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Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Strategic Research Department

 

April 11, 2014

 

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INTERESTING

 

The Ever-Increasing Importance of Sea Power

It’s simple, says Eric Grove. If a state wants to influence global events from a distance, then it must be an acknowledged sea power. Today, he explains why navies remain the most formidable demonstration of a state’s geopolitical and security prowess.

International Relations and Security Network (ISN), April 7, 2014

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=177612

 

 

U.S.

 

‘Throw a Frag Grenade’ Into Acquisition or ‘Do No Harm:’ Navy Struggles With Innovation

Breaking Defense, April 10, 2014

http://breakingdefense.com/2014/04/throw-a-frag-grenade-into-acquisition-or-do-no-harm-navy-struggles-with-innovation/

 

Pacific Fleet Submarine Chief Warns of Increasing Risk of Collisions

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 9, 2013

http://www.janes.com/article/36589/pacific-fleet-submarine-chief-warns-of-increasing-risk-of-collisions

 

Inside Ship That Will Neutralise Syria's Chemical Weapons (Video News Report)

BBC, April 10, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26982714

 

Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation

References to U.S. retrenchment are a wake-up call for increased strategic engagement

The Diplomat, April 11, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/dangerous-neighborhoods-u-s-japan-naval-cooperation/

 

USCG Favouring New OPCs Over a New Ice Breaker

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 9, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36529/uscg-favouring-new-opcs-over-a-new-ice-breaker

 

Navy Sees 3D Printing Aboard Ships in Future

Military.com, April 8, 2014

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/04/08/navy-sees-3d-printing-aboard-ships-in-future.html?comp=700001075741&rank=1

 

Navy Finishes Specs for Future Nuclear Sub

DoD Buzz, April 8, 2014

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2014/04/08/navy-finishes-blueprints-for-future-nuclear-sub/

 

Interview with General H.R. McMaster

Charlie Rose, April 1, 2014

http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60369390)

 

Silent Threat: Are Sea Mines the Navy's Achilles' Heel?

The Virginian-Pilot, April 5, 2014

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/04/silent-threat-are-sea-mines-navys-achilles-heel

 

Navy Unveils ‘Leap-Ahead Technology’ that Turns Choppers into Drones

Washington Times, April 7, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/7/navy-unveils-leap-ahead-technology-turns-choppers-/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

 

After China Snubs Japan, US Pulls Out of Naval Ceremony

AFP, April 4, 2014

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/after-china-snubs-japan-us-pulls-out-naval-ceremony-20140404

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

During Hagel Visit, China Showed Its Military Might, and Its Frustrations

New York Times, April 10, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/world/asia/during-hagel-visit-china-showed-its-military-might-and-its-frustrations.html?_r=0

 

New Superpower Relations: U.S., China in 'New Model' of Military Rivalry

Asahi Shimbun, April 11, 2014

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201404110085

 

US Navy Commander Warns of Naval Standoff Over Chinese Aggression

Sydney Morning Herald, April 9, 2014

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/us-navy-commander-warns-of-naval-standoff-over-chinese-aggression-20140409-36dqz.html

 

China Urges U.S. to Stop Taiwan Arms Sales

People’s Daily, April 9, 2014

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8593655.html

 

Defense Chief Hagel, in First, to Visit China's Aircraft Carrier

Reuters, April 6, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/06/us-usa-china-hagel-idUSBREA350PR20140406

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Latin America: The Strategic Outlook

Business Monitor Online, April 10, 2014

http://www.businessmonitor.com/bmo

 

 

PIRACY

 

Cooperation on Counter-Piracy in the Gulf of Aden Among China, Korea, and Japan: Implications for Trilateral Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, March 2014

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2404343

 

 

CYBER

 

Reporters Get 'Welcome to China' Text on Second Thomas Shoal

Want China Times, April 5, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20140405000139

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Enter Asia: The Arctic Heats Up

World Affairs, March/April 2014

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/enter-asia-arctic-heats

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

China's New Yuan-Class Sub Seen Preparing For Sea Trials / New Large Surface Combatant Being Planned

Images of a new variant of China's Type 041 Yuan-class conventional submarine suggest it is being prepared for sea trials, and suggest Chinese shipbuilders are starting to plan a large surface combatant that may be a next-generation destroyer or cruiser

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 9, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36577/china-s-new-yuan-class-sub-seen-preparing-for-sea-trials

 

India, China, Pakistan to Take Part in Joint Naval Exercises

Press Trust of India, April 11, 2014

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/india-china-pakistan-to-take-part-in-joint-naval-exercises-507335

 

New Chinese Cruiser - Not as Big as We Thought

But still pretty big

Lowry Interpreter / Medium.com, April 10, 2014

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/82676f00d45e

 

China's Aircraft Carrier Is Nothing to Fear (Editorial)

Nice aircraft carrier you’ve got here, China.  Feel free to build more!

Bloomberg, April 9, 2014

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-09/china-s-aircraft-carrier-is-nothing-to-fear

 

Japan’s Top Naval Officer Tipped for Talks with Chinese Peer

Kyodo, April 10, 2014

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/10/national/japans-top-naval-officer-tipped-for-talks-with-chinese-peer/#.U0aP-_ldV8E

 

China to Defer Establishment of South China Sea ADIZ

Mainichi Shimbun, April 10, 2014

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140405p2a00m0na014000c.html

 

 

China and Relations with Rest of World

 

The Boao Forum and China’s Play for Regional Leadership

The Boao Forum for Asia showcases China’s dream of regional leadership on both economic and security issues

The Diplomat, April 10, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/the-boao-forum-and-chinas-play-for-regional-leadership/

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Hands Over Warships Left in Crimea to Ukraine

About 70 warships and vessels will be returned to Ukraine's Navy

ITAR-TASS, April 11, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/727445

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

India, China, Pakistan to Take Part in Joint Naval Exercises

Press Trust of India, April 11, 2014

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/india-china-pakistan-to-take-part-in-joint-naval-exercises-507335

 

No One to Spare a Thought for Naval Warship Upgrades

New Indian Express, April 6, 2014

http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/No-One-to-Spare-a-Thought-for-Naval-Warship-Upgrades/2014/04/06/article2151880.ece

 

Pakistan, Iran Hold Joint Naval Exercise in Strait of Hormuz

Geo TV (Pakistan), April 7, 2014

http://www.geo.tv/article-143734-Pakistan-Iran-hold-joint-naval-exercise-in-Strait-of-Hormuz

 

 

EUROPE

 

Lithuania Responses to Russian Military Ship’s Interference in its Economic Zone

Lithuania Tribune, April 11, 2014

http://www.lithuaniatribune.com/66649/lithuania-responses-to-russian-military-ships-interference-in-its-economic-zone-201466649/

 

Russia Hands Over Warships Left in Crimea to Ukraine

About 70 warships and vessels will be returned to Ukraine's Navy

ITAR-TASS, April 11, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/727445

 

Old Coastal Vessel Replacing Super-Frigate on Norway's Syria Mission

Aftenposten (Oslo), April 5, 2014

http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/Gammel-kysttraver-erstatter-superfregatt-i-Norges-Syria-oppdrag-7526153.html#.U0btS_ldV8E

 

Turkish Airforce and Navy Commence War Exercizes

The exercize is designed to test pilots in a war-like scenario and prevent as many civilian deaths as possible and has been held every year since 2001.

World Bulletin (Turkey), April 7, 2014

http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/133112/turkish-airforce-and-navy-commence-war-exercizes

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigerian Navy's Big Ambition (Op-Ed)

This Day / AllAfrica.com, April 10, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201404100403.html

 

Essar Ports Seek Approval for Beira Coal Terminal Development

Port Technology, April 4, 2014

http://www.porttechnology.org/news/essar_ports_seek_approval_for_terminal_development/#.U0WcnvldV8E

 

Mozambique: New Nacala Port and Railway Concluded By December

AllAfrica.com, April 8, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201404090501.html

 

Royal Navy in Exercise with SA Sub

Defence Web (South Africa), April 7, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34276&Itemid=106

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Pacific Fleet Submarine Chief Warns of Increasing Risk of Collisions

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 9, 2013

http://www.janes.com/article/36589/pacific-fleet-submarine-chief-warns-of-increasing-risk-of-collisions

 

Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation (Op-Ed)

References to U.S. retrenchment are a wake-up call for increased strategic engagement

The Diplomat, April 11, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/dangerous-neighborhoods-u-s-japan-naval-cooperation/

 

Philippines Using 'Moral Suasion' vs China

AFP, April 10, 2014

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/philippines-using-moral-suasion-vs-china_923609.html

 

Johnston Reiterates Australia's Collins Replacement Will Be an Evolved or New Design

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 8, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36535/johnston-reiterates-australia-s-collins-replacement-will-be-an-evolved-or-new-design

 

Japan’s Top Naval Officer Tipped for Talks with Chinese Peer

Kyodo, April 10, 2014

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/10/national/japans-top-naval-officer-tipped-for-talks-with-chinese-peer/#.U0aP-_ldV8E

 

Philippine, Vietnamese Navies to Unite Against China Over Beers and Volleyball

Reuters, April 10, 2014

http://www.irrawaddy.org/asia/philippine-vietnamese-navies-unite-china-beers-volleyball.html

 

BBC News Video: Why is Japan Building up Its Navy?

