PTI – China naval exercises to counter US-S Korean moves In a move that could escalate tensions in the surcharged Korean peninsula, China said its military forces would kick-off live ammunition exercises in East China Sea from tomorrow in an apparent response to a joint naval manoeuvres between US and South Korea.
Monthly Archives:: June 2010
Defense Technology International – Icebreaker Break-down, and the USCG’s Crossroads One of the U.S. Coast Guard’s three polar icebreakers, the Polar Sea, likely will be in maintenance and unavailable for operations until at least January 2011, the armed service announced Friday afternoon. The breakdown means the icebreaker will skip its fall Arctic patrol, and it [...]
Defense Technology International – Navy Grappling with Climate Change On May 21st, the U.S. Navy released its Climate Change Roadmap, a document developed by the sea service’s Task Force Climate Change that lays out the basic parameters of how the Navy sees climate change affecting its operations, and what steps it may need to take [...]
San Diego Union Tribune – Marines get modern landing craft Camp Pendleton will take formal possession Monday of two Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles from General Dynamics, which has been putting the experimental amphibious craft through contractor tests. Pendleton will begin wide-scale testing of the prototypes in August.
US Naval Institute Proceedings – Reintegrating our Wounded Warriors “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.” -President Theodore Roosevelt
US Naval Institute Proceedings – Teaching the Ropes The Afpak Hands Program may be one of the smartest tools for achieving peace we possess.
New York Times – General Faces Unease Among His Own Troops, Too CJ Chivers writes about the negative effect on morale that restrictive rules of engagement is having on Marines and Soldiers in Afghanistan.
Rolling Stone – The Runaway General Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House.
Los Angeles Times – U.S. rethinks a Marine Corps specialty: storming beaches During an amphibious assault exercise at Camp Pendleton, Marines appear rusty. They haven’t made such a landing since the Korean War – and some leaders wonder whether they will ever do it again.
Armed Forces Journal – Ice breaker While the science community debates whether global warming is fact or fraud, this much is certain: The Navy will soon sail uncharted waters — and it won’t be a pleasure cruise.
Washington Post – U.S. debates joining S. Korean military exercises The Obama administration is wrestling over whether to send an aircraft carrier to take part in military exercises with South Korea in what would amount to a significant show of force after the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship in March.
The Economist – Peril on the sea As anti-ship missile and torpedo technologies improve, a new seaborne arms race could be on the horizon.
Foreign Affairs – Q&A With Robert Kaplan on China Robert D. Kaplan answers questions about China’s expanding naval power. His book Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power will be published in the fall.
Defense Technology International – First Yasen class sub is completed On June 15 Severodvinsk-based Sevmash facility officially completed the first multirole attack nuclear powered submarine of Yasen class (project 885). The construction of this sub named after its home city – Severodvinsk – took 17 years.
Armed Forces Journal – Deep dive Self-inflicted attack sub cuts cripple America’s sea superiority
Edmonton Journal – Uneasy passage: The Northwest Passage is central to Canadian identity, yet its future remains uncertain Though few Canadians have ever sailed it, the Northwest Passage strikes a resonant chord in this country. These feelings stem from a romantic passion for the North, as well as from practical reasons involving sovereignty and control [...]
New York Times – As Afghan Fighting Expands, U.S. Medics Plunge In C.J. Chivers writes that nearly nine years into the Afghan war, the pace for air crews that retrieve the wounded has become pitched.
New York Times – What Marja Tells Us of Battles Yet to Come C.J. Chivers says that as NATO and Afghan forces flow into neighboring Kandahar Province, where for the next many months the latest high-profile effort to undo the Taliban’s hold will unroll, the continuing fighting in Marja can be read as a sign [...]
US Naval Institute Proceedings – ‘Get Off the Fainting Couch’ Have fretful descriptions of China’s medium-range antiship ballistic missile endangered America’s strategic standing in the Pacific Basin? Its time to stop worrying and start managing the Chinese ASBM threat.
Defense Technology International – Harry S. Truman and Hessen The frigate Hessen is the first German warship to participate in a US carrier battle group.