Category Marines

Achieving A 355-Ship Navy ‘Before This Decade Is Out’

  Achieving a 355-Ship Navy ‘Before This Decade Is Out’ National Review Online · by Jerry Hendrix · February 16, 2018 In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation with a great goal: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon […]

POTUS Seeks 11 Percent SOCOM Budget Increase

Excerpt:   One of the largest proposed increases is in SOCom’s procurement budget, which would jump nearly 40 percent to $3.1 billion.   The request, however, would see a 6.5 percent decrease in the amount of money spent on research, development, testing and evaluation, to $602 million. The President’s proposal also calls for a 45 […]

National Museum Of Intelligence & Special Operations

The OSS Society is building the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations in Loudoun County, Virginia. The eight-acre site is close to Dulles International Airport. The museum will honor Americans serving at the “tip of the spear.” It will educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation […]

Inquiry Of Soldiers’ Deaths Urges Curtailing West Africa Missions

Inquiry of Soldiers’ Deaths Urges Curtailing West Africa Missions By Thomas Gibbons-neff,  Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt, www.nytimes.com View Original February 10th, 2018 Army soldiers carry the coffin of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Ga., who was killed by extremists in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger. A Pentagon investigation has recommended scaling back West Africa missions like the […]

National Intelligence & Special Operations Museum Planned In Loudoun County VA.

National Intelligence Museum Planned in Loudoun’s Kincora Development loudounnow.com · by LoudounNow Loudoun’s Kincora development is shaping up to a cultural center. Today, plans were formally announced for the construction of a museum dedicated to telling the story of the nation’s intelligence agencies and special operations forces. The National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations will be built just […]

Here’s What War With North Korea Would Look Like

There is a 6 minute video that accompanies this article at this link: https://www.vox.com/world/2018/2/7/16974772/north-korea-war-trump-kim-nuclear-weapon Here’s what war with North Korea would look like By Yochi Dreazen, www.vox.com View Original February 7th, 2018 Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running NATO, and […]

HASC Chair Thornberry On National Defense Strategy & Nuclear Posture Review

  HASC Press Release <HASC.Communications@mail.house.gov> 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 […]

One Of The Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’

One of the Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’ By Alan Furst, www.nytimes.com View Original February 2nd, 2018 A B-17 bomber drops supplies to the French Resistance at Vercors in July 1944. Credit United States Air ForcePhoto by: United States Air Force THE SABOTEUR The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando By Paul Kix 304 pp. […]

Dark Clouds Form Around The Defense Department’s Data Strategy

Dark Clouds Form Around the Defense Department’s Data Strategy By Mytheos Holt, www.realcleardefense.com View Original February 2nd, 2018 The U.S. government has a troubling history with adopting new technology. While programs like DARPA have laid the groundwork for much of the private sector’s development in the past, most of the government seems to treat technological progress the […]

Why The Army Isn’t Prepared For The Next Great War

Why the Army Isn’t Prepared for the Next Great War The National Interest · by Douglas Macgregor · January 31, 2018 Next week the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Airland will hold a hearing on Army modernization. Just twelve months ago, in a similar hearing, the U.S. Army was, according to its own senior leaders, in dismal shape. The […]