BBC, April 9, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26949893

 

US Approves Sale of Warships to Taiwan, Reaffirms TRA

Central News Agency (Taiwan), April 8, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140408000136&cid=1101

 

Cooperation on Counter-Piracy in the Gulf of Aden Among China, Korea, and Japan: Implications for Trilateral Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, March 2014

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2404343

 

Vietnam to Receive Two More Gepard Frigates in 2017

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 6, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36441/vietnam-to-receive-two-more-gepard-frigates-in-2017

 

US-Vietnam Naval Exercises Start Amid SE Asian Tension

Bloomberg News, April 7, 2014

http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/news/world/30193-us-vietnam-naval-exercises-start-amid-se-asian-tension

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

IRGC Up-Arms Tondar FACs

Jane's Defence Weekly, April 8, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36506/irgc-up-arms-tondar-facs

 

Iran's Overhauled Warship Proves Successful in Joint Drills with Oman

Fars News Agency, April 9, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930120001131

 

Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?

The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.

The Diplomat, April 6, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/irans-navy-asian-ambitions/

 

Israel Navy Expands Long-Range Ops

Indian Defence, April 7, 2014

http://indiandefence.com/threads/israel-navy-expands-long-range-ops.45343/

 

IRGC's MIL17 Helicopters Equipped with Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

Fars News Agency, April 7, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930118000857

 

RNO & Iranian Navy - Joint Drill

Oman News Agency, April 7, 2014

http://www.omannews.gov.om/ona/english/newsDetails_inc.jsp?newsID=196015

 

Pakistan, Iran Hold Joint Naval Exercise in Strait of Hormuz

Geo TV (Pakistan), April 7, 2014

http://www.geo.tv/article-143734-Pakistan-Iran-hold-joint-naval-exercise-in-Strait-of-Hormuz

 

 

 

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Strategic Research Department

 

April 4, 2014

 

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U.S.

 

After China Snubs Japan, US Pulls Out of Naval Ceremony

AFP, April 4, 2014

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/after-china-snubs-japan-us-pulls-out-naval-ceremony-20140404

 

PALS Breaches Cost-Growth Cap

Jane’s Navy International, April 3, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36313/jpals-breaches-cost-growth-cap

 

UCLASS Could Be Used as Tanker for Carrier Air Wing

US Naval Institute, April 1, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/04/01/uclass-used-tanker-carrier-air-wing

 

LCS War Game Focuses On Blue Water, Anti-Sub, Anti-Ship Capabilities

Inside Defense, April 1, 2014

http://insidedefense.com/201404012466161/Inside-Defense-Daily-News/DefenseAlert/lcs-war-game-focuses-on-blue-water-anti-sub-anti-ship-capabilities/menu-id-61.html

 

Austal, Lockheed Warships Did Well in U.S. War Game – Admiral

Reuters, April 1, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/usa-navy-ships-idUSL1N0MU06M20140402

 

Small Surface Combatant Task Force Not Setting Affordability Target Yet

Analysis plan still on track

Inside the Navy, March 31, 2014

http://insidedefense.com/Inside-the-Navy/Inside-the-Navy-03/31/2014/small-surface-combatant-task-force-not-setting-affordability-target-yet/menu-id-81.html

 

The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less (Op-Ed)

Given resource constraints, the U.S. Navy may need to execute a pivot of its own

The Diplomat, April 1, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/the-us-navy-and-the-pivot-less-means-less/

 

Operation HA/DR – NPS Efforts to Improve Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations

Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA), March 28, 2014

http://www.nps.edu/About/News/Operation-HA/DR-NPS-Efforts-to-Improve-Humanitarian-Assistance-and-Disaster-Relief-Operations.html

 

R/V Neil Armstrong: Navy Christens Ocean Research Ship for First Moonwalker

CollectSpace, March 31, 2014

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-033114a-rv-neil-armstrong-christening.html

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

U.S. Unlikely to Send Ships to Chinese Naval Review

Yomiuri Shimbun, April 2, 2014

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001179649

 

Are Aircraft Carriers the New West Berlin? (Commentary)

The National Interest, March 26, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/are-aircraft-carriers-the-new-west-berlin-10128

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Jamaica Signs for China-Built Shipping Hub

South China Morning Post / Reuters, April 2, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463218/china-harbour-engineering-build-controversial-jamaican-port

 

Russia Not Planning to Deploy Troops in Latin America – Ministry

Russia & CIS General Newswire, March 31, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/txt.asp?id=43

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Estonia is Considering Observer Status in the Arctic Council

Estonian World Review, April 3, 2014

http://www.eesti.ca/paet-estonia-is-considering-observer-status-in-the-arctic-council/article41835

 

To Manage Putinism, Look to Norway (Op-Ed)

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), March 31, 2014

By Tom Loftus, Ambassador to Norway, 1993 - 1997

http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/tom-loftus-to-manage-putinism-look-to-norway/article_6a2c825c-a172-5d4f-a862-5d7fda9e055b.html

 

Forecast on the Expected Ice Conditions in the Arctic Seas (June-August)

World Maritime News, March 28, 2014

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/107995/forecast-on-the-expected-ice-conditions-in-the-arctic-seas-june-august/

 

Parallel Parking in the Arctic Circle (Tom Friedman Op-Ed)

Thomas Friedman, aboard a U.S. submarine, finds military exploring warmer waters up north for more opportunities.

New York Times, March 30, 2014

http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Friedman-Parallel-parking-in-the-Arctic-Circle-5362048.php

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

China's Strategy vs PH: Trial by Publicity

Out of court, China wages 'legal warfare' against the Philippines

Rappler (Philippines), April 4, 2014

http://www.rappler.com/nation/54639-china-strategy-philippines-trial-publicity

 

Chinese Warship Berths at Djibouti for Replenishment and Rest

China Military Online, April 3, 2014

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2014-04/03/content_5839419.htm

 

Air Defense Identification Zone: The Strategic Early-Warning Space for Air Defense Security

Kongjun Bao, January 2, 2014

 

China to Consider IEP for Future Ships

Jane’s International Defence Review, April 2, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/international-defence-review.aspx

 

Chinese Shipbuilder Reveals Breakthrough Technology

Xinhua / China Daily, August 20, 2013

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/20/c_132646180.htm

 

PLA Hawk Luo Yuan's 10 Tips to End Second Thomas Shoal Dispute

Want China Times, April 3, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140403000017&cid=1101

 

Jiangsu Province National-Level Sea Area Monitoring and Administration Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Base Established

Zhongguo Haiyang Bao, March 27, 2014

 

Beijing's Caribbean Logic

The National Interest, March 25, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/beijings-caribbean-logic-10120

 

China and Pakistan Pledge to Expand Navy Shipbuilding Collaboration

Jane’s Defence Industry, March 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36096/china-and-pakistan-pledge-to-expand-navy-shipbuilding-collaboration?from_rss=1

 

China Snubs Japan Over International Warship Gathering

Japan's navy has not been invited to join an international flotilla of warships taking part in a ceremonial event in China, an official said Monday, the latest snub in a row between Asia's two largest economies.

Channel News Asia / AFP, March 31, 2014

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-snubs-japan-over/1054368.html

 

 

CHINA:  Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…

 

Fully and Clearly Understand the Strategic Significance of Building Space Power

Zhongguo Jungong Bao, February 11, 2014

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Komodo 2014 Naval Exercises Prove Beneficial for Russia – Russian Envoy

RIA Novosti, April 2, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140402/188995765/Komodo-2014-Naval-Exercises-Prove-Beneficial-for-Russia--Russian.html

 

Russia Returns Ukraine's Tanks, But Keeps Ships

Associated Press, April 2, 2014

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Russia+returns+Ukraine+tanks+keeps+ships/9689392/story.html

 

To Manage Putinism, Look to Norway (Op-Ed)

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), March 31, 2014

By Tom Loftus, Ambassador to Norway, 1993 - 1997

http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/tom-loftus-to-manage-putinism-look-to-norway/article_6a2c825c-a172-5d4f-a862-5d7fda9e055b.html

 

Russia Warns Turkey, US on American Ships in Black Sea

Cihan / Today's Zaman, April 3, 2014

http://en.cihan.com.tr/news/Russia-warns-Turkey-US-on-American-ships-in-Black-Sea_4009-CHMTM5NDAwOS80

 

Russia Complains of US Presence in Black Sea

Turkish Weekly, April 3, 2014

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/165181/russia-complains-of-us-presence-in-black-sea.html

 

Russia Calls for Compliance with Convention on Duration of Ships' Stay in Black Sea

American warships have twice extended their stay in violation of a scheduled date, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says

ITAR-TASS, April 3, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/726397

 

Ships Changed Flags

Command of the Russian Navy will determine the fate of Ukrainian Navy in Crimea

Rossiyskaya Gazeta, March 28, 2014

http://www.rg.ru/

 

Russia to Deploy Tu-22M3 'Backfire' Bombers to Crimea

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36140/russia-to-deploy-tu-22m3-backfire-bombers-to-crimea

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Naval Variant of LCA Tejas to Undergo Tests in Goa Soon

Times of India, March 29, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Naval-variant-of-LCA-Tejas-to-undergo-tests-in-Goa-soon/articleshow/32872152.cms

 

China and Pakistan Pledge to Expand Navy Shipbuilding Collaboration

Jane’s Defence Industry, March 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36096/china-and-pakistan-pledge-to-expand-navy-shipbuilding-collaboration?from_rss=1

 

Royal Australian Navy Pilots Indian Ocean Talks

Australian Public Service News, March 31, 2014

http://www.psnews.com.au/Page_psn40310.html

 

Indian Navy Taking Part in Disaster Relief Exercise

Press Trust of India, March 31, 2014

http://www.brahmand.com/news/Indian-Navy-taking-part-in-disaster-relief-exercise/12059/1/17.html

