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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 […]

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 […]

Kepler Space Telescope Has Spotted Over 200 New Planet Candidates And TEN Are In The Habitable Zone, And Could Support Life, NASA Reveals — Brings Total Of Exoplanets (Earth-Like) In Our Galaxy To 4,034

Kepler Space Telescope Has Spotted Over 200 New Planet Candidates And TEN Are In The Habitable Zone, And Could Support Life, NASA Reveals — Brings Total Of Exoplanets In Our Galaxy To 4,034   www.fortunascorner.com        Cheyenne Macdonald writes in the June 19, 2017 edition of London’s, the Daily Mail Online, that NASA’s […]

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 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 […]

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment www.fortunascorner,com      That’s the title of Stew Magnuson’s June 8, 2017 article on the Real Clear Defense website.  Mr. […]

South Korea Suspends Deployment Of U.S. Antimissile System

 The comments highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact/blog info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  I have to strongly disagree with Gordon and strongly agree with Scott.  If there is a threat from the north we need to take all prudent measures to defend ourselves […]

North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat

http://38north.org/2017/06/wgraham060217/ North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat   By William R. Graham 02 June 2017 Analysts like Jack Liu and Jeffrey Lewis are to be commended for their interest in educating the public about North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs and endeavoring to provide their readers with “informed analysis.” However, in a series of […]

Message To North Korea, Iran, Etc.: U.S. Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts ICBM-Type Target In 1st Ever Live Fire Test

A small ‘victory’ if you will; but, a big message in the short-term.  But, down the line, one can imagine the adversary potentially flooding the airspace with swarms of ICBM capable drones — as technology advances.  Will the ability to shoot-down these ICBM swarms advance at a faster, same, or slower pace?  You can also […]