US Navy – Why people enter the silent service.
US Navy – The latest naval news from the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Australia, Russia, India, Canada, and China.
Background – History – Beach patrols, as performed by the US Coast Guard, in World War II.
Background – Terrorism – Defining terrorism has become so polemical and subjective an undertaking as to resemble an art rather than a science. Most attempts to arrive at a workable definition have tended to revolve around three inter-related factors namely, the terroristsí (or persons being termed terrorists) motives, identity and methods. The second article in CDIís Explaining Terrorism series examines the difficulties involved in defining terrorism.
NOSI will next be updated on Friday.
US Navy – The US will attempt to intimidate North Korea through upcoming naval exercises.
US Coast Guard – With the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 02 (MSST-02).
US Navy – Aboard the new nuclear attack submarine USS Virginia.
US Marines – With the Marines in Liberia.
Background – Persian Gulf – The sweeping military victory in Iraq has cleared the way for the United States to establish yet another framework for Persian Gulf security. Ironically, with Saddam Hussein gone, the problems are actually going to get more challenging in some ways. The three main issues will be Iraqi power, Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and domestic unrest in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. None will be easy to handle, let alone all three together.
US Navy – Navy training is about to undergo a profound change.
US Coast Guard – How the Coast Guard is supporting US Navy operations around the world.
US Marines – The Marines enter Liberia.
US Navy – How the lack of a Secretary of the Navy is hurting the Navy.
US Marines – By demonstrating knowledge, concern, and respect for the Islam religion, Marines will make better ëambassadorsí when in Muslim countries.
US Marines – More Marines prepare to go ashore in Liberia.
North Korean Navy – A detailed look at how North Korea smuggles Scud missiles via the sea.
US Navy – Cdr. Doug Denneny describes what it was like to be “on the first wave of ‘shock and awe'” as he led the initial Navy and Marine Corps attack on Baghdad from the air.
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan detains a North Korean vessel carrying supplies for making rockets.
US Coast Guard – In spite of increasing responsibilities in homeland security, Coast Guard forces remain committed to and equipped to support expeditionary operations.
US Navy – The USS Iwo Jima amphibious ready group remains off of Liberia.
US Navy – The Ohio-class SSGNs will do more than just fire cruise missiles.
Russian Navy – Russia is constructing the world’s deepest diving and quietest nuclear submarine.
US Marines – The Marines get a new helmet.
Background – Training – How the US military is outsourcing some of its training activities to civilian firms today; and how this most likely will increase tremendously in the future.
Background – Information Warfare – The first acknowledgements of how the US undermined Iraq’s military before the war.
Background – Iraq – Having assumed responsibility for the physical and political reconstruction of an Arab state in the heart of the Middle East, the United States has yet to clearly articulate how this task is to be accomplished. Its success or failure will have wide-ranging strategic implications for Americaís relationship with the Arab/Islamic world, the war on terrorism, WMD proliferation, oil prices, and the political stability of friends and enemies alike. CDI Research Analyst Dr. Michael Donovan argues that the stakes for the United States have never been higher.
Royal Navy – Iraqi’s continue to smuggle oil out of Iraq.
Canadian Navy – A serious fire occurs aboard HMCS Ottawa.
Background – American Warfighting – “The American way of war” refers to the grinding strategy of attrition that U.S. generals traditionally employed to prevail in combat. But that was then. Spurred by dramatic advances in information technology, the new American way of war relies on speed, maneuver, flexibility, and surprise. This approach was put on display in the invasion of Iraq and should reshape what the military looks like.
Royal Australian Navy – More problems with the Collins-class submarines.
Taiwanese Navy – China probes Taiwan yet again.
US Coast Guard – Deepwater is more important than ever to the Coast Guard.
US Navy – The Navy considers using blimps for anti-terrorism applications.
US Marines – We are Marines who are also logisticians, not logisticians who are also Marines.
Background – Military Policy – Dr. Nikolai Zlobin, CDI Senior Fellow and Director of CDI’s Russia and Asia Programs, argues that changes in technology, political structures, threats and social conditions require a re-evaluation of security policy.
US Marines – The first few Marines arrive in Liberia.
Taiwanese Navy – Is Taiwan serious about paying for its own defense?
Background – Liberia – As the US considers sending peacekeepers to Liberia, an in-depth review of the relationship between the US and Liberia.
US Navy – What is involved in decomissioning the aircraft carrier USS Constellation.
US Navy – Problems with the arresting cables on the USS Ronald Reagan.
US Navy – The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship may have found a new lease on life.
Background – Liberia – James F. Dunnigan’s analysis of the situation in Liberia.
US Navy – The USS Iwo Jima amphibious ready group is off of Liberia.
US Navy – The USS John F. Kennedy comes out of overhaul.
Royal Navy – More on how the Royal Navy may be forced to downgrade their aircraft carrier plans.
US Coast Guard – The Integrated Deepwater System project is under way, and will change the face of Coast Guard aviation as it introduces new systemsósuch as CASA twin-engine maritime patrol aircraftó and upgrades legacy aircraft.
Background – Asymetrical Warfare – Yet another way to think about asymetrical warfare.
US Marines – The latest on the MV-22 Osprey.
Background – CENTCOM – Thomas Ricks on the new Commander of Central Command.
Background – Al Queda – An interesting review of why we have not found Bin Laden yet.
Background – History – ëThe storm broke suddenly, about four oíclock in the morning. About six battalions of the enemy launched a ëdo-or-dieí counterattack preceded by intense mortar fire. Approximately a battalion of this force struck the positions of the [M]arines on Fonte Hill, with other hostile units hitting the line to [the] left and right in the zones of the 3d and 21st Marines. About two hours of fierce hand-to-hand combat ensued with the enemy coming in apparently never ending waves.í
International Naval News – The latest news on the Indian, Greek, Canadian and Royal Navies.
US Navy – A very interesting paper based on lessons learned from high speed vessel concept development and experimentation.
Royal Marines – The British Army wants to take over the Royal Marines.
US Navy – The pros and cons of e-mail for naval professionals.
Background – Lessons Learned in Iraq. – A very interesting pair of lessons learned articles regarding infantry equipment as used in Iraq. It is fascinating to read how the soldiers and Marines end up buying a large amount of their own equipment because what they are issued by the government is not adequate.
Royal Australian Navy – A tour of HMAS Manoora, anchored off of the Solomon Islands.
Royal Australian Navy – An interesting proposed design for a miniature aircraft carrier.
US Marines – The Marine Corps must seek to expand its capabilities while simultaneously reinforcing our traditional role as expeditionary experts.
Royal Australian Navy – Australia sends more ships to the Solomons.
US Navy – Unmanned underwater vehicles move to the forefront of naval warfare.
Background – Iraq – Another optimistic view of what the US is accomplishing in Iraq, by Paul Gigot.
US Marines – A chronicle of the first – and last – embedded reporter’s adventures with the US Marines in Iraq.
Royal Navy – A first pass at the UK’s lessons learned from Iraq. Unfortunately this document is only available in Adobe PDF format.
Background – Liberia – An analysis of what the Marines face once they get to Liberia.
Background – Solomons – Why Australia is intervening in the Solomon Islands.
Background – Civil-Military relationships – I just reread this essay by Robert Kaplan and found it to be especially timely, although written 7 years ago. An interesting look at the military’s relationship with the rest of America???”At Fort Leavenworth, where the Army trains its top brass, captains and colonels study high-tech warfare, read the classics, and ponder what will be left to defend in a transnational world???”
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.