Defense Technology International – Carrier Baggage Russian continues to demonstrate interest in building a new aircraft carrier.
Monthly Archives:: April 2009
Daily Telegraph – Russians seize 29 suspected Somali pirates A Russian warship has seized 29 suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia.
New York Times – U.S. Steps Up Effort on Digital Defenses Computers, indispensable in peace, are becoming ever more important in political conflicts and open warfare. This is the first article in a series on the growing use of computing power as a weapon.
Armed Forces Journal – Missing the boat Failure to join the Law of the Sea Convention harms U.S. interests.
New York Times Magazine – Drug-Sub Culture A look at the latest way to get drugs out of Columbia by submarine.
Foreign Affairs – Center Stage for the Twenty-first Century: Power Plays in the Indian Ocean Robert D. Kaplan writes that already the world’s preeminent energy and trade interstate seaway, the Indian Ocean will matter even more as India and China enter into a dynamic great-power rivalry in these waters.
Defense Tech – Navy Surface Force in Big Trouble Normal Polmar writes that the Obama administration, looking for potential budget cuts, may take aim at the trouble-plagued Navy surface ship programs.
The Atlantic – India’s New Face Robert D. Kaplan introduces us to Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat and the brightest star in the Hindu-chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party. Under Modi, Gujarat has become an economic dynamo. But he also presided over India’s worst communal riots in decades, a 2002 slaughter that left almost 2,000 Muslims [...]
Armed Forces Journal – Fighting piracy International coordination is key to countering modern-day freebooters.
Patrol craft’s sailors can do it all – and they must Life aboard the patrol craft USS Delta…
Washington Post – Why We Should Get Rid of West Point Tom Ricks says it is time to close the service academies and spend the funds instead on ROTC programs at colleges.
Wall Street Journal – China, Friend or Foe? The Pentagon views the rapidly expanding Chinese military as the U.S.’s top potential rival. What is the reality of the “China threat?”
Wall Street Journal – U.S. Weighs Changes in Strategy to Fight Pirates Senior Pentagon planners are debating a shift in military strategy to crack down on piracy off the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden.
Aviation Week and Space Technology – Predator C Avenger Makes First Flights A new, reduced-signature, unmanned aircraft—the long-rumored, 20-hr.-endurance, pure-jet Predator C Avenger—has emerged from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ workshops after a 3½-year gestation period paced by massive growth in UAV production and the use of unmanned designs in combat. The UAV’s undeniably stealthed-up exterior [...]
Xinhua – Navy admiral: China to develop sophisticated marine weapon systems Large surface combat ships, supersonic cruise aircraft, high-speed intelligent torpedoes … These are a few sophisticated marine weapons China plans to build.
Reuters – Navies to guard undersea cable from Somali pirates Foreign navies have agreed to protect a vessel installing an undersea high-speed Internet cable from pirates off the coast of Somalia.
Virginian Pilot – Commander shares his pride in Bainbridge’s rescue effort An interview with the commanding officer of the USS Bainbridge.
BBC – French warship captures pirates A French warship has captured 11 pirates off the coast of Kenya
Washington Post – Another U.S. Cargo Ship Escapes Somali Pirate Attack Somali pirates Wednesday attempted to commandeer another U.S. cargo ship, the Liberty Sun, but the attack was thwarted, and the ship is headed toward port here with naval guards.
New York Times – Anarchy on Land Means Piracy at Sea Robert D. Kaplan’s observations on the piracy situation off of Somalia.