Category Air Force

Persistent Regional Drones Could Deter China, Russia: CSBA

Persistent Regional Drones Could Deter China, Russia: CSBA breakingdefense.com · by Theresa Hitchens MQ-9 Reaper WASHINGTON: A coherent US and allied strategy to increase the use of drones in regional hot spots could serve as a strong deterrent to gray-zone aggression by Russia and China, says a new study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Implementing […]

The Dangers Of Trimming The Post-Coronavirus Defense Budget

Excerpts: The military’s readiness free-fall did not occur overnight, and can’t be fixed in a year or even four. It will take years of consistent funding before the military will be considered adequate for the missions it is expected to perform. That’s a cost this country has easily shouldered in the past. As former Secretary […]

COVID-19 Spreads To USS Nimitz; DoD Must ‘Operate In A COVID Environment’

David Maxwell’s Comment/Observations: “I think the Vice Chairman is exactly right.  DOD is going to have to learn to “fight through” this pandemic.  We need to consider this as a biological attack.  If this pandemic hamstrings our military I believe our adversaries will assess that biological attacks will prove extremely effective against US forces.  We […]

Could A Mach 5 SR-72 Spy Plane Already Be In The Sky?

Could a Mach 5 SR-72 Spy Plane Already Be in the Sky? . By Caleb Larson April 09, 2020 Lockheed Martin If anything about the SR-71 program can be gleaned, it is that the existence of the SR-72 will likely be unacknowledged for some time after it is operational. For all we know, the SR-72 could […]

U.S. Commanders Cite Pandemic As They Pull Back Elite Units Around The World

U.S. Commanders Cite Pandemic as They Pull Back Elite Units Around the World By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · April 3, 2020 The move means the withdrawal of Special Operations troops from some conflict zones and shuttering longstanding missions. U.S. Special Forces personnel in February in Mauritania. The Pentagon is examining whether […]

Thornberry Unveils Pentagon Reform Package

Excerpts: “It always concerns me a lot if DoD or any other agency ignores the law,” Thornberry said. “I believe very strongly that when we put something into law, when it’s signed into law by the President, then it is the law of the U.S. And you may like it or you may not like […]

The Pentagon’s Big Problem: How To Prepare For War During A Pandemic

Excerpt “The military has to be looking at how to cope with its training establishment,” he added. “I would expect something pretty soon, frankly. That could be a shutdown. They could redesign the training, scale it back, pace people out. That gets at very fundamental aspects of military capability.” The need for the military to […]

What Happens When U.S. Soldiers Are Exposed To Small, Repeat Explosions?

What Happens When U.S. Soldiers are Exposed to Small, Repeat Explosions? The National Interest · by Michael Peck · March 28, 2020 It is no secret that soldiers face danger from explosions. When a shell or bomb explodes, soldiers suffer concussive effects: when a salvo of Iranian ballistic missiles struck a U.S. base in Iraq in February 2020, […]

What’s In The $2.2 Trillion Stimulus For Defense?

What’s in the $2.2 Trillion Stimulus for Defense? . By Mackenzie Eaglen March 28, 2020 U.S. Navy graphic by MC1 Paul Archer Trump’s first war was not the one anyone expected to fight. President Trump recently called himself a wartime president for confronting a pandemic that threatens the lives and livelihood of so many Americans. Congress heard the […]

Author, Former Special Operartor Dr. David Kilcullen Interviewed On CSPAN On His New Book: “The Dragons And The Snakes: How The Rest Learned To Fight The West;” A Peak At The Evolving State Of Warfare

Author, Former Special Operartor Dr. David Kilcullen Interviewed On CSPAN On His New Book: “The Dragons And The Snakes: How The Rest Learned To Fight The West;” A Peak At The Evolving State Of Warfare   https://fortunascorner.com      Former Australian Special Forces soldier (Iraq and Afghanistan) and author Dr. David Kilcullen, was interviewed this […]