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Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

HASC Subcommittee On Strategic Forces FY18 NDAA Mark Release

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539   MARK RELEASE: SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC FORCES   WASHINGTON – Led by Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Ranking Member Jim Cooper (D-TN), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Strategic Forces today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act […]

A New Breed Of Advisory Team: Security Force Assistance Brigades To Collaborate With Special Ops Forces

A NEW BREED OF ADVISORY TEAM: SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE BRIGADES TO COLLABORATE WITH SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES MAJ. GEN. JAMES B. LINDER MAJ. GEN. ERIC J. WESLEY CAPT. ELLIOT S. GRANT Monday, June 19, 2017 In 2016, the U.S. Army assigned the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, to advise and assist the Iraqi Army […]

Latest DoD General Officer Assignments Has Dir. DIA, LTG. Vince Stewart Taking Over As The New Deputy Dir., U.S. CYBERCOM

     Latest General Officer appointments/assignments from DoD has the Dir. of DIA, LTG. Vince Stewart, being assigned as the new, Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.  I wish him the best.  His argument that DIA is losing its relevancy; and, that there is too much bureaucratic resistance to potentially disruptive change within his agency — […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria https://fortunascorner.com      Details are still coming in; but, I will not have time to do additional updates on this — this evening.  The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. F/A-18 fighter […]

How U.S., South Korean Special Ops Would Join Forces In A New Korean War

How U.S., South Korean Special Ops Would Join Forces In A New Korean War thecipherbrief.com · June 18, 2017 June 18, 2017 | COL David Maxwell Col David Maxwell Associate Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University Tensions are rising on the Korean Peninsula. There is fear that the Korean War could restart, since there has only been […]

DoD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget For FY18

DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 06/12/2017 03:55 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-222-17 June 12, 2017 DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 The Department of Defense released today the MIP appropriated top line budget for FY […]

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide (EXCLUSIVE) By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original June 13th, 2017 PENTAGON: There are a lot of empty offices around the E-ring, the most prestigious sector of the Pentagon, where top defense officials enjoy the rare privilege of windows. But that’s about to change, a senior aide to Defense Secretary Jim […]