The US Fifth Fleet announced on September 18 that a Carrier Strike Group comprising USS Nimitz passed through the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruisers USS Princeton and USS Philippine Sea and guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett. After a gap of some ten months, a US aircraft carrier is being […]
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Although the US maritime presence is global, and every country in the world, in one way or another, falls under the responsibility of the various Pentagon commands, the official line justifying the US presence from the Horn of Africa to the Strait of Malacca will now be more assertive and direct.
The US needs to preserve its presence and influence wherever possible. This suggests supplementing a certain formula: a large fleet, forward deployment, and secure logistics with cooperation that is international, inter-agency, and public-private in nature. This could create a “smart-power approach for the seas”.
On August 21, many Arab and Western mass media reported “sensational” news that the Syrian armed forces had used chemical weapons in the suburbs of Damascus. However, Syrian authorities disproved the information and a lot of people all over the world didn’t believe the evidence provided by the opposition. It […]
“The Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world powers and conflict in the coming years. It is here that the fight for democracy, energy independence and religious freedom will be lost or won.” (Robert D. Kaplan) The Indian ocean once regarded as a ‘neglected ocean’ has, today, […]
After the «terrorist attack» on the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York, the U.S. special services are taking on a heavy burden of responsibility. Whatever guise the real organizers and perpetrators of the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center took does not matter, the task for the security […]
On September 2, 1945, Japan, Nazi Germany’s last remaining ally, signed the act of unconditional surrender, putting the last dot in the history of the Second World War. The bloodiest war ever fought, it lasted 6 years, affected 40 countries and claimed 55 million lives. The historic signing ceremony was […]
Wars don’t happen by accident. Any armed conflict is prepared for and planned well in advance. That’s a fact. People living in an absolutely peaceful country sometimes aren’t even aware that their country has decided to go to war and preparations for it are already in full swing. To better […]
As we continue our earlier conversation about relations between China and the United States, it bears repeating that at present both sides acknowledge that the relationship is good, as far as China is concerned, and excellent, per the United States. The US assessment is understandable. America is living in luxury […]