Keel Laying of LCS 6

10/19/2012
10/19/2012: Keel Laying of LCS 6 By Robbin Laird I am visiting the Gulf Coast and starting with the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Austal and will be travelling to the Ingalls Huntington shipyard for the christening of the USS America. Austal is a…

Shaping a Pacific Strategy IV

10/11/2011
10/11/2011 - The approach we are building is from the ground up – quite literally.  The US to protect its economic interests and sovereignty needs to deploy forward throughout the Pacific. We started with the USCG and its everyday forward deployments in the North and South Pacific.  And our interview…

Shaping a Pacific Strategy: Honeycombing the Pacific

09/27/2011
09/27/2011 As the United States eventually gets around to looking at the world, a new strategy as well as a new approach to using the tools available to the national command authority will be necessary.  Currently, the US is in strategic free fall.  The Iraq engagement is ending, the Afghan…

“Heading Fair”

09/06/2011
An Exclusive Interview with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Reported by George Talbot   [caption id="attachment_23671" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, right, escorts Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead to an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity Naples. Credit: USN Visual…

USS Freedom Action

08/24/2010
August 24th, 2010 / The littoral combat ship (LCS) is designed to operate as an extension of the fleet, USN, USCG and allied.  This is portrayed well by its current operations in RIMPAC. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability. [slidepress gallery='uss-freedom-action']…