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US Marines – US Marine forces are already seeing combat in Afghanistan.

French Navy – The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will join the US task force in the Arabian Sea in December.

US Navy – The US Navy may mothball all its Spruance-class destroyers years ahead of schedule to save money that can be spent on upgrading aviation assets; this will exacerbate the shortage of ships available for operations.

US Coast Guard – An essay on why homeland security is an important mission and why the US Coast Guard is the service to do it.

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US Marines – US Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Peleliu amphibious ready ground, and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Bataan amphibious ready group have landed outside Kandahar in order to join US and UK special forces in the hunt for Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.

Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – More Japanese ships have deployed to the Arabian Sea.

Canadian Navy – The Canadian Navy considers acquiring its own organic sealift capability.

Royal Marines – Why the Royal Marines’ SBS unit is going nowhere at Bagram airfield near Kabul.

Background – Strategy – The next countries targeted in the war against terrorism will be Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

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US Navy – A sign of China’s support of the war against terrorism: US ships are being allowed port calls in Hong Kong.

Canadian Navy – The Canadian supply ship HMCS Preserver in the Arabian Sea is having difficulty making enough fresh water.

Background – Ground War – How the ground war in the south of Afghanistan may shape up to be a true guerilla war.

Background – Cruise Industry – More on how cruise ships are vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

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US Navy – Gathering intelligence on cargo vessel movements in the Arabian sea is a new important task for the US Navy.

Background – Taliban – Historian John Keegan on the what the fate of the Taliban may be.

Background – Disruptive Technologies – An essay on how the US military can take advantage of disruptive technologies.

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US Navy – The US Navy has been ordered to search any vessel in the Arabian Sea suspected of carrying Osama Bin Laden.

Canadian Navy – The Canadian Navy’s contribution to the coalition is now in the Arabian Sea, and another frigate – HMCS Toronto – will be dispatched to join it.

Royal Navy – HMS Ark Royal has been placed back in commission.

US Navy – The US Navy is testing a catamaran vessel to see what utility it may have in future operations. The vessel is similar to the Royal Australian Navy’s Jervis Bay which has been successfully used in support of Australian peacekeeping operations in East Timor.

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Ghanan Navy – The US Marines are exercising with their counterparts in Ghana as part of the West African Training Cruise.

US Marines – James F. Dunnigan on how the US Marines keep their fighting edge.

US Marines – How USAF Colonel John Boyd helped the US Marines adopt a strategy of maneuver warfare.

Background – Land War – The way the land war may now evolve???

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US Navy – New double-deck piers at Norfolk make ship servicing easier and safer.

US Marines – The US Marines from the Bataan and Peleliu amphibious ready groups off Afghanistan may soon go ashore and assist in the hunt for al Qaeda operatives.

US Marines – An essay on expeditionary maneuver warfare.

US Coast Guard – The threats that cruise ships face from terrorists.

US Coast Guard – The nightmare of trying to make US ports secure from terrorist attack.

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US Navy – Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, with her young crew. Meanwhile, her pilots say that it is more and more difficult to pick out legitimate targets on the ground after the Taliban’s front lines have collapsed.

US Navy – US Navy ships serving in the Arabian Sea are taking port calls in India, for the first time since 1996.

US Navy – Have US aircraft carriers guaranteed their existence in future US force structures, on the basis of their contribution to this conflict?

Background – William Arkin on whether or not the US military will learn any lessons from this conflict.

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US Navy – An Iraqi tanker suspected of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf, that had been boarded by US Navy sailors, has sunk with 2 sailors reported missing.

US Navy – Aboard the USS Vella Gulf in the Arabian Sea.

Russian Navy – The final fate of the Kursk has been decided – it will be scrapped.

US Navy – A US Navy JAG officer is accused of being overly concerned about collateral damage from bombing, thus thwarting attacks against the al Qaeda leadership.

Background – CIA – Meanwhile the CIA is running its own air war with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Background – Targeting – A look at the pros and cons of the US targeting strategy in Afghanistan.

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US Navy – Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, a close look at the Navy’s air war.

Royal Marines – A review of what British forces will be committed on the ground for peacekeeping, namely The Parachute Regiment and the Royal Marines, and what they can be expected to do. Meanwhile, there is controversy over the initial deployment of Royal Marines in Kabul – the Northern Alliance wants them removed.

Royal Marines – Who are the Special Boat Service (SBS)?

Background – UAVs – How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being used in combat roles.