 

 

EUROPE

 

Russia Returns Ukraine's Tanks, But Keeps Ships

Associated Press, April 2, 2014

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Russia+returns+Ukraine+tanks+keeps+ships/9689392/story.html

 

To Manage Putinism, Look to Norway (Op-Ed)

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), March 31, 2014

By Tom Loftus, Ambassador to Norway, 1993 - 1997

http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/tom-loftus-to-manage-putinism-look-to-norway/article_6a2c825c-a172-5d4f-a862-5d7fda9e055b.html

 

Naval Exercise for Israel - USA – Greece

In the drill, named "Noble Dina 2014", various types of missions will be exercised, including search and rescue missions, sea maneuvering, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), coordinated command-and-control missions

Israel Defense, March 31, 2014

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=2837

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigeria Preparing to Receive Ex-US Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin

Defence Web (South Africa), April 4, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34263:nigeria-preparing-to-receive-ex-us-coast-guard-cutter-gallatin&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106

 

(Ghana) Navy to Receive Training from US Navy Delegation

Citi Radio, March 30, 2014

http://www.citifmonline.com/?p=9773

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

China's Strategy vs PH: Trial by Publicity

Out of court, China wages 'legal warfare' against the Philippines

Rappler (Philippines), April 4, 2014

http://www.rappler.com/nation/54639-china-strategy-philippines-trial-publicity

 

Beijing Laying a Trap for the Philippines in South China Sea, Say Experts

Beijing is laying a trap for the Philippines in disputed waters, experts say, waiting for an excuse to seize territory in the oil-rich Spratlys

South China Morning Post, April 2, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463280/beijing-laying-trap-philippines-south-china-sea-say-experts

 

Next Komodo Naval Exercise to Focus on Maritime Peace

Jakarta Post, April 3, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/04/03/next-komodo-naval-exercise-focus-maritime-peace.html

 

The Geopolitical Pull of the South China Sea (Op-Ed)

The 21st century may see the rise of a new ‘demographic heartland’

Washington Times, April 3, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/2/merry-the-geopolitical-pull-of-the-south-china-sea/

 

Indonesia to Station Su-27, Su-30s on South China Sea Islands

Jane’s Defence Weekly, April 1, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/36214/indonesia-to-station-su-27-su-30s-on-south-china-sea-islands

 

Jakarta Rejects China's 'Nine-Dash Line'

Asia Times, April 3, 2014

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-030414.html

 

Tom and Jerry in the South China Sea (Op-Ed)

Eurasia Review, April 3, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/03042014-tom-and-jerry-in-the-south-china-sea-oped/

 

Indonesia Prepares Military Protocols for Disaster Relief

Jakarta Post, March 30, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/03/30/ri-prepares-military-protocols-disaster-relief.html

 

China Snubs Japan Over International Warship Gathering

Japan's navy has not been invited to join an international flotilla of warships taking part in a ceremonial event in China, an official said Monday, the latest snub in a row between Asia's two largest economies.

Channel News Asia / AFP, March 31, 2014

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-snubs-japan-over/1054368.html

 

How Philippine Ship Dodged China Blockade

ABS-CBN, March 31, 2014

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/03/31/14/how-philippine-ship-dodged-china-blockade

 

Philippines Files Evidence Against China's Claims

Associated Press, March 31, 2014

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20140331&id=17479060

 

(Philippine) Ship Evades Chinese Blockade

Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 30, 2014

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/590216/ship-evades-chinese-blockade

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

IDF to Set Up Cloud Computing by End of Year

The networks will allow commanders in any particular combat arena to receive real-time intelligence on the location of enemy targets

Jerusalem Post, April 2, 2014

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IDF-to-set-up-cloud-computing-by-end-of-year-347220

 

IDF's Naval Eyes to Merge Into Central Control Centers

Official website of the IDF Spokesman's Office, March 31, 2014

http://www.idf.il/1133-20546-he/Dover.aspx

 

Oil Tanker Evades Gunfire Along Most Important Crude Route

Bloomberg News, March 31, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-31/skiff-fires-at-oil-tanker-on-world-s-most-important-crude-route.html

 

US Navy to Boost Long-Term Gulf Operations

Facility expansion highlights commitment to Bahrain, region

Gulf News, March 29, 2014

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/us-navy-to-boost-long-term-gulf-operations-1.1310047

 

Qatar to Upgrade Navy Amid U.S. Disengagement, Regional Instability

The Tower, March 30, 2014

http://www.thetower.org/0069-qatar-to-upgrade-navy-amid-u-s-disengagement-regional-instability/

 

 

 

 

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INTERESTING

 

Military Dolphins and Sea Lions: What Do They Do and Who Uses Them?

Military-trained marine mammals, including dolphins, can detect underwater mines and intruders.

National Geographic, March 28, 2014

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140328-navy-dolphin-sea-lion-combat-ocean-animal-science/

 

Special Delivery: Assessing Options for Naval Land Attack

Delivering fire support ashore has been a core requirement for naval forces throughout history. In the wake of the Cold War, naval focus shifted from war at sea to the requirement for delivering fires ashore, with naval guns and long-range cruise missiles providing capability at the opposite ends of the range spectrum. Ben Goodlad looks at how emerging missile and gun systems could fill the gap in between.

Jane’s Navy International, March 24, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

 

U.S.

 

USN's First All-Electric Ship's Company Completes Power System Training

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 25, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35932/usn-s-first-all-electric-ship-s-company-completes-power-system-training

 

Surface Survey: US Navy Fleet Evolution

The US Navy's surface force is evolving as new combatants and support craft join the fleet, with a number of these additions to be stationed in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance by the end of the decade. Grace Jean examines several nascent vessels and how they may impact the fleet's capabilities.

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 24, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/defence-weekly.aspx

 

LCS Got Game (Blog)

Aviation Week (NavWeek Blog), March 28, 2014

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3A27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3A73aeca5d-1f6c-473d-8521-85e597604f02

 

Admiral, We Need to Talk! Officer's White Paper on JOs Jumping Ship Warns Navy's Leadership of Heavy Personnel Seas Ahead (Op-Ed)

The Best Defense (Foreign Policy), March 26, 2014

http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/03/26/admiral_we_need_to_talk_officers_white_paper_on_jos_jumping_ship_warns_navys_leader

 

Navy Shuts Arctic Submarine Ice Camp after Cracks Appear

Thompson/Reuters, March 24, 2014

http://www.newsmax.com/scitech/navy-artic-submarine-camp/2014/03/24/id/561460/

 

Power Play: Pentagon Pushes Ahead on Sixth-Gen Engines

A funding boost for next-generation aircraft engine development was among the few surprises in the Pentagon's FY 2015 budget proposal. An accelerated development could leave adversaries behind a substantial technology gap.

Jane’s International Defence Review, March 21, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/international-defence-review.aspx

 

Support Transformation: New Tasks for a New MSC

As the US rebalances its strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region, the organisation that services and supplies US Navy warships is also reassessing how it can better support the forward-deployed fleet. Grace Jean explores how Military Sealift Command is evolving while contending with expanding mission sets and budgetary constraints.

Jane’s Navy International, March 21, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Russian Helicopters to Deliver Over 40 Helicopters to Latin America

Interfax, March 27, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/

 

FIDAE 2014: ScanEagle to Compete for Brazilian Maritime ISR Programme

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 26, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35997/fidae-2014-scaneagle-to-compete-for-brazilian-maritime-isr-programme

 

 

PIRACY

 

PLAN Escort Taskforce Holds Anti-Piracy Tactics Consultation with EU CTF-465

ChinaMil, March 21, 2014

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2014-03/21/content_5821499.htm

 

Operation Copper Still Up and Running

Defence Web (South Africa), March 24, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34089&Itemid=233

 

Operation Copper Now Only with SA and Mozambique

Defence Web, March 20, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34071:operation-copper-now-only-with-sa-and-mozambique&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Canada's Arctic Passage Still A Ways Off

Reuters, March 26, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Canadas-Arctic-Passage-Still-A-Ways-Off-2014-03-26/

 

Navy Shuts Arctic Submarine Ice Camp after Cracks Appear

Thompson/Reuters, March 24, 2014

http://www.newsmax.com/scitech/navy-artic-submarine-camp/2014/03/24/id/561460/

 

Is It Possible to Make the Arctic Regions Russian – Chinese

Russia needs to decide in which format to cooperate with China in the strategically important region.  In the Arctic region Russia has legal and substantiated economic and geopolitical interests. However, competition for sources of raw materials among traditional Arctic countries is growing bitterer. That is why Russia needs to work out a strategy for protection of its national interests in the region and it may attract its long-time partner China to cooperation.

Defense & Security / Nezavisimaya Gazata, March 20, 2013

http://www.wps.ru/en/digests/en/defense/

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

UK to Boost Seafarer Training

Maritime Executive, March 26, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/UK-to-Boost-Seafarer-Training-2014-03-26/

 

Canada's Arctic Passage Still A Ways Off

Reuters, March 26, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Canadas-Arctic-Passage-Still-A-Ways-Off-2014-03-26/

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

PLA Unveiled Data-Link Technology

Kanwa Defense Review, March 2014

http://www.kanwa.com/

 

Inside Information on China's Establishment of Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)

Kanwa Defense Review, March 2014

http://www.kanwa.com/

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

South China Sea Urgently Needs a Coordinative Mechanism

Guoji Xianqu Daobao, March 14, 2014

http://www.xinhuanet.com/herald/

 

South China Sea: Beijing’s ‘Salami Slicing’ Strategy

The South China Sea is seeing increasing tension amongst the claimants. The Second Thomas Shoal is the latest addition to Beijing’s ‘Salami Slicing’ strategy of slowly acquiring small reefs and islands to consolidate its contested claim.

