US Marines – The USS Iwo Jima amphibious ready group is ordered to sail to Liberia and await further orders.
US Navy – A new affordable cruise missile, called The Affordable Weapon, is being developed.
Background – Syria – A look at how Syria has been aiding the war on terror???and why they are not any longer.
US Navy – Battlespace engineering brings new realism to dockside training.
Royal Australian Navy – HMAS Manoora lands troops on Guadalcanal’s Red Beach.
US Marines – More Marines are landed at the embassy in Liberia.
US Marines – The use of naval mobile construction battalions (NMCBs) is a needed force multiplier, not an engineer redundancy.
US Navy – From its inception, the Virginia-class has been an innovative platform for both its warfighting capabilities and for its unique and effective design, development, construction, and testing processes.
Background – Japan – Can Japan shoulder a greater burden of its defense?
Royal Australian Navy – An intervention force for the Solomons is being shipped via HMAS Manoora.
US Marines – More Marines are being sent to reinforce the embassy in Liberia.
Russian Navy – The first of Russia’s new class of diesel electric submarines – St. Petersburg – may go to sea in 2004.
Background – Pakistan – More bad news on how close Islamic radicals are to taking over Pakistan.
Background – Afghanistan – An excellent look at what the situation is like on the ground today in Afghanistan. In the hunt for Al Qaeda on the Afghan-Pakistani border ó perhaps the most dangerous place in the world ó intelligence is sketchy, the troops don’t trust their translators and even apprehending suspects increases the sense of futility.
US Navy – The Navy’s swimmer delivery vehicle (SDV) platoons are some of the highest-priority and least-available units of America’s military forces.
Background – Iraq – The air war against Iraq began in the fall in the fall of 2001; alternatively one could say it continued non-stop from 1991???
Background – Iraq – The Iraqi military’s view of the war, from their side???
Background – Iraq – Ralph Peters says things are going better than we think in Iraq???
US Marines – With the Marines of the First Marine Division, who are still in Iraq.
Background – History – As the cease fire approached, the scramble for terrain took its toll on leathernecks of the First Marine Division.
US Navy – The USS Iwo Jima amphibious ready group is moving closer to Liberia.
US Navy – A possible future for signals intelligence aircraft in the US Navy.
Background – North Korea – Thomas Ricks on how the US is drifting towards war with North Korea.
US Navy – Tactical Tomahawk will not begin to reach the fleet in significant numbers for two to three years, but it is time to start planning what the follow-on to this vital long-range strike capability will be.
Taiwanese Navy – The US pushes Taiwan to consider purchasing used submarines.
US Navy – An interview with the director of the Navy’s Submarine Warfare Division.
US Marines – On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistace (July 1953), the Gazette takes a look at how artillery was employed in that war.
South African Navy – South Africa is sending patrol boats to Burundi.
Royal Australian Navy – Australia sends another frigate to the gulf.
Singaporean Navy – Singapore and the US are exercising.
US Navy – The Navy has laid out a plan for development and procurement of its next-generation carrier-based electronic attack aircraft, which is expected to reach operational capability in 2009. The EA-18G–a derivative of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter–will capitalize on the Improved Capability III (ICAP III) electronic warfare suite being developed as an upgrade for the Navy’s current EA-6B Prowler.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan is going to build small aircraft carriers.
Royal Navy – Are the UK’s new aircraft carriers about to shrink in size?
Background – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – A Lockheed Skunk Works stealthy unmanned aerial vehicle was used for reconnaissance over Iraq.
US Navy – The new Virginia-class submarines will have improved habitability over the Los Angeles-class submarines.
US Navy – Fundamental shifts in the international security environment, and in the military capabilities of the United States and its adversaries, are among the forces that will change the conduct of warfare in the 21st century. Shifts in the application of key technologies also will play a part.
Background – US Bases – More on the thinking behind the repositioning of US forces around the world.
Background – Future Wars – Analysts at the RAND Corporation lay out ten international-security developments that aren’t getting the attention they deserve.
NOSI will next be updated on Tuesday. See you then???
Taiwanese Navy – The latest on the US promise to supply submarines to Taiwan – Taiwan will wait until 2006 to budget money for the submarines.
Indian Navy – The US and India participated in search and rescue exercises.
US Navy – The US is considering forward deploying a second aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
US Marines – Some of the Marine Corps immediate lessons learned from Iraq.
Background – Liberia – Austin Bay gives an nice overview of Liberia’s recent history.
Background – North Korea – The latest about the potential naval blockade of North Korea.
US Navy – What it is like to be the captain of a newly commissioned aircraft carrier.
US Marines – The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is exercising in Djibouti.
US Marines – Another in a continuing series of articles on Marines as they prepared to go to battle in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
US Navy – The comeback trail for military airships is getting wider and smoother in the aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
US Marines – Marines added new lines to the fabled history of Iraq.
US Marines – Will the USS Iwo Jima amphibious ready group be sent for peacekeeping in Liberia?
US Navy – The USS Ronald Reagan prepares to be commissioned.
US Navy – An interview with Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, who is known in Washington as the Pentagon’s transformation czar.
Background – Middle East – A look at the new commander of the US Central Command.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – William Lind on how the US is not prepared to wage 4th Generation Warfare.
Russian Navy – Russia resumes its nuclear submarine deterrent patrols.
Background – Air War – Long before they went into combat, US forces had gotten the goods on their Iraqi foe.
Background – Command and Control – William Arkin on how the US is going about upgrading its nuclear command and control capabilities.
ASEAN Navies – ASEAN naval chiefs are meeting to discuss issues of common interest.
US Navy – The Trimersible, the design of which envisions a monohull platform fitted with two semisubmersible pontoons, could be tailored for a variety of missions.
Background – Homeland Security – Flying combat air patrols over US cities with US Air Force pilots in their F-16’s.
Background – Terrorism – A concise history of terrorism.
NOSI will next be updated on Monday. See you then!
US Marines – Definitions of 4th Generation Warfare, Nontrinitarian War, Nonlinear Warfare, Asymmetric Warfare, and Third-Wave War.
US Navy – Some of the SEALs missions in Iraq.
Background – Oceanography – The deepest diving submersible in the world has been lost at sea.
Background – History – America’s first submarine – the Turtle.
Canadian Navy – Canada’s navy is taking a year off to rest and recuperate.
US Coast Guard – If ever a Coast Guard cutter dealt with nearly everything short of toe-to-toe combat, it was the Charleston-based Dallas on its recent deployment to the Mediterranean.
US Marines – An excellent review and bibliography of published works on British and U.S. amphibious operations Bin the last century.
Background – Iraq – James F. Dunnigan analyses the American situation in Iraq and what the way forward should be.
US Navy – More on how US carrier deployments will be changing.
Taiwanese Marines – The US and Taiwanese Marines will increase their cooperation.
US Navy – Snakebot is a developmental model of a slithering robot that might one day help remove land mines or worm its way inside collapsed buildings to help rescue victims without disturbing the tottering structures.