Category Special Operations

Daniel Suarez Says In New Book That Gene Engineering, Not Artificial Intelligence Is The Next Big Threat: No One Is Prepared For An Era, When Editing DNA Is As Easy As Editing A Microsoft Word Document

Daniel Suarez Says In New Book That Gene Engineering, Not Artificial Intelligence Is The Next Big Threat:  No One Is Prepared For An Era, When Editing DNA Is As Easy As Editing A Microsoft Word Document    www.fortunascorner.com   “The successors to Silicon Valley will be in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai — and, in places […]

How White House Budgeting Director Mick Mulvaney Sabotaged Trump’s Defense Spending Increase

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/03/24/how-white-house-budget-director-mick-mulvaney-sabotaged-the-trump-defense-increase/#357132fd5ef4 MAR 24, 2017 @ 11:12 AM 4,907 VIEWSThe Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets How White House Budgeting Director Mick Mulvaney Sabotaged Trump’s Defense Spending Increase Loren Thompson ,    CONTRIBUTOR I write about national security, especially its business dimensions.   On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford testified before Congress for […]

SOCOM Seeking Latest Tech, Even Holograms, For Wargame Center

Excerpt: The latest gadgetry will help MacDill-based SOCOM keep up with growing global challenges, but there’s an even more important component to the center’s value, said Steve Meddaugh, a retired Army colonel who used to run it.   “The key to the Wargame Center is creating an environment that brings senior leaders together at the […]

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation UnitsShedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation Units

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation Units thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · March 21, 2017 On May 2, 2011, a group of special operators from the top secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) descended on an unassuming compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In an ensuing fire-fight, members of SEAL Team Six shot and killed infamous […]

Hill Republicans Say They’re Growing Frustrated With Mattis

But Republican lawmakers and senior congressional aides said in recent interviews they’re running out of patience with Mattis’ staffing decisions, which have disappointed Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee hoping to see their ideological allies elevated to senior levels in the Defense Department. Others are grumbling about Mattis’ refusal to advocate a bigger […]

Military Gains Bigger Voice As Pentagon Waits For Civilian

Military Gains Bigger Voice As Pentagon Waits For Civilian Nominees By David Wood, www.huffingtonpost.com View Original March 18th, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has tussled with the White House over the choice of top Pentagon officials.Photo by: Tech Sgt. Brigitte Brantley/U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON ― Thousands of American combat troops are fighting in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. […]

In Syria: Iran Sees Necessary War

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/03/iran-syria-intervention-hamedani-quds-force-memoir.html?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20170317&bt_ee=MWhrOqg/WGsLqjZ1+2s1wK663IGTzICLwrhbMJygSVo=&bt_ts=1489766659490 IRAN PULSE إقرأ باللغة العربية نبض ایران Lebanese sit in front of giant posters bearing portraits of Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon’s militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah (L), the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (R) and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (C), in the southern town of Kfour, Lebanon, […]

Trump Likely To Use Secondary Boycott To Press China Over N.K. Nukes: Think Tank

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2017/03/16/0301000000AEN20170316006500315.html Trump Likely To Use Secondary Boycott To Press China Over N.K. Nukes: Think Tank 2017/03/16 11:58 SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) — The Donald Trump administration may go ahead with imposing secondary sanctions on Chinese companies and build up U.S. military power to increase pressure on the Asian rival in a bid to rein in […]

Russian Special Forces: Learning From Experience

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/russian-spetsnaz-learning-experience-1090  EXPERT COMMENTARY  Russian Spetsnaz: Learning from Experience MARCH 15, 2017 | MICHAEL KOFMAN SUBSCRIBE NOW MICHAEL KOFMAN RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CNA CORPORATION As part of military reforms begun in 2008, Russia has overhauled its special purpose forces, or Spetsnaz to expand its capabilities and professionalization. It also created a new Special Operations Command known as the KSSO. […]

Why A Navy SEAL Raid On al-Qaeda Enraged Yemenis

Perhaps.  But, this anger is misplaced to a large degree.  Groups like the Islamic State, al Qaeda use innocent civilians — especially women and children as human shields to hide behind.  When they do that — it is almost impossible to avoid civilian casualties.  Unless and until we have DNA-enabled warheads in small drones for […]