Category Army

Nothing In Sports Moves Me Like The Army-Navy Game

Perspective | Nothing In Sports Moves Me Like The Army-Navy Game The Washington Post · by John Feinstein · December 5, 2018 In 2017, Simone Askew became the first African American woman to lead Army’s portion of the “March On” as first captain of the Corps of Cadets. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) At about 6:30 on Saturday evening, […]

Trump Expected To Tap Army Chief As Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs

Trump Expected To Tap Army Chief As Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs The Washington Post · by Greg Jaffe · December 7, 2018 Gen. Mark Milley is expected to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Andrew Harnik/AP) President Trump is expected to choose the head of the Army to become the next chairman […]

Special Ops May Pass More Missions To Conventional Forces – Nominee Says

David Maxwell Comment:  “I have not found the transcript of the testimony but it can be viewed at this link:  https://news.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f6fa55ce0e459e2f060ddda0b&id=8270921d85&e=e98f0a3634 LTG Clarke’s 27 page response to the advance policy questions can be downloaded here: https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Clarke_APQs_12-04-18.pdf ( would note that unconventional warfare, counter-unconventional warfare or political warfare are not mentioned in any of his responses but are […]

U.S. Army Special Warfare Center And School Is Getting A Major Upgrade

U.S. Army Special Warfare Center And School Is Getting A Major Upgrade taskandpurpose.com · by Drew Brooks, The Fayetteville Observer · November 25, 2018 Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag has watched and listened to the construction work outside his Fort Bragg office for as long as he has been in command of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center […]

Five Challenges Facing Trump’s Military

The 5: ” 1) The budget;  2) Space force;  3) “Great Power” Competition;  4) Afghanistan; and, 5) Missile Defense.” To these I would add, Cyber, Artificial Intelligence, the potential loss of stealth in the air; under the sea and on the ground; drone/autonomous systems warfare; potential capability surprise on the ‘battlefield’; and biomteic/identity management which […]

The Future Of War: Robot Drone Swarms, Lasers, And Hypersonic Missiles

Financial Times November 17-18 2018 The future of war Robots, drone swarms, lasers, hypersonic missiles . . . The US military is in a race to devise the next generation of weaponry before China beats America to it. By Katrina Mason. Photographs by Jason Koxvold Above: Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn in an F-35 […]

U.S. Military Advantage Has Eroded, Study Says

U.S. Military Advantage Has Eroded, Study Says Paul Sonne and Shane Harris, The Washington Post  Published 9:16 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission […]

Trump Taps Retired General For Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

Trump Taps Retired General For Ambassador To Saudi Arabia https://thehill.com/policy/defense/416549-trump-taps-retired-general-for-ambassador-to-saudi-arabiaBY BRANDON CONRADIS AND BRETT SAMUELS – 11/13/18 06:34 PM EST © Getty Images President Trump has announced his intention to nominate retired Gen. John Abizaid to serve as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a key posting that comes amid heightened tensions between the longtime allies. Abizaid, who currently […]

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon freebeacon.com · by Bill Gertz · November 8, 2018ShareEmail Secretary of Defense James Mattis / Getty Images BY: Follow @BillGertz November 8, 2018 11:50 am Contradicting press reports, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has no plans to step down and leave the Trump administration following the midterm elections, his spokeswoman says. “No. There […]

On Drones And Tactics: How Unmanned Platforms Will Change The Way The Infantry Fights

On Drones And Tactics: How Unmanned Platforms Will Change The Way The Infantry Fights Walker Mills | November 6, 2018 Suppression. Any infantryman will be familiar with this term. And for good reason. It’s a tried-and-tested feature of successful battlefield tactics. But what does it actually mean? The answer isn’t as clear as one might hope […]