Category Navy

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear?

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear? By Twitter, www.businessinsider.com View Original July 18th, 2017 A screenshot from the “Omari Army 5″ propaganda video appears to show a Taliban fighter wielding an FN SCAR rifle. Screenshot/Al Emarah Studio Taliban fighters are packing new American-made heat — at least, according to their propaganda videos. […]

Making The Most Of Special Operations Forces

Excerpts: In the 75 years since the creation of the United States’ first special operations forces, the achievements of those forces have built up popular confidence in their capabilities to such an extent that their success is often taken for granted. The recounting of their numerous triumphs, however, can easily obscure the historical reality that […]

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots By Ryan Browne, www.cnn.com View Original July 18th, 2017 (CNN)America’s second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for “keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.” Selva was responding to a question […]

Withdrawing From Overseas Bases: Why A Forward-Deployed Military Posture Is Unnecessary, Outdated, and Dangerous

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  A very long read though it is worth the time of those who think about these issues.   Although I am a die hard supporter of forward basing this paper makes […]

POTUS Trump To Nominate Key Admin Personnel — Including USD(I)

Note VADM Kernan for USD(I) President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Personnel To Key Administration Posts https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/17/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-personnel-key President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Peter Henry Barlerin of Colorado to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America […]

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 […]

Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)

Maybe — Unless you are practicing to fight disconnected; and, making your network dependent opponent — ‘deaf, dumb, and blind.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)     By Steve Andriole, www.forbes.com View Original June 20th, 2017 Shutterstock There are some economic realities that are […]

Pentagon No. 2 Says Goodbye; Mattis: ‘I Hate To Lose Him’

Pentagon No. 2 Says Goodbye; Mattis: ‘I Hate To Lose Him’ By Sandra Erwin, www.realcleardefense.com View Original July 14th, 2017 The Pentagon on Friday bid farewell to Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. His boss, Secretary Jim Mattis, said Work is sure to leave a void that will be hard to fill. “I hate to lose him,” Mattis […]

Special Forces Soldiers Could Soon Be Deployed In SPACE To Strike Anywhere On Earth In Minutes

Special Forces Soldiers Could Soon Be Deployed In SPACE To Strike Anywhere On Earth In Minutes By The Sun, www.thesun.co.uk View Original July 14th, 2017 SPECIAL Forces soldiers could be stationed in space, the head of the US Airforce said yesterday. US General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, said space “special operators” […]

Mattis Opposes Plan To Create New Military Branch For Space

Mattis Opposes Plan To Create New Military Branch For Space By Rebecca Kheel, thehill.com View Original July 12th, 2017 Defense Secretary James Mattis opposes a provision in the House’s version of the annual defense policy bill that would create a new military branch dedicated to space, a development congressional opponents of the move are hoping will bolster […]