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Giant Pentagon Policy Bill Kicks Off Closed-Door Debate

Giant Pentagon policy bill kicks off closed-door debate Defense News · by Joe Gould · July 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — U.S. House and Senate conferees on the massive 2019 defense authorization bill met Wednesday to launch closed-door negotiations between the chambers’ competing drafts. Lawmakers are expected to wrangle over troop levels, how many F-35s to buy, a ban on […]

How Will The Senate Defense Bill Impact Future Pentagon Agenda?

Main topics: Doubling down on research and development Requiring a roles and missions report Basing American troops in Poland permanently Exercising greater oversight of Pentagon accounting Revamping the human resources system at Pentagon   How will the Senate defense bill impact future Pentagon agenda? By Mackenzie Eaglen, View Original June 14th, 2018 This week, the Senate […]

HASC Seapower And Projection Forces Subcommittee’s Proposal/Mark

  or Immediate Release: April 25, 2018 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 SEAPOWER & PROJECTION FORCES SUBCOMMITTEE MARK WASHINGTON, DC – Led by Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Ranking Member Joe Courtney (D-CT), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces today released their proposals for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act […]

U.S. Lawmakers Jolted By Syria Briefing, Pentagon Warns Of IS Resurgence

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence View Original April 18th, 2018 A Syrian pro-government militia member holds a captured Islamic State group flag in June 2017 outside the city of Raqa, which later fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces in October 2017Photo by: AFP Photo/George OURFALIAN Washington (AFP) – […]

Third Phase Of Nunes’ Investigation Will Focus On Obama CIA Dir. John Brennan

Report: Third Phase of Nunes’ Investigation Will Focus on Obama CIA Director John Brennan REUTERS/Yuri Gripas by Kristina Wong 13 Feb 2018     House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is next planning to investigate the role former CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama intelligence officials played in promoting the unverified dossier on Trump, according to a new […]

HASC Chair Thornberry On National Defense Strategy & Nuclear Posture Review

  HASC Press Release <> 9:29 AM (19 minutes ago) THORNBERRY ON NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY & NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Full Committee’s hearing entitled, “The National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review.” For […]

Cracking The Cha Mystery

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “Dr. Pastreich has been the most vocal critic of Dr. Cha since the first rumors that he wasbeing considered for the Ambassador to Korea.  This is a […]

Riddles Of Armageddon: Legal Enigmas Of A Nuke Launch Order

Riddles of Armageddon: Legal Enigmas of a Nuke Launch Order · by | Robert Eatinger · January 23, 2018 The recent discussion of whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or President Donald Trump has the bigger “nuclear button” raises the question again of procedures, policies and circumstances surrounding the use of nuclear weapons. U.S. military officers […]

Senior Pentagon Official Predicts ‘Screaming And Yelling’ As DoD Restructures

Excerpts: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan predicted that the restructuring will be “great fodder for stories next year because you’ll probably hear screaming and yelling” among critics of the changes it spawns. It will be led by the Pentagon’s first chief management officer and will focus on centralizing functions like human resources, information technology […]

Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next

Pentagon’s Third Offset may be dead, but no one knows what comes next By PAUL MCLEARY | Foreign Policy | Published: December 18, 2017 View Original December 18th, 2017 In 2012, the Pentagon’s senior leadership secretly established a new office to work on state-of-the-art weapons. For the next four years, officials there labored away […]