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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
 
January 27, 2012
 
* Titles without links are proprietary and/or copyrighted and may be available to U.S. government entities upon request
 
 
Thought of the Week:
 
- we will not fight any battle unprepared, we will not fight any battle that we are not sure of winning, nor will we fight a battle that is not worthwhile. If we are to go to war, we will deal you such a painful blow that you will have no choice but to admit defeat. We will reap the greatest strategic benefits while paying the smallest price for the war.
 
See:  PRC Scholar Comments on China's Military Strategy in a Conflict, China's Rise
 
 
INTERESTING
 
Position of Power: The GNSS Revolution Enters a New Era
The game-changing nature of satellite-based navigation systems has made the technology ubiquitous on the battlefield and created a booming market in malignant techniques. Martin Streetly explores ways to assure positioning
Jane's International Defence Review, January 24, 2012
 
PRC Scholar Comments on China's Military Strategy in a Conflict, China's Rise
Guoji Xianqu Daobao, January 9, 2012
 
 
U.S. - Americas
 
Financial Times, January 12, 2012
 
 
Honolulu Civil Beat, January 20, 2012
 
Reorientation Toward the ATR [Asia-Pacific Region]
Krasnaya Zvezda (Russia), January 21, 2012
 
American Forces Press Service, January 23, 2012
 
DoD Live, January 17, 2012
 
U.S. Turns Guam Into Strategic Center for Controlling Asia-Pacific
Zhongguo Qingnian Bao, January 6, 2012
 
Development of First Brazilian Nuclear Submarine Starts This Year
Atividades Nucleares, January 2012
 
The mandarins in Whitehall should take more seriously Argentina's renewed interest in the South Atlantic islands
The Telegraph (UK), January 19, 2012
 
Washington Times, January 25, 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Mission term of naval elements of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) was extended for one more year in Gulf of Aden and off Somalia
World Bulletin, January 25, 2012
 
PLA Daily, January 20, 2012
 
RusNavy.com, January 19, 2012
 
 
CYBER
 
Wired.com (Threat Level), January 19, 2012
 
When the Conficker computer “worm” was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cyber-security experts didn’t know what to make of it. It infiltrated millions of computers around the globe. It constantly checks in with its unknown creators. It uses an encryption code so sophisticated that only a very few people could have deployed it. For the first time ever, the cyber-security elites of the world have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers, trying to find Conficker’s creators and defeat them. The cops are failing. And now the worm lies there, waiting …
The Atlantic, June 2010
 
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, December 19, 2011
 
Russian Military Expert Analyzes New US Military 'Guidance' Chapter by Chapter
Krasnaya Zvezda, January 25, 2012
 
 
ENERGY
 
Indonesia's Nuclear Ambitions
This analytic report was prepared for the Open Source Center by an Indonesian expert
Open Source Center, October 11, 2011
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ArCTic - ANTARCTIC
 
Wall Street Journal (China Real Time Report), January 18, 2012
 
Asia Times, January 25, 2012
 
Reuters, January 27, 2012
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
Chosun Ilbo, January 26, 2012
 
Arirang News, January 26, 2012
 
Easier, January 25, 2012
 
Market Watch, January 24, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
Interfax (Russia), January 24, 2012
 
 
RIA Novosti, January 24, 2012
 
Interfax (Russia), January 25, 2012
 
 
ITAR-TASS, January 18, 2012
 
Liquid-Propellant Versus Solid-Propellant Missile Debate Detailed
Populyarnaya Mekhanika, October 1, 2011
 
RusNavy.com, January 19, 2012
 
Shortage of Professional Soldiers in Russian Baltic Fleet
Interfax-AVN, January 19, 2012
 
Interfax (Russia), January 24, 2012
 
Russian Navy Ships Visited Ports of 36 Countries in 2011
Interfax-AVN (in Russian), January 23, 2012
 
In Petrozavodsk They Are Creating a Wing-in-Ground Effect Vehicle Center for the FSB: They Will Build the Ships and Train the Technicians at the Former Avangard Shipyard
Izvestiya, January 23, 2012
 
 
INDIA
 
Not much of a sea-based deterrent, says Pravin Sawhney; Chakra is the filler of strategic space says Vijay Shankar
The Hindu, January 25, 2012
 
The Sunday Guardian (India), January 1, 2012
 
Press Trust of India, December 20, 2012
 
Despite looking east for two decades, New Delhi has still not shown Asia its mettle for leadership
Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2012
 
