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US Navy – Pilots from the USS Abraham Lincoln on Operation Southern Watch are receiving increased ground fire.

Canadian Navy – Aboard HMCS Montreal in the Gulf.

US Navy – EP-3’s continue to harrassed in international airspace by Chinese fighters.

US Marines – More Marines head for the Gulf.

US Marines – The Osprey program is trying to move forward???

US Navy – CVNX continues to move forward.

US Navy – Atlantic Fleet operating tempo is running at near normal.

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Royal Navy – The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean are rumored to be sent to the Gulf if action is to be taken against Iraq.

Chinese Navy – China is developing a newer, longer range cruise missile.

US Navy – The US has successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in a test, using the Aegis radar.

Background – Turkey – A nice overview of the current geopolical situation in Turkey today, and how that will influence US moves against Iraq.

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Russian Navy – The Russian Navy is steaming to assist a Russian fishing trawler that has been hijacked by gunman in the Pacific.

French Navy – France and India are conducting Exercise Varuna 02/2.

South Korean Navy – South Korea warned off a North Korean naval vessel attempting to enter its territorial waters.

US Navy – Results are good so far with the Navy’s experimenting with decreased staffing on board its guided-missile cruisers.

US Navy – The Navy’s flight safety record is taking a dive this year???

US Navy – The operating limits of the Navy’s Low Frequency Active Sonar are detailed.

Background – Afghanistan – James F. Dunnigan on why the Afghanistan Model is not the model for every future military conflict.

Background – Information Warfare – Austin Bay on how the BBC is a powerful ally of good in information warfare.

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Nigerian Navy – Nigeria continues to fight oil pirates.

US Navy – An interview with the commander of SURFLANT.

US Navy – More on the pros and cons of the possible use of Eritrea as a naval base in the Horn of Africa.

US Navy – The US is resuming port calls in China.

US Navy – The Kitty Hawk and Constellation battlegroups will soon make port calls in Hong Kong.

Background – Iraq – Part 3 of the series “Bush at War” by Bob Woodward, which illustrates the President’s leadership style.

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Canadian Navy – HMCS St. John’s returns home from the Gulf.

Royal New Zealand Navy – New Zealand recommits itself to a ban on port visits by US Navy ships.

Background – War on Terror – Thomas Friedman on the “new NATO” – the US, UK, Australia, and France – countries who are all sea powers – and who enjoy projecting their sea power.

History – Afghanistan – Part 2 of Bob Woodward’s “Bush at War” series. Is the real reason the Taliban fell so quickly that the CIA bribed the US’s way towards victory?

Background – Iraq – John Keegan asks why the US is being so slow at prepositioning land forces in the Gulf.

Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan with a nice summary of the information war steadily being waged against Iraq.

Background – Iraq – A roundtable, presided over by former US UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on what the pre-game, game, and post-game plans on Iraq should be.

Background – Foreign Policy – David Isby on why we must reexamine our committment to the status quo in our foreign policy.

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US Marines – The Marines are taking on more and more special operations tasks and missions. Is this a fundamental change in their direction?

US Navy – Lessons learned from the sinking of an Iraqi tanker in the Gulf that cost the lives of two US sailors from the destroyer USS Peterson in 2001.

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US Navy – Aboard a P-3 Orion over the Stratis of Hormuz, enforcing the UN’s oil sanctions against Iraq.

US Navy – How the US is trying to beef up security at the Suez Canal.

US Navy – The F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet has made its combat debut over Iraq on its first deployment.

US Marines – A look at what US forces are doing in Djibouti.

US Marines – More Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force head for the Gulf.

Background – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – A look behind the technology of UAV’s.

Background – Bush’s War – Bob Woodward has a new book, being serialized, that gives an inside look on the War on Terror, drawn from interviews with Bush Administration members as well as the minutes of their meetings. A fascinating look into how national security decisions are really made.

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German Navy – Germany recommits to the war on terror.

US Navy – The US has agreed to scale back its testing of its low frequency active sonar system.

US Navy – How the US is keeping F/A-18 Hornet availability rates high.

US Marines – An interview with the incoming Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Background – Open Source Intelligence – When do collectors of open source intelligence become identified as possible terrorists?

Background – Falklands – A look at the economic resources the sea yields off of the Falklands.

Background – Iraq – Ralph Peters unfavorably critiques the current war plan against Iraq.

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US Navy – The nuclear attack submarine USS Oklahoma City has collided with a Norwegian tanker near the Strait of Gibraltar.

US Marines – The Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle is “as transformational as it gets.”

Background – Iraq – An excellent synthesis of the military buildup around Iraq.

Background – Translation – James F. Dunnigan on how to recruit battlefield translators.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.