US Marines – Life at Kandahar airport appears to not be very safe for US Marines – there are suspicions of tunnel complexes running through the airport and Marines fear they will soon come under attack.
US Marines – US Marines are hunting cave complexes in Eastern Afghanistan.
Canadian Navy – Canadian CP-140 Auroras are on patrol in the Arabian Sea.
US Marines – US special forces, including Navy SEALs and Marines, have landed in the Phillipines to aid the Phillipine government’s fight against Islamic terrorists.
US Navy – US sailors receive a pay raise in an attempt to retain more of them in service.
US Navy – The US Navy is considering converting a cruise ship which is under construction to a command and control ship.
German Navy – Germany naval units are participating in the patrols off Africa hunting for al Quaeda members. Speedboats have been recently sent to assist them.
US Navy – How garbage is disposed of from a US Navy aircraft carrier.
Palestinian Navy – The Palestinian Authority’s Navy has no useable ships left.
US Navy – The varied roles that women have aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Royal Australian Navy – Meanwhile women are fleeing the Australian armed forces.
Israeli Navy – The Israeli Navy has attacked a Palestinian Navy base in Gaza, destroying 2 patrol boats.
US Navy – More details have emerged about the plot to attack US warships in Singapore.
Royal Navy – It has been proposed the United Kingdom and Spain will share ownership of Gibraltar. No news on how this will effect the Royal Navy base there.
US Navy – Chemical warfare training aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
US Navy – The USS John F. Kennedy will do her pre-deployment live fire training off of North Carolina and Virginia, and not off Vieques.
Canadian Navy – The Canadians are starting to rotate their ships in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy – A RAN frigate’s crew has been accused of disorderly conduct during a shore leave on Christmas Island.
Background – Strategy – A defense lesson from Afghanistan for European nations, by analyst Edward Luttwak.
US Coast Guard – The US Coast Guard has received all of the US Navy’s Cyclone-class patrol craft to use in patrolling US shores and ports.
Royal Navy – A program for upgrading the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar-class submarines is over budget and over time.
Indian Navy – India will be deploying new antiship missiles to counter new antiship missiles aboard new Chinese destroyers.
Background – Air bases – Why aircraft carriers are important – air bases are fleeting assets???while carriers are not.
US Navy – The EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, though still highly capable, is beginning to get a bit long in the tooth???
US Navy – US allies in the Arabian Sea are playing a key role in maintaining the naval blockade against al-Qaida.
US Marines – With the Marines of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Company on the ground in Afghanistan.
US Navy – Making the US Navy knowledge-centric to give it an edge over its adversaries will be a challenge, but is necessary.
Russian Navy – A Russian journalist and former naval officer has been found guilty for his stories on the illegal disposal of nuclear waste.
US Coast Guard – More details of how difficult it is to secure our ports.
Background – Strategy – A summary of the war to date.
Israeli Navy – More on the ship seized by Israeli Navy commandos suspected of trying to supply arms to the Palestinian Authority.
US Navy – The US Navy has admitted its sonars were responsible for harming whales during an exercise off the Bahamas in 2000.
Royal Navy – HMS Triumph, which fired some of the first cruise missiles to strike Afghanistan, has returned home from the Gulf.
Background – Saudi Arabia – Ralph Peters on how the Saudi’s are the US’s enemies, not it’s friends, and must be dealt with as part of the war against terrorism.
US Navy – A terrorist plot against the USS Carl Vinson while on port call at Changi Naval Base in Singapore was foiled by the Singapore government.
US Marines Corps – Why the MV-22 Osprey remains important to the US Marines, and how useful it would have been in Afghanistan.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – The Japanese minesweeper Uraga has returned from its deployment to the Arabian Sea.
US Navy – How the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt celebrated New Years.
US Navy – The life of a COD, a US Navy C-2 Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery plane.
US Navy – Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt there is a multinational crew.
US Navy – The US Navy Chief of Naval Operations outlines his vision for where he wants the US Navy to go in the next few years.
US Navy – Commanders of the Navy’s Pacific and Atlantic fleets have sent a message to supervisors warning them not to disclose future ship movements.
Royal Australian Navy – An overview of the battle between the boat people who wish to emmigrate to Australia, and the government that wishes to keep them out, using its navy.
Israeli Navy – Israeli forces have seized a ship carrying weapons destined for the Palestinian Authority.
US Navy – Maritime patrol aircraft from the US, UK, and France are conducting extensive reconnaissance flights over Somalia.
US Navy – The USS Theodore Roosevelt has been at sea for 106 days.
German Navy – A German task force has sailed to join the coalition task force in the Arabian Sea.
US Marines – Additional details on the recent Marine raid near Kandahar.
