Category Marines

By Air And Sea, Mercenaries Landed In Libya. Then The Plan Went South.

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. Then the Plan Went South. The New York Times · by Declan Walsh · May 25, 2020 A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos. Years of conflict have left the center of Benghazi in ruins. In […]

Secret Military Mission Uncovered In Libya; Including Australian, British, And U.S. Operatives

Secret military mission uncovered in Libya dailytelegraph.com.au · May 25, 2020 United Nations experts have unmasked a secret mission of private western forces in Libya, including Australian, British and US military operatives, according to a confidential report seen by dpa. At least 20 people from Australia, France, Malta, South Africa, Britain and the United States were […]

The Trailer Just Dropped For ‘The Outpost’ — A New Movie About One Of The Bloodiest Battles Of The Afghan War

See the video at this link: https://taskandpurpose.com/entertainment/the-outpost-movie-trailer?jwsource=fb&fbclid=IwAR2ZMGy0eeIcnEZ1CAW7_wkEOmnpaVLjhn0MG-Upb4W4cmewgYNpN6xEcGY The trailer just dropped for ‘The Outpost’ — a new movie about one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan War taskandpurpose.com · by James Clark The trailer for The Outpost, an upcoming military thriller about the Battle of Kamdesh, has finally arrived. Based on the book of the same name by […]

The Pentagon’s $800M Effort To Embed AI In Decisions In ‘All Tiers’

The Pentagon’s $800M Effort to Embed AI In Decisions in ‘All Tiers’ That’s the goal of a five-year task order from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to Booz Allen Hamilton. defenseone.com · by Nextgov By Aaron Boyd Senior Editor, Nextgov, Nextgov Read bio 12:19 AM ET That’s the goal of a five-year task order from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center […]

How AI Will Soon Change Special Operations

David Maxwell Comment:  “Hopefully these capabilities will pan out.  With all due respect to the commander and the comments are probably taken out of context, I think we have to change our mindset in influence from being reactive.  Rather than think about what people are thinking and reacting to messaging ,or counter-messaging, we need to […]

SOCOM Chief: Door-Kickers Are Out, Cyber Operators Are In

Excerpts:   Speaking to thousands of members of the defense industrial base at the 2020 Virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, SOCOM commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke laid out his vision for the future of U.S. special operations around the globe, a future that, while still centered on violent extremism, will rely heavily on information […]

Opinion | Think We Have Military Primacy Over China? Think Again

Excerpt: “Over the past decade, in U.S. war games against China, the United States has a nearly perfect record: We have lost almost every single time.” That’s a quote from a new book called “The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare,” the most provocative critique of U.S. defense policy I’ve read in years. […]

The U.S. Navy’s Three Great Intellectual Challenges

The US Navy’s Three Great Intellectual Challenges By John R. Kroger Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Navy Read bio January 21, 2020            U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Millar https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/01/us-navys-three-great-intellectual-challenges/162543/?oref=defense_one_breaking_nl Design the force, wrestle with change, buy ships. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are developing an aggressive naval education strategy to deepen the intellectual capabilities of our force. Our […]

Trump Taps Point Man To Remove Pentagon Officials Seen As Disloyal

Trump Taps Point Man to Remove Pentagon Officials Seen as Disloyal Foreign Policy · by Jack Detsch, Robbie Gramer · May 6, 2020   In another move aimed at consolidating control over policy and messaging, the Trump administration is sending a White House loyalist to serve in a key Defense Department policy role that officials are worried is […]

Trump Taps Private Equity Executive For Top Special Operations Job

David Maxwell Comment:  “Here is his Linkedin profile. https://www.linkedin.com/in/loubremer/   Here is his Cerberus Capital Management company profile: https://www.cerberus.com/our-firm/leadership/louis-w-bremer/   Interestingly he is graduate of the US Air Force Academy but served 8 years as a Navy SEAL.   Recall this article when the rumor of Louis Bremer’s nomination for ASD SO/LIC was floated last September. ‘Tequila-drinking Navy SEAL’ in the running […]