The Hindu, January 20, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA/INDIA
 
Defense World, Janauary 23, 2012
 
BarentsNova (Russia), January 25, 2012
 
 
EUROPE
 
The Express (UK), January 25, 2012
 
Mission term of naval elements of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) was extended for one more year in Gulf of Aden and off Somalia
World Bulletin, January 25, 2012
 
The mandarins in Whitehall should take more seriously Argentina's renewed interest in the South Atlantic islands
The Telegraph (UK), January 19, 2012
 
Tengri News, January 25, 2012
 
 
AFRICA
 
Africa Review, January 24, 2012
 
The Government Appears Indifferent About Beefing Up Coastal Security and Introducing Anti-Pirate Laws
Africa Confidential, January 20, 2012
 
Nigeria loses $100 million in revenue yearly to illegal bunkering and clandestine maritime activities, it has been learnt
The Nation (Nigeria), January 24, 2012
 
Daily Trust (Nigeria), January 25, 2012
 
Nigerian Tribune, January 23, 2012
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
Indonesia's Nuclear Ambitions
This analytic report was prepared for the Open Source Center by an Indonesian expert
Open Source Center, October 11, 2011
Bangkok Post, January 25, 2012
 
Washington Times, January 25, 2012
 
Indonesian Fleet Development To Be Completed in 2014
ANTARA, January 24, 2012
 
 
INDIA OCEAN
 
Sri Lanka Rejects China's Request for Maritime Research in Lankan Territorial Waters
Lakbima (in Sinhalese), January 18, 2012
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
The Express (UK), January 25, 2012
 
While it's true that Brig.-Gen. Yohanan Locker is Netanyahu's preference, it doesn't mean that he's ultra-hawkish on Iran, nor does it mean Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel is dovish
Haaretz, January 24, 2012
 
IDF chief dismisses reports he is under pressure to appoint PM’s military adviser, Maj.-Gen. Yohanan Locker
Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2012
 
Commentary Details Iran's Naval Force Operations During War With Iraq
Iran Online, January 3, 3012
 
 
CHINA-UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
 
Center for a New American Security, January, 2012
 
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, January 2012
 
Honolulu Civil Beat, January 20, 2012
 
PRC Media Notes: China Background of New PACFLT Commander
USPACOM China Media Pilot, January 24, 2012
 
Chinese Experts Discuss CNO's Speech on US Navy Force Posture
USPACOM China Media Pilot, January 20, 2012
 
 
CHINA-INDIA
 
Asia Times, January 25, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
National Interest, January 23, 2012
 
PLA Article on Guiding Public Opinions on Non-War Military Missions
Junshi Jizhe, November 15, 2011
 
 
CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
Summary: PRC Will Not Establish Naval Bases Overseas
Tzu Ching (Hong Kong), January 1, 2012
 
PRC Video Purportedly Shows Detailed Images of Varyag Flight Deck
Guangzhou 56.com, January 17, 2012
 
Warship? Never! The two-decade voyage of the Varyag—from Russian castoff to Macau pleasure palace to China's first aircraft carrier
Bloomberg Businessweek, January 25, 2012
 
Yang Yi: China Taking the First Step in its Long March for an Aircraft Carrier
Guoji Xianqu Daobao, January 9, 2012
  
The Korea Times, January 25, 2012
 
Difficult Voyage Of Aircraft Carrier Varyag To China
Modern Navy (China), November 2011
 
Images Suggest Shenyang Making Progress on Carrier-Capable J-15
Jane's Defence Weekly, January 17, 2012
 
Strategy Page, January 20, 2012
 
Wall Street Journal (China Real Time Report), January 23, 2012
  
Future of Large Chinese Amphibious Vessels
Modern Navy (China), November 2011
 
PLA Daily, January 20, 2012
  
PLAN East Sea Fleet Minesweeper Group Hunts, Removes Smart Mines
Renmin Haijun, November 9, 2011
 
NSF Organizes Theater Joint Defensive Operations Involving Other Services
Renmin Haijun, November 14, 2011
 
PLAN SSF Destroyer 'Guangzhou' Employs High-Tech Equipment Management
Renmin Haijun, October 26, 2011
 
PLA Navy Paper on Political Work in 'Distant-Sea' Naval Tasks
Renmin Haijun, November 9, 2011
 
