A People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) surface action group and surveillance ship have returned to the East China Sea from the Pacific Ocean after operating there for the last few weeks. Read More
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Report to Congress on Ukrainian Military Performance
The following is the June 29, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, Ukrainian Military Performance and Outlook. Read More
Report to Congress on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine
The following is the June 24, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine. Read More
CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland’s NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD — Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance would fundamentally alter naval strategy and operations in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Basin, the heads of the French and American navies said today. Read More
U.S., Allies Increase Training Rate for Equipment Earmarked For Ukraine, Says National Security Advisor
The United States, United Kingdom and Germany have increased the pace for training Ukrainian forces on sophisticated artillery so they will be able to use more advanced systems against Russian advances in Donbas, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Thursday. Read More
Finland, Sweden Will Bolster NATO in Baltic, Says EUCOM Nominee Cavoli
The nominee to be the next top commander of United States forces in Europe told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that he “looks forward to the accession” of Finland and Sweden to NATO to bolster the alliance’s defenses, particularly in the Baltic Sea and High North. Read More
U.S., NATO in for a ‘Long Haul’ Conflict with Russia, Says Polish PM
NATO and the West must be “in the fight for the long haul” economically, diplomatically and militarily in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression, Poland’s prime minister said Tuesday. Read More
Marines’ Force Design 2030 May Allow MEUs Tailored for Different Geographies, Adversaries
The Marine Corps’ new force design may allow East Coast expeditionary units to look much different than West Coast or Japan-based units, a nod to the complex but different environments they’ll operate in and threats they’ll face in the future. Read More
How to Seize Islands, Set Up a Forward Refueling Point: Marine Corps Recipes for Expeditionary Operations
The U.S. Marine Corps has been refining a pair of related concepts, Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) and the overarching Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment, for the past couple years. Read More
Top Stories 2017: Marine Corps Operations
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Navy Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition, International Operations and New Administration.
For the Marine Corps, 2017 represented a major step towards achieving the vision of future operations it laid out in last year’s Marine Corps Operating Concept. It deployed its F-35B Joint Strike Fighter around the globe, sent the first-in-class USS America (LHA-6) on its maiden deployment to the Pacific and the Middle East, and conducted a massive amount of experimentation to understand the technologies, skills and procedures the service would need to fight and win in the future.