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Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

HASC Subcommittee On Strategic Forces FY18 NDAA Mark Release

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539   MARK RELEASE: SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC FORCES   WASHINGTON – Led by Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Ranking Member Jim Cooper (D-TN), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Strategic Forces today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act […]

HASC Subcommittee On Tactical Air & Land Forces FY18 NDAA Markups — Includes Strengthening & Improving ISR Capabilities

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]

The Trump Budget Still Shortchanges The Military: By HASC Chairman, (Rep./Texas) Mac Thornberry

     Now we can more fully understand why the FY18 NDAA signed out by Rep. Thornberry over the weekend was annotated to reflect the NDAA was being published/released “By Request,” which meant that it did not yet have the backing of the Chairman of the HASC.  The below makes clear where the HASC Chair […]

Trump… Our Claudius: By Victor Davis Hanson

Excerpt: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and Homeland Security Director John Kelly—and the dozens of professionals who work for them—comprise the most astute and experienced group of strategists, diplomats, world travelers, and foreign policy thinkers since the Truman and Eisenhower administrations.   Never have so many […]

Treasury Sanctions Suppliers Of North Korea’s Nuclear and Weapons Proliferation Programs

 Treasury Sanctions Suppliers Of North Korea’s Nuclear and Weapons Proliferation Programs 6/1/2017 https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0099.aspx ​ Action also targets North Korea’s revenue from labor, coal, and minerals   Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated six entities and three individuals, and identified three entities, in response to North Korea’s […]

U.S. Options To Develop A Cyberspace Influence Capability

  Options are one thing.  Actually doing one, or any of them is another matter.  Will the civil libertarians, the lawyers, Congress, and the so-called  mainstream media allow it?  We have tried comparable influence-type activities over the past decades, only to have our hand slapped and told to shut these kind of efforts down.  Will […]

Opening Remarks By HASC Subcommittee Chair On Strategic Forces, Mike Rogers (R. AL) — Hearing On FY18 Priorities For Nuclear Forces & Atomic Energy Defense Activities

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN ROGERS SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2018 Priorities […]

U.S. House Of Representatives Seeking Integrated Intelligence On North Korea

The comments highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell.  His contact info is at the very bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner David Maxwell:  An interesting proposal from Representative Murphy.  However, like everything else we seem myopically focused on WMD and the nuclear program.   And here is another 180 days suspense.  If […]