The final exercises between the naval units included, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS), Surface action Group
(SAG) drills, Asymmetric Warfare demonstrations and helicopter operations.
For example, with Professor Don Brutzman of the Naval Postgraduate School, I have reached the conclusion that the goal of "network-centric warfare" (NCW) is appropriate only for operating an aircraft carrier battle group, an expeditionary strike group, or a surface action group
, none of which can perform its function without radiating almost continuously.
With Sigonella as the "Hub of the Mediterranean", there was immediate logistics response for the Eisenhower, Enterprise, and George Washington Carrier Strike Groups, the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, and the Elrod/Ross Surface Action Group
. The Sigonella logistics community executed timely movement of material to areas of resupply, including Naples for in-port replenishment, Augusta Bay for Combat Logistics Force transshipping, and loading high priority material and morale-boosting mail onto aircraft assets at the NASSIG Air Terminal.
As the core of a powerful Surface Action Group
(SAG), the battleship poses a threat which no hostile force dare ignore.
India had been infuriated with the signing of a free trade deal with China last December, he said, adding: "The political unrest in the Maldives in actual fact is a power struggle with international factors." At the end of January, a Chinese navy "surface action group
", which included an amphibious Type 071 vessel for troops to make a marine landing, quietly crossed into the Indian Ocean through Indonesia's Sunda Straits.