Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Luria: Sending Japan-based USS Ronald Reagan to Middle East 'Biggest Strategic' Mistake in a Lifetime

Luria: Sending Japan-based USS Ronald Reagan to Middle East ‘Biggest Strategic’ Mistake in a Lifetime

Guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) conducts carrier strike group integrated operations USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on June 10, 2021. US Navy Photo

Dispatching the Navy’s Japan-based forward-deployed aircraft carrier to the Middle East earlier this year to bolster the withdrawal from Afghanistan was a major strategic error, a top lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee said today. Read More

U.S., International Marines Duke it Out in the California Desert

U.S., International Marines Duke it Out in the California Desert

Dutch Marines patrol through rubble during Marine Air-Ground Task Force Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-22 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Oct. 24, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

Marines of different nations battled it out in the desert, facing off recently in a five-day campaign that pitted technologically-skilled military forces against one another in a test of high-end conflict. Read More

SECDEF Austin Warns of 'Enormous' Effects of Potential Year-Long Continuing Resolution

SECDEF Austin Warns of ‘Enormous’ Effects of Potential Year-Long Continuing Resolution

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivers the keynote address during the 2021 Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 4, 2021. DoD Photo

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is warning Congress that an extended stopgap bill to keep the government funded would have “enormous” effects on the Pentagon. Read More

Cyber Presence Operations Key to Pentagon’s Gray Zone Conflict with China

Cyber Presence Operations Key to Pentagon’s Gray Zone Conflict with China

Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) battle watch captains and current operations officers provide the watchstanders and incident responders on the current status of Large Scale Exercise 2021 (LSE 21) on Aug. 5, 2021. US Navy Photo

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday believes the best way to counter Chinese gray zone cyber operations is to “be in the way” as the Navy is by operating forward in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More

U.S. Navy Wraps Up Drills With Partners in Philippine Sea, Strait of Malacca

U.S. Navy Wraps Up Drills With Partners in Philippine Sea, Strait of Malacca

Sailors transit the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) after debarking a CMV-22B Osprey, assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRM) 30, Dec. 1, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The U.S Navy this week completed exercises in the Philippine Sea with multilateral partners and an exercise with Malaysia in the Malacca Strait. Read More

South Korea's Navy Growing to Counter More Regional Threats Beyond North Korea

South Korea’s Navy Growing to Counter More Regional Threats Beyond North Korea

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The budget for the first three Sejong Daewang-class (KDX-III) destroyers was slated at $1.1 billion per
ship. Its large missile inventory is designed to ensure that the ship has plenty of opportunity to
destroy missile attacks on South Korea from the North. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a revised status on the CVX program.

The Republic of Korea Navy is no longer solely focused on the threat from its northern neighbor, but is embarking on an expansion to build a fully-fledged blue water fleet. Read More

Navy, Marines Need to Retool Training to Meet Threat of China's Rapid Military Expansion, Service Leaders Say

Navy, Marines Need to Retool Training to Meet Threat of China’s Rapid Military Expansion, Service Leaders Say

Marine Corps Recruit Richard Jenkins with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, challenges an obstacle during a bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 23, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The speed China has expanded its military has changed the way the Navy and Marine Corps must approach training, service leadership said during a panel at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Tuesday. Read More