US Marines – Marine Foreign Advisors

Leatherneck – Training Marine advisors for coalition forces is an important focus for the Security, Cooperation, Education and Training Center at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.

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Iraq – Iraq Report: July 2004

Defense and the National Interest – An interesting, anonymous analysis of the current state of affairs in Iraq.
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Royal Marines – British special forces sent in to counter Olympics terror threat

Daily Telegraph – The SBS have been sent to Greece to help protect British athletes taking part in the Olympic Games.
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Geopolitics / America – A Conversation with Colin Powell

The Atlantic – PJ O’Rourke interviews Secretary of State Colin Powell. A fascinating insight into how Powell views the world as it relates to the US.
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US Navy – New research sub to replace aging Alvin

CNN – A new deep-sea research vessel will be able to carry people to 99 percent of the ocean floor, diving deeper than the famed Alvin that pioneered the study of seafloor vents, plate tectonics and deep ocean creatures over the past 40 years.
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US Navy – Taking Soundings throughout the Asia-Pacific: The Retiring Commander Offers Parting Views

Asia Pacific Media Network – An interview with the retiring CINCPAC, Admiral Thomas Fargo, in which he gives his view of the Pacific.
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History – Star-Crossed Translator: 2dLt Merle Ralph Cory, USMCRóKIA on Guadalcanal

Leatherneck – A little-known Marine who died on Guadalcanal 60 years ago had made major contributions to the war against Japan, even before Pearl Harbor.

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US Navy – The US Military is in Bad Shape

US Naval Institute Proceedings – The armed forces that President Bushís team took over in 2001 were in deep trouble. Though they performed well in Iraq, they are war-weary and funds for the future are scant.

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Geopolitics / Nation States – Through a Glass, Darkly

Defense and the National Interest – Martin Van Creveld with some reflections on the future of war.
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Royal Navy – Spain lost Gibraltar 300 years ago today: it should get over it

Daily Telegraph – John Keegan says the Spanish must give up their obsession with reclaiming Gibraltar.
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North Korean Navy – N Korea missiles 'could reach US'

BBC – North Korea is in the process of developing a new missile system for ships or submarines, according to a report in Jane’s Defence Weekly.

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Royal Navy – Navy chief seeks deal on cuts with Hoon

Daily Telegraph – The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Navy has warned the Government that the planned loss of a dozen ships means that the Navy will be unable to undertake at least two commitments in the future.
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Royal Navy – Navy relies on speed to counter terrorists

Daily Telegraph – Patroling the Strait of Gibraltar with the Royal Navy.
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US Navy – Carrier's run-in with dhow raises red flags

Virginian Pilot – How could a small boat designed for fishing in the Persian Gulf get so close to a multibillion-dollar American carrier equipped with state-of-the-art radar and armed with its own air force? Thatís the question Navy investigators are still asking after the carrier John F. Kennedy struck and sank the mysterious boat in the Persian Gulf on July 22.
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US Navy – Precision Strike Weapon Advances Create Mythology of Infallibility

Sea Power – Without question a great strength of the U.S. military is its precision strike capability, enabled by costly, high-technology weapon systems and powerful information management tools. That strength has birthed a new mythology in which precision-guided munitions (PGMs) are perceived to be as mighty as Zeusí thunderbolts. But what is the real story about the limitations of these wonder weapons?

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Editorial Note – NOSI's RSS Feed

One of the benefits of NOSI’s recent reorganization is that NOSI now has a valid RSS feed which can be found here. In short, RSS is a tool that monitors the flow of new information on your favorite Web sites and lets you know what is new on each site.

To learn more about what this all means – what RSS feeds are, how to find them and how to read them, please read the following document: US Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership- What is RSS?.

US Marines – Marines confront, overcome the crucible of Fallujah

San Diego Union Tribune – An indepth look at the Battle of Fallujah, told through the voices of the Marines that fought there.
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Transformation – Scope of Change in Military Is Ambiguous

Washington Post – Thomas Ricks surveys how much transformation has actually occured in the military during the Bush administration.
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US Navy – How to Find a Career after Military Service

US Naval Institute Proceedings – Homework, determination, and discipline can make the search easier.

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Terrorism – The 9/11 Commission Report: Reorganization, Not Reform

Defense and the National Interest – William Lind comments on the 9/11 Commission Report.
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Iraq – In Memoir, U.S. General Tells of Gaps in War Plans

New York Times – General Tommy Franks’ view of the war in Iraq, as published in his new book due out this week.

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Indian Navy – New chief wants a wired-Navy

The Statesman – The new chief of the Indian Navy wants a more network-centric navy, and nuclear powered submarines.
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Royal Marines – End your rift, SAS and SBS are told

Daily Telegraph – Looks like the SBS is more competent than they have been made out to be.
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Terrorism – The Terror Web

New Yorker – Were the Madrid bombings part of a new, far-reaching jihad being plotted on the Internet? An excellent look into what Al-Qaeda is morphing into???
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Royal Australian Navy – Tiny submarine makes big splash

BBC – Australian researchers have built what they claim is the world’s smallest submarine: a 40cm-long, self-controlling submersible called Serafina.
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