US Navy SEALs jump out of an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter during a combat rescue swimmer course. US Navy Photo
The following is from the Feb. 7, 2014 Congressional Research Service Report: Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations.
The Navy for several years has carried out a variety of irregular warfare (IW) and counterterrorism (CT) activities. Among the most readily visible of the Navy’s recent IW operations have been those carried out by Navy sailors serving ashore in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read More
The following is the recently released Pentagon Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy.
Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) access is a prerequisite for modern military operations. DoD’s growing requirements to gather, analyze, and share information rapidly; to control an increasing number of automated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets; to command geographically dispersed and mobile forces to gain access into denied areas; and to “train as we ﬁght” requires that DoD maintain suﬃcient spectrum access. Read More
The following is from the Feb. 14, 2014 Congressional Research Service report: Changes in the Arctic.
The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region’s future. The United States, by virtue of Alaska, is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region. Read More
The following is a Feb. 18, 2014 letter addressed to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concerning the requirements of the future Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance-Stirke (UCLASS). Read More
The following is the Feb. 10, 2014 Congressional Research Service report: Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans. Read More
The following is the speech Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, gave on Feb. 11, 2014 at West 2014. Read More
The following is a speech given by acting deputy defense secretary Christine Fox at West 2014 in San Diego, Calif. on Feb, 11 2014. Read More
Four D.C. think tanks took a crack at cutting the Pentagon’s budget under sequestration. CSBA Image
The following is from the four way defense budget game played by the American Enterprise Institute, Center for a New American Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment. Read More
An artist’s conception of the Amphibious Ready Group with the addition of Mobile Landing Platforms. US Marine Corps Photo
The following is from the U.S. Marine Corps 2013 Seabasing Required Capabilities Annual Report.
The Seabasing Required Capabilities Annual Report is published to provide Navy and Marine Corps capability developers, program managers, operational planners and warfighters an overview of key programs managed and monitored by the Seabasing Integration Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Combat Development & Integration. The Annual Report also provides a list of required capabilities for the Afloat MAGTF to effectively operate in the seabase and to extend naval power ashore through the conduct of naval expeditionary operations. Read More
Several People’s Liberation Army Navy Houbei missile boats.
The following is from the recently released written testimony from Jesse Karotkin is the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) for China at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission on Jan. 30, 2014. Read More