RSIS, March 23, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/23032014-south-china-sea-beijings-salami-slicing-strategy-analysis/

 

China Rebukes Philippines on Ren'ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal) Stance

Xinhua, March 27, 2014

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-03/27/c_126325501.htm

 

Russia to Give China More Advanced Submarine Technology

Want China Times, March 25, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140325000079&cid=1101

 

PACOM Chief Says China Will Deploy Long-Range Nuclear Missiles on Subs This Year

Jane’s Navy International, March 25, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35965/pacom-chief-says-china-will-deploy-long-range-nuclear-missiles-on-subs-this-year

 

PLAN Commissions First Type 052D DDG, Puts Second on Sea Trials

Jane’s Navy International, March 23, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35842/plan-commissions-first-type-052d-ddg-puts-second-on-sea-trials

 

PLAN Escort Taskforce Holds Anti-Piracy Tactics Consultation with EU CTF-465

ChinaMil, March 21, 2014

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2014-03/21/content_5821499.htm

 

India Rejects China’s Request to Search Territorial Waters for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

South China Morning Post, March 21, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1453840/india-rejects-chinas-request-search-sea-missing-malaysia-airlines

 

 

China:  Geo-Pol-Econ

 

Asian Influence - China's Shifting Non-Interventionist Stance

Events in Crimea have highlighted increasing inconsistencies in China's long-held non-interventionist principle. A more confident China is increasingly using its political, economic, and military weight to intervene in other countries' policies and affairs. The consequences will not always be negative, but it is becoming more likely that China's growing interventionism may place it at loggerheads with Western interests.

Jane’s Intelligence Review, March 26, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35977/asian-influence-china-s-shifting-non-interventionist-stance

 

 

China and Relations with Rest of World

 

Will China Replace the U.S. in the Middle East?

Moshe Dayan Center senior research fellow Paul Rivlin discusses energy policy, security and geo-political rivalry in the latest edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy

Tel Aviv University, March 25, 2014

http://english.tau.ac.il/iqtisadi/china_in_the_middle_east

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Complex Ties: Russia's Armed Forces Depend On Ukraine's Military Industry

Radio Free Europe, March 28, 2014

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-ukraine-military-equipment/25312911.html

 

Strategic Nuclear Submarines Will Perform Single Launches of Bulavas in Summer and Fall of 2014

ITAR-TASS, March 27, 2014

http://itar-tass.com/spb-news/1078222

 

Russia's Baltic and Northern Fleet Ships Start Joint Maneuvers in Mediterranean Sea

Marines of Northern and Baltic fleets will also make air defense drills

ITAR-TASS, March 26, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/725341

 

Russia’s Pacific Fleet Ships to Take Part in Komodo Naval Drills

"Coastal part of drills will take place in Indonesia’s port of Batam, where servicemen from 16 countries will coordinate their actions at sea and at land," Captain Roman Martov says.

ITAR/TASS, March 27, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/725527

 

Russian Navy Not to Deploy Mistral Ships in Black Sea

Global Times, March 27, 2014

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/851073.shtml#.UzQ1iPldV8E

 

Russian Helicopters to Deliver Over 40 Helicopters to Latin America

Interfax, March 27, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/

 

Admiralty Shipyards Hopes to Resume Construction of Submarine Sevastopol

Interfax, Marach 27, 2014

http://www.militarynews.ru/fcl_l/enews.asp?id=218504

 

Russia to Give China More Advanced Submarine Technology

Want China Times, March 25, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140325000079&cid=1101

 

Massive Russian Naval Presence off Cyprus Coast

Famagusta Gazette (Cyprus), March 26, 2014

http://famagusta-gazette.com/massive-russian-naval-presence-off-cyprus-coast-p22845-69.htm

 

Crimean Military Dolphins to Serve in Russian Navy

RIA Novosti, March 26, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140326/188762672/Crimean-Military-Dolphins-to-Serve-in-Russian-Navy.html

 

Russian Navy to Acquire Over 40 Warships in 2014

RIA Novosti, March 25, 2014

http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20140325/1000935071.html

 

Russian Navy Source Outlines Plans for Black Sea Fleet Expansion

Interfax-AVN, March 24, 2014

http://www.militarynews.ru/main.asp

 

Attention on Crimea Highlights Flux in Russia Studies

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 24, 2014

http://chronicle.com/article/Attention-on-Crimea-Highlights/145529/

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Nuke-Capable Missile Test-Fired Under Water

Indian Express, March 26, 2014

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Nuke-capable-Missile-Testfired-Under-Water/2014/03/26/article2131066.ece#.UzRum_ldV8E

 

Increasing Maritime Competition: IORA, IONS, MILAN and the Indian Ocean Network

IPCS (Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies), March 4, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/04032014-increasing-maritime-competition-iora-ions-milan-indian-ocean-networks-analysis/

 

(Australian) Navy Chief to Chair Indian Ocean Forum

Courier Mail (Australia), March 27, 2014

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/navy-chief-to-chair-indian-ocean-forum/story-fnihsfrf-1226866290042

 

Cargo Ship Breaches Tarapur Security Zone

Shipping Corp vessel proceeding towards Mumbai skips eyes of Navy, intel agencies

DNA, March 25, 2014

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-cargo-ship-breaches-tarapur-security-zone-1972000

 

China's SSN Deployment Threatens India's Second-Strike Capability

India Today, March 22, 2014

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-ssn-deployment-threatens-india-second-strike-capability/1/350679.html

 

DRDO Developing Onboard Equipment Monitoring System for Submarines

Such monitoring can forestall breakdown of the vessel

The Hindu, March 25, 2014

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/drdo-developing-onboard-equipment-monitoring-system-for-submarines/article5826308.ece

 

India Rejects China’s Request to Search Territorial Waters for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

South China Morning Post, March 21, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1453840/india-rejects-chinas-request-search-sea-missing-malaysia-airlines

 

SL Coast Guard to Be Made a Maritime Police Force

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), March 16, 2014

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140316/news/sl-coast-guard-to-be-made-a-maritime-police-force-89459.html

 

Hidden Dragon on the High Seas (Op-Ed)

Though Beijing claimed the Shang-class SSN was part of a routine anti-piracy patrol - it returned to its base on Hainan Island in the South China Sea on February 20 after two months in the Indian Ocean - New Delhi read more sinister motives.

India Today, March 31, 2014

http://www.indiatodaygroup.com/

 

 

EUROPE

 

UK to Expand Bahrain Military Presence

Arabian Business, March 26, 2014

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uk-expand-bahrain-military-presence-543906.html

 

Britain, France Sign Anti-Ship Missile Deal

Centnews.com, March 27, 2014

http://www.centnews.com/Business/Britain-France-sign-anti-ship-missile-deal/S-2014-03-27/50766.html

 

Ukrainian Navy Decimated by Russian Move into Crimea

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 25, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35861/ukrainian-navy-decimated-by-russian-move-into-crimea

 

One-Ship Ukraine Navy Defies Russia to the End

Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303949704579461513462696086?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303949704579461513462696086.html

 

Turkish Navy Task Force En Route to Africa

Defence Web (South Africa), March 25, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34120&Itemid=106

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigerian Navy Receives Three Patrol Boats

Defence Web (South Africa), March 27, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34158&Itemid=106

 

Small Group of U.S. Soldiers in Libya Ahead of Training Mission

Defence Web (South Africa), March 27, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34163&Itemid=111

 

Ghana's Maritime Hub Concept Gets US$35M Boost

GhanaWeb, March 26, 2014

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=304346

 

Turkish Navy Task Force En Route to Africa

Defence Web (South Africa), March 25, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34120&Itemid=106

 

Operation Copper Still Up and Running

Defence Web (South Africa), March 24, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34089&Itemid=233

 

Operation Copper Now Only with SA and Mozambique

Defence Web, March 20, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34071:operation-copper-now-only-with-sa-and-mozambique&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233

 

U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Oil and Commandoes

AllGov.com, March 24, 2014

http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/us-foreign-policy-in-africa-oil-and-commandoes-140324?news=852755

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Admiralty Shipyards Launches Submarine Khanh Hoa Built for Vietnamese Navy

Port News, March 28, 2014

http://en.portnews.ru/news/177864/

 

Inside Information on Thai Navy's Choice of Korean-built Missile Frigate

The fact that the Thai Navy has chosen the South Korean built 3,000-ton class FFG instead of the Chinese built 054T FFG reflects some of the problems with the Chinese designed battleships

Kanwa Defense Review, March 2014

http://www.kanwa.com/

 

South China Sea: Beijing’s ‘Salami Slicing’ Strategy

The South China Sea is seeing increasing tension amongst the claimants. The Second Thomas Shoal is the latest addition to Beijing’s ‘Salami Slicing’ strategy of slowly acquiring small reefs and islands to consolidate its contested claim.

