Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Cobra Gold 2016 Exercise Scheduled for Early February

Cobra Gold 2016 Exercise Scheduled for Early February

Sailors and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit step off Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 165 at Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

Sailors and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit step off Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 165 at Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

The longstanding, decades-old bilateral exercise between U.S. and Thai forces is scheduled to kick off early next month, despite ongoing military rule in Thailand, according to a release this week from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Read More

U.S. Marines Teach Japanese Forces How to Fight From the Sea in Expanded Iron Fist Exercise

U.S. Marines Teach Japanese Forces How to Fight From the Sea in Expanded Iron Fist Exercise

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Carmody, top left, the Battalion Gunner for 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, gives a tour of Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms training grounds to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during a site survey as part of Iron Fist mid-planning conference at Twentynine Palms in 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Carmody, top left, the Battalion Gunner for 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, gives a tour of Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms training grounds to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during a site survey as part of Iron Fist mid-planning conference at Twentynine Palms in 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Over the next five weeks, a small force of Japanese soldiers is getting down and dirty with U.S. Marines, learning from them what it means to fight from the sea. Read More

U.S., Japanese Navies Kick Off Bilateral Exercise In Guam

U.S., Japanese Navies Kick Off Bilateral Exercise In Guam

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), not pictured, takes lead in a formation of ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as part of the annual bilateral Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) on Jan. 21, 2016. US Navy photo.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), not pictured, takes lead in a formation of ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as part of the annual bilateral Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) on Jan. 21, 2016. US Navy photo.

The U.S. and Japanese navies kicked off the annual Guam Exercise (GUAMEX), which will include an anti-air warfare exercise, anti-submarine warfare exercise, and anti-surface warfare exercise. Read More

Essay: An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower

Essay: An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower

USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

In order for a coherent vision of modern American seapower to move forward in providing the lion’s share of this nation’s peacetime presence, shaping, deterrence and assurance needs, the Department of the Navy must become more efficient in its acquisition processes. It must be more nimble, more flexible, more accountable and faster. Read More

Head of Chinese Navy Defends South China Sea Moves in Teleconference with CNO Richardson

Head of Chinese Navy Defends South China Sea Moves in Teleconference with CNO Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and People's Liberations Army Navy head Adm. Wu Shegli.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and People’s Liberations Army Navy head Adm. Wu Shegli.

The head of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy told his U.S. counterpart the installations China has constructed in the South China Sea aren’t a sign of an increased militarization in the region, but said China will protect its installations depending on the threat level, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense. Read More