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Who Will Replace Mattis?

Who Will Replace Mattis? Foreign Policy · by Lara Seligman · October 15, 2018 Report Trump signals in an interview that his defense secretary might be out. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks to members of the press before a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 28. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Rumors have circulated for months that U.S. […]

Watchdog Exposes Pentagon’s Cyber Struggles

Excerpts: Watchdog Exposes Pentagon’s Cyber Struggles The Hill · by Jacqueline Thomsen · October 14, 2018 Defense experts are seizing on a stunning federal report highlighting cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. weapons systems, calling it an embarrassing wake-up call for the Pentagon. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this week found that nearly all of the weapons systems it tested […]

Russia’s Army Will Soon Be Locked And Loaded With The World’s Fastest Missile

Russia’s army will soon be locked and loaded with the world’s fastest missile Science & Tech Oct 02 2018 Igor Rozin Reuters The hypersonic Zircon can travel 8 times faster than the speed of sound… Hypersonic missiles Sputnik The new weapons system will effectively be untouchable given its missiles cut through the air at a […]

How Social Media Will Drastically Change the Way Wars Are Fought. Unless It Doesn’t

How Social Media Will Drastically Change the Way Wars Are Fought. Unless It Doesn’t. – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Steve Leonard · October 8, 2018 P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) In the mid-90s, the think tank circuit was abuzz with the concept of “revolutions in military affairs.” […]

Trump Set To Shuffle His Generals

Trump Set To Shuffle His Generals CNN · by Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Washington (CNN)As President Donald Trump grapples with a number of huge foreign policy challenges over the coming months, he is going to have to make some key decisions on the generals who advise him and lead the US military.Behind the scenes, the White […]

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response In Vietnam War, Cables Show

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response In Vietnam War, Cables Show The New York Times · by David E. Sanger · October 6, 2018 President Johnson with Gen. William Westmoreland in South Vietnam in 1967.CreditYoichi Okamoto/Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library WASHINGTON — In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon […]

The Last Americans Fighting In Afghanistan

Opinion The Last Americans Fighting In Afghanistan A rare look at the front lines where Special Forces battle the Islamic State. Operational Detachment Alpha members using high-powered telescopes to search for Islamic State fighters hidden in the mountains.CreditCreditPhotographs by Andrew Quilty Opinion The Last Americans Fighting in Afghanistan A rare look at the front lines […]

CENTCOM Commander: Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Isn’t Happening

CENTCOM Commander: Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Isn’t Happening By Jeff Schogol, taskandpurpose.comView OriginalOctober 4th, 2018 Neither the Afghan government nor the U.S. military believes in Erik Prince’s plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Central Command said on Thursday. Erik Prince, founder of the company that used to be known as “Blackwater,” has […]

Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, Special Forces Legend, Holocaust Survivor, Has Died

Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, Special Forces Legend, Holocaust Survivor, Has Diedfayobserver.com · by Drew Brooks Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow survived three years in a Nazi concentration camp, he deployed twice to the jungles of Vietnam and he was the top U.S. Army officer in Berlin at the end of the Cold War. Along the way, the general […]

Five Changes Democrats Will Seek At Pentagon If They Win Power

Five Changes Democrats Will Seek At Pentagon If They Win Power The Hill · by Rebecca Kheel · October 1, 2018 Democrats are pledging to rein in or reverse President Trump’s defense agenda if they take back Congress in November.From seeking to ensure that transgender troops can continue to serve to blocking the administration from building low yield nuclear […]