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 […] Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has Nuclear Arsenal June 22,2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made an order to maintain secrecy in the storage and management of atomic weapons, the JoongAng Ilbo learned from a confidential document, confirming that it possesses a nuclear arsenal. The JoongAng Ilbo obtained Wednesday a document from the Workers’ […] China Proposes Halt to U.S. Military Exercises in South Korea at Talks Beijing brokering ‘dual suspension’ of U.S. war games and nuclear, missile tests by Pyongyang US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to conduct a two question press conference after meeting with Chinese State […]

Canadian Elite Special Forces Sniper Makes Record-Breaking Kill Shot In Iraq   Canadian sniper makes record-breaking kill shot — hits ISIS insurgent 2 MILES away…   A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance […]

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 By Divergent Options, 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.  […]

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China · by Dean Cheng Report Defense June 21, 2017 4 min read Download Report Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Dean brings knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities as a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. Summary The annual Department of Defense […]

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 […]

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]

McCain Threatens To Block Trump’s Pentagon Nominee By Jeremy Herb, CNN Updated 12:49 PM ET, Tue June 20, 2017 Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., questions former FBI Director James Comey during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. Story highlights McCain accused Patrick Shanahan of ducking questions McCain threatened […]