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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”. […]

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Major Garrett writes on CBS News’s website this evening, February 17, 2017, that Navy Secretary nominee, Philip Bilden is set to withdraw his nomination, perhaps as early as this weekend, according to […]

North Korea’s ‘Game Changing’ New Missile Is More Stable, More Efficient – And Harder To Detect

North Korea’s ‘Game Changing’ New Missile Is More Stable, More Efficient – And Harder To Detect 4 Comments The Pukguksong-2 is launched Credit: KCNA/KCNA Julian Ryall, Tokyo 13 February 2017 • 12:24pm The new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday is a “game changer”, according to analysts, because it uses […]

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

North Korea Aggression Must Be Halted

Excerpt: Although routine threats from Pyongyang have become commonplace, we should not forget the 46 sailors killed when in 2010 North Korea sank a South Korean Navy corvette, or the 1987 detonation of a bomb planted by North Korea in Korean Air Flight 858, killing 115 passengers and crew members; or the 1983 assassination attempt […]

Will North Korea’s Missile Launch A New U.S. Policy?

Excerpts: In response to Sunday’s launch, the Trump administration must immediately pursue four core policy elements: 1) increase support to our allies, including accelerating the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system; 2) issue a direct warning to North Korea, clearly stating the consequences for its provocative actions; 3) apply additional sanctions on North Korea […]

USFK Chief Hints At Preemptive Strikes Against N.Korean

Excerpts: In the past, the prospect of preemptive strikes had been mentioned primarily by U.S. analysts on a theoretical basis, but now they are being touted as viable options by government officials and lawmakers. But pundits say a number of conditions need to be met to justify a strike at the risk of a full-blown […]

Manila Predicts Beijing Will Build Base On Scarborough Shoal

Manila Predicts Beijing Will Build Base On Scarborough Shoal By Sam Lagrone, news.usni.org View Original February 10th, 2017 This week the Philippine defense secretary predicted China would start building an artificial island on the bones of Scarborough Shoal. If unopposed, China would likely attempt to build an installation like the several bases Beijing has constructed in the […]

U.S./China In Near-Miss: Chinese KJ-200 Early Warning Aircraft & A U.S. Navy P-3C Reconnaissance Plane Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Each Other This Week — In International Air Space; But, Near The Disputed Island Chain In The South China Sea

U.S./China In Near-Miss:  Chinese KJ-200  Early Warning Aircraft & A U.S. Navy P-3C Reconnaissance Plane Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Each Other This Week —  In International Air Space; But, Near The Disputed Island Chain In The South China Sea      Simon Holmes writes in the February 10, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail […]

China’s Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead?

  China’s Aircraft Carriers: Full Steam Ahead? Jeff M. Smith The Diplomat February 7, 2017 I first visited Hainan Island six years ago, part of an annual exchange of delegations my think tank, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), has been conducting with China since 1994. Led by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]