Generation Mechanism of Ship's ELFE, Protection
Haijun Gongcheng Daxue Xuebao, December 1, 2003
 
 
CHINA:  Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
Huojianbing Bao, December 16, 2011
 
NSF Organizes Theater Joint Defensive Operations Involving Other Services
Renmin Haijun, November 14, 2011
 
Going in the Right Direction of Joint Operations and Joint Training
Qianjin Bao, November 22, 2011
 
Asahi (Japan), January 24, 2012
 
Multi-Missile Coordinated Strike Guidance Strategies of New Generation Air-to-Air Missile"
Hangkong Bingqi, April 2011
 
 
CHINA:  Geo-Pol-Economic
 
Why America’s Edge Will Endure
International Security, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Winter 2011/12)
 
Wall Street Journal (China Real Time Report), January 18, 2012
 
 
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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
 
January 20, 2012
 
* Titles without links are proprietary and/or copyrighted and may be available to U.S. government entities upon request
 
 
 
Thought of the Week:
 
- Why is it so difficult to achieve maritime supremacy? As long as there are other powerful rivals on the seas there are only two ways to overcome the enemy and realize dominance: firstly, to gain control over water crossings by physically destroying other countries’ fleets; secondly, naval blockades.
 
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
INTERESTING
 
If Iran turns into a naval power, its neighbors are estimated to maintain balance via multilateral unions against Iran
Iran Diplomacy, December 22, 2011
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
The Diplomat, January 17, 2012
 
Battle for control of Asia's seas goes underwater
Associated Press, January 19, 2012
 
Wired.com Danger Room, January 18, 2012
 
The Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA), January 19, 2012
 
Bloomberg News, January 20. 2012
 
UPI, January 17, 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Chatham House, January 2012
 
The Australian, January 16, 2012
 
Daily Maverick (South Africa), January 16, 2012
 
Jiefangjun Bao Online in English 13 Jan 12
 
 
CYBER
 
Kings of War, January 17, 2012
 
Cabinet Office, November, 2011
 
Amazon.com, December 2011
 
New York Times, January 16, 2012
 
As with previous Sykipot strains, the attackers use an e-mail campaign to get specific targets to click on a link and deposit the Sykipot malware onto their machines
PCWorld, January 16, 2012
 
 
ENERGY
 
Al Bawaba, January 15, 2012
 
Bloomberg News, January 20. 2012
 
NASDAQ, January 17, 2012
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
The Australian, December 31, 2011
 
Xinhua, January 1, 2012
 
gCaptain, January 6, 2012
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
gCaptain, January 6, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
Russian Caucasus Exercise Scenario Linked to Potential Anti-Iran Strike
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 16, 2012
 
RIA Novosti, January 16, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA/INDIA
 
Russia's Indian Partner Reveals Some Details of Joint Fifth-Generation Fighter
"Kindred Spirit. India Discloses Specifications of Fighter Aircraft Based on PAK FA"
Lenta.ru, November 24, 2011
 
 
EUROPE
 
The Mail (UK), January 20, 2012
 
La LettreA.fr, January 13, 2012
 
The Scotsman, January 16, 2012
 
The Australian, January 16, 2012
 
Portuguese Armed Forces Facing Staff Shortages as Austerity Bites
Expresso, January 14, 2012
 
The agreement involves the construction of submarines for the Turkish Naval Forces with air independent propulsions (AIP) at Turkey's Golcuk Naval Shipyard
World Bulletin, January 18, 2012
 
 
AFRICA
 
Jacob Zuma wants an aircraft carrier, and it will be partly up to convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni to decide who will get the contract to supply a warship potentially costing even more than the four frigates bought as part of the controversial 1999 R60 billion arms deal.
The Citizen (South Africa), January 17, 2012
 
China has changed its approach to local governments and societies while increasing its investments in Africa. As the West is mired in economic crises, Africa looks to Asian countries for alternatives 
RSIS, January 16, 2012
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
Asia One, January 17, 2012
 
The new year will see ASEAN more engaged in a balancing and hedging strategy as the “new Great Game” between the US and China in East Asia unfolds. Can ASEAN avoid being trampled underfoot?
RSIS, January 17, 2012
 
Southeast Asia Research Centre (Hong Kong), November 2011
 
Those Who Move Against the General Trend of the South China Sea Issue Are Doomed to Hurt Themselves
Renmin Ribao, January 16, 2012
 
