– War Zone – The rear of the design on display during a parade to mark the 70th founding of Communist China is completely different from an earlier prototype.
– War Zone – The aircraft is designed to rapidly gather intel in contested areas by surprise and especially when key satellites are no longer operational.
– War Zone – The spectacle in Tiananmen Square was full of previously unseen advanced Chinese military developments.
– USNI News – The head of Naval Forces Europe is making a pitch for more ships to provide presence, training and crisis response capability in his area of the world, even as tensions are rising globally.
– CIMSEC – It is an oft-repeated axiom of international law that vessels which serve as auxiliaries to a state’s armed forces may not lawfully commit a belligerent act in an international armed conflict.
– BBC – North Korea may have fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a move that came just hours after Pyongyang said it would resume nuclear talks with the US.
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– War on the Rocks – Military planning documents rarely draw more than a yawn in Washington, but the new Marine Corps Commandant’s Planning Guidance is proving an exception. Crafted by newly appointed Gen. David Berger, it lays out a striking new vision for the Corps — and jettisons a sizable number of long-held Marine articles of faith along the way.
– USNI News – For the next several years, the Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker will lead the annual Antarctic resupply mission as the service develops its new class of icebreaker.
– National Interest – Chinese naval strategists want to push the United States Navy as far away as possible.
– National Interest – If the U.S. Navy projects a slovenly appearance while, say, China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy shows up in a foreign harbor looking spick-and-span, guess who seems like the trustworthy friend and fearsome foe? Advantage: China.
– National Interest – Moscow does not fear Beijing’s keen interest in the Arctic and this may foreclose Washington’s plans to adopt a “wedge” strategy.
– National Interest – For all of the analysis concerning the real dangers posed by ‘carrier-killer’ weapons being developed by China and now Iran, one thing remains constant: hitting a moving target in the vast expanses of the open oceans of the world is not easy.
– War Zone – It’s easy to overlook the WALL-E-looking turret atop these ships, but it provides key targeting and situational awareness information to the crew.
– CIMSEC – While the rest of the fleet is shifting to the high-end fight, it’s time for the CNO to radically change the ways the Navy sources, trains, equips, and sends out reserve Sailors to sea-going mobilizations.
– CIMSEC – To become more competitive in the new geopolitical reality the U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations can enhance the U.S. Navy’s relationship with the small and medium-sized navies of the “Third Border.” The U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean names as the “Third Border” 26 countries that are part of the Great Caribbean Region.
– CIMSEC – Every day, the majority of the U.S. Navy is spending its time on shore duty.
– CIMSEC – For all the talk of being in great power competition, the OPNAV staff is not acting like it…Meanwhile, our adversaries are outpacing us in many areas.
– National Interest – Not stealth fighters but allies. And in Asia, that will matter.
– War Zone – An effort is underway to try to turn the ship into a museum, while the fate of the Brazilian Navy’s carrier-based Skyhawk jets is now in question.
– National Interest – Submarines can run—but they can’t hide—from drones.
– CIMSEC – Our Navy Reserve is crying out for attention. However, high retention may lull Navy leaders into thinking the system is working and Sailors are well-cared for, when in reality they are gritting their teeth to make it to 20 years of service.
– CIMSEC – Right now, the U.S Navy is suffering under a suffocating personnel and administrative structure.
– CIMSEC – Senior leaders in the Navy are currently working with a partial dataset, one that is missing an untapped information source: aggregated input from junior personnel.