Iraq – U.S. Hopes To Divide Insurgency

Washington Post – Facing an entrenched insurgency in Iraq whose ranks have grown significantly over the past year, the Pentagon has devised a new military strategy aimed at driving a wedge between various factions.
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Geopolitics / Europe – A Different Course? America and Europe in the 21st Century

Parameters – Understanding the changes and challenges within Europe could help Americans respond to the changes and challenges facing the transatlantic community.
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Miscellaneous – Curbs On Sonar Use Sought In Europe

Washington Post – The European Parliament called on member nations yesterday to suspend the use of high-intensity sonar during naval maneuvers until research determines whether the very loud sounds are leading to the deaths of whales and other sea creatures.
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US Navy – Carrier crews to shrink

Virginian Pilot – Experiments to reduce the number of sailors aboard cruisers, destroyers and amphibious ships have shown so much promise that the Navy has decided to take its next big step: shrinking the crew of an aircraft carrier.
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History – Swift Boats: Hard Day on the Bo De

US Naval Institute Proceedings – In an edited excerpt from an oral history conducted by the Naval Instituteís Paul Stillwell, the former Coast Guard Commandant recalls in vivid detail a Swift boat operation he led as a commander up the Ca Mauís Bo De River on 12 April 1969. His initial service in Vietnam was from a base at An Thoi on Phu Quoc Island, where he was Commander Task Group 115.4, a component of the U.S. Market Time coastal surveillance patrol.

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US Marines – U.S. officers expect a drive against Falluja

New York Times – With the Marines outside Fallujah.
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US Marines – Corps Fashions ëProvisional Units,' Tighter Deployment Schedules

Sea Power – Among the messages delivered by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael W. Hagee during the past year, one resurfaces time and again: the Marine Corps does not want ó or need ó a larger force.

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Fourth Generation Warfare – Fallujah And The Moral Level Of War

Defense and the National Interest – William Lind comments on how he thinks the US has adopted the right approach on Fallujah.
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Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force -U.S.-Led Naval Exercise Sends Clear Message to North Korea

New York Times – More on the international naval interdiction drill, code-named Team Samurai, off of North Korea.
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US Navy – High-Speed SEALION is Slated For Transformational Experiments

Sea Power – The U.S. Navy plans to use its stealthy SEALION (SEAL Insertion, Observation, Neutralization) technology demonstration watercraft in future experimentation sponsored by the Department of Defenseís Office of Force Transformation.

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Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan, U.S., Allies Start Naval Security Exercise

Reuters – Ships from Japan, the United States, Australia and France steamed out to sea under cloudy skies on Tuesday for Asia’s first naval exercise to clamp down on weapons of mass destruction, a drill that communist North Korea has called hostile and provocative.
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Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan Will Provide Support in Afghanistan

Reuters – Japan extended its naval mission to provide logistical support to the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan by six months on Tuesday and approved a plan to supply fuel for the coalition’s helicopters.
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US Navy – Submarine Virginia is brought to life in Norfolk

Virginian Pilot – More on the newly commissioned USS Virginia.
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Iraq – Afghanistan, Iraq: Two Wars Collide

Washington Post – An excellent analysis of how the war in Iraq has negatively impacted the war on terror; and how the war on terror is changing over time.
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US Navy – Who's Responsible for Losing the Media War in Iraq?

US Naval Institute Proceedings – The military laments that its successes in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone unnoticed, while any bad news is immediately set on by a national media intent on painting every U.S. commitment as a quagmire. This might be true, but the military is not without responsibility for this state of affairs.
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US Marines – Leathernecks Guard the Streets of Ramadi, Itching for a Fight With an Invisible Foe

New York Times – With the Second Battalion, Fifth Marines in the town of Ramadi.
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US Navy – Navy Eyes $1 Billion Support Ships To Supply Carrier Strike Groups

Sea Power – The U.S. Navy has begun studying operational alternatives for a new class of fast combat support ships (T-AOEs) to keep its carrier strike groups resupplied at sea. The ships will be designed as a sea-basing asset and to sustain the combat effectiveness of the next-generation aircraft carrier.

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US Navy – The Virginia offers it all, minus the periscope

Virginian Pilot – More about what life is like on the newly commissioned USS Virginia.
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Royal Navy – Navy approves first ever Satanist

BBC – The British Armed Forces has officially recognised its first registered Satanist. The move will mean that he will now be allowed to perform Satanic rituals on board the vessel.

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Geopolitics / America – The Neglected Home Front

Foreign Affairs – The Bush administration has waged an aggressive war against terrorists abroad, but it has neglected to protect the homeland, even though Americans in the United States are the ones most vulnerable to future attacks. The government must do more to safeguard critical U.S. infrastructure and mobilize the American public to help. For starters, it should create a semi-independent federal agency tapping into private resources that would develop and enforce security standards.
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Indian Navy – Russia denies nuke sub deal with India

United Press International – Russia denies it has leased an Akula-class nuclear powered submarine to India.
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Indian Navy – Navy desperate for more ships

Times of India – ???meanwhile India is desperate for more and newer ships???
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History – Abandoned Amtracs: Operation SUSSEX BAY, 28 Augustñ9 September 1968

Marine Corps Gazette – The author recounts a vehicle recovery operation in Go Noi Island, Guang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam.

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