Category Air Force

Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones

Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones · by Paul McLeary A young Marine reaches out for a hand-launched drone. WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command is asking drone makers to bring a slew of new technologies down to Florida in November to assess a range of novel gear, and they’re particularly interested in tiny drones: […]

Mattis’ Team Moves In, Promising Reforms

Mattis’ Team Moves In, Promising Reforms By Paul Mcleary, breakingdefense.comView OriginalAugust 21st, 2018 CAPITOL HILL: A new crop of nominees are getting ready to move into their offices at the Pentagon, signaling that after a long and rocky start, the Mattis team is finally moving forward with ambitious plans to change how the military does business. Several […]

If North Korea Won’t Denuclearize, Here’s What The U.S. Should Do

The comment below, and before the body of the article are some observations provided by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Wrote:  “A provocative essay.  Makes some useful points though I would like a more sophisticated information and influence activities campaign.  Satirizing […]

Chinese Bombers Likely Training For U.S. Strikes: Pentagon Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon 1 / 2A J15 fighter jet landing on China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill (AFP Photo/-)Washington (AFP) – Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details […]

U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, By Design

Excerpts: U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, by Design ndupress.ndu.eduView OriginalJuly 3rd, 2018 U.S. Army 10th Special Forces GroupPhoto by: Airborne As U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) celebrates its 30thanniversary, it faces a future characterized by increasingly complex, dynamic, and ill-defined security challenges. And since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, USSOCOM has been at […]

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

China Reveals Test Of New Hypersonic Missile

China Reveals Test of New Hypersonic Missile ‘Starry Sky-2’ wave rider designed to carry nuclear warheads through missile defenses ShareTweetEmail China’s President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz August 10, 2018 5:00 am China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, […]

Harrowing Account Of How USAF C-130 Crews Snuck Into South Sudan To Evacuate Diplomats Under Fire

David Maxwell Wrote:  “As usual another fascinating story about many great Americans.  However, what caught my eye was the briefing slide toward the very end of the article  Note this statement: “Insufficient capacity available through Global Force Management.”  Are we over extended?  How many contingencies could we handle near simultaneously (of course it depends on the locations, […]

What Really Matters In The Defense Authorization Act & What Didn’t Get Done

David Maxwell Comment: “Of course this special operations excerpt is most interesting to me.” Congress has slowly and consciously restructured special operations as an independent service. The assistant Defense Secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict now has duties similar to those of a service secretary, and the commander of Special Operations Command has […]