RSIS, March 23, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/23032014-south-china-sea-beijings-salami-slicing-strategy-analysis/

 

140 US Warships Visited PH in 2013

Manila Bulletin, March 27, 2014

http://www.mb.com.ph/140-us-warships-visited-ph-in-2013/

 

(Vietnam) Foundation Set Up for East Sea Studies

The Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) made its official debut in Hanoi on March 27

Voice of Vietnam, March 27, 2014

http://english.vov.vn/Politics/Foundation-set-up-for-East-Sea-studies/274741.vov

 

Australia (Navy) Develops Support Infrastructure for MH-60Rs

Flight Global, March 27, 2014

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/australia-develops-support-infrastructure-for-mh-60rs-397492/

 

Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea

China Brief, Volume 14, Issue 6, March 20, 2014

http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=42127&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=7&cHash=368543df7bdcbdf7185d593e23ba0b45

 

Vietnam Navy Ready to Join Indonesia Exercise

Tuoitre News, March 25, 2014

http://tuoitrenews.vn/politics/18586/vietnam-navy-ready-to-join-indonesia-exercise

 

First Seaplane Successfully Lands on Truong Sa

Vietmaz, March 22, 2014

http://www.vietmaz.com/2014/03/first-seaplane-successfully-lands-on-truong-sa/#.UzB_cvldV8E

 

Vietnamese Navy Accepts Third Submarine of Project 636

Interfax, March 24, 2014

http://www.militarynews.ru/fcl_l/enews.asp?id=218178

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

UK to Expand Bahrain Military Presence

Arabian Business, March 26, 2014

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uk-expand-bahrain-military-presence-543906.html

 

Iran to Establish Second Oil Export Terminal

Iran will establish its second oil export terminal in Jask Island, located in the Sea of Oman, ISNA quoted Akbar Torkan, the secretary of Iran's Free Trade Zones Coordination Council, as saying on March 26.

Zawya, March 26, 2014

http://www.zawya.com/story/Iran_to_establish_second_oil_export_terminal-ZAWYA20140327054113/

 

U.S. Shale Boom Shifts Alliance as Obama Visits Saudi King

Financial Post / Bloomberg News, March 27, 2014

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/27/u-s-shale-boom-shifts-alliance-as-obama-visits-saudi-king/?__lsa=83ff-e1bb

 

Will China Replace the U.S. in the Middle East?

Moshe Dayan Center senior research fellow Paul Rivlin discusses energy policy, security and geo-political rivalry in the latest edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy

Tel Aviv University, March 25, 2014

http://english.tau.ac.il/iqtisadi/china_in_the_middle_east

 

Iran Dismisses Arab League Statement Over Gulf Islands

Shanghai Daily / Xinhua, March 27, 2014

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=209081

 

Turkey´s Ares Shipyard to Build 17 Boats for Qatar

Turkish Press, March 26, 2014

http://www.turkishpress.com/news/396675/

 

Small Group of U.S. Soldiers in Libya Ahead of Training Mission

Defence Web (South Africa), March 27, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34163&Itemid=111

 

Fake US Ship Spotted In Gulf is a Movie Set, Iranian Media Say

The New York Times, quoting U.S. intelligence, said last week that the Iranians were building a mock-up of a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Gulf Business, March 24, 2014

http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/03/fake-us-ship-spotted-gulf-movie-set-iranian-media-say/#.UzAgnvldV8E

 

 

 

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March 21, 2014

 

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INTERESTING

 

Preserving the Mary Rose

The Tudor battleship has been stabilised and is now on display in a new museum. Jon Evans explores the chemistry stopping those timbers shivering

Chemistry World, March 21, 2014

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/03/mary-rose-conservation-preservations

 

Raytheon Introduces Naval Counter-Swarm Concept

Jane’s International Defence Review, March 18, 2014

https://janes.ihs.com/CustomPages/Janes/DisplayPage.aspx?ItemId=1705329&ApplicationName=JANES&Category=MAINSEARCH&DocType=News&Pubabbrev=IDR

 

 

U.S.

 

To Understand War, American Officials are Playing Board Games

The Economist, March 15, 2014

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21599016-understand-war-american-officials-are-playing-board-games-war-games

 

When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

NPR, March 21, 2014

http://kunc.org/post/when-robots-can-kill-its-unclear-who-will-be-blame

 

US Navy Sees Benefits in SRVL for F-35C Carrier Recovery

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 18, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35640/us-navy-sees-benefits-in-srvl-for-f-35c-carrier-recovery

 

The Navy's Robot Firefighters Prepare for a Test Run

Mashable, March 20, 2014

http://mashable.com/2014/03/20/navy-robots-firefighters/

 

Navy Launches Plans on New Amphib Design

DoD Buzz, March 17, 2014

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2014/03/17/navy-launches-plans-on-new-amphib-design/

 

Between Reefs and Shoals: Plotting a Course for the US Warship Building Sector

Budget cuts and programme uncertainty are blurring the planning horizons for surface warship constructors in the United States. Grace Jean and Richard Scott survey the sector landscape

Jane’s Navy International, March 14, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

The Navy’s Plan to Beam Down Energy From Orbiting Solar Panels

Wired (Danger Room), March 17, 2014

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2014/03/space-solar/

 

Navy Researching a Google Glass of its Own

Fox News, March 13, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/03/13/navy-researching-google-glass-its-own/

 

As Ukraine Crisis Unfolds, DoD's Options Are Limited

Defense News, March 16, 2014

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140316/DEFREG01/303160009/As-Ukraine-Crisis-Unfolds-DoD-s-Options-Limited

 

U.S. Navy SEALs Take Control of Diverted Oil Tanker

New York Times, March 17, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/world/middleeast/libya-oil-tanker.html?_r=0

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

The Guns of August in the East China Sea (Robert Kaplan Op-Ed)

Dark echoes of world war lurk in Asia's dangerous, contested waters

Foreign Policy, March 17, 2014

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/17/the_guns_of_august_in_the_east_china_sea_world_war_one

 

Search for Missing Jetliner Tests US, China Power in Hotly Contested Pacific

Associated Press, March 18, 2014

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/AJ201403180085

 

 

AMERICAS

 

French Navy to Train with Brazilian Counterparts

Jane’s International Defence Review, March 18, 2014

https://janes.ihs.com/CustomPages/Janes/DisplayPage.aspx?ItemId=1705446&ApplicationName=JANES&Category=MAINSEARCH&DocType=News&Pubabbrev=IDR

 

Honduran Navy Receives First Aerial Radar to Improve Anti-Drug Fight

Fox News / EFE, March 19, 2014

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/03/18/honduran-navy-receives-first-aerial-radar-to-improve-anti-drug-fight/

 

Honduras and US: Heightened Partners in War on Drugs

US Ups Support with Naval and Air Blockade on Honduran Coastline

PANAM Post, March 18, 2014

http://panampost.com/marcela-estrada/2014/03/18/honduras-and-us-heightened-partners-in-war-on-drugs/

 

Peru and Chile "Well on Track" to Implement ICJ Border Ruling

Former foreign minister says that the two countries are proceeding in a peaceful and friendly manner

Peru this Week, March 5, 2014

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-and-chile-well-on-track-to-implement-icj-border-ruling-102424

 

GUPC, ACP Achieve Agreement on Panama Canal Expansion

Dredging Today, March 17, 2014

http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2014/03/17/gupc-acp-achieve-agreement-on-panama-canal-expansion/

 

 

PIRACY

 

Ghana's Waters May Just Be the Next Target for Pirates - Security Expert

Ghana Web, March 20, 2014

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=303796

 

West Africa: Shipping Industry Calls for Joint Action on Piracy

AllAfrica.com, March 17, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201403171224.html

 

Oil Soaked Pirates in Gulf of Guinea

USNI News, March 10, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/03/10/piracy-gulf-guinea-oil-soaked-pirates

 

2014: Piracy, Terrorism & Diverse Maritime Threats

Maritime Executive, March 14, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/2014-Piracy-Terrorism--Diverse-Maritime-Threats-2014-03-14/

 

 

CYBER

 

Legality in Cyberspace: An Adversary View

Strategic Studies Institute (US Army War College), March 11, 2014

http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1193

         

The Chinese People's Liberation Army and Information Warfare

Strategic Studies Institute (US Army War College), March 5, 2014

http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1191

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Navy Submarines Begin Arctic Ocean Exercises

Marine Link, March 19, 2014

http://www.marinelink.com/news/submarines-exercises365746.aspx

 

Lloyd’s Guidelines to “Complement” Polar Code

Insurance regulations would help develop common ice regime in face of lacking information and competing national guidelines

Arctic Journal, March 18, 2014

http://arcticjournal.com/business/lloyds-guidelines-complement-polar-code

 

Russia to Build Unmanned Airships for Arctic Military Patrols

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35324/russia-to-build-unmanned-airships-for-arctic-military-patrols

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

Lloyd’s Guidelines to “Complement” Polar Code

Insurance regulations would help develop common ice regime in face of lacking information and competing national guidelines

Arctic Journal, March 18, 2014

http://arcticjournal.com/business/lloyds-guidelines-complement-polar-code

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

Analysis on Development of C4ISR Systems in Era of Big Data

Xiandai Leida (Nanjing), May 1, 2013

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

Missing Malaysian Plane Mystery: China Wants Its Warships to Search in Indian Waters

Press Trust of India, March 19, 2014

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/latest-news-china-wants-warship-indian-waters-search-plane-34645.html

 

An At-Sea Replenishment Simulation Training Laboratory Settles Down in a Flotilla

Renmin Haijun, December 10, 2013

 

 

China and Relations with Rest of World

 

Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?

