Category National Guard

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 […]

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 […]

Pentagon Deputy Tapped For Powerful New Management Role

Pentagon Deputy Tapped For Powerful New Management Role The chief management officer position would focus on business reform but include IT and data management responsibilities. BY AARON BOYDNEXTGOV By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Caleb Vance AA Font size + Print A U.S. Airman reassembles computers at McLaughlin Air National Guard […]

The Army’s Ryan McCarthy Pulls The Plug On Bad Acquisitions

Excerpt: There’s something different about the Army these days. In a word, it is humility. The Army’s Ryan McCarthy Pulls the Plug on Bad Acquisitions By John M. Donnelly, www.rollcall.com View Original January 22nd, 2018 Ryan McCarthy, the Army’s undersecretary since August, says his motto is “fail early, fail cheap.” (Courtesy Under Secretary of the Army Ryan […]

The Reviews Are In: Here’s What Experts Are Saying About Jim Mattis’ New Strategy

The reviews are in: Here’s what experts are saying about Jim Mattis’ new strategy Washington Examiner · by Politics · January 19, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the new National Defense Strategy on Friday, a mostly classified document with a public portion that moves away from anti-terrorism as the top mission and focuses on peer competitors Russia and China. […]

A Secret Warrior’s Secret War In Laos

A secret warrior’s secret war in Laos heraldtribune.com · by Lee Williams Decorated Green Beret John Meyer, who ran reconnaissance missions, will be the featured speaker at the Fifth Annual Florida Fun Shoot. Lee Williams Topics EditorAs the ancient Sikorsky H-34 helicopter carrying an elite six-man reconnaissance team was spiraling down toward a landing zone in Laos, […]

World War I Stands As A Lesson Against A “Bloody Nose” Strike On North Korea

World War I Stands as a Lesson Against a “Bloody Nose” Strike on North Korea angrystaffofficer.com · by Angry Staff Officer · January 10, 2018 How do you solve a problem like North Korea? This is the song that Pentagon planners have been singing for decades now. We’re told that there are plans to use a limited strike […]

Trump Team Mulls Giving North Korea A ‘Bloody Nose,’ Betting Kim Won’t Retaliate

Trump Team Mulls Giving North Korea a ‘Bloody Nose,’ Betting Kim Won’t Retaliate By Margaret Hartmann, nymag.com View Original January 9th, 2018 I wouldn’t count on that. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty ImagesPhoto by: Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images There’s already been a breakthrough in the renewed talks between the Koreas, with the North agreeing on Tuesday to send its athletes to February’s Winter […]

Senior Pentagon Official Predicts ‘Screaming And Yelling’ As DoD Restructures

Excerpts: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan predicted that the restructuring will be “great fodder for stories next year because you’ll probably hear screaming and yelling” among critics of the changes it spawns. It will be led by the Pentagon’s first chief management officer and will focus on centralizing functions like human resources, information technology […]

Lawmakers Approve Four Pentagon Assistant Secretaries

Lawmakers approve four Pentagon assistant secretaries The Hill · by Ellen Mitchell · December 21, 2017 Lawmakers have confirmed four new Defense Department assistant secretaries, including the head of Asian and Pacific affairs. The Senate, late Wednesday, approved by voice vote the four nominees: Randall Schriver for assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific affairs; Bruce Jette […]