This is an excerpt from "Further into the Sea," a book based on CCTV's latest documentary published this month
Global Times, January 16, 2012
 
The Mirror (UK), January `17, 2012
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
Financial Times, January 10, 2012
- Background and Principal Findings of Report:
- Report (in full):
 
If Iran turns into a naval power, its neighbors are estimated to maintain balance via multilateral unions against Iran
Iran Diplomacy, December 22, 2011
 
PanARMENIAN.Net, January 16, 2012
 
Mehr News Agency (Iran), January 18, 2012
 
Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), January 18, 2012
 
Russian Caucasus Exercise Scenario Linked to Potential Anti-Iran Strike
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 16, 2012
 
Al Bawaba, January 15, 2012
 
 
CHINA-INDIA/INDIAN OCEAN
 
Why Beijing’s defence ministers visited Kampala with US $2.3m cheque
The Independent (Uganda), January 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA-RUSSIA
 
Russia Can No Longer Count on Massive Arms Exports to China - Expert
Interfax-AVN, January 18, 2012
 
Pakistan Observer, January 12, 2012
 
 
CHINA-ASIA
 
Contemporary Southeast Asia, No 3, 2011
 
Contemporary Southeast Asia, No 3, 2011
 
This is an excerpt from "Further into the Sea," a book based on CCTV's latest documentary published this month
Global Times, January 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA-AFRICA
 
(Video) PRC Peacekeepers' Minesweeping Mission on Israel-Lebanon Border
CCTV News, January 18, 2012
 
 
CHINA-AFRICA
 
China has changed its approach to local governments and societies while increasing its investments in Africa. As the West is mired in economic crises, Africa looks to Asian countries for alternatives 
RSIS, January 16, 2012
 
Why Beijing’s defence ministers visited Kampala with US $2.3m cheque
The Independent (Uganda), January 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
PLA Quietly Advances Reforms in Organizations and Structures
Wen Wei Po, December 31, 2011
 
Head of PLA Training Dept. Outlines 2012 Military Training Plans, Reforms
Jiefangjun Bao Online in Chinese 13 Jan 12 p 2
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
New historical documentary "Further into the Sea" tells its story on the screen and on the page
Global Times, January 03, 2012
 
Commercial Firms Increase Logistic Efficiency at PLA East Sea Fleet Base
Renmin Haijun, September 2, 2011
 
PLA ESF Submarine Flotilla Uses Asset Management To Boost Combat Strength
Renmin Haijun, November 14, 2011
 
Armament Staff Study Session on Naval Equipment Systems
Zhongguo Jungong Bao, December 15, 2011
 
China Military News (cited from Xinhua), January 9, 2011
 
Jiefangjun Bao Online in English 13 Jan 12
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
Changes in Operations Guide Transformation of Training - Thinking About Operations Triggered by Jiefangjun Bao, January 5, 2012
 
Data Link Delay-Time Compensation Based on Kalman Filtering Algorithm
Hangkong Bingqi, October 1, 2010
 
Three-Dimensional Store Separation Simulation Using Moving Structured Overlapping Grid Technique
Hangkong Bingqi, April 1, 2011
 
S&T: A Method To Eliminate Self-Oscillation in Integrator of Acceleration Passage
Hangkong Bingqi, October 1, 2010
 
2nd Artillery Paper on Dealing With Risks in Real Combat Oriented Training
Huojianbing Bao, November 2, 2011
 
New Method on Course Heading Estimation
Yuhang Xuebao, July 1, 2011
 
Accelerate Transformation of Combat Power Generation Model, Advance Reform of National Defense and Military Organization and Leadership System
Military Economic Research, November 2011
 
PRC Book Excerpt: 'Military Mobile Communications System'
Military Mobile Communications System, December 1, 2010
 
Telemetry Transmission Technology for Launch Vehicle Based on Relay Satellite System
Daodan yu Hangtian Yunzai Jishu, December 1, 2009
 
Parts 1-4 in the Series of Reports on a Certain Group Army's Comprehensive Information System Integration Building
Jiefangjun Bao, January, 2012
- PLA Group Army's Aviation, Ground Forces Linked by Information Systems
- PLA Group Army's Information System Breaks Down Service Stovepipes
- PLA Group Army Protects Information System, Messages With 'Encryption'
- PLA Group Army's Information System Allows Rapid Command, Synchronized Actions
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
The scholar and author discusses if we are entering a new era of Chinese exceptionalism
Al Jazeera, January 14, 2012
 
