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Monthly Archives:: July 2010
Washington Post – Military reckons with the mental wounds of war Senior commanders have reached a turning point. After nine years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, they are beginning to recognize age-old legacies of the battlefield – once known as shellshock or battle fatigue – as combat wounds, not signs of weakness.
Defense Technology International – US Plans Sub-Launched UAV Test The US Naval Research Laboratory plans to demonstrate the launch of an unmanned aircraft from a submerged submarine – and not just any UAV, but a fuel cell-powered aircraft that has already demonstrated the ability to stay aloft more more than 6 hours.
The Diplomat – India Readies for China Fight For too long Delhi’s policymakers have watched idly as China’s military prowess has grown. Not anymore.
US Naval Institute Proceedings – Two Faces of High-Seas Crime Maritime piracy and maritime terrorism must be tackled with a unified effort.
Popular Mechanics – How the U.S. Military Can Win the Robotic Revolution In 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq with just a handful of unmanned vehicles. Now, less than a decade later, we have 7000 robots overseas in the air alone. The U.S. dominates the robot war room, for now. Here, military analyst P.W. Singer lays [...]
Virginian Pilot – Northrop Grumman’s move won’t alter Navy’s course The Navy has shrugged off Northrop Grumman Corp.’s decision to sell or spin off its shipbuilding business, including the Newport News shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines.
Virginian Pilot – Northrop Grumman may sell shipbuilding operations Northrop Grumman Corp. is poised to shed its shipbuilding operations, including the Newport News shipyard that builds the Navy’s aircraft carriers.
New York Times Magazine – Is Yemen the Next Afghanistan? In Yemen, Al Qaeda may have found the perfect combination of tribal hospitality, chaos and military opportunity.
Wall Street Journal – Navy Weighs Ship’s Design, Along With Its Own Future The contest to build the Littoral Combat Ship underscores a broader discussion taking place inside and outside the Navy about the future size and shape of the service’s fleet.
The Diplomat – China Air Force Steps it Up US assumptions about China’s air power look outdated. It’s building a force that will be without rival in the Asia-Pacific.
Wall Street Journal – The Submarine Deals That Helped Sink Greece Greece’s military deals illustrate how Germany and other creditors have in some ways benefited from Greece’s profligacy, and how that is coming back to haunt them.
BBC – Norway resorts to ship-watching from space Norway’s coastline is huge. The mainland’s rim stretches for more than 2,500km but if you measure it to include all the fjords and nooks and crannies, it comes out at more than 25,000km. Little wonder then that the Scandinavian nation relies heavily on satellites to help it [...]
New York Times – Examining the Complaints About American Rifle Reliability C.J. Chivers on American rifle reliability in Afghanistan.
Defense Technology International – Embeleaguroubled Fighting Vehicle Faces More Problems The US Marines’ Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle shares a distinction with another of the Corps’ flagship programs, the V-22 Osprey, in having been completely restructured and reengineered during its development.
US Naval Institute Proceedings – The Right Submarine for Lurking in the Littorals Antisubmarine SSKs are small, quiet, and maneuverable—just the thing for operating in shallow and narrow waterways.
The Economist – War in the fifth domain Are the mouse and keyboard the new weapons of conflict?
CNN – Ecuador authorities seize drug-smuggling sub A fully functional submarine built for the primary purpose of transporting massive amounts of cocaine has been seized by Ecuadorean authorities with the help of U.S. drug enforcement agents.
Defense Technology International – Growler Grows Up The U.S. Navy’s efforts to ready the growing EA-18G Growler fleet for operational use are ramping up.
Virginian Pilot – Navy shares the blame for San Antonio’s defects Since the day the Navy commissioned it, the Norfolk-based amphibious ship San Antonio has been plagued with costly defects. Five years later, it sits along the Elizabeth River unfit to deploy. Now a report says that the Navy, as well as contractors who designed [...]