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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 […]

The Trump Budget Still Shortchanges The Military: By HASC Chairman, (Rep./Texas) Mac Thornberry

     Now we can more fully understand why the FY18 NDAA signed out by Rep. Thornberry over the weekend was annotated to reflect the NDAA was being published/released “By Request,” which meant that it did not yet have the backing of the Chairman of the HASC.  The below makes clear where the HASC Chair […]

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment www.fortunascorner,com      That’s the title of Stew Magnuson’s June 8, 2017 article on the Real Clear Defense website.  Mr. […]

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original May 31st, 2017 Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series.Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different […]

Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars?

Conference video at the link to the web page: http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/is-the-us-military-too-antiquated-to-win-modern-wars? Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars? By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original May 17th, 2017 Experts in technology and warfare gathered Wednesday to discuss the U.S. military’s efforts to innovate in response to rapidly changing threats and its place in modern warfare. Bernadette Johnson, […]

The Unimaginable About Wars Is Being Imagined Again, Says Acclaimed Military