- Associated Press – Israel sent two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt, part of a military reinforcement there after warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil.
Monthly Archives:: August 2011
- Daily Telegraph – Very interesting look at how the end game in Tripoli unfolded…
- Stars and Stripes – The Navy has completed its latest assessment of the Arctic region, where melting ice is raising strategic questions as well as commercial opportunities.
- Virginian Pilot – Navy ships began heading to sea or moving to piers with better weather protection Thursday. The vessels that embarked won’t have trouble outrunning the hurricane.
– BBC – China is on course to build a modern military by 2020, a move that could threaten stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon says.
- New Yorker – What happened that night in Abbottabad.
- Defense Technology International – Bill Sweetman on how the Marine propaganda offensive in support of the F-35B pounds relentlessly on the advantages of short take off and vertical landing.
- Defense Technology International – A company claims to have developed “the first supercavitating ship”.
- Chinese Navy – China Flexes Naval Muscle – China sent its first aircraft carrier to sea, a defining moment in its effort to become a top-tier naval power that seeks to challenge U.S. military supremacy in Asia and protect Chinese economic interests that now span the globe.
- The Diplomat – There’s been much speculation about the implications of China’s first aircraft carrier. The Diplomat answers some of the key questions.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Its ever-contentious relationship with America is unlikely to change, but the time is right for a reassessment of U.S. strategy in the region.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Do our foreign-policy interests compromise our readiness against asymmetric threats?
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Scenarios of a military conflict with a rising China are pointless if they leave out a glaring detail—the global economy.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – As the U.S. Navy’s submarine force faces tighter budgets, it could learn a thing or two from solutions that surfaced from an informal Submarine Officers Conference in the 1920s.
- The Atlantic – In the camouflage industry, deception is an artful science. Got an army you need to hide? With more than a million soldiers in a dozen countries wearing his camouflage patterns, Guy Cramer is now hoping to change how the Pentagon dresses. Inside the evolving science of concealment.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – A former submarine procurement guru details what was behind the Virginia–class program, one of the most talked-about cost-saving acquisitions in Department of Defense history.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – In a world where defense budgets are shrinking but the U.S. submarine force remains vital to security, viability tomorrow requires stringent planning today.