Category Marines

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 […]

5 Technology Trends Driving An Intelligent Military

5 technology trends driving an intelligent military By Antti Kolehmainen, www.c4isrnet.com View Original July 5th, 2018 The rise of non-traditional actors, cyberattacks and state-sponsored subversion is challenging democratic governance and creating an increasingly volatile operational and security environment for defense agencies. To address these threats, military organizations must be able to operate seamlessly and intelligently across a […]

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander taskandpurpose.com · by Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Army (Ret.) · July 5, 2018 T&P is proud to partner with Stash to help you invest in your future. They make investing simple and affordable to set you up for long term success. Get $10 in your account […]

Behind The Secret U.S. War In Africa

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, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Programs.  Where is the campaign plan? We should not be fighting wars with programs.  We must learn to campaign to support policy and strategy.  The only mention […]

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA By Ben Ho Wan Beng and Gary Lehmann, breakingdefense.com View Original July 1st, 2018 Marine Corps F4F Wildcat fighters lie wrecked on Wake after the battle. Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) is the new Navy-Marine Corps concept for using land units forward-deployed ashore to help win a naval […]

Senate Votes To Require Pentagon To Disclose Cellphone Spying Near Military Facilities

Senate votes to require Pentagon to disclose cellphone spying near military facilities The Hill · by Morgan Chalfant · June 25, 2018 The Senate passed legislation Monday evening that would require the Pentagon to notify Congress of cellphone spying activity near U.S. military facilities. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) successfully added the amendment to the spending legislation approved by the upper […]

Press Statement On Military Exercises On The Korean Peninsula

Press Statement on Military Exercises on the Korean Peninsula defense.gov · June 22, 2018 IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2018 News Release Release No: NR-200-18 Statement by Dana W. White Chief Pentagon Spokesperson On June 22, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General […]

Five Reasons The Marine Corps Is The Future Of U.S. Ground Combat

Excerpt: Because the Marine Corps and Navy are so much better prepared for combat in the Western Pacific than the Army and Air Force are — at least, once you get away from the Korean Peninsula — there is a case to be made that the Marines will dominate U.S. ground combat operations in the […]

Review: ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’ Shares A Peculiar History Lesson

Review: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Shares a Peculiar History Lesson The New York Times · by Glenn Kenny “The Catcher Was a Spy” is a character drama and an espionage thriller with a premise so peculiar that a fiction writer would be hard pressed to contrive it. As it happens, the story line is plucked from […]

Senate Votes To Boost Civilian Oversight Of Special Ops, Reinforcing Earlier Mandate

The comment highlighted below in blue is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Does SOF need a real service like HQ? The Space force is now going to be the 6th service.  Will congressional fixes fix the SOF civilian oversight […]