Nigerian Navy – Nigeria attempts to clamp down on crude oil smugglers.
Pakistani Navy – Comments from Pakistan’s Naval Chief of Staff.
US Navy – U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force Share in Army-led Networking Fire Support Program.
Background – American Empire – The transcript of a lecture given by Professor and author Niall Ferguson on the American Empire. Ferguson is a compelling and witty lecturer, as he attempts to teach Americans some lessons of the British Empire.
Indian Navy – India looks forward to strengthing ties with the US and French Navies in the near future.
Background – Airpower – Modern airpower owes much to the elite USAF commandos who hang out with the ground forces.
US Navy – The short take-off/vertical landing Joint Strike Fighter is an ideal way to support the Navy’s “Sea Power 21” concept of Sea Basing by enabling the use of unconventional aircraft carriers, allowing increased sorties per mission, and decreasing host nation logistical support. Adoption of STOVL JSFs by the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force would dramatically increase aviation capability and transform the nation’s carrier air power.
US Navy – The US will send ships from its base at Norfolk to sea to avoid Hurricane Isabel.
US Marines – Here are some of the new items the Corps is examining and procuring, as lessons learned evolve into new gear.
Canadian Navy – Aboard the submarine HMCS Victoria.
Background – Piracy – Piracy at sea, far from being a forgotten relic of the world’s buccaneering past, is now a modern growth industry.
US Navy – How and why to improve ship maintainence.
US Navy – The US continues to look for naval applications for blimps.
Background – Secretary of Defense – Thomas Ricks looks at Secretary Rumsfeld’s current standing.
Background – Diplomacy – Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright describes how since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has pressured every country in the world to make a simple choice: Are you with the United States or with the terrorists? But by casting the choice so starkly–and expanding the war on terror to include its campaign in Iraq–Washington has alienated many natural and potential allies and made the fight against al Qaeda more difficult. It didn’t have to be this way. The White House has acted as if it doesn’t care what others think, and the country is paying the price for its mistake.
Royal Australian Navy – The first international military exercise on intercepting shipments of weapons of mass destruction has begun in the Coral Sea off the north-east coast of Australia.
Indian Navy – India is considering purchasing P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.
US Navy – The USS Carl Vinson battlegroup is set to return to port after an eight month deployment.
US Navy – Some options for the future of the US Navy surface forces.
US Navy – The crew of a Navy spy plane that landed on China’s Hainan Island in April 2001 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet did not destroy all classified materials aboard, and it is “highly probable” that some fell into Chinese hands, Navy investigators concluded.
Background – Military Space – A fascinating article describing how an individual, using open source intelligence in the form of commercially available satellite photographs, is trying to open up many secret US installations.
Background – Naval Bases – A list of US naval bases that have been documented by the Cryptome sight. The satellite pictures and maps are most instructive.
US Navy – Details emerge about the cause of the collision between the nuclear attack submarine USS Oklahoma City and a tanker in the Straits of Gibraltar in 2002.
US Navy – An interview with Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle is commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), largest of the Navy’s five major acquisition and support organizations, managing nearly one-fifth the service’s annual budget, or almost $20 billion annually.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – Is the war on terror a 4th generation warfare conflict?
Background – Terrorism – Gwynne Dwyer asks if we are overinflating the threat.
US Marines – A large number of Marines who spent time ashore in Liberia have contracted malaria.
US Marines – A review of the fratricide incidents that occured in Iraq.
Background – Information Warfare – James F. Dunnigan on how important it is to win the media war.
Background – Wargaming, Information Warfare, and Transformation – An article by noted wargame designer Mark Herman, which makes the case that to be realistic, future wargames must stop being based upon force attrition models and instead must be based upon a model of a force’s entropy, or cohesion. Written in 1998, the article now appears quite prescient in light of the conflict in Iraq earlier this year in which the entropy of Iraqi forces can be said to have been maximised, leading to their disintegration.
Indian Navy – India and the United States will hold the biggest-ever joint naval exercises off the Kochi coast in which for the first time an American nuclear submarine is to take part.
Background – Airpower – A look at how the Republican Guard was destroyed from the air.
US Marines – An in-depth look at the Battle of An Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003
Background – Empire – The United States has always been interventionist. What is new is the absence of a doctrine ó or even an honest principle or two.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy’s most senior officer has given warning that Britain does not have enough ships to secure the country’s sea lanes from terrorist attack.
Background – North Korea – A discussion of the unparalleled cult of personality around North Koreaís President, Kim Jong Il, and the threat that the country poses to international peace.
Background – Naval History – An excellent history of piracy on the high seas.
Indonesian Navy – Indonesia needs hundreds of additional patrol boats to police its territorial waters.
Nigerian Navy – The US will donate patrol boats to Nigeria to help it better patrol its territorial waters.
US Navy – A look at the current state of the US submarine force.
US Navy – The U.S. Navy’s formal report on Fleet Battle Experiment Kilo (FBE Kilo) is set for a fall release, but preliminary reports indicate the venture–at least its antisubmarine warfare (ASW) portion–provided numerous insights into managing the underwater battlefield.
Background – Iraq – General Zinni harshly criticises the US reconstruction of Iraq. As a former Commander in Chief of Central Command, his views should carry great weight.
US Navy – The United States and 10 of its allies wil press on with plans to intercept vessels suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction.
US Navy – An essay by James F. Dunnigan describing how much ship’s sizes and lethality have increased over the last century.
US Marines – The Marines begin to turn over control of Iraq to a Polish-led force.
US Marines – The Marine Logistics Command came of age during Operation Iraqi Freedom, putting velocity and endurance into the logistics support operations for I MEF.
Russian Navy – A Russian cruiser makes a port of call in Italy???
Russian Navy – ???more details emerge about the newly sunken Russian November-class submarine.
Russian Navy – More details emerge about the loss of the Russian submarine last week.
Russian Navy – A decommissioned Russian nuclear-powered submarine, being towed to a scrapyard, has sunk.
US Marines – The last Marines are about to pull out of Iraq. Here is a look at what they have accomplished during peacekeeping operations, and why we should fear their replacement by a multinational force.
US Coast Guard – Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is going to take away the Coast Guard’s warfighting roles.
Background – Al Qaeda – Despite the setbacks al Qaeda has suffered over the last two years, it is far from finished, as its recent bomb attacks testify. How has the group managed to survive an unprecedented American onslaught? By shifting shape and forging new, sometimes improbable, alliances. These tactics have made al Qaeda more dangerous than ever, and Western governments must show similar flexibility in fighting the group.
US Navy – A look at the USS Ronald Reagan, the newest Nimitz-class carrier.
Background – Military Space – Facts, figures, agency and system profiles, budget data, and other information about US and foreign space programs.
US Navy – The USS Enterprise carrier battlegroup is about to deploy, starting a new era in carrier deployments.
US Coast Guard – Too many types of boats can cause too many big headaches.
South Korean Navy – More minor clashes off the Korean coast.
US Navy – More legal problems for the Navy’s low frequency sonar.
US Navy – The U.S. Naval Reserve is top heavy: more than three-quarters of its entire budget is spent on its own administration. It is time to remove the redundant bureaucracy that has separated the reserves from the active-duty Navy and integrate them into the fleet.
US Navy – How the US is trying to use technology to make up for the loss of Viecques as a training location.
US Navy – A look at the next upgrade to the EA-6B Prowler.