Category US Military

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 […]

NATO Intercepts Russian Bombers Above Baltic Sea Twice In One Week

NATO Intercepts Russian Bombers Above Baltic Sea Twice in One Week By Damien Sharkov On 2/21/17 at 7:32 AM World NATO Russia Baltics NATO jets intercepted a skein of Russian combat aircraft, flying alongside Russian bomber planes above the Baltic Sea last Tuesday and Thursday—twice in a week, Lithuania’s government reports. The uptick of Russian […]

Lessons Not Learned: Viet Cong Infrastructure And The War In South Vietnam

Lessons Not Learned: Viet Cong Infrastructure And The War In South Vietnam thestrategybridge.org · by Robert J. Thompson · February 22, 2017 The Taliban resurgence jeopardizes the United States’s ability to conduct a pacification campaign in support of a foreign government. Indeed, the 2016 uptick in Taliban movement in Afghanistan mirrored that of North Vietnamese Viet Cong Infrastructure […]

Thornberry, Smith, Announce Final Subcommittee Roster

THORNBERRY, SMITH ANNOUNCE FINAL SUBCOMMITTEE ROSTERS Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) today announced the final majority and minority members who will lead and serve on subcommittees for the 115th Congress. Mr. O’Rourke will serve as Vice Ranking Member of the Committee.  One additional Democratic […]

Osama bin Laden’s Files: AQIM Commander Recommended Training Boko Haram’s Members

Osama bin Laden’s Files: AQIM Commander Recommended Training Boko Haram’s Members By Thomas Joscelyn, www.longwarjournal.org View Original February 18th, 2017 On Jan. 19, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released 49 documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound. To date, only a few hundred documents from bin Laden’s massive cache have been declassified. Still, the […]

The Art Of A Raw Deal: Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces To Be 90 Percent Armed With Modern Weaponry By 2020

The Art of a Raw Deal (Op-ed) Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020 Military & Defense February 21, 14:14 UTC+3 Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is confident that this will discourage any potential aggressor to encroach on the security of Russia Share 14 © Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS MOSCOW, February 21. […]

POTUS Trump’s NSC Pick – H.R. McMaster On ‘Continuities Of War & The Future Of Warfare

Thanks to Dave Maxwell for sending.   Also worth re-reading is HR’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Speech at Georgetown here:  http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/11/18/the-warrior-ethos-at-risk-h-r-mcmasters-remarkable-veterans-day-speech/ ICYMI: Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of Warfare: The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum by H. R. McMaster Journal Article |  February 20, 2017 – 4:11pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/icymi-discussing-the-continuities-of-war-and-the-future-of-warfare-the-defense-entrepreneur Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of […]

Possible Russia Covert Nuclear Test: Detection Of Radioactive Iodine At Trace Levels In Europe In Jan. 2017

Detection of radioactive iodine at trace levels in Europe in January 2017 13/02/2017 http://www.irsn.fr/EN/Presentation/about_us/Pages/who_are_we.aspx ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  TexteZone1 Iodine-131 (131I), a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The preliminary report states it was first found during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was […]

Nationalism: Russian Hybrid Warfare

Excerpts: Opening the conference General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence Netherlands Armed Forces, stated that “An uncertain future is looming on the horizon…this affects us all.” Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert concurred, stating, “Security in the world has seriously deteriorated since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Unfortunately, there […]

A Back-Channel Plan For Ukraine And Russia, Courtesy Of Trump Associates

A Back-Channel Plan For Ukraine And Russia, Courtesy Of Trump Associates By Megan Twohey, Scott Shane, www.nytimes.com View Original February 20th, 2017 President Trump on his way to Charleston, S.C., on Friday. Although he has expressed hope that the United States and Russia can work together, it is unclear if the White House will take a privately submitted […]