Monthly Archives: February 2014

The U.S. Military’s Over-Reliance On The Electromagnetic Spectrum Is A Potential Vulnerability In Future Conflict

How The Army Plans To Fight A War Across The Electro-Magnetic Spectrum Patrick Tucker had an online article in the Feb. 26, 2014 edition of with the title above. Mr. Tucker notes that while the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Army have made significant efforts to “showcase their budding capabilities, the service/s and […]

Putin’s Ukraine Gambit By Charles Krauthammer

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE PRINT February 27, 2014 8:00 PM Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Meanwhile, Obama fails to understand that American inaction creates a vacuum. By Charles Krauthammer Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the […]

BY THOMAS E. RICKS FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – 01:22 PM Future Of War #11 Enhancing Human Performance http://ricks.foreignpolicy. com/posts/2014/02/27/fow_11_ enhancing_human_performance By Daniel P. Sukman Best Defense Future of War entrant One of the primary elements of military research and development is how to enhance human performance in combat, from better equipment, weapons with longer reach, […]

Inspector General Blasts NRO Secrecy

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2014, Issue No. 18 February 28, 2014 Secrecy News Blog: ** INSPECTOR GENERAL BLASTS NRO SECRECY PRACTICES ** OPTIONS FOR US NUCLEAR WEAPON PIT PRODUCTION (CRS) INSPECTOR GENERAL BLASTS NRO SECRECY PRACTICES The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the agency that builds and operates U.S. […]

Russia Plans $55.38B Expenditure On Aerospace Defense By 2020

Russia Plans $55.3Bln Expenditure On Aerospace Defense by 2020 Aerospace Defense Forces exercisesAerospace Defense Forces exercises Aerospace Defense Forces exercises © RIA Novosti. Ruslan Krivobok 20:35 28/02/2014 Tags: Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO), Yury Borisov, Russia MOSCOW, February 28 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s military will invest 2 trillion rubles ($55.3 billion) in building up its aerospace […]

The Future Of War Essay #10; Let’s Figure Out How Not To Get Into One With China

The Future Of War, Essay #10: Let’s Figure Out How Not To Get Into One With China BY THOMAS E. RICKS FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – 01:14 PM http://ricks.foreignpolicy. com/posts/2014/02/27/the_ future_of_war_no_10_lets_ figure_out_how_not_to_get_ into_one_with_china By Sean Kelleher Best Defense future of war entry Several recent commentaries on the emerging Air-Sea Battle doctrine have emphasized the escalatory risks […]

Pentagon Wants Contractor To Pick Propaganda Audiences

Dave Maxwell: The is a another example of how a contract request for proposal can be misinterpreted, taken out of context and turned into a sensation headline and newspaper report. And I will bet that the RFP never had the word propaganda in it (though we should not be afraid to use it). Pentagon Wants […]

al-Qaeda Plots Comeback In Afghanistan

February 28, 2014 Al-Qaeda Plots Comeback in Afghanistan By Kimberly Dozier h1ttp://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2014/02/28/al- qaeda_plots_comeback_in_ afghanistan_107113.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida’s Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan […]

Saudi Arabia’s New Missile Force

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China Ramps Up Cyber Security Efforts; Strives To Become An “Internet Power”

China Ramps Up Cyber Security Efforts, Strives To Become “Internet Power” Michael Kan has an online article in this morning’s (Feb. 28, 2014) with the title above. According Xinhua News Agency, China’s official state media, “China is bolstering its efforts on cyber security with a new, high-level committee that aims to turn the […]