Category Navy

China’s Deep Water Strategy; Building A Vessel Able To Scour Seabed 6KM Deep China building vessel able to scour seabed 6km deep New ship will be able to lay cables at a depth of 3,000 meters and deep-water hoisting at 6,000 meters By Asia Times staff September 19, 2018 5:26 PM (UTC+8) The Shenqian, currently the most advanced deep-sea salvage and exploration ship in service with the […]

The Cargo Ships That ‘Liquefy’ The cargo ships that ‘liquefy’ Think of a dangerous cargo, and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes such as crushed ore and mineral sands are responsible for the loss of numerous ships every year. On average, 10 ‘solid bulk cargo’ carriers have been lost at sea each year for the last […]

Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones

Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones · by Paul McLeary A young Marine reaches out for a hand-launched drone. WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command is asking drone makers to bring a slew of new technologies down to Florida in November to assess a range of novel gear, and they’re particularly interested in tiny drones: […]

Mattis’ Team Moves In, Promising Reforms

Mattis’ Team Moves In, Promising Reforms By Paul Mcleary, breakingdefense.comView OriginalAugust 21st, 2018 CAPITOL HILL: A new crop of nominees are getting ready to move into their offices at the Pentagon, signaling that after a long and rocky start, the Mattis team is finally moving forward with ambitious plans to change how the military does business. Several […]

If North Korea Won’t Denuclearize, Here’s What The U.S. Should Do

The comment below, and before the body of the article are some observations provided by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Wrote:  “A provocative essay.  Makes some useful points though I would like a more sophisticated information and influence activities campaign.  Satirizing […]

Chinese Bombers Likely Training For U.S. Strikes: Pentagon Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon 1 / 2A J15 fighter jet landing on China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill (AFP Photo/-)Washington (AFP) – Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details […]

U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, By Design

Excerpts: U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, by Design ndupress.ndu.eduView OriginalJuly 3rd, 2018 U.S. Army 10th Special Forces GroupPhoto by: Airborne As U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) celebrates its 30thanniversary, it faces a future characterized by increasingly complex, dynamic, and ill-defined security challenges. And since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, USSOCOM has been at […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

The U.S. Navy Just Got The Green Light To Stick It To China With Game-Changing New Missiles The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles ·         Alex Lockie ·         Aug 14, 2018, 12:19 PM ET ReutersRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law […]

Let’s Not Invite China To Invade Taiwan

David Maxwell Wrote: “Strong words from Gordon Chang”: Let’s Not Invite China to Invade Taiwan By Gordon G. Chang, nationalinterest.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 In “The United States Must Be Realistic on Taiwan,” Lyle Goldstein, writing on this site, misreads Taiwan’s history, portrays Chinese territorial ambitions as benign, and essentially argues Washington must do what China says because it has […]