Monthly Archives: October 2015

What’s Behind U.S. Mission ‘Shift’ Into Syria?

See highlighted excerpt below.  If everything is the terrorist nail then I guess using the hammer all the time is the appropriate way.  But Syria is more than terrorism.  It is a multi-dimensional civil war. And there are a lot more problems around the world that require the application of the right tools of national security […]

Pentagon Throws Shade on New ISIS War Plan

Comments immediately below and before the article are from a friend of Dave Maxwell’s. I think what USASOC is starting to see is USG/DoD aren’t assigning missions based on training or theater allocation/orientation as much as popularity in the beltway   The reality is JSOC started a plan in 2010 to become the theater force of […]

New U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Alliance Declares Offensive Against Islamic State

news.yahoo.com New U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Alliance Declares Offensive Against Islamic State 1 min read  original Civilians, who fled the violence in Hasaka city, carry their belongings as they arrive to Amouda town, … BEIRUT (Reuters) – A U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance on Saturday announced a fresh offensive against Islamic State in the northeast province of Hasaka, […]

America’s Weakening Military Strength Is Terrifying

news.investors.com America’s Weakening Military Strength Is Terrifying Oct. 31, 2015  2 min read  original Military Readiness: Pretty much everyone – even ex-state senator Barack Obama – says a president has no greater responsibility than national defense, protecting the homeland, its people and interests abroad. So why isn’t he? Americans have learned over time and especially since […]

Inside The CIA Red Cell

Excerpts: From its origins, the Red Cell has been distinct from mainline analytical units in several consequential ways. First, its directors personally select the analysts who serve on the Red Cell from many well-qualified applicants within the intelligence community. Directors seek people who are analytically fearless, excellent writers, and deeply knowledgeable about history and world […]

The Nuclear Option: Long Range Strike & The Case For Dual-Use

  http://breakingdefense.com/2015/10/the-nuclear-option-long-range-strike-the-case-for-dual-use/ 10/29/2015 The Nuclear Option: Long Range Strike & The Case For Dual-Use on October 29, 2015 at 4:00 AM By Blake McMahon Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Tuesday, Northrop Grumman won the contract to develop the Air Force’s next strategic bomber. Specifics about the competing designs have remained a closely-guarded secret, and the exact […]

DoD Releases Budget Figure For 2015 Military Intelligence Program

  Department of Defense Releases Budget Figure for 2015 Military Intelligence Program 10/30/2015 01:00 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-416-15October 30, 2015 Department of Defense Releases Budget Figure for 2015 Military Intelligence Program The Department of Defense released today the MIP appropriated top line budget for FY 2015.  The total MIP budget, which included both […]

Reimagining The U.S. Military For Today’s Security Environment

Clinging to a military as its effectiveness erodes is not unusual. Throughout history, armed forces have resisted change well past the point of obsolescence, persisting in old ways until defeat or disaster compels major transformation. Hopefully, the United States can break from this pattern and reconfigure its military without first facing defeat or disaster. But this […]

What The 50 Special Operation Forces Advisers Could Bring To The Fight In Northern Syria

What The 50 Special Operation Forces Advisers Could Bring To The Fight In Northern Syria by Thomas Gibbons-Neff  Oct. 30, 2015  1 min read  original Screengrab from a video of a joint U.S.-Kurd raid that rescued 69 hostages from an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq. Less than 50 Special Operations force advisers are to deploy […]

China’s Supersonic Ship Killer Is Making U.S. Navy’s Job Harder

China’s Supersonic Ship Killer Is Making U.S. Navy’s Job Harder http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-30/china-s-supersonic-ship-killer-is-making-u-s-navy-s-job-harder   YJ-18 can accelerate to three times speed of sound near target Missile will be harder to detect and hit with on-board guns Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Google+E-mail Increased interactions between the the Chinese and U.S. navy […]