Despite troubled relations at home, the two countries have a shared interest in Africa

The Diplomat, March 20, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/could-china-and-japan-work-together-in-east-africa/

 

Unaligned Ukraine Best Option for Beijing (Op-Ed)

Global Times (China), March 16, 2014

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/848807.shtml

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Pro-Russian Crowds Seize Three Ukrainian Warships

Associated Press, March 21, 2014

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/wnews/2014-03-21/pro-russian-crowds-seize-three-ukrainian-warships/1776425120121.html

 

Russia Will Demand Compensation If France Breaks Off Mistral Deal – Moscow

Russia will pursue France repaying damages if Mistral deal is broken off and Paris will sustain reputation losses, according to the Russian Defense Minister

Interfax, March 20, 2014

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_20/Russia-will-demand-compensation-if-France-breaks-off-Mistral-deal-Moscow-0779/

 

France Says It Will Not Decide on Russian Naval Contracts Until October

KUNA, March 20, 2014

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2367647&language=en

 

Crisis in Ukraine: Russia Extends its Control over the Black Sea and Strategic Waterways

Centre for Research on Globalization, March 18, 2014

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-extends-its-control-over-the-black-sea-and-strategic-waterways/5374021?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=russia-extends-its-control-over-the-black-sea-and-strategic-waterways

 

Russia to Open Electronic Warfare Base on Finland's Border

Jane's Defence Weekly, March 19, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35635/russia-to-open-electronic-warfare-base-on-finland-s-border

 

Russian Navy and General Staff Begin Fundamental Review of Strategic Plans for Black Sea Fleet

Svobodnaya Pressa (in Russian), March 17, 2014

 

Lavrov: Ukrainian Troops in Crimea Offered to Join Russian Black Sea Fleet

Kyiv Post, March 20, 2014

https://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/lavrov-ukrainian-troops-in-crimea-offered-to-join-russian-black-sea-fleet-340158.html

 

Another Crimea Naval Base Taken Over By Russian Troops: Officer

Reuters, March 19, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/crimea-naval-base-russia_n_4995267.html?1395261418

 

Russia Floats Out New Frigate for Black Sea Fleet

RIA Novosti, March 14, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140314/188432750/Russia-Floats-Out-New-Frigate-for-Black-Sea-Fleet.html

 

Potential of Black Sea Fleet, Russian Naval Force in Mediterranean to Grow

Interfax-AVN, March 19, 2014

http://www.militarynews.ru/EMAIN.ASP

 

Russian Navy Unveils New Class of Submarines

RIA Novosti, March 19, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140319/188575985/Russian-Navy-Unveils-New-Class-of-Submarines.html

 

Pro-Russian Forces Take Ukraine Naval HQ in Crimea

Financial Times, March 19, 2014

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9ddae6a2-af3c-11e3-bea5-00144feab7de.html#axzz2wP9m05YP

 

Monday Fire at Nerpa Naval Shipyard Reveals Pattern of Neglect in Delicate Nuclear Decommissioning Practices

A fire of trash and debris broke out this morning on or near the Krasnodar decommissioned nuclear submarine at the Nerpa shipyard, but was quickly extinguished, causing no injuries or radioactive releases, Irina Anzulatova, a spokeswoman for the Naval ship repair yard told Bellona today

Bellona, March 17, 2014

http://bellona.org/news/uncategorized/2014-03-monday-fire-nerpa-naval-shipyard-reveals-pattern-neglect-delicate-nuclear-decommissioning-practices

 

Russia to Build Unmanned Airships for Arctic Military Patrols

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35324/russia-to-build-unmanned-airships-for-arctic-military-patrols

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Indian Navy Headless as Chinese Nuclear Sub Prowls Indian Ocean

India Today, March 21, 2014

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-navy-chinese-nuclear-sub-indian-ocean/1/350498.html

 

Missing Malaysian Plane Mystery: China Wants Its Warships to Search in Indian Waters

Press Trust of India, March 19, 2014

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/latest-news-china-wants-warship-indian-waters-search-plane-34645.html

 

 

EUROPE

 

Major Anti-Submarine Exercises off Cornwall Biggest Since Cold War

The Packet (Falmouth), March 21, 2014

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/fpfalmouth/11090944.Major_anti_submarine_exercises_off_Cornwall_biggest_since_Cold_War/

 

Pro-Russian Crowds Seize Three Ukrainian Warships

Associated Press, March 21, 2014

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/wnews/2014-03-21/pro-russian-crowds-seize-three-ukrainian-warships/1776425120121.html

 

France Says It Will Not Decide on Russian Naval Contracts Until October

KUNA, March 20, 2014

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2367647&language=en

 

Crisis in Ukraine: Russia Extends its Control over the Black Sea and Strategic Waterways

Centre for Research on Globalization, March 18, 2014

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-extends-its-control-over-the-black-sea-and-strategic-waterways/5374021?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=russia-extends-its-control-over-the-black-sea-and-strategic-waterways

 

Lavrov: Ukrainian Troops in Crimea Offered to Join Russian Black Sea Fleet

Kyiv Post, March 20, 2014

https://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/lavrov-ukrainian-troops-in-crimea-offered-to-join-russian-black-sea-fleet-340158.html

 

Another Crimea Naval Base Taken Over By Russian Troops: Officer

Reuters, March 19, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/crimea-naval-base-russia_n_4995267.html?1395261418

 

Ukraine Naval Commander Released; EU Mulls Further Sanctions

EU Leaders Discussing Sanctions as Russia Moves Ahead With Plans to Absorb Crimea

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303802104579450823568419330?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303802104579450823568419330.html

 

French Navy to Train with Brazilian Counterparts

Jane’s International Defence Review, March 18, 2014

https://janes.ihs.com/CustomPages/Janes/DisplayPage.aspx?ItemId=1705446&ApplicationName=JANES&Category=MAINSEARCH&DocType=News&Pubabbrev=IDR

 

Pro-Russian Forces Take Ukraine Naval HQ in Crimea

Financial Times, March 19, 2014

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9ddae6a2-af3c-11e3-bea5-00144feab7de.html#axzz2wP9m05YP

 

NATO Acts to Counter Maritime IED Threats

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 17, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35471/nato-acts-to-counter-maritime-ied-threats

 

France May Scrap Russian Warship Deal Over Ukraine Crisis

RIA Novosti, March 18, 2014

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/164631/france-may-scrap-russian-warship-deal-over-ukraine-crisis.html

 

EU Adopts Strategy for Gulf Of Guinea

RTT, March 17, 2014

http://www.rttnews.com/2287409/eu-adopts-strategy-for-gulf-of-guinea.aspx?type=msgn

 

Greece to Accept Type 214 Submarines into Service

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 17, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35466/greece-to-accept-type-214-submarines-into-service

 

FMV, Saab Look at Alternative Future for Swedish Submarine Industry

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 14, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35323/fmv-saab-look-at-alternative-future-for-swedish-submarine-industry

 

Nuclear Submarine HMS Tireless Refused United Arab Emirates Entry

BBC, March 17, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-26526574

 

 

AFRICA

 

Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?

Despite troubled relations at home, the two countries have a shared interest in Africa

The Diplomat, March 20, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/could-china-and-japan-work-together-in-east-africa/

 

Ghana's Waters May Just Be the Next Target for Pirates - Security Expert

Ghana Web, March 20, 2014

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=303796

 

Maritime and Surveillance Conference Starts in Accra

Ghana News / SpyGhana.com, March 18, 2014

http://www.spyghana.com/maritime-and-surveillance-conference-starts-in-accra/

 

First Patrol Ship Made for Nigeria Launched

CCTV News (China), March 17, 2014

http://english.cntv.cn/program/china24/20140317/105165.shtml

 

EU Adopts Strategy for Gulf Of Guinea

RTT, March 17, 2014

http://www.rttnews.com/2287409/eu-adopts-strategy-for-gulf-of-guinea.aspx?type=msgn

 

Nigerian Navy Interested in Acquiring Surplus US Navy Helicopters

Defence Web (South Africa), March 17, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34017:nigerian-navy-interested-in-acquiring-surplus-us-navy-helicopters&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107

 

West Africa: Shipping Industry Calls for Joint Action on Piracy

AllAfrica.com, March 17, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201403171224.html

 

Kidnapping Resurgent in Gulf of Guinea Piracy

USNI News, March 14, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/03/14/kidnapping-resurgent-gulf-guinea-piracy

 

Oil Soaked Pirates in Gulf of Guinea

USNI News, March 10, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/03/10/piracy-gulf-guinea-oil-soaked-pirates

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

A Budding Alliance: Vietnam and the Philippines Confront China

The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it

Foreign Policy in Focus, March 18, 2014

http://fpif.org/budding-alliance-vietnam-philippines-confront-china/

 

Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?

