Category Navy

Giant Pentagon Policy Bill Kicks Off Closed-Door Debate

Giant Pentagon policy bill kicks off closed-door debate Defense News · by Joe Gould · July 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — U.S. House and Senate conferees on the massive 2019 defense authorization bill met Wednesday to launch closed-door negotiations between the chambers’ competing drafts. Lawmakers are expected to wrangle over troop levels, how many F-35s to buy, a ban on […]

China Is Quietly Conducting Electronic Warfare Tests In The South China Sea

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/05/us-intel-report-china-quietly-testing-electronic-warfare-assets-on-sp.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain China is quietly conducting electronic warfare tests in the South China Sea ·           ·         China is quietly testing electronic warfare assets recently installed at fortified outposts in the South China Sea, sources tell CNBC. ·         Electronic warfare assets are designed to confuse or disable communications and radar systems. ·         A Pentagon spokesperson declined to comment on intelligence […]

The Difficulty In Reaching The Boys Stranded In An Underground Cave In Thailand — Demonstrates The Need For Underground, And Underwater Rescue Drones

The Difficulty In Reaching The Boys Stranded In An Underground Cave In Thailand — Demonstrates The Need For Underground, And Underwater Rescue Drones   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Many of us are crossing our fingers and hoping for an immediate rescue of the twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in an underground cave – Tham […]

5 Technology Trends Driving An Intelligent Military

5 technology trends driving an intelligent military By Antti Kolehmainen, www.c4isrnet.com View Original July 5th, 2018 The rise of non-traditional actors, cyberattacks and state-sponsored subversion is challenging democratic governance and creating an increasingly volatile operational and security environment for defense agencies. To address these threats, military organizations must be able to operate seamlessly and intelligently across a […]

Trump’s Counterterrorism Pick Is Joe Maguire of Tampa, Now Helping Commando Families

Trump’s counterterrorism pick is Joe Maguire of Tampa, now helping commando families Tampa Bay Times · by Howard AltmanTimes staff writerMore articles · July 3, 2018 TAMPA — The intelligence leader who keeps tabs on terrorist threats and communicates them to the nation will be a retired vice admiral from Tampa, if President Donald Trump has his way. […]

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander taskandpurpose.com · by Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Army (Ret.) · July 5, 2018 T&P is proud to partner with Stash to help you invest in your future. They make investing simple and affordable to set you up for long term success. Get $10 in your account […]

The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning

Conclusion: In the end, the U.S. and China economic rivalry probably won’t be decided by administrative law judges or trade negotiators, but in the global marketplace. Right now, the U.S. still enjoys a lead in many tech and manufacturing sectors, particularly aerospace and biotech.   Yet the days when China could be dismissed as merely […]

Behind The Secret U.S. War In Africa

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Programs.  Where is the campaign plan? We should not be fighting wars with programs.  We must learn to campaign to support policy and strategy.  The only mention […]

House Defeat Sends Navy Submarine Fleet Toward Budget Uncertainty

House defeat sends Navy submarine fleet toward budget uncertainty by Travis J. Tritten       | June 30, 2018 09:00 AM   https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/house-defeat-sends-navy-submarine-fleet-toward-budget-uncertainty A bipartisan group of House lawmakers tried and failed this week to get the chamber on board with a $1 billion plan to reverse the shrinking of the Navy’s attack submarine fleet and counter China’s growing […]

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA

The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA By Ben Ho Wan Beng and Gary Lehmann, breakingdefense.com View Original July 1st, 2018 Marine Corps F4F Wildcat fighters lie wrecked on Wake after the battle. Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) is the new Navy-Marine Corps concept for using land units forward-deployed ashore to help win a naval […]