ADEN/WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it had launched military operations in Yemen, carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10-country coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the country's president had taken refuge.
26 Maret 2015
22 Maret 2015
A bipartisan effort is emerging to highlight dangerous trends in Asia—and specifically in the South China Sea. But will Obama listen?
The balance of power in Asia is changing—and not in Washington’s favor.
No longer can the United States count on simply massing forces Gulf War I style and quickly coming to the aid of its allies if combat ever commenced on the Korean peninsula, in the East China Sea, around Taiwan or in the South China Sea—all thanks to China’s massive military buildup and growing anti-access/area-denial capabilities. The Obama Administration is quick to point out America is “pivoting” or “rebalancing” to Asia—maybe one of the most “sticky” foreign policy slogans in the last twenty five years. But catchphrases can’t change the facts and many would argue the pivot remains only a slogan when we take a hard look at facts on the ground. China is not only altering the status quo on land but on the water, in the sky, in space, and maybe even in cyberspace too.
14 Maret 2015
Release Date: 3/13/2015
From the Navy Chief of Information Office
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The sea services released a new maritime strategy, March 13, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and homeland security objectives.
3 Maret 2015
Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy: China's undersea fleet has surpassed that of the US
China is very quick to put new types of arms into service. Currently, China outnumbers the United States in terms of nuclear and diesel-powered submarines, US Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy said. Although, he added, the quality of Chinese submarines is still inferior to American ones.
25 Februari 2015
Command has the responsibility to create combat forces, to support combat forces, and to employ combat forces. Strategy is the comprehensive directions of all elements of power to control situations and areas in order to attain objectives. Tactics is the immediate employment of specific forces and weapons to attain the specific objectives determined by strategy. Logistics is the creation and sustained support of weapons and combat forces to be tactically employed to attain strategic objectives.
21 Februari 2015
Doctrine should be continually re-examined and improved. This, of course, is one of the important features of operations analysis ( Henry E.Eccles,Rear Admiral,Military Concepts and Philosophy,1965 )
INFLUENCES on the strategy process are both numerous and important. Most are relatively well known and understood because they are similar to the influences that affect almost any political decision. This chapter, however, deals with an influence peculiar to national security strategy decisions—military doctrine. A detailed examination of doctrine is in order for at least two reasons. Doctrine has, or should have, an extraordinary impact on the strategy process, and doctrine is an ill-defined, poorly understood, and often confusing subject in spite of its considerable importance.
31 Januari 2015
Semua orang mendambakan kebahagiaan, tetapi tidak semua orang memahami apa sebenarnya kebahagiaan itu. Jika kebahagiaan diibaratkan sebagai suatu benda yang memiliki bentuk, ukuran dan warna tertentu, maka setiap orang yang mendambakan kebahagiaan harus mengenali benda tersebut sebelum berusaha mencari dan menemukannya untuk dimiliki. Jika mereka belum mengenali benda tersebut, tentu saja pencariannya akan sia-sia belaka. Untuk mengenali kebahagiaan yang diibaratkan sebagai suatu benda tersebut diperlukan penjelasan, atau katakanlah suatu teori tentang kebahagiaan.
20 Januari 2015
11 Januari 2015
Sociologists who measure anxiety levels of entire nations have concluded that the US is, by far, the most anxious nation on Earth. About one in three Americans can be expected to suffer anxiety at some point in their lifetime, compared with one in four Colombians, who occupy the second world-anxiety slot. Curiously, nations where people face more basic struggles in life, like securing clean water to drink, are markedly less anxious than Americans. 'According to the 2002 World Mental Health Survey, people in developing-world countries such as Nigeria are up to five times less likely to show clinically significant anxiety levels than Americans.'
28 Desember 2014
It seems these days the world is literally on fire. Conflict continues on and off in Ukraine, there are tensions throughout the Asia-Pacific, Ebola is on the rampage, ISIS continues its bloody war of attrition throughout Syria, into Iraq and on and on. Yet, could something even worse be on the horizon—a conflict with more-severe global ramifications?
21 Desember 2014
Argentina invades the Falklands
[extract from Margaret Thatcher The Downing Street Years (1993), pp173-85]
Nothing remains more vividly in my mind, looking back on my years in 10 Downing Street, than the eleven weeks in the spring of 1982 when Britain fought and won the Falklands War. Much was at stake: what we were fighting for eight thousand miles away in the South Atlantic was not only the territory and the people of the Falklands, important though they were. We were defending our honour as a nation, and principles of fundamental importance to the whole world - above all, that aggressors should never succeed and that international law should prevail over the use of force. The war was very sudden. No one predicted the Argentine invasion more than a few hours in advance, though many predicted it in retrospect. When I became Prime Minister I never thought that I would have to order British troops into combat and I do not think I have ever lived so tensely or intensely as during the whole of that time.