Reuters, January 17, 2012
 
 
 
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Strategic Research Department
 
January 13, 2012
 
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INTERESTING
 
World Politics Review, January 11, 2012
 
December, 2011
4+ minute video of Chinese aircraft carrier returning to port found at one of China's most popular video-sharing websites December 27th.
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
World Politics Review, January 11, 2012
 
AOL Defense, January 10, 2012
 
The Diplomat, January 11, 2012
 
UPI, January 11, 2012
 
Brazil's Navy Technology Center Website Answers Questions on Nuclear Program
Sao Paulo CTMSP--Website of the Brazilian Navy Technology Center, December 28, 2011
  
Brazilian Ship Industry 2011 Performance and Challenges for 2012
DefesaNet, December 28, 2011
 
London Evening Standard, January 13, 2012
 
British Forces News, January 6, 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Maritime Security Asia / China Daily, January 11, 2012
 
 
CYBER
 
AOL Defense, January 10, 2012
 
Hacker posts IP addresses for industrial control systems
Computer World (UK), January 13, 2012
 
Wen Jiabao Chairs State Council Executive Meeting to Study and Map Out Plans for Accelerating the Development of China's Next-Generation Internet Industry
Xinhua Domestic Service, December 23, 2011
 
Conceptual Views Regarding the Activity of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Information Space
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, 2011
 
 
ENERGY
 
London Evening Standard, January 13, 2012
 
Bloomberg Businessweek, January 13, 2012
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
Written by Marilyn A. Brown and Benjamin K. Sovacool
 
To continue its dominance on the Arctic, the Russian Bear needs the help of foreign markets, investors and technologies
Al Jazeera, January 3, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
A Russian vessel group led by the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus
Barents Observer, January 9, 2012
 
Interfax (Moscow), January 10, 2012
 
Conceptual Views Regarding the Activity of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Information Space
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, 2011
 
 
EUROPE
 
The Telegraph (Belfast), January 9, 2012
 
Defence Professionals, January 12, 2012
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
Will Tehran really shut off one of the world’s most important oil chokepoints? Only if it is truly desperate.
Foreign Policy, January 9, 2012
 
Iran would likely be a far more formidable adversary than any the United States has faced in decades. The U.S. should be very wary about launching military strikes.
The Diplomat, January 9, 2012
 
Navy officers confirm security mission will amount to thousands of hours of missile boats' operational hours each year.
Haaretz.com, January 9, 2012
 
 
CHINA-UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
 
Center for a New American Security, January 2012
 
 
CHINA-INDIA/INDIAN OCEAN
 
PRC Paper Views Possible PLA(N) Support Facilities in Indian Ocean
CNA, January 6, 2012
 
 
CHINA-AFRICA
 
In its search for a new paradigm and a new strategy in a rapidly changing world, China should embrace the solidarity of all humans. Yet at an important conference last month, Chinese officials had nothing to say about Africa.
Africa.com / Pambazuka News, January 12, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
Stronger Military Sector Extends Period Of Peace
The inevitability of war and opportunities to prepare for it through responding to nontraditional security threats
National Defense (Guofang) Magazine, October 2011
 
Exploration Into Causes Of "Lack Of Enthusiasm In Joining Military Service, Difficulty In Recruiting Military Personnel" And Solutions And Suggestions
National Defense (Guofang) Magazine, January 11, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
Jamestown Foundation / China Brief, January 6, 2012
 
China Daily, January 9, 2012
 
Geopolitical Theory of Maritime Strategic Passages and Impact Thereof
China Military Science, 4th edition, 2011
 
PRC Paper Views Possible PLA(N) Support Facilities in Indian Ocean
CNA, January 6, 2012
 
PLA's First Ship-Borne Helicopter Unit's Actual Combat Capability Boosted
Jiefangjun Bao, January 6, 2012
 
(Video) PLA Navy Holds Low-Level Flight Defense Drill in South China Sea
CCTV News January 12, 2012
 
PRC Article Examines PLA Navy's 'Transformation,' Three Strategic Missions
Guoji Xianqu Daobao, December 19, 2011
 
PLA SSF Landing Flotilla Integrates 'Maritime English' as Part of Routine Training
Renmin Haijun, September 5, 2011
 
