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Weekly Maritime News Survey, 9 March 2012

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
 
March 9, 2012
 
* Titles without links are proprietary and/or copyrighted and may be available to U.S. government entities upon request
 
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
 
Now that the US is substantially reducing its military spending and withdrawing from present wars, its future intentions, and those places it will seek to control, are becoming clear. The most important will be the Pacific and the South China Sea
Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris), March 2012
 
Should the U.S. Navy be on patrol for the UN's Law of the Sea Treaty?
American Spectator, March 5, 2012
 
National Defense (NDIA), March 5, 2012
 
Marine Corps Times, March 5, 2012
 
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, March 6, 2012
 
Santiago Times, March 4, 2012
 
Wordpress, March 2, 2012
 
Praia Expresso das Ilhas (Cape Verde), March 1, 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Strait Times, March 6, 2012
 
Pirate attacks in the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa are threatening plans to double oil production amid a swelling energy boom in the impoverished region.
UPI, March 7, 2012
 
Praia Expresso das Ilhas (Cape Verde), March 1, 2012
 
The Hindu Business Line, March 7, 2012
 
So-called cowboy guards are plenty of fighting pirates off Somalia.
Politiken.dk (Copenhagen), March 5, 2012
 
Manorama (Malaysia), March 5, 2012
 
The National (UAE), March 5, 2012
 
Pretoria News (South Africa), March 5, 2012
 
Europe Online, March 5, 2012
 
The European Affairs Daily, March 5, 2012
 
 
CYBER
 
Reuters, March 8, 2012
Report:
Prepared for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission by Northrop Grumman Corp, March 7, 2012
 
ASD Reports, March 8, 2012
 
Bloomberg Tech Blog, March 6, 2012
 
Fraud and Other Threats to Information Security
The story of one malady of progressive humanity
FTP Radio (Russia), March 6, 2012
 
Press Trust of India, March 4, 2012
 
 
ENERGY
 
Financial Times / Bloomberg, March 7, 2012
 
Qiushi Article Analyzes Challenges, Opportunities for PRC Nuclear Industry Growth
Qiushi, October 16, 2011
 
Beijing Review, February 27, 2012
 
Asahi Shimbun, March 7, 2012
 
Pretoria News / Reuters, March 5, 2012
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
Xinhua, March 5, 2012
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 4, 2012
 
China Daily, March 6, 2012
 
Steel Guru, March 6, 2012
 
Reuters, February 28, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
Russian Aircraft Carrier's Return From Mediterranean Cruise Detailed
Na Strazhe Zapolyarya (Murmansk), February 18, 2012
 
Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 To Undergo Upgrade, MiG-29K To Replace Su-33
Yekaterinburg Uralskiye Voyennyye Vesti, February 25, 2012
 
Russian Warplane Exports to Fall as Domestic Orders Soar - Pundit
Interfax-AVN, March 2, 2012
 
Russia - Major Weapon Systems, Source Factories
Argumenty i Fakty (Moscow), February 22, 2012
 
Fraud and Other Threats to Information Security
The story of one malady of progressive humanity
FTP Radio (Russia), March 6, 2012
 
 
INDIA
 
Manorama (Malaysia), March 5, 2012
 
Indo-Asian News Service, February 26, 2012
 
Date by which contract could be signed may be pushed back
Deccan Herald (India), March 5, 2012
 
Vayu Aerospace and Defence Review, III, 2010
 
UPI, March 2, 2012
 
 
EUROPE
 
Defence Management, March 5, 2012
 
Centre Forum, March 2012
 
The Scotsman, March 8, 2012
 
First review of the National Security Strategy 2010
March 8, 2012
  
Questions in London and Rome after two kidnapped engineers die when Special Forces are 'unlucky' for once
The Week (UK), March 9, 2012
 
MSNBC, March 9, 2012
 
Europe Online, March 5, 2012
 
The European Affairs Daily, March 5, 2012
 
 
AFRICA
 
Pirate attacks in the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa are threatening plans to double oil production amid a swelling energy boom in the impoverished region.
UPI, March 7, 2012
 
Questions in London and Rome after two kidnapped engineers die when Special Forces are 'unlucky' for once
The Week (UK), March 9, 2012
 
MSNBC, March 9, 2012
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
Maritime Executive, March 7, 2012
 
China's objection to the Philippines’ latest move to explore for hydrocarbons off Palawan has raised the temperature over the Spratlys. The best way forward is for both parties to put aside their dispute and allow for joint development while refraining from unilateral activities.
RSIS, March 7, 2012
 
