been evicted from a Spanish island by a combined arms team.
US Navy – The US plans to experiment with swapping the destroyer USS Fletcher’s entire crew, to lengthen ship deployment times.
Indonesian Navy – Indonesia will purchase 48 patrol boats from Eastern European countries. It is in dire need of more vessels to patrol its territorial waters.
Phillipine Navy – The US and Phillipine navies are conducting joint exercises together.
Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka is stepping up patrols of its territorial waters to thwart rebel intrusions.
Background – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – A good review of the present and future potential of UAVs and UCAVs.
Argentine Navy – The Argentine navy’s ice-breaker, Almirante Irizar, is trying to push its way through the ice to rescue the German ship Magdalena Oldendorff off Antarctica.
Spanish Navy – Spain has sent another warship off Morocco.
Indian Navy – India and the US are now formally patrolling the Malacca Straits.
Chinese Navy – China continues to fortify its holdings in the Spratly Islands.
Background – Iraq – John Keegan’s view of what lies in store for Iraq.
US Navy – The US Navy has received approval to deploy its low frequency sonar on two ships.
Canadian Navy – HMCS Algonquin has captured two al-Qaida suspects at sea in the Arabian Gulf.
Spanish Navy – Spain will not use force to recover an island it claims that is currently occupied by Morocco.
US Navy – The life of a Navy wife, in 2002.
Background – Jordan – William Arkin on what Jordan’s role may be when Iraq is attacked.
US Marines – The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force has a new high tech Combat Operations Center that will allow it to oversee operations from around the world. Whether or not this is a good idea remains to be seen???
US Navy – An update on the Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS).
Background – – William Arkin on the good and the bad of the Bush Administration’s new policy of preemptive strategic offensives as outlined in its “Defense Planning Guidance” document.