Category NATO

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

The Trump Vision For America Abroad; By NSC Adviser LTG. H.R. McMaster

Conclusion: America First is rooted in confidence that our values are worth defending and promoting. This is a time of great challenge for our friends and allies around the globe — but it is also a moment of extraordinary opportunity. The American delegation returned from the trip with tremendous optimism about the future and what […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]

DIA Reveals New Details Of Russian Information Warfare: Highlights Moscow’s Information Confrontation’ Plans For Future Conflict

The DIA Russia Military Report 2017 is highlighted in blue at the link below,  RCP   Russia Military Power Report 2017 DIA Reveals New Details of Russian Information Warfare Report highlights Moscow’s ‘information confrontation’ plans for future conflict Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz July 7, 2017 5:00 am Russian military forces are using […]

Global Trends & Developments With Respect To Nuclear Weapons: Modernization & Upgrades In Full Swing

https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2017/global-nuclear-weapons-modernization-remains-priority STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL  PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE The independent resource on global security; Top of Form SIPRI for the media Global Nuclear Weapons: Modernization Remains The Priority 3 July 2017 (Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world […]

Russian INF Treaty Violation

     The comments below highlighted in black are by/from Dr. Mark Schneider. Dr. Mark Schneider:  Comment: Podvig is grasping at straws to try to believe that we can resolve the INF violation issue through talk. That has literally never happened with a major substantive violation by Russia.  Intense pressure and threats to withdraw from […]

Senate Unveils $700B Defense Authorization Plan

Senate Unveils $700B Defense Authorization Plan By: Leo Shane III, June 28, 2017 (Photo Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP) WASHINGTON — Senate lawmakers introduced a $700 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday that sets the stage for another financial showdown with House budget planners and White House officials over the right target for national defense planning. The […]

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. KIMBERLY DOZIER 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original June 25th, 2017 SEA ISLAND, Florida—The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s […]

Oliver Stone’s Fawning, 18 hr. Interview With Vladimir Putin

Moscow Times June 21, 2017 Putin, Depersonalized: What Does Oliver Stone’s Film Reveal About Russia’s Leader? In “Putin Interview”, the ordinary and casual moments are the most compelling By Mikhail Fishman American filmmaker Oliver Stone has faced intense criticism since the release of his 4-hour “Putin Interviews” earlier this month. Critics have assailed Stone for […]

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 […]