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US Navy – The US Navy has launched its next generation of signal intelligence satellites that are the follow-on series to the Naval Ocean Surveillance System (NOSS) satellites.

US Navy – The 200th anniversary of the US Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

Background – Afghanistan – James F. Dunnigan on how difficult peacekeeping in Afghanistan will be.

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Royal Marines – A small detachment of Royal Marines is on the ground in Kabul, to help prepare the ground for humanitarian operations.

US Navy – Fewer and fewer targets are available to US pilots.

Royal Navy – The NH-90 helicopter is being modified for maritime use.

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US Coast Guard – How secure are our ports?

US Navy – Life aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross.

Background – Afghanistan – John Keegan tries to put the last few day’s events in a historical perspective.

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Canadian Navy – Elements of the Canadian Navy task force are nearing the Gulf.

US Navy – US carrier pilots can take responsiblity for helping to break open the Taliban’s line’s in the north of Afghanistan.

US Navy – Is the US bombing strategy too conservative?

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US Navy – Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, her pilots claim some responsibility for the current successful Northern Alliance ground campaign.

US Navy – Aircraft carriers have demonstrated their value in the campaign to date; their future in the US Navy seems assured.

US Navy – The USS John Stennis deploys; she will relieve the USS Carl Vinson.

US Navy – Why tiltrotors are important, if only they could be made to work well.

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US Navy – On board the USS Theodore Roosevelt – going after the caves with her pilots.

US Coast Guard – Aboard the USCGC Diligence, providing homeland security.

Background – Strategy – A look at the evolving US strategy.

Background – James F. Dunnigan on how today’s Afghan soldier is little different from his ancestors.

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US Navy – The Royal Air Force’s tankers are winning high praise from US Navy pilots over Afghanistan.

US Marines – US Marines are helping to provide security for the world trade conference in Qatar.

Background – UAV’s – A review of the usage of UAVs in Afghanistan to date, stating their pros and cons.

US Navy – A review of the current SAM threat over Iraq that faces the pilots enforcing the no-fly zones.

Background – Saudi Arabia – James F. Dunnigan on the balance of power in Saudi Arabia.

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Royal Australian Navy – More problems with refugees trying to gain entry to Australia.

US Navy – Aboard the USS Thedore Roosevelt, her pilots are now attacking more and more targets chosen by forward air controllers on the ground.

US Navy – The USS Enterprise’s air wing looks back on their missions over Aghanistan.

US Coast Guard – On patrol with the Coast Guard’s latest asset, the US Navy’s Cyclone-class patrol craft.

Background – Afghanistan – Journalist Robert Kaplan’s insight into the current situation in Afghanistan.

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Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – 2 destroyers and a supply ship from the JMSDF have deployed to the Indian Ocean in support of operations against the Taliban. They will have a supportive, rather than combative mission.

US Navy – The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group may be moved to the Indian Ocean, to join the USS Peleliu.

US Navy – The USS John Stennis will deploy 3 months earlier than planned to the Indian Ocean.

Overview – A summary of the war at one month.

Background – Special Forces – A way to differentiate between “special forces” such as SEALs and “raiders” such as the Royal Marines.

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Italian Navy – Italy will sent a naval task force, including the aircraft carrier Guiseppe Garibaldi, to the Arabian Sea.

US Navy – The US Navy is running out of precision guided munitions, and there is a request to send a fourth aircraft carrier to the theater of operations.

US Coast Guard – Why the Deepwater program is more important than ever.

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Royal Marines – 40 Commando is currently on R+R. It will take them some time to get their kit sorted and made ready for operations in Afghanistan.

US Coast Guard – The US Coast Guard will be acquiring the services of 5 of the US Navy’s coastal patrol boats, to use for off shore patroling.

US Navy – Former Secretary of the Navy James Webb’s opinion on how the US should proceed.

Background – Strategy – The current strategic view, from the United Kingdom – are we currently headed for a large land campaign?

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Russian Navy – The Russians now feel a torpedo explosion inside the Kursk was the most likely cause of her loss.

Russian Navy – More about the Granit missiles being removed from the Kursk.

US Navy – R+R aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

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Russian Navy – The Varyag broke loose from the vessels towing it and was adrift but now has been taken back in tow.

US Navy – The USS Enterprise is steaming towards its home port.

US Navy – The US Navy will base the new aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in San Diego.

US Navy – An analysis of the US targeting strategy.

Background – Nuclear Weapons – How secure are Pakistan’s nuclear weapons?