Advance Informatization of Coastal Defense Units
National Defense (Guofang) Magazine, October 2011
 
Evidence? Chinese state media have reported that a fisherman in Shandong had accidentally retrieved wreckage from what may have been a missile booster
Taipei Times, January 10, 2012
 
Voice of Russia, January 11, 2012
 
Maritime Security Asia / China Daily, January 11, 2012
 
(Video) Chinese-Made Submarine Cable-Laying Vessel Undergoes Tests
CCTV News, January 10, 2012
 
Conference on Reform of Naval Academies Held on 16 Aug in Beijing
Renmin Haijun, August 16, 2011
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
(Video) Chinese PLA Air Force Holds J-10 Fighter Aircraft Training
CCTV News, January 6, 2012
 
(Video) PRC's White Paper on Construction of Beidou Navigation System
CCTV News, December 30, 2011
 
Overview of Overseas Satellite Tracking Stations
Open Source Center Report, January 11, 2012
 
Wen Jiabao Chairs State Council Executive Meeting to Study and Map Out Plans for Accelerating the Development of China's Next-Generation Internet Industry
Xinhua Domestic Service, December 23, 2011
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
With the West struggling with economic problems, China is expected to assume an increased role in global leadership. To do so, it needs to improve its “soft power” 
RSIS, January 9, 2012
 
 
 
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Strategic Research Department
 
January 6, 2012
 
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Thought of the Week:
 
- "The Gerald R. Ford is just the first of her class," wrote Navy Captain Henry Hendrix and retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Noel Williams in an article in the naval journal Proceedings last year. "She should also be the last."
 
 
 
INTERESTING
 
Leading Astray: Soft Kill Evolves to Counter New Anti-Ship Threats
Navies are investing in new countermeasures technologies to defeat the anti-ship missile threat
Jane's International Defence Review, December 14, 2011
 
(Video) Chinese Aircraft Carrier Video
4+ minute video of Chinese aircraft carrier returning to port found at one of China's most popular video-sharing websites December 27th. The website indicates the ship was returning from its third sea trail.
http://www.56.com/w58/play_album-aid-9139635_vid-NjU1NTkwODQ.html
 
WSJ, January 4, 2012
 
Journal of Energy Security, December 14, 2011
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
Policy Mic, December 20, 2011
 
The Navy is pursuing one of the most ambitious alternative energy programs in government
Government Executive, January 1, 2012
 
India Quarterly, Sep-Nov, 2011
 
The Diplomat, December 11, 2011
 
U.S. Department of Defense, November 2011
 
Dominican Today, December 14, 2011
 
A Spanish fishing vessel flying the Falkland Islands flag was barred from entering the alternative port of Punta del Este where she was planning to receive crewmembers. The news was confirmed by Uruguay’s Coast Guard
Merco Press, January 5, 2012
 
Policy Mic, January 4, 2012
 
The News (Portsmouth, UK), January 5, 2012
 
Financial Times (UK), January 2, 2012
 
UPI, December 13, 2011
 
Evo Morales Reiterates Bolivia's 'Maritime Aspirations' During Participation in Summit
La Tercera, December 3, 2011
 
 
PIRACY
 
Maritime Executive, December 21, 2011
 
 
CYBER
 
CNBC, December 15, 2011
 
The National (UAE), December 15, 2011
 
Market Watch, December 19, 2011
 
NATO, December 13-15, 2011
 
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), December 19, 2011
 
Strategic Studies Insititute, U.S. Army War College, December 19, 2011
 
Chinese analysts are writing about how their country should approach what one author calls "cyber war mobilization"
Atlantic Monthly, December 28, 2011
 
The Yomiuri Shimbun, January 4, 2012
 
 
ENERGY
 
The Navy is pursuing one of the most ambitious alternative energy programs in government
Government Executive, January 1, 2012
 
Journal of Energy Security, December 14, 2011
 
Journal of Energy Security, December 14, 2011
 
Journal of Energy Security, December 14, 2011
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
Maritime Executive, December 14, 2011
 
The Arctic Institute, December 23, 2011
 
The researchers behind the budding Ocean Health Index recognize the hubris of trying to summarize everything from water quality to fishing status to recreation in a single number, but they maintain it’s a necessarily audacious move
Miller-Mccune, December 13, 2011
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
Maritime Executive, December 21, 2011
 
