Category Department Of Defense

Midway: Victory And Scandal

June 4, 2020 Midway: victory and scandal By Robert Arvay Seventy-eight years ago (on June 4-7, 1942), the United States Navy fought and won the Battle of Midway.  Courageous American warriors defeated a powerful Japanese invasion fleet, and in the process, sank of four of Japan’s six largest aircraft carriers, for the loss of one American […]

Washington Looks To Five Eyes To Build Anti-China Coalition

Washington looks to Five Eyes to build anti-China coalition Financial Times · by Katrina Manson · June 3, 2020 When the US looked for allies to issue an international rebuke to Beijing’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, it did not turn to the G7 but instead to English-speaking members of an intelligence alliance dating back to […]

SOCOM Looking To Bake In AI Requirements On Every New Program

SOCOM Looking To Bake In AI Requirements On Every New Program · by Paul McLeary Special Operations Command’s Gen. Richard Clarke with students at the Special Forces Qualification Course. WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command is in a “war for influence” with adversaires from non-state groups to state-funded information operations, the command’s top general said recently, and is […]

A (Resignation) Letter To Defense Secretary Mark Esper

A (Resignation) letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper By James N. Miller The Washington Post · by James N. Miller · June 2, 2020 June 2, 2020 Hon. Mark T. Esper Secretary of Defense The Pentagon Washington, D.C., 20301 Dear Secretary Esper, I resign from the Defense Science Board, effective immediately. When I joined the Board in early 2014, […]

Philippines Suspends Abrogation Of Defense Pact With U.S.

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US The Washington Post · by Jim Gomez | AP MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. […]

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles · by Joseph Trevithick · June 1, 2020 US Army SHARE Photos have emerged showing U.S. special operators training to use an advanced optical sighting system for their carbines, including against targets simulating small drones, at the strategic At Tanf garrison in southern Syria. This […]

USS Mustin Guided Missile Destroyer Conducts Freedom-Of-Navigation Ops In South China Sea

USS Mustin The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea this week, challenging claims by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam over access to the waters near the Paracel Islands. Here’s a look at USS Mustin (DDG-89) on recent deployments and training exercises. Pictured: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin transits the Philippine Sea, March […]

Special Operations Command Wants To Put All Mission Data In A Single Pane Of Glass

Special Operations Command wants to put all mission data in a single pane of glass · by Nathan Strout · May 31, 2020 Special Operations Command wants all of the data operators need presented on a single pane of glass, working as a connecting step between the war fighter and the Department of Defense’s overarching Joint All-Domain […]

Why Taiwan Needs Nuclear Weapons

Why Taiwan Needs Nuclear Weapons The National Interest · by Michael Rubin · May 31, 2020 Chinese President Xi Jinping is on the warpath. He has abrogated the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration which guaranteed Hong Kong’s special status more than a quarter-century early. He has precipitated the worst military crisis with India since the 1962 Sino-India War. His repression and incarceration of the Uighur […]

Win Without Fighting: China Waging A Maritime Insurgency – Could Beat U.S. Without Firing A Shot

Win Without Fighting The United States is devoting significant energy to preparing for great power war, but China is waging a maritime insurgency—and could win without firing a shot. By Hunter Stires June 2020 Proceedings Vol. 146/6/1,408 · June 1, 2020 The prioritization of China as the Department of Defense’s pacing threat and the renewed […]