Category NATO

Oliver Stone’s Fawning, 18 hr. Interview With Vladimir Putin

Moscow Times June 21, 2017 Putin, Depersonalized: What Does Oliver Stone’s Film Reveal About Russia’s Leader? In “Putin Interview”, the ordinary and casual moments are the most compelling By Mikhail Fishman American filmmaker Oliver Stone has faced intense criticism since the release of his 4-hour “Putin Interviews” earlier this month. Critics have assailed Stone for […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

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 […]

Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Recon Jet Over Baltic Sea

Comment:  The Russians claimed it was not armed. (Dr. Mark Schneider) Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Recon Jet Over Baltic Sea By Lucas Tomlinson Published June 20, 2017 Fox News   An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. […]

A New Breed Of Advisory Team: Security Force Assistance Brigades To Collaborate With Special Ops Forces

A NEW BREED OF ADVISORY TEAM: SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE BRIGADES TO COLLABORATE WITH SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES MAJ. GEN. JAMES B. LINDER MAJ. GEN. ERIC J. WESLEY CAPT. ELLIOT S. GRANT Monday, June 19, 2017 In 2016, the U.S. Army assigned the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, to advise and assist the Iraqi Army […]

DoD Releases Report On Enhancing Security And Stability In Afghanistan

  The 102 page report can be downloaded at this link.  https://www.defense.gov/Portal s/1/Documents/Enhancing-Securi ty-and-Stability-in-Afghanista n-June-2017.pdf. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: U.S. Department of Defense <govdelivery@subscriptions.dod .mil> Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM Subject: DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan You are subscribed to News Releases for U.S. Department of […]

Russia Threatens To Treat U.S. Coalition Aircraft As Targets Over Syria

We are still paying for the sins of the Obama national security team and its failure to adequately confront Russia and China.  As a result, we have emboldened a despot in Moscow; and, aided the hawks in Beijing who want to push the U.S. out of the South China Sea and away from the disputed […]

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria http://www.fortunascorner.com      Details are still coming in; but, I will not have time to do additional updates on this — this evening.  The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. F/A-18 fighter […]

U.S. May Be Defenseless Against New Hypersonic Missiles

Our ability, or  inability to defend against this kind of threat right now; or, the short-term — if the story is accurate — just imagine the compressed decision-making loop on how to retaliate and/or, respond if there is a first-strike use.  We could well reach a point sooner than we think and prefer, where our […]

The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/emerging-trump-doctrine-strategic-savvy/ The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta   June 17, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) BESA Center Perspectives Paper […]