– CIMSEC – Successful tracking foreign submarines would make the ASEAN Outlook more valid in the Indo-Pacific geostrategic landscape.
– War on the Rocks – AI is sure to permeate every aspect of warfighting — from movement to communication, logistics, intelligence, weapons, and people. Delivering these warfare-changing technologies to the frontlines and into American hands will depend on less glamorous activities — namely, expediting the procurement process to more quickly field AI, and securing supply chains by collaborating with U.S. companies.
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– Traditional Right – The new Marine Corps Commandant, General David H. Berger, recently issued his Planning Guidance, a document which states his commander’s intent and sets the direction the Marine Corps will take over the next four years. In this case, it is a remarkable statement which, if turned into effective action, could finally transform the Marine Corps into a military that can do maneuver warfare instead of just talk about it.
– National Interest – Bottom line, there’s a whiff of the 1930s in the air in East Asia today.
– National Interest – Beijing strategists go to school on Russian tactics in the Black Sea.
– USNI News – Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is experiencing a malfunction of the ship’s electrical distribution system ahead of an expected deployment this fall.
– National Interest – Carrier advocates will often make the dubious claim that a couple of missiles or even a torpedo could not actually sink these hulking ships. Perhaps not, but please try to imagine the armada that would have to be assembled to rescue a disabled ship of this stature.
– War Zone – The mysterious modular system with a peculiar past is designated AN/SLQ-59 and has been quietly deployed on Asia-based U.S. surface combatants.
– National Interest – Envious but also dubious.
– War on the Rocks – This short story was submitted in response to the call for ideas issued by the co-chairs of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Eric Schmidt and Robert Work. It addresses the first question (part b.) which asks authors to consider what might happen if the United States fails to develop robust AI capabilities that address national security issues.
– Breaking Defense – Concerns over a new Okinawa airfield, and how to get Marines across vast swaths of ocean, are complicating American plans to spread forces across the Pacific.
– National Interest – Over the years it’s become commonplace for writers to sex up their descriptions of guided-missile destroyer (DDG) Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant. Commentators of such leanings depict the ultra-high-tech DDG-1000 as a battleship. Better yet, it’s a “stealth battleship”—a fit subject for sci-fi! Not so.
– Global Times – Sri Lanka Navy held commissioning ceremony at the Colombo port on Thursday for China-gifted frigate “P625”, renamed “Parakramabahu”.
– National Interest – How can the U.S. Navy prolong the relevance of its big-deck aircraft carriers amid increasingly menacing surroundings?
– War on the Rocks – The Defense Department should sustain and expand its existing intermediate sealift and expeditionary logistics capability until it either has a plan to replace these vital assets — or a concept of operations that doesn’t require it — lest the fight be lost for the want of a nail.
– USNI News – The Coast Guard’s ability to fold into the U.S. joint armed forces to protect America’s interests globally has “never been more relevant,” a senior Coast Guard officer in the Pacific region told a Navy audience.
– Defense News – Before he headed out the door, Defense News sat down with Richardson in his mostly empty office to talk about the state of the Navy, great power competition, partnerships in Europe and the submarine industrial base.
– National Interest – Lots of reasons why this will never happen.
– National Interest – A new report reinforces problems U.S. military strategists have been discussing for years when it comes to the rise of Chinese military power. So what do we do about it?
– Sputnik – The Algerian navy conducted this Monday, August 26, maneuvering by testing for the first time two new Russian submarines class Kilo version 636, according to a statement from National Defense. Both submersibles fired Club-S missiles on the surface.
(Thanks to Alain)
– USNI Blog – When I was first approached about leading a multinational team on a mission to the Gulf of Guinea, I was excited. I knew it was part of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF)’s mission to assist our partner nations in Africa, and what better way to do that than be on the ground, working side-by-side with our counterparts in the region?
– New York Times Magazine – The F-35 was once the Pentagon’s high-profile problem child. Has it finally moved past its reputation of being an overhyped and underperforming warplane?
– War on the Rocks – NATO’s navies should draw a lesson from history and begin wargaming for a potential future European conflict now.