Marine Log, November 23, 2011
 
Metal Bulletin, January 4, 2012
 
Maritime Journal, December 19, 2011
 
The costs associated with meeting the upcoming Water Ballast Management Convention (WBC) could prompt a fresh round of VLCC scrapping, a top shipbroker has said
Trade Winds, December 19, 2011
 
 
RUSSIA
 
Russia Seen Preparing 'Appropriate Response' for Possible Strike on Iran
Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, December 15, 2011
 
Russian Law Enforcement Discovers Two 'Pirated' Submarines at Sevmash
Nasha Versiya, December 12, 2011
 
The Voice of Russia, December 19, 2011
 
Daily Record (UK), December 15 2011
 
Barents Observer, January 2, 2012
 
Black Sea Fleet's Novorossiysk Naval Base Expected To Be Ready in 2014
BFM.Ru (Moscow), December 16, 2011
 
Aviation Week, December 19, 2011
 
 
INDIA
 
The Sunday Guardian, December 4, 2011
 
UPI, January 5, 2011
 
Journal of Energy Security, December 14, 2011
 
 
EUROPE
 
DoD Buzz, January 6, 2012
- Secretary Panetta and the U.K.‘s secretary of state for defence, Phillip Hammond, signed an agreement Thursday that will help the Royal Navy get ready for its two forthcoming but controversial aircraft carriers.
 
Croatian Navy's Anti-Ship Missiles Declared Unusable for Lack of Overhauls
Slobodna Dalmacija, November 29, 2011
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
The Australian navy plans to recruit up to 1,000 Royal Navy sailors facing redundancy under the Government’s defence cuts
The Telegraph, December 27, 2011
 
Since the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong incidents in 2010, the South Korean armed forces have embarked on defence reforms to strengthen their capabilities. The reforms, however, have placed the Navy in a strategic dilemma
RSIS, December 12, 2011
 
Japan - A Multitude of Challenges
Bureau of Intelligence & Research, U.S. Department of State, November 30, 2011
Army-Navy Club, November 30, 2011
 
The Jakarta Post, December 21, 2011
 
The Sunday Guardian, December 4, 2011
 
 
INDIA OCEAN
 
Eurasia Review, December 13, 2011
 
Eurasia Review, January 4, 2012
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
Iran and the Strait of Hormuz
Stratfor, October 2009
- Editor's Note: Though this article was originally published in October 2009, the ongoing debate over Iran's capabilities and intentions gives lasting relevance to the analysis within. Media reports continue to focus on efforts to disrupt Tehran's efforts to construct nuclear weapons, but the international community has a much greater strategic interest in ensuring the flow of oil through the Iranian-controlled Strait of Hormuz.
 
Associated Press, December 29, 2011
 
Time, December 28, 2011
 
Israel is reinstating one of its Dolphin-class submarines; Gantz gives Chief of Staff awards to covert Flotilla 13, Maglan units
Jerusalem Post, December 19, 2011
 
New IDF command will work with special operations units, oversee their covert operations
Jerusalem Post, December 18, 2011
 
Military's urban warfare center to feature its very own 'enemy forces' to assist troops' training
Ynetnews, December 20, 2011
 
Journal of Energy Security, December 14, 2011
 
 
CHINA-UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
 
PRC Military Expert Discusses Motives of US Readjustment of Asia-Pacific Strategy
The United States is striving to build a political-economic framework that favors US interests through forceful military measures, and thus build a security structure that protects and favors the United States and ensure the stability of the United States' hegemonic standing
Liaowang, November 28, 2011
By National Defense University Professor Han Xudong
 
Latest Development of Space Warfare as Seen in Space Operations Exercises (U.S. Space Exercises From PRC Point of View)
Hangtian Dianzi Duikang, June 1, 2011
 
 
CHINA-ASIA
 
Mainichi Daily News, December 19, 2011
 
Policing the Waves
Having recently gained sole responsibility for policing the country's offshore waters, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency is now facing up to the challenges of an ageing fleet, manpower shortages and budget cuts. Dzirhan Mahadzir reports
Jane's Navy International, December 29, 2011 
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
Security Middle East, November 11, 2011
 
Analysis: China May Be Heading for a Hard Landing
The seemingly unstoppable growth of China will become exposed to fiscal strains in 2012, with the PLA standing to lose out on billions. Trefor Moss reports
Jane's Defence Weekly, December 23, 2011
 
