Category Navy

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity By Contact Author, www.defense.gov View Original July 21st, 2017 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit […]

The Generals Can’t Save Us — And We Shouldn’t Want Them To

Excerpts: But relying on generals to determine questions of war and peace creates unrealistic — and troubling — expectations for those same generals to craft policy and oversee, unchecked, a military that was intentionally designed to follow the command of a civilian.   Nowhere were these civil-military relations issues more evident than in the aftermath […]

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/07/21/quadcopter-swims-flies-used-navy-special-ops/? Marco Maia from Rutgers University operates “Naviator,” the first unmanned hybrid aerial-aquatic vehicle to seamlessly transition from airborne to underwater operations and back again, during the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (U.S. Navy/John […]

USS Fitzgerald Collision: Crew ‘Should Have Spoken Up’ Before Accident, Official Says

USS Fitzgerald Collision: Crew ‘Should Have Spoken Up‘ Before Accident, Official Says      http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/21/uss-fitzgerald-collision-crew-should-have-spoken-up-before-accident-official-says.html   Crew members aboard the USS Fitzgerald “should have spoken up” long before the American warship collided with a massive cargo vessel off the coast of Japan last month, U.S. officials said on Friday. “There were many people who should have […]

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 […]