Category Navy

Secretary Of Defense Mattis ‘Hints At Secret Military Options In North Korea’

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  Let’s keep secret military options secret.  Planned military options are by definition secret before they are executed.     We prevent putting South Korea at grave risk by having the […]

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments on the article are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  We should shoot down the missile when it is on azimuth to hit a US or allied target. There is no iron dome that can shoot down […]

North Korea Secretly Building Nuclear Submarine:

It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure…………… http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/17/report-north-korea-secretly-building-nuclear-subma/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push North Korea secretly building nuclear submarine: report Photo by: Jon Chol Jin People watch a launching of a Hwasong-12 strategic ballistic rocket aired on a public TV screen at the Pyongyang Train Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

U.S. Navy Investigating If Destroyer Crash Was Caused By Cyberattack

U.S. Navy Investigating If Destroyer Crash Was Caused by Cyberattack By Elias Groll    September 14, 2017 – 5:25 pm http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/14/u-s-navy-investigating-if-destroyer-crash-was-caused-by-cyberattack/ The military is examining whether compromised computer systems were responsible for one of two U.S. Navy destroyer collisions with merchant vessels that occurred in recent months, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, the deputy chief of naval operations for […]

Drills With Russia Put Chinese Navy To The Test In Unfamiliar Waters

Maybe — But, they will learn and adapt.  RCP, fortunascorner.com http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2111231/drills-russia-put-chinese-navy-test-unfamiliar-waters?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170915&utm_campaign=scmp_today&emarsys=1&sc_src=email_2016963&sc_llid=64477&sc_lid=145716638&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE Drills with Russia put Chinese navy to the test in unfamiliar waters Exercise aimed at showing two countries are drawing closer, experts say Minnie ChanUPDATED :  Thursday, 14 Sep 2017, 10:12PM China will put its global naval strength to the test in unfamiliar waters […]

When The U.S. Almost Went To War With North Korea

When the U.S. Almost Went to War With North Korea www.politico.com View Original September 14th, 2017 In 1976, North Korean soldiers hacked two American troops to death over a poplar tree. 40 years later, it’s worth remembering how it all went down. On August 19, 1976, the day after the Republican Party nominated President Gerald […]

The Navy – It’s Not a Job, It’s A Total Cluster: Can’t Fight, Can’t Navigate, & Is Largely Without Basic Seamanship Skills

  We now have a Navy that can’t fight, can’t navigate, and is largely without basic seamanship skills  The Navy – It’s Not a Job, It’s a Total Cluster US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2017 | Ray Starmann Posted on 9/7/2017, 7:38:15 PM The US Navy, the mighty and heroic service that beat the tar […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-air-force-needs-a-budget-that-aims-higher-1505171248 The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher A return to sequester-level funding would inhibit our ability to fly, fight and win America’s wars. By  Heather Wilson and  David Goldfein Sept. 11, 2017 7:07 p.m. ET   We recently stood on the tarmac at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and watched as the brothers-in-arms of a […]

Inside America’s Secret War With ISIS

Excerpt:   Embedded with the SDF are teams of American soldiers, about whom very little is known. The U.S. military’s presence in Syria has grown exponentially since 2014, when the first elite commandos arrived to advise the nascent SDF. Today, there are some 14 U.S. military bases on Syrian soil. The troops on the ground […]