China's Anti-Missile Capabilities Approach Advanced International Standards
Wen Wei Po, November 23, 2011
 
Chinese Army Revamps Department for Military Training
People's Daily, December 21, 2011
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/7684149.html
 
Defence Professionals / PLA Daily, December 19, 2011
 
China To Improve Militia Management
Xinhua, December 15, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2011-12/15/c_131309033.htm
 
Sichuan University's Establishment of China's 10th National Institute of State Secrets and National Security Education
Chengdu Sichuan Zaixian, September 30, 2011
 
Transformation in PLA Planning Reflects Hu Jintao's Strategy for Building the Military (Op-Ed)
Ta Kung Pao, November 24, 2011
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
(Video) Chinese Aircraft Carrier Video
4+ minute video of Chinese aircraft carrier returning to port found at one of China's most popular video-sharing websites December 27th. The website indicates the ship was returning from its third sea trail.
http://www.56.com/w58/play_album-aid-9139635_vid-NjU1NTkwODQ.html
 
Chosun Ilbo, January 6, 2012
 
Expert Interpretation: It Will Take 8 to 10 Years for Aircraft Carrier to Become Combat Capable
Wen Wei Po, November 30, 2011
 
(Video) PLA Naval Escort Flotilla Conducts Refueling Near Malacca Strait
CCTV-Xinwen, November 9, 2011
 
(Video) PLA Navy's North Sea Fleet Conducts Missile Boat Drill
CCTV News, January 3, 2012
 
Navy Tests New Torpedoes Aimed at Submarine-Towed Targets
Target obliterated without the slightest damage to the submarine
Jiefangjun Bao, December 2, 2011
 
PLA Navy Submarine Flotilla Pushes Forward Normalization of Ocean Training
Jiefangjun Bao, December 6, 2011
 
PRC Military Expert on Chinese Navy's Long-Range Military Exercises at East Sea
Wen Wei Po, December 5, 2011
 
PRC Military Expert Notes 'Synergetic Link' Between China's Navy, Economy
Feng Huang Wei Shih Tzu Hsun Tai (Hong Kong), December 7, 2011
 
PLA NSF Organizes Theater Joint Operations Training With Other Services
Renmin Haijun, October 28, 2011
 
Those trying to understand China’s naval ambitions should be wary of the tacticization of strategy. Sea power isn’t just about the latest hardware
The Diplomat, December 10, 2011
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
 
Today Online (Singapore), December 30, 2011
 
Information Office of the State Council, The People's Republic of China
December 2011, Beijing
 
PRC Book Excerpt: Foreword, Postscript of GSD Communications Dept's C4ISR Handbooks
PLA Publishing House (Jiefangjun Chubanshe), 2010
 
Summary: JFJB on 'System of Systems,' Overall, Joint Operation Capabilities
Jiefangjun Bao, August 18, 2011
 
2nd Artillery Training Base Blue Force Battalion 'Informatized'
Jiefangjun Bao, December 15, 2011
 
Summary: JFJB on 'Executive Power' and 'System of Systems' Combat Power
Jiefangjun Bao, December 15, 2011
 
Summary: JFJB Presents Thoughts on PLA Military Training Reform
Jiefangjun Bao, August 11, 2011
 
Images Hint At Chinese Y-8 ELINT Variant
Jane's Defence Weekly, January 5, 2012
 
Integrated Protection of Near Space Early Warning Platforms
Hangtian Dianzi Duikang, June 1, 2011
 
Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2011
 
Chinese Geographic Services, Technology Have Improved: Forum
Xinhua, December 19, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2011-12/19/c_131315684.htm
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
China to Militarise Commercial Technology with New Research Centre
Jane's Defence Industry, December 9, 2011
 
Analysis: China May Be Heading for a Hard Landing
The seemingly unstoppable growth of China will become exposed to fiscal strains in 2012, with the PLA standing to lose out on billions. Trefor Moss reports
Jane's Defence Weekly, December 23, 2011
 
The 130 million people who are left behind in China’s rural areas are posing a severe challenge to the country’s food security -- for the food producers as much as consumers. The conundrum of the abandoned farmers and farmland may have global implications.
RSIS, December 12, 2011
 
 
ETC…
 
Science Daily, December 16, 2011
 
 
 
 
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