Despite troubled relations at home, the two countries have a shared interest in Africa

The Diplomat, March 20, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/could-china-and-japan-work-together-in-east-africa/

 

DRS Technologies To Design Hybrid Electric Drive System For S. Korea’s New Frigates

Defense World, March 20, 2014

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/10250/DRS_Technologies_To_Design_Hybrid_Electric_Drive_System_For_S__Korea___s_New_Frigates#.UyrD_7ko_IU

 

East Asia’s Maritime Disputes: Fishing in Troubled Waters

The Washington Quarterly, Spring 2014

http://www.lowyinstitute.org/files/dupont_baker_east_asias_maritime_disputes_-_fishing_in_troubled_waters.pdf

 

Vietnam Leader Warns Against Use of Force in Territorial Rows

AFP, March 18, 2014

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQ0asdTQVAEmJHhYp1UGYLKNkWpA?docId=6e6c0727-36e3-4c96-9d97-46c1f888178c

 

Japan, Vietnam Pave Way for Further Defence Collaboration

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 19, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35582/japan-vietnam-pave-way-for-further-defence-collaboration

 

(Japanese) Government Decides To Unify English Spellings of Island Names to Disseminate Accurate Information to Other Countries

Sankei Shimbun, March 19, 2014

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/politics/news/140319/plc14031915060014-n1.htm

 

The Guns of August in the East China Sea (Robert Kaplan Op-Ed)

Dark echoes of world war lurk in Asia's dangerous, contested waters

Foreign Policy, March 17, 2014

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/17/the_guns_of_august_in_the_east_china_sea_world_war_one

 

Ayungin Shoal Remains Part of PH Even if Troops Withdraw

Inquirer (Philippines), March 18, 2014

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/100595/ayungin-shoal-remains-part-of-ph-even-if-troops-withdraw

 

How China Strengthens Japan’s Navy (Blog)

In trying to counter China in the East China Sea, the JMSDF is honing its skills

The Diplomat, March 17, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/how-china-strengthens-japans-navy/

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Iran Building Mock-Up of an American Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

New York Times, March 21, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/world/middleeast/a-ship-being-built-in-iran-looks-awfully-familiar-to-the-us.html?_r=0

 

Almost Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed – OPCW

BBC, March 20, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26662801

 

Egyptian Military Source to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: There Is a Leaning Toward Resuming the Joint Exercises (Bright Star) With the US Army

Al-Sharq al-Awsat (London), March 17, 2014

http://www.aawsat.com//details.asp?section=4&issueno=12893&article=765007&search=%C7%E1%E4%CC%E3%20%C7%E1%D3%C7%D8%DA&state=true#.UyhcEPldV8E

 

Royal Navy of Oman Welcomes Al Rahmani

Times of Oman, March 18, 2014

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-31245.aspx

 

Iran, Oman to Hold Joint Naval Drills: Iran Cmdr.

Press TV (Iran), March 18, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/18/355153/iran-oman-to-hold-joint-naval-drills/

 

Nuclear Submarine HMS Tireless Refused United Arab Emirates Entry

BBC, March 17, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-26526574

 

 

 

 

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March 14, 2014

 

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INTERESTING

 

Retrograde Operations: Planning and Execution

Army Sustainment, March-April 2014

http://www.army.mil/article/120749/Retrograde_operations__planning_and_execution/

 

 

U.S.

 

Pentagon Boosting its Push for Underwater Drones

USA Today, March 13, 2014

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/usatoday/article/6371505

 

A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

NPR, March 14, 2014

http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-a-boom-in-oil-is-a-boon-for-us-shipbuilding-industry/

 

Make or Break Year? The US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Programme in 2014

Amid ongoing debate about the programme's utility, in its fiscal year 2015 budget plan the US Department of Defense announced the truncation of the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship programme. The mission module programme remains to be delivered, but both variants are in serial production. Lead ship USS Freedom completed a maiden operational deployment to Southeast Asia, and US future frigate plans may include a variation on the LCS design. Grace Jean looks at what may - or may not - lie ahead for LCS.

Jane’s Navy International, March 12, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

US Navy Plans Studies of Submarine-Launched Hypersonic Missiles

Jane's Missiles & Rockets, March 11, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35146/us-navy-plans-studies-of-submarine-launched-hypersonic-missiles

 

Navy Revises Counting Rules to Add to Ship Numbers

Virginian Pilot, March 12, 2014

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/03/navy-revises-counting-rules-add-ship-numbers

 

Outrage On Capitol Hill As Navy Changes Ship-Counting Rules

Breaking Defense, March 11, 2014

http://breakingdefense.com/2014/03/outrage-on-capitol-hill-as-navy-changes-ship-counting-rules/

 

CNO: Group Will Study New LCS Designs

Defense News, March 10, 2014

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140310/DEFREG02/303100028/CNO-Group-Will-Study-New-LCS-Designs

 

NavWeek: Now What? (Blog)

Aviation Week, March 10, 2014

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:94626ea1-c0a1-4336-9a3e-ed440b95e528

 

Defunding Defense (Op-Ed)

Washington Post, March 9, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-samuelson-defunding-defense/2014/03/09/80ee0dda-a7bc-11e3-b61e-8051b8b52d06_story.html

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

Rescue Efforts Mark Baby Cooperation Steps

Global Times (China), March 12, 2014

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/847999.shtml#.UyHJR_ldV8E

 

Primacy or World Order? The United States and China’s Rise - A Review Essay

International Security, February 20, 2014

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/ISEC_a_00147

 

The Paths for Building a New Type of Great Power Relationship Between China and the United States"

Shijie Jingji Yu Zhengzhi, July 14, 2013

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Kremlin Seeks to Boost Ties With Latin America

Associated Press, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/kremlin-seeks-to-boost-ties-with-latin-america/2014/03/13/2d76862e-aacc-11e3-b8ca-197ef3568958_story.html

 

 

PIRACY

 

(Nigerian) Navy Restates Total Battle Against Sea Pirates

Niger Delta Standard, March 9, 2014

http://www.nigerdeltastandard.com/

 

Fewer Pirates, Different Risks - Africa Needs to Rethink its Approach to Maritime Security

Institute for Security Studies (Africa), March 10, 2014

http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/fewer-pirates-different-risks-africa-needs-to-rethink-its-approach-to-maritime-security

 

 

CYBER

 

Adobe’s Solar-Charger Gifts Ignite Navy Investigation

Bloomberg, March 12, 2014

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2014/03/12/adobes-solar-charger-gifts-ignite-navy-investigation.html

 

 

ENERGY

 

CNOOC Ready to Explore Offshore Iceland

Maritime Executive, March 11, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/CNOOC-Ready-to-Explore-Offshore-Iceland-2014-03-11/

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

New Book: "Arctic Opening: Insecurity and Opportunity"

International Institute for Strategic Studies, January 2014

https://www.iiss.org/en/publications/adelphi/by%20year/2013-7c11/arctic-opening--insecurity-and-opportunity-002c

 

Destination: Arctic

Finland wants to build a railroad through Lapland. Where it will stop is anyone’s guess

Arctic Journal, March 13, 2014

http://arcticjournal.com/business/destination-arctic

 

EU Pushes Arctic Sanctuary

EU butts heads with Arctic states by proposing moratorium that is a “direct challenge” to Arctic Council’s position

Arctic Journal, March 13, 2014

http://arcticjournal.com/climate/eu-pushes-arctic-sanctuary

 

Hydrological Strategy: The Changing Role of Water in the Strategic Matrix

Defense & Foreign Affairs' Strategic Policy, February 2014

http://www.dfaonline.net/

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

A Boom in Oil Is a Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

NPR, March 14, 2014

http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-a-boom-in-oil-is-a-boon-for-us-shipbuilding-industry/

 

Iran, South Korea to Enhance Maritime Cooperation

Fars News Agency (Iran), March 10, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921219001138

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

Why Putin’s Intervention in Ukraine is Bad News for China

Washington Times, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/inside-china-why-putins-intervention-in-ukraine-is/

 

Chinese Marines Get First Taste of Cold Weather Training

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 10, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35159/chinese-marines-get-first-taste-of-cold-weather-training

 

Cities Seek Hub Status on Maritime Silk Road

Creation of a sea trading corridor promises wealth of opportunities

China Daily, March 12, 2014

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/fujian/2014-03/12/content_17341071.htm

 

DF-21D Missile Could Sink US Aircraft Carrier: Report

Want China Times, March 9, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140309000115&cid=1101

 

"Yancheng" Warship, "Huangshan" Warship Complete Mission Handover

China Military Online, March 10, 2014

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/2014-03/10/content_5803624.htm

 

China's Maritime Value Exceeds 5.4 Trln Yuan

Xinhua, March 11, 2014

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=205945

 

Palace Awaits DND Report on Expulsion of PH Ships

Inquirer (Philippines), March 11, 2014

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/100149/palace-awaits-dnd-report-on-expulsion-of-ph-ships-in-ayungin-shoal

 

Philippines Protests China Stopping Troop Resupply

Associated Press, March 11, 2014

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/south_east_asia/AJ201403110087

 

Ports for Rescue Needed in S China Sea: Chinese Admiral

Want China Times, March 9, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140309000090&cid=1103

 

US Lasers? PLA Preparing to Raise its Deflector Shields

Chinese scientists say they have developed protective coatings that would render weapons like the US' ship-mounted laser useless in battle

South China Morning Post, March 10, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444732/us-lasers-pla-preparing-raise-its-deflector-shields

 

 

China:  Geo-Pol-Econ

 

Greenland, a Frontier Market Unlike Any Other for China

China Economic Review, February 27, 2014

http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/china-in-the-arctic-greenland-iron-mining

 

 

China and Relations with Rest of World

 

Analysis – A Nervous Region Eyes Robust Chinese Response to Missing Malaysian Plane

Reuters, March 13, 2014

http://www.euronews.com/newswires/2399506-analysis-a-nervous-region-eyes-robust-chinese-response-to-missing-malaysian-plane/

 

China and Djibouti Strengthen Defence Ties

DefenceWeb, March 10, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33906&Itemid=111

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Kremlin Seeks to Boost Ties With Latin America

Associated Press, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/kremlin-seeks-to-boost-ties-with-latin-america/2014/03/13/2d76862e-aacc-11e3-b8ca-197ef3568958_story.html

 

Why Putin’s Intervention in Ukraine is Bad News for China

Washington Times, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/inside-china-why-putins-intervention-in-ukraine-is/

 

Russia’s Prize in Crimea Resonates in History but Has Little Strategic Benefit for Navy

Washington Post, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russias-prize-in-crimea-resonates-in-history-but-has-little-strategic-benefit-for-navy/2014/03/13/39bcc6a2-a9df-11e3-b61e-8051b8b52d06_story.html?tid=hpModule_949fa2be-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

