US Navy – The carrier Harry S. Truman sailed Wednesday in a test of the Navy’s ability to have seven of its 12 carriers away from port simultaneously, a major shift from the way carriers have traditionally been used.
A second Norfolk-based carrier, the Enterprise, was expected to leave Thursday to participate in the exercise, dubbed “Summer Pulse 04.”
- Virginian Pilot: Carriers help demonstrate new deployment concept
US Navy – Sea basing is built upon jointness.
US Marines – Sometimes logic dictates that we change the way weíre conducting day-to-day business. Here the author recommends that the Marine Corps hire civilians to manage on-base businesses.
- Marine Corps Gazette: Bring on the Civilians
Background – Intelligence – An interesting look at how to apply John Boyd’s OODA loop to intelligence.
- Mitosystems: What is Killing the Intelligence Dinosaurs? (PDF format)
Background – Geopolitics – More on Thomas P.M. Barnett and his theories.
- Thomas P.M. Barnett: A Conversation with Thomas P.M. Barnett