Background – US Ports – The difficulties faced in trying to secure US ports from terrorist attacks.
US Marines – The US Marines have searched a compound used by Mullah Omar.
US Navy – Aboard a US Navy P-3C keeping its eyes on possible routes of escape in the Arabian Sea.
Background – Strategy – William Arkin commenting on how the strategy followed by U.S. policymakers undermined the objective of bringing Osama bin Laden and the Taliban top leaders to justice.
Bahrain Navy – Bahrain will send a frigate to join the coalition forces in the Arabian Sea. The frigate is the Bans Sabha, an Oliver Hazard Perry class ship.
Royal Navy – An excellent overview of the choices facing the Royal Navy as it plans for its future naval aviation force.
US Navy – William Arkin on the importance of troop rotation in what will be a long war against terrorism.
US Navy – How forces and scenarios are designed to be tested in the US Navy’s annual Global War Game run at the Naval War College.
Japanese Coast Guard – The sinking of a suspected North Korean spy trawler remains controversial in Japan.
US Navy – Life aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, which just returned to port.
US Navy – The stress of life at sea for 100 days straight aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Royal Navy – The firm which made Nelson’s signal flags at Trafalgar has just gone out of business.
Royal Marines – More of 40 Commando has arrived in Kabul.
US Navy – “Armchair generals talk tactics; real generals talk logistics???”
US Coast Guard – US Coast Guard law-enforcement detachments are now deployed on board US Navy warships, which has given the Coast Guard new powers in the war on drugs.
Royal Navy – A Royal Navy task force, including HMS Illustrious is taking holiday R+R in Kenya???
US Navy – ???Meanwhile there are reports that US Navy ships are helping to search for Al-Qaeda elements in nearby Somalia as there is continued concern Osama Bin Laden may escape Afghanistan via the sea.
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – The JMSDF is pursuing another unknown ship in its economic exclusion zone; meanwhile they are considering raising the unknown ship sunk the other day to learn more about it; and North Korea criticises the attack without claiming ownership of the ship.
US Navy – A description of the X-47 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
US Navy – An account of US Navy SEALs and the role they played reconoitering Camp Rhino in Afghanistan.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines in Afghanistan have still not been issued with the new, reliable version of the SA80 assault rifle.
Indian Navy – The US and Indian navies have conducted unprecedented joint exercises in the areas of search and rescue and maritime surveillance.
Background – Open Source Intelligence – Just to keep in things in perspective, a list of things we do *not* know about this war???
US Navy – What the USS Kitty Hawk did during the war – served as a base for US Army and Air Force special forces and Navy SEALs. Aircraft embarked included a dozen MH-60 Blackhawk assault helicopters, a half-dozen MH-47 Chinook medium-lift transport helicopters and several MH-53 Pave Low helicopters.
Canadian Navy – Canadian CP-140 Auroras are deploying to the Arabian Sea.
Japanese Coast Guard – More on the sinking of a suspected North Korean spy ship by the Japanese, who call it an act of self defense.
Royal Navy – A ship suspected of carrying terrorist materials into the UK has been given the all clear after a thorough inspection.
Background – Smart Weapons – Decreasing the time lag between the sensor and the shooter coupled with precision-guided weapons has revolutioned the delivery of aerial ordinance.
Royal Navy – Searching of a ship suspected to contain terrorist supplies continues and will be done in exacting detail. Meanwhile, UK ports have been placed on a terrorist alert for suspect materials being shipped into the UK.
Royal Marines – Royal Marines are patrolling in Kabul.
Background – Taliban Strategy – Why the Taliban’s strategy failed against US forces.
Background – Iraq – Options being put forward for how to deal with Iraq.
Background – Afghanistan – How the al-Qaeda effectively hijacked the government of Afghanistan.
US Marines – A description of a US Marine ambush of a Taliban convoy near Kandahar. The US Marines are being used not for set piece battles, but instead as special forces.
Japanese Coast Guard – The Japanese Coast Guard has attacked and sunk a ship of unidentified nationality that was in its exclusive economic zone.
Background – Diego Garcia – Citizens of Diego Garcia have filed a class-action suit against the US Government for reparations after being forcibly removed from their home islands.
Background – Next Step Iraq? – It will be difficult to overthrow Saddam Hussein using the strategy used in Afghanistan – Special Forces and airpower coupled with locally raised armies. The reason is there is no longer any organized resistance Iraq.
Royal Marines – Royal Marines are heading up the peacekeeping force in Kabul.
Royal Navy – Anti-terrorist police are searching a cargo ship from Mauritius which they intercepted in the English Channel on Friday morning which is suspected of carrying terrorist material.
Russian Navy – A new class of Russian corvette was laid down.