New York Times – For Greece’s Economy, Geography Was Destiny Robert D. Kaplan looks at the geography of the Greek economic crisis.
Monthly Archives:: April 2010
The Economist – England expects Defence spending matters in the home of the Royal Navy
BBC – Parliamentary chaos as Ukraine ratifies fleet deal Chaos has erupted in the Ukrainian parliament during a debate over the extension of the lease on a Russian naval base in Ukraine.
Reuters – Deadly new Russian weapon hides in shipping container A Russian company is marketing a devastating new cruise missile system which can be hidden inside a shipping container, giving any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier.
Wall Street Journal – Standoff Over Ship Escalates in Koreas An excellent summary of the South Korean situation to date.
Virginian Pilot – After many issues, the Enterprise is ready for battle Commissioned in 1961, the Enterprise is the oldest nuclear carrier in the fleet. Repair crews found damage and decay – from rotted pipes to fried electronics – far beyond what they’d expected.
BBC – South Korean warship sunk by ‘close-range explosion’ Last month’s mysterious sinking of a South Korean warship was due to a “close-range” explosion under the ship, a preliminary inquiry has found.
Economist – Playing for time If North Korea did deliberately destroy a South Korean warship, what next?
New York Times – Chinese Military Seeks to Extend Its Naval Power The Chinese military is seeking to project naval power well beyond the Chinese coast, from the oil ports of the Middle East to the shipping lanes of the Pacific, where the United States Navy has long reigned as the dominant force, military officials [...]
Mainichi Daily News – Chinese navy movements south of Okinawa leave Japan on edge A fleet of 10 Chinese navy vessels, including two submarines, were spotted passing through the high seas between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako Island on Thursday, the Japanese Defense Ministry has announced.
BBC – South Korea raises bow of sunken warship South Korea has raised the front half of a warship which sank last month near the disputed sea border with the North.
BBC – X-37B military spaceplane launches from Cape Canaveral A prototype spaceplane developed for the US military has been launched into orbit from Florida.
Daily Telegraph – North Korean torpedo ‘sank South Korean warship’ South Korea’s military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy ship last month, based on intelligence gathered jointly with the United States.
Washington Post – Plans to allow women and gays, ban smoking shake world of Navy submarines Imagine 150 fraternity brothers packed into a container the size of a three-bedroom house. Announce you are breaking hallowed traditions by taking away their cigarettes and admitting women. Then lock the doors and push the container deep into the [...]
New York Times – The Geography of Chinese Power Robert D. Kaplan writes that China’s blessed geography is so obvious a point that it tends to get overlooked in discussions of the country’s economic dynamism and national assertiveness. Yet it is essential: It means that China will stand at the hub of geopolitics even if [...]
The Times – Warship rescues Britons stranded in Santander More than 300 Britons who travelled across Europe or arrived from South America and the United States in the hope of being evacuated by the “British armada” were rewarded yesterday with a place on HMS Albion.
Virginian Pilot – Revolutionary combat ship could change face of Navy Where are all the sailors? That’s usually the first question visitors ask when they step aboard the Independence. The littoral combat ship’s unusually small crew – it takes 40 sailors to operate the $700 million vessel – is only the beginning of what sets [...]
The Times – Royal Navy called in to repatriate Britons stranded by volcanic ash Two Royal Navy warships have been deployed to the English Channel to rescue stranded Britons. HMS Ark Royal and HMS Ocean are ready to start a Dunkirk-style relief mission. A third Royal Navy vessel, HMS Albion, is already on its way [...]
BBC – South Korean president in vow over sunken warship South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has vowed to respond “resolutely” to the sinking of a warship last month near the sea border with the North.
BBC – North Korea denies sinking South’s warship North Korea has denied sinking a South Korean warship near their disputed maritime border last month.