Pretoria News / Reuters, March 5, 2012
 
Asia Times, March 3, 2012
 
North Korea’s pledge of a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests raises the prospect of resumption of the Six-Party Talks. But questions remain whether Pyongyang will fulfil its part of the bargain.
RSIS, March 8, 2012
 
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, February 23, 2012
 
Strait Times, March 6, 2012
 
Asahi Shimbun, March 7, 2012
 
 
INDIA OCEAN
 
Asia Times, March 5, 2012
 
Pretoria News (South Africa), March 5, 2012
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
BBC, March 7, 2012
- Iran has made it clear that if it is attacked either by Israel or the United States it will respond in kind. But just what could Iran do to strike back? What would be the consequences, both in the region and inside Iran itself? Indeed, could the potential consequences of an Israeli strike be so serious as to make military action the least preferable option in terms of constraining Iran's nuclear programme?
 
 
CHINA-UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
 
AOL Defense, March 5, 2012
 
China Daily, March 2, 2012
 
Nation is quickly developing technology with indisputable defense applications
MSNBC, February 28, 2012
 
 
CHINA-INDIA
 
The Times Of India, March 2, 2012
 
 
CHINA-ASIA
 
China's objection to the Philippines’ latest move to explore for hydrocarbons off Palawan has raised the temperature over the Spratlys. The best way forward is for both parties to put aside their dispute and allow for joint development while refraining from unilateral activities.
RSIS, March 7, 2012
 
PLA Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo Says To Strengthen Position Over Diaoyu Island
"Rear Admiral: China to Return 'Tough for Tough' on Diaoyu Dao Issue"
Wen Wei Po (Hong Kong), March 6, 2012
 
 
CHINA-MIDDLE EAST
 
World Politics Review, March 2, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
German Marshall Fund, March 7, 2012
 
No need to press panic button over Asian giant's military buildup
Straits Times (Singapore), March 9, 2012
 
Navy Times / Associated Press, March 4, 2012
 
China Daily, March 7, 2012
 
Wall Street Journal / China Real Times, March 5, 2012
 
AFP, March 4, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
Calibration Models Appear On Ex-Varyag's Flight Deck
Janes Defence Weekly, March 2, 2012
 
Statesman Journal, March 7, 2012
 
China's Navy to Take Delivery of First Aircraft Carrier This Year
Central News Agency (Taiwan), March 8, 2012
 
Kyodo World Service, March 8, 2012
 
Chosun Ilbo, March 9, 2012
 
Ta Kung Pao (Hong Kong), March 6, 2012
 
Summary: CACS, State Oceanic Administration to Set Up Oceanic Telemetry Research Center
Zhongguo Hangtian Kegong Jituan Gongsi, February 22, 2012
 
China Daily, March 6, 2012
 
Wall Street Journal / China Real Time Report, March 7, 2012
 
Xinhua, March 5, 2012
 
Maritime Executive, March 7, 2012
 
Xinhua, March 2, 2012
 
Xinhua, March 7, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
Reuters, March 8, 2012
 
Nation is quickly developing technology with indisputable defense applications
MSNBC, February 28, 2012
 
Xinhua, March 2, 2012
 
Strategy Page, March 5, 2012
 
Cooperative Navigation for Multiple UAVs Based on Two Hydrophones
Xitong Gongcheng Yu Dianzi Jishu, July 1, 2011
 
Table of Contents of PRC S&T Journal 'Fire Control and Command Control' Oct 11
Taiyuan Huoli Yu Zhihui Kongzhi, October 1, 2011
 
Table of Contents of PRC Journal 'Command Control & Simulation' Oct 11
Lianyungang Zhihui Kongzhi Yu Fangzhen, October 1, 2012
 
Table of Contents of PRC S&T Journal 'Aero Weaponry' Oct 11
Luoyang Hangkong Bingqi, October 1, 2012
 
Table of Contents of PRC S&T 'Electro-Optic Technology Application' Oct 11
Jinzhou Guangdian Jishu Yingyong, October 1, 2012
 
Table of Contents of PRC S&T Journal Hangtian Dianzi Duikang (Aerospace Electronic Warfare), October 2011
Hangtian Dianzi Duikang, October 2011
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
Past Diplomatic Practices Collide with Rising Economic and Political Realities
Center for American Progress, March 8, 2012
 
Stratfor, March 6, 2012
 
Stratfor, March 5, 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.
 
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