Category Navy

U.S. Military Should ‘Choke’ North Korea To ‘Submission,’ Retired Navy Lieutenant Says

David Maxwell asks:  “A naval blockade?” U.S. Military Should ‘Choke’ North Korea to ‘Submission,’ Retired Navy Lieutenant Says By Carlos Ballesteros, View Original President Donald Trump should deploy a naval blockade against North Korea in order to stop its nuclear weapons program, argues retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Gregory Keely. Keely, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

U.S. Warship And Japanese Tug Collide In Latest Incident US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident 6 hours ago From the section Asia A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during a towing […]

China Expands Its Influence At Djibouti’s Ports China Expands its Influence at Djibouti’s Ports File image By MarEx 2017-11-16 19:41:00 On Monday, Chinese energy consortium POLY-GCL Petroleum Group signed an MoU to invest$4 billion in a natural gas pipeline, an LNG plant and a loading terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti.The preliminary agreement will be finalized within six months and the groundbreaking should be sometime next year, energy minister […]

China’s First Carrier Battle Group Ready To Set Sail

China’s First Carrier Battle Group Ready To Set Sail   Colonel Vinayak Bhat (retd)  16 November, 2017 China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning aircraft carrier arrives on July 7, 2017 in Hong Kong. | Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images Satellite images show a carrier and a general supply vessel, along with large amounts of loads, being […]

Kim’s Sea Monster: Satellite Images Reveal North Korea Is Dangerously Close To Finishing New Ballistic Missile Submarine

KIM’S SEA MONSTER Satellite images reveal North Korea is dangerously close to finishing new ballistic missile submarine A North Korea monitoring organisation has published images taken on November 5 showing activity at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard. By Corey Charlton 17th November 2017, 9:55 am Updated: 17th November 2017, 10:52 am SATELLITE images taken this month […]

HASC Chairman Comments On NDAA Passage

THORNBERRY ON NDAA PASSAGE FINAL VOTE: 356-70   WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement after final passage of the NDAA Conference Report.  The Conference Report passed the House today with a vote of 356-70.  The conference report will now be approved by the Senate and sent the President for  signature.  This […]

Assessment Of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation To Unified Combatant Command

Assessment of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation to Unified Combatant Command By Divergent Options, View Original November 13th, 2017 Ali Crawford is a current M.A. Candidate at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.  She studies diplomacy and intelligence with a focus on cyber policy and cyber warfare.  She tweets at @ali_craw.   Title:  Assessment of U.S. Cyber […]

China Has A Breakthrough In Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

chinasunhackablenetwork China Has A Breakthrough In Spy-Proof Quantum Communications      Patrick Tucker posted a November 9, 2017 article on the national security website,, with the title above.  It is about a subject I have written extensively about on this blog — China building an ‘unhackable’ communications network in space.  Nothing is truly ‘unhackabe,’ as […]