US Navy – The USS Belleau Wood amphibious ready group is about to return home.
Canadian Navy – Aboard HMCS Winnipeg in the Gulf.
Royal Navy – A look at some of the rules of engagement for boarding ships at sea.
Background – Cruise Ship Industry – The cruise-ship industry adjusts to the war on terrorism.
Venezuelan Navy – Venezuelan troops continue to seize tankers whose crews are part of a national strike.
US Navy – The US has released from custody the ship carrying Scuds to Yemen.
US Navy – The USS Kitty Hawk battlegroup exercised off of Taiwan 2 weeks ago.
Canadian Navy – Life aboard HMCS Winnipeg in the Gulf.
US Marine Corps – Transforming the Marine Corps in a time of chaos.
Spanish Navy – Spain has boarded a freighter carrying Scud missiles on its way from North Korea to Yemen.
US Navy – The USS Theodore Roosevelt battlegroup will start their training operations early.
US Marines – Marine Forces Atlantic reaches around the world to put Marines in “every clime and place.”
US Navy – The next Nimitz-class aircraft carrier will be named the???USS George H.W. Bush???
Background – Transformation – A look at the patron saint of transformation, Colonel John Boyd.
Background – Iraq – William Arkin on how the US does not have hard evidence on current Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
US Navy – Miscellaneous Navy news from around the fleet.
US Navy – The US is maintainting that carrier deployments in the Gulf are at routine levels.
Merchant Marine – A plan is prepared to better protect merchant ships against terrorist attack.
Background – Weapons of Mass Destruction – William Arkin on new weapons that could be used against Iraq to neutralized its weapons of mass destruction.
Background – Information Warfare – James F. Dunnigan on the use of personal digital assistants by the military.
Indian Navy – India is having problems completing its purchase of Scorpene-class attack submarines from France.
US Navy – The dock landing ship USS Portland returns from a UNITAS cruise around South America.
US Navy – A current summary of US forces in the Gulf.
Background- Media – A detailed look at the history of the relationship between the US military and the US media – and proposals for the future of that relationship.
South African Navy – South Africa’s Meko-class corvettes will come on-line soon.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.
Background – Wargaming – Can the study of massively multiplayer online games help defeat Al Queda?
Background – Effects Based Warfare – James F. Dunnigan explains that this is old wine in new bottles???
US Navy – The USS Truman battlegroup departs for the Gulf.
Venezuelan Navy – Venezuela is using its navy to keep its oil industry afloat during a nation-wide general strike.
Royal Navy – HMS Nottingham will be repaired, after running aground off of Australia.
US Marines – More details of Exercise Edged Mallet in Kenya.
Russian Navy – The Russian port of Murmansk is evolving from a military to a commercial port.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan will send an Aegis-equipped destroyer to the Gulf, for the first time.
Background – Man Portable Surface to Air Missiles – James F. Dunnigan on why downing an airliner with a SA-7 is harder than it looks.
Spanish Navy – More on the Spanish tracking of tankers that are suspected to be unsafe off the Spanish coast.
US Marines – The US is considering using an enlarged version of the Wasp-class helicopter carrier as its sea basing platform.
Iraqi Navy – What threats does Iraq pose to the US Navy in the Gulf?
US Navy – The commander of a US attack submarine that collided with a civilian tanker in the Mediterranean last month has been relieved of his command.
History – I don’t normally point out obituaries, but Captain Beach *was* the US Navy to many people. We are in his debt for explaining the naval life to so many people.
US Marines – Another in a series of articles on life in the Marine Corps today.
Background – Journalism – A report from inside the US military’s boot camp for journalists.
US Navy – Life aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
US Navy – The US in increasing its mine countermeasures force in the Gulf.
???back to a normal update schedule???
US Marines – US Marines from the 4th MEU are exercising with Kenyan troops.
Indian Navy – Should India purchase the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov?
French Navy – France is escorting old tankers out of its coastal waters, in an attempt to prevent environmental damage???as are Spain and Portugal
Background – War on Terror – The military historian Sir Michael Howard on the road the US should take in the war on terror.
Background – Information Warfare – A detailed look at the newest revision of the RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft, which is responsible for helping to compress the sensor-shooter loop significantly.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan reviews the last invasion of Iraq, in 1941, by the British.
NOSI will be updated irregularly from Sunday – Wednesday. To tide you over, here is an excellent and very lengthy essay from naval analyst Normal Friedman.
Background – Medium Sized Navies – An excellent (and lengthy!) essay by Norman Friedman on the evolution of naval technology since World War II.
Background – Infantry Weapons – James F. Dunnigan on the new Selectable Assault Battle Rifle, otherwise known as OICW or the XM29.
French Navy – France is sending a submarine to inspect the sunken tanker off of Spain.
US Navy – The defensive aspect of the Sea Power 21 strategy.
NATO – NATO’s Supreme Allied Command Atlantic, known as SACLANT, is getting a new name and a new mission.
Background – Reserves – James F. Dunnigan on how we are using and abusing our reserve forces.
Background – USAF – William Arkin on how the F-22 fighter program is facing the fight of its life.
Royal New Zealand Navy – The frigate Te Kaha sails for the Gulf.
Indonesia Navy – Indonesia sinks two boats smuggling arms to rebels.
US Navy – The first reserve squadron to fill a carrier slot since the Korean War has been activated.
Background – Saudi Arabia – The evidence continues to mount that the real enemy in the war on terror is Saudi Arabia.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan sends 2 more ships to fight the war on terror.
US Navy – Life aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Royal Navy – The First Sea Lord expects more terrorist attacks on British ships.
Background – Wargaming – Taiwan is using Jane’s Fleet Commander computer wargame to conduct political military wargames for members of the Taiwanese government, to hone their decision making skills in case of conflict with China.
Background – Information Warfare – William Arkin on how while fighting in the new sphere of information warfare, the Pentagon is blurring the lines between news and propaganda. This will have a deleterious effect on the US electorate.
US Navy – James F. Dunnigan on how crew size is shrinking over time on US ships.
US Marines – The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab explores the future of war.
Israeli Navy – An Israeli patrol craft is attacked by a suicide bomber.
Canadian Navy – HMCS Protecteur returns home from 6 months supplying Canadian forces in the Gulf.
US Navy – An essay on a possible way forward for US seapower in the 21st century.
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.
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.