Category national security

Washington Looks To Five Eyes To Build Anti-China Coalition

Washington looks to Five Eyes to build anti-China coalition Financial Times · by Katrina Manson · June 3, 2020 When the US looked for allies to issue an international rebuke to Beijing’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, it did not turn to the G7 but instead to English-speaking members of an intelligence alliance dating back to […]

SOCOM Looking To Bake In AI Requirements On Every New Program

SOCOM Looking To Bake In AI Requirements On Every New Program breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary Special Operations Command’s Gen. Richard Clarke with students at the Special Forces Qualification Course. WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command is in a “war for influence” with adversaires from non-state groups to state-funded information operations, the command’s top general said recently, and is […]

We Are The Useful Idiots: How Our Nation Divided Is Playing Straight Into The Hands Of Our Greatest Enemies

We Are The Useful Idiots: How Our Nation Divided is Playing Straight Into The Hands of Our Greatest Enemies • The Havok Journal havokjournal.com · by Alice Atalanta · June 2, 2020 We Are The Useful Idiots: How Our Nation Divided is Playing Straight Into the Hands of our Greatest Enemies By Dr. Alice Atalanta, Ph.D. for Havok Journal […]

Viruses: Biological Versus Computer

Viruses: Biological versus computer There are remarkable similarities between how the two kinds of viruses behave, and how they are fought asiatimes.com · by More by Mark Webb-Johnson · June 3, 2020 During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us working with computer viruses continue to be amazed at the similarities between the techniques used by […]

A (Resignation) Letter To Defense Secretary Mark Esper

A (Resignation) letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper By James N. Miller The Washington Post · by James N. Miller · June 2, 2020 June 2, 2020 Hon. Mark T. Esper Secretary of Defense The Pentagon Washington, D.C., 20301 Dear Secretary Esper, I resign from the Defense Science Board, effective immediately. When I joined the Board in early 2014, […]

Philippines Suspends Abrogation Of Defense Pact With U.S.

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US The Washington Post · by Jim Gomez | AP MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. […]

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · June 1, 2020 US Army SHARE Photos have emerged showing U.S. special operators training to use an advanced optical sighting system for their carbines, including against targets simulating small drones, at the strategic At Tanf garrison in southern Syria. This […]

Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready

Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Bradley Bowman and Craig Singleton Eager to consolidate and extend its authoritarian control, Beijing brushed aside its international obligations last week and advanced plans to crush dissent in Hong Kong. Following the nearly unanimous approval of Beijing’s rubber-stamp faux-parliament, a standing committee will now draft the law that […]

USS Mustin Guided Missile Destroyer Conducts Freedom-Of-Navigation Ops In South China Sea

USS Mustin The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea this week, challenging claims by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam over access to the waters near the Paracel Islands. Here’s a look at USS Mustin (DDG-89) on recent deployments and training exercises. https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/uss-mustin-navy-guided-missile-destroyer/#slide-1 Pictured: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin transits the Philippine Sea, March […]

Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gunfight With China

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight with China thestrategybridge.org · June 2, 2020 Even after two frustrating decades of counterinsurgency campaigns, some American military thinkers want more of the same. Their argument typically goes something like this: high-intensity warfare with China or Russia is impossible because of the persistence of nuclear weapons.[1] Instead, our adversaries […]