- RIA Novosti – Ukraine is considering leasing out a carrier-deck pilot training site in Crimea to other countries.
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- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Its recent naval exercises demonstrate that China can operate 21st-century ships on far deployment. But can a strategy based on island-chain control produce a navy capable of projecting global power?
- New York Times Magazine – Ten years after anthrax attacks, biodefense is busted.
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- Associated Press – Aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
- CNN – The US Navy is standing by to assist Japan.
- Washington Times – Ukrainian authorities have imposed a six-year prison term on a Russian man convicted of spying for China who was assigned to steal military secrets for Beijing’s program to build and operate aircraft carriers.
2010 World Naval Operational News Highlights The ten most significant naval news stories / themes this year included: The declaration by the US Navy that the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile DF-21D has reached initial operational capability. What countermeasures is the US planning to use against it? The publication of the “Air-Sea Battle” concept by the [...]
- New York Times – Tom Friedman on the US Navy’s green initiatives.
- Defense Technology International – Norway decided earlier this month that as part of its ban on security exports to Israel, the submarine being built by Germany’s Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) for the Israeli Navy will no longer be allowed to undergo deep-water tests in Norwegian waters.
- New York Times – Another look at the Marines’ fragile lines of supply in Afghanistan.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – Four naval strategists take a look back at Navy-Air Force cooperation in the past to explain all the buzz surrounding this latest strategy.
- Wall Street Journal – Navy Chaplain Terry Moran has an assistant, Philip Chute, who doesn’t believe in God. On patrol in Afghanistan, they debate some of life’s weightiest questions.
New York Times – Examining the Complaints About American Rifle Reliability C.J. Chivers on American rifle reliability in Afghanistan.
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.
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 [...]
Defense Technology International – Yo Ho Walrus! The Netherlands has agreed to a NATO request to deploy a submarine as part of the alliance’s Operation Ocean Shield anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa…It will be the first submarine to participate in Operation Ocean Shield, which has so far been conducted by surface vessels.
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 [...]
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.
BBC – Deaths as Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship More than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says.