Daily Telegraph – Navy intercepts Argentinian warship near British waters The Royal Navy has intercepted an Argentinian warship near British waters in an apparent escalation of the row over the Falkland Islands.
Monthly Archives:: February 2010
AFP – US Navy rescues Tanzanian ship A US Navy warship prevented an attack on a Tanzanian ship and apprehended eight suspected pirates in the process, the US Embassy in Tanzania said yesterday.
BBC – US Navy moves to let women serve on submarines The US defence department has decided to allow women to serve aboard submarines, according to officials.
BBC – Argentina takes Falklands oil dispute with UK to UN Argentina is seeking United Nations support in its new row with the UK over oil drilling off the Falkland Islands.
New York Times – Afghans Voice Their Fears Amid Marja Campaign C.J. Chivers in Afghanistan.
Wall Street Journal – Civilians in Crosshairs Slow Troops As Capt. Anthony Zinni monitored a live video feed from a Predator drone circling overhead, he spotted four men planting a booby trap in the middle of the road here. For Capt. Zinni, one of the officers responsible for approving airstrikes in the nine-day-old battle for [...]
New York Times – Prize on the Battlefields of Marja May Be Momentum Any historian, or any general, would tell you the same: Lose the initiative on the battlefield, and it’s awfully hard to get it back.
New York Times – Marines Do Heavy Lifting as Afghan Army Lags in Battle As American Marines and Afghan soldiers have fought their way into this Taliban stronghold, the performance of the Afghan troops has tested a core premise of the American military effort here: in the not-too-distant future, the security of this country can [...]
US Naval War College Review – Great Britain Gambles With The Royal Navy The news late last year that the Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland was to be replaced on the Falklands patrol by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Largs Bay in order to join the international counterpiracy effort in the Gulf of Aden raised quite [...]
US Naval Institute Proceedings – Follow the Bear A joint team of active-duty U.S. military officers takes a second look at what worked in Afghanistan for the Soviet Union in the late 20th century and suggests that the United States could learn a thing or two from what transpired.
BBC – Argentina toughens shipping rules in Falklands oil row Argentina has announced new controls on shipping through its waters to the Falkland Islands in a growing dispute over British oil drilling plans.
BBC – Nimitz docks in Hong Kong despite China tensions The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz, has arrived in Hong Kong at a time of strained relations between the US and China.
New York Times – Soldiers Keep Up Push in Taliban Stronghold CJ Chivers in Afghanistan.
Virginian Pilot – Congress is battleground over carrier move Now that the Department of Defense has made clear its intent to move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., the battle between Florida and Virginia shifts to Congress.
The Diplomat – Why China’s Naval Rise Could Help the World The upside of the rise of the People’s Liberation Army Navy…
New York Times – Afghan Attack Gives Marines a Taste of War CJ Chivers reports that Company K, part of a surge battalion, received a crash course in the Afghan war as it began an assault into the last large Taliban stronghold in Helmand Province.
US Naval War College Review – China’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions An Update This article will address two major analytical questions. First, what are the necessary and suffi cient conditions for China to acquire aircraft carriers? Second, what are the major implications if China does acquire aircraft carriers?
Virginian Pilot – Hampton Roads could host futuristic speed boats A Hampton Roads Army or Navy base could be a homeport for the next generation of rapid transport ship being developed jointly by the services.
Economist – The cruel sea NATO allies worry about France’s decision to sell big warships to Russia.
The Atlantic – SimCity Baghdad A new computer game lets army officers practice counterinsurgency off the battlefield.