Category military history

Trump Administration Confirms U.S. Is Leaving Open Skies Surveillance Treaty

Trump Administration Confirms U.S. Is Leaving Open Skies Surveillance Treaty May 21, 20204:42 PM ET Bill Chappell Twitter Open Skies would be the third major international military pact Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from. This photo from 2007 shows Czech soldiers inspecting cameras on a U.S. Boeing plane at a military airbase in Pardubice, Czech […]

Kim Jong-un Moves To Increase North Korea’s Nuclear Strength

David Maxwell Comment: “Internal and external messaging here.  Clearly we interpret this as a message to us. Kim Jong-un has no intention of denuclearizing but instead will continue his blackmail diplomacy – the use of provocations and increased tension to gain political and economic concessions.  He is sending a message to President Trump that he […]

The F-35B Guarantees Allied Naval Dominance Over China

The F-35B Guarantees Allied Naval Dominance Over China Its stealth, long-range sensors and ability to internally carry Raytheon’s AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile make it the world’s most effective air supremacy fighter, after the F-22. The Joint Strike Missile (JSM), and Lockheed’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) provide the F-35B with advanced long-range sea and land […]

America’s Oldest Military Ally In Asia Turns Toward China

America’s oldest military ally in Asia turns toward China Axios · by Camille Elemia When the Philippines needed resources to fight its coronavirus outbreak, it turned not to its American allies, but to China. Why it matters: The Philippines was a U.S. colony for half a century and is America’s oldest military ally in Asia. But the Southeast […]

North Korea’s Kim, In First Appearance In Weeks, Vows To Bolster Nuclear ‘Deterrence’

Excerpts: North Korea’s pledge to boost its nuclear capabilities coincides with news reports that the United States might conduct its first full-fledged nuclear test since 1992, noted Leif-Eric Easley, who teaches international studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. “The intention in Washington for pondering such a move may be to pressure Russia and China […]

The Real Reason U.S. Patriot Missile Defense Batteries Are Leaving Saudi Arabia

Excerpts: Conducting deterrence in two theaters can be dizzying. In the past two years the United States has had Patriots in place in the Gulf; moved some out (of Bahrain, in October 2018); deployed some back to the Gulf (May 2019); and will now move them out again. It is a geostrategic hokey pokey and […]

Kim Jong Un Has Moved To Kangdong, U.S. Authorities Say

David Maxwell Comment:  “This highlighted excerpt seems like it came out of William Arkin’s book Code Words. Note also the second excerpt and Kim’s likely paranoia.  He must be afraid of US targeting capabilities.  He should know we do have the capability to locate and target him if we choose to.  If we can locate […]

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 […]

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE forces.net · by James Wharton 18th May 2020 at 3:55pm Kidnapping German Generals, blowing up factories and infiltrating the water supply of a laundrette with itching powder … three real examples of the top-secret war time operations of the SOE, or to give it its full name, the […]

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 […]