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Mattis Takes On The Pentagon Bureaucracy

Mattis Takes On The Pentagon Bureaucracy BY KATHERINE MCINTIRE PETERSDEPUTY EDITOR ,GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley AA Font size + Print Defense Secretary Jim Mattis exchanges greetings with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon arriving at the Pentagon for his first […]

Thermonuclear Cyber War

Thermonuclear Cyberwar Erik Gartzke Jon R. Lindsay J Cyber Secur tyw017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyw017 Published: 14 February 2017 Article history Views PDF Cite Share Tools Nuclear command and control increasingly relies on computing networks that might be vulnerable to cyber attack. Yet nuclear deterrence and cyber operations have quite different political properties. For the most part, […]

Former Secretary Of Defense Carter Outlines The Future Of Warfare

Concluding Q&A: At heart, you’re a scientist. What is your advice to all the scientists concerned about the direction this White House is taking the country? Again, it’s very early. It’s very difficult to discern what the direction is. I’d encourage people to keep heart and to remember that we’ve been around for 241 years […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

A Chinese Blackwater?

The fact that this individual is Ms. DeVos’s Brother is not relevant nor germane to the article — and thus, brings in the potential that this is just a ‘hit piece,’ rather than a thoughtful article.  Instead, it is the continuing ‘guilt by association,’ and is exhibit A of why so many people despise the […]

Thornberry Announces HASC Committee Vice Chairs

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 THORNBERRY ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRS WASHINGTON – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the 115th Congress. Appointing the Vice Chairs, Thornberry said: “The world remains a dangerous place with threats increasing in every […]

House Looks To Rebuild As Military Warns Of Shortfalls

House Looks To Rebuild As Military Warns Of Shortfalls Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Tuesday that a new Congress and president could begin repairing the military this year as uniformed leaders again painted a grim picture of depleted forces. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, pointed to Congress’ […]

Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75 Percent Of The Agency’s Elite Hacking Tools — And Exposed Them To Our Enemies/SAdversaries

Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75 Percent Of The Agency’s Elite Hacking Tools http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Dan Goodin’s February 6, 2017 article on the website — Ars Technica.  Citing this morning’s Washington Post, Mr. Goodin writes that former National Security Agency contractor Harold T. Martin III “stole more than 50 […]

Philippines Submits Defense Equipment Wishlist To China

Philippines Submits Defense Equipment Wishlist To China rappler.com Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana says they are waiting for China to approve the list which includes boats and drones Pia Ranada @piaranada Published 5:57 PM, February 07, 2017 Updated 6:50 PM, February 07, 2017 BLOSSOMING FRIENDSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping sign agreements at […]

With Trump, Congress Can Kill Sequester: Thornberry

With Trump, Congress Can Kill Sequester: Thornberry breakingdefense.com · by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Rep. Mac Thornberry CAPITOL HILL: Can Congress finally break the logjam of the Budget Control Act and increase spending on defense? Yes we can, said the cautiously optimistic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Why are the chances any better this year than for all the […]