March 6, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Lex Park Winter Home Grown Market Open -

Friday, March 5, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of Gallery’s Show -

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Next Airport Farmers Market March 13 -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Library Opening – Limits in Place -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Biden to the World: ‘America Is Back’

'America Is Back'

President Joe Biden, speaking to the virtual Munich Security Conference, reassured world leaders of America’s commitment to its European allies. “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back, and we are not looking backward. We are looking forward together,” Biden said. The president also reversed several foreign policy moves by the Trump administration.

New Commandant at Naval Academy

naval academy commandant

COL James “J.P.” McDonough III will be the next commandant at the US Naval Academy. The Marine Corps artillery officer was a 1994 graduate of the academy.

Biden Transition Team Decries Lack of DoD Cooperation

transition

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has criticized the Pentagon for the abrupt halt in meetings and information sharing. “A failure to work together can have consequences well beyond January,” a spokesman for the team said.

South China Sea Topic of TPP Webinar

South China Sea

Gregory Poling of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative will lead the upcoming “Rock & Rules: American and the South China Seas” webinar Oct. 21. The Patuxent Partnership and St. Mary’s College of Maryland Center for the Study of Democracy will co-sponsor the event.

Carrier Reagan Heads Back to South China Sea

Reagan

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan strike group has returned to the South China Sea as tensions with China continue to rise.

Save the Date for TPP So. China Sea Webinar

south china sea

The Patuxent Partnership and St. Mary’s College of Maryland Center for the Study of Democracy will co-sponsor the “Rocks & Rules: America and the South China Sea” webinar. Save the date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, from noon to 1:30 pm.

Arson Suspected in Bonhomme Richard Fire

Arson Suspected

Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard. A US Navy sailor was being questioned. The fire on the amphibious assault ship, docked in San Diego, burned for more than four days.

US Conducts Operations in South China Sea for 2nd Time in 2 Weeks

Operations

The US Navy again has two carrier strike groups — USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan — conducting operations in the South China Sea. Rhetoric is heating up in the region, where Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam are challenging China’s claim to about 90% of the sea. The Navy notes that the carrier operations are unrelated to current events.

In Indo-Pacific Region, a Massive Show of US Naval Force

Indo-Pacific

While China builds up its military outposts in the South China Sea, putting missile and electronic warfare systems on them, the US and other allies have beefed up operations. For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force.

Supply Chain Problems Ahead for DoD

supply chain

DoD must brace for long-term supply chain problems associated with trade flow disruptions, such as container ships piling up unopened at US docks. The greatest impacts will be to DoD’s second-, third-, and fourth-tier suppliers who sell primarily to the civil and consumer markets.