 

Russian Jets Hold Training Exercises Over Mediterranean

Reuters, March 14, 2014

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/ukraine-russia-jets-idINL6N0MB18320140314

 

Crimean Authorities Say Ukraine Navy Ships May Become Part of Russian Black Sea Fleet

Interfax, March 13, 2014

 

In the Shadow of the Fleet

RTE News, March 13, 2014

http://www.rte.ie/blogs/european/2014/03/13/in-the-shadow-of-the-fleet/

 

New Electronics of Russian Ships Will Reduce Crews by Half

Izvestiya, February 26, 2014

 

Crimea Bets on Bridge to Connect With Russia

AFP, March 7, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-08/news/48029299_1_crimea-russian-territory-bridge-project

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) Expands Air Wing with Thrush Aircraft

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35285/pmpf-expands-air-wing-with-thrush-aircraft

 

Navy Chief Says Sri Lanka Aspiring to Become Economic Hub

Ceylon Today, March 12, 2014

http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-58485-news-detail-navy-chief-says-sl-aspiring-to-become-economic-hub.html

 

India to Engage with ASEAN on Sea-Lane Security

Zee News / Indo-Asian News Service, March 11, 2014

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/india-to-engage-with-asean-on-sea-lane-security_917241.html

 

Pak Navy Committed to Pursue Self Reliance in Warships: CNS

Pakistan Observer, March 08, 2014

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=235638

 

Seychelles, Mauritius Join Indian Ocean Maritime Security Group

The Hindu, March 7, 2014

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/seychelles-mauritius-join-indian-ocean-maritime-security-group/article5758402.ece

 

One Killed, Three Injured in Yet Another Naval Accident

Times of India, March 9, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/One-killed-three-injured-in-yet-another-naval-accident/articleshow/31689304.cms

 

 

EUROPE

 

BAE Systems Outlines Investment Plan for Barrow Submarine Facility

Jane’s Defence Industry, March 14, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35322/bae-systems-outlines-investment-plan-for-barrow-submarine-facility

 

Why Putin’s Intervention in Ukraine is Bad News for China

Washington Times, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/inside-china-why-putins-intervention-in-ukraine-is/

 

Russia’s Prize in Crimea Resonates in History but Has Little Strategic Benefit for Navy

Washington Post, March 13, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russias-prize-in-crimea-resonates-in-history-but-has-little-strategic-benefit-for-navy/2014/03/13/39bcc6a2-a9df-11e3-b61e-8051b8b52d06_story.html?tid=hpModule_949fa2be-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

 

Crimean Authorities Say Ukraine Navy Ships May Become Part of Russian Black Sea Fleet

Interfax, March 13, 2014

 

In the Shadow of the Fleet

RTE News, March 13, 2014

http://www.rte.ie/blogs/european/2014/03/13/in-the-shadow-of-the-fleet/

 

Saab Targets Kockums Submarine Staff

The Local (Sweden), March 10, 2014

http://www.thelocal.se/20140310/saab-poaches-kockums-submarine-engineers

 

Crimea Bets on Bridge to Connect With Russia

AFP, March 7, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-08/news/48029299_1_crimea-russian-territory-bridge-project

 

Turkish Navy to Send Submarine and Frigate to Support Seismographic Research Ship

Famagusta Gazette, March 10, 2014

http://famagusta-gazette.com/turkish-navy-to-send-submarine-and-frigate-to-support-seismographic-researc-p22579-69.htm

 

Blocked By Sunken Russian Ships, Ukraine's Navy Stays Defiant

Defense News / AFP, March 9, 2014

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140309/DEFREG01/303090010/Blocked-By-Sunken-Russian-Ships-Ukraine-s-Navy-Stays-Defiant

 

 

AFRICA

 

(Nigerian) Navy Restates Total Battle Against Sea Pirates

Niger Delta Standard, March 9, 2014

http://www.nigerdeltastandard.com/

 

Libya Navy Impounds Tanker Seeking to Export From Rebel Port

Bloomberg, March 10, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-10/tanker-lifting-libya-rebel-crude-sends-warning-shot-to-tripoli.html

 

Libyan Navy Surrounds North Korean Tanker

News24 / South African Press Association, March 10, 2014

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Libyan-navy-surrounds-North-Korean-tanker-20140310

 

Fewer Pirates, Different Risks - Africa Needs to Rethink its Approach to Maritime Security

Institute for Security Studies (Africa), March 10, 2014

http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/fewer-pirates-different-risks-africa-needs-to-rethink-its-approach-to-maritime-security

 

Libya Navy Ships Move to Stop Rebel Oil Shipment

Washington accuses Libyan separatists of oil theft, warns any buyers could face sanctions

Middle East Online, March 10, 2014

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=64726

 

Options for New SAAF Maritime Surveillance Platforms

Defence Web (South Africa), March 7, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33890:options-for-new-saaf-maritime-surveillance-platforms&catid=111:sa-defence&Itemid=242

 

Defense of Ivoirian Territorial Waters - The National Navy Receives Up-to-Date Equipment

Le Patriote (Abidjan), March 4, 2014

http://www.lepatriote.net/

 

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Indonesia’s Military Flexes Muscle as S. China Sea Dispute Looms

Jakarta Post / AFP, March 13, 2014

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesia-military-flexes-muscle-s-china-sea-dispute-looms/

 

Philippines Defies China, Refuses to Move Grounded Navy Vessel

Associated Press, March 14, 2014

http://www.firstpost.com/world/philippines-defies-china-refuses-to-move-grounded-navy-vessel-1434867.html

 

Philippines To Allow US Military Facilities Inside Its Bases

Defense World, March 14, 2014

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/10228/Philippines_To_Allow_US_Military_Facilities_Inside_Its_Bases#.UyMAz_ldV8E

 

Korea Denies Role in Libya Oil Tanker Controversy

Voice of America, March 13, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/korea-denies-role-in-libya-oil-tanker-controversy/1870386.html

 

Indonesia Nixes Russian Used Sub Deal

Jakarta Post, March 12, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/03/12/indonesia-nixes-russian-used-sub-deal.html

 

Manila Air-Drops Supplies to Troops on Disputed Shoal

Reuters, March 13, 2014

http://www.todayonline.com/world/manila-air-drops-supplies-troops-disputed-shoal

 

Australia to Buy MQ-4C Triton

Flight Global, March 13, 2014

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/australia-to-buy-mq-4c-triton-396964/

 

Analysis – A Nervous Region Eyes Robust Chinese Response to Missing Malaysian Plane

Reuters, March 13, 2014

http://www.euronews.com/newswires/2399506-analysis-a-nervous-region-eyes-robust-chinese-response-to-missing-malaysian-plane/

 

Iran, South Korea to Enhance Maritime Cooperation

Fars News Agency (Iran), March 10, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921219001138

 

India to Engage with ASEAN on Sea-Lane Security

Zee News / Indo-Asian News Service, March 11, 2014

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/india-to-engage-with-asean-on-sea-lane-security_917241.html

 

Boustead Naval Shipyard and Royal Malaysian Navy to Enhance Capabilities

Jane’s Defence Industry, March 10, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35079/boustead-naval-shipyard-and-royal-malaysian-navy-to-enhance-capabilities

 

Palace Awaits DND Report on Expulsion of PH Ships

Inquirer (Philippines), March 11, 2014

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/100149/palace-awaits-dnd-report-on-expulsion-of-ph-ships-in-ayungin-shoal

 

Philippines Protests China Stopping Troop Resupply

Associated Press, March 11, 2014

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/south_east_asia/AJ201403110087

 

South East Asia – The Strategic Outlook

BMI Defence & Security Report, April 2014

http://www.businessmonitor.com/industry/defence-security

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) Expands Air Wing with Thrush Aircraft

Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/35285/pmpf-expands-air-wing-with-thrush-aircraft

 

Korea Denies Role in Libya Oil Tanker Controversy

Voice of America, March 13, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/korea-denies-role-in-libya-oil-tanker-controversy/1870386.html

 

Venezuela-Flagged Oil Tanker Nears Libya: MP

Turkish Press, March 12, 2014

http://www.turkishpress.com/news/395025/

 

Libyan Parliament Sacks PM After Tanker Escapes Rebel-Held Port

Reuters, March 12, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.com/libyan-parliament-sacks-pm-after-tanker-escapes-rebel-held-port-1560906

 

Oman Denies Reports of Causeway to Iran

Oman’s transport minister Dr Ahmad Al Futaisi denied the existence of any such plans

GulfNews.com, March 11, 2014

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-denies-reports-of-causeway-to-iran-1.1302437

 

Iran, South Korea to Enhance Maritime Cooperation

Fars News Agency (Iran), March 10, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921219001138

 

Libya Navy Impounds Tanker Seeking to Export From Rebel Port

Bloomberg, March 10, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-10/tanker-lifting-libya-rebel-crude-sends-warning-shot-to-tripoli.html

 

Libyan Navy Surrounds North Korean Tanker

News24 / South African Press Association, March 10, 2014

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Libyan-navy-surrounds-North-Korean-tanker-20140310

 

China and Djibouti Strengthen Defence Ties

DefenceWeb, March 10, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33906&Itemid=111

 

Israel Says Long-Range Rockets Aboard ‘Iran Weapons Ship’

AFP, March 10, 2014

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140310000753

 

Libya Navy Ships Move to Stop Rebel Oil Shipment

Washington accuses Libyan separatists of oil theft, warns any buyers could face sanctions

Middle East Online, March 10, 2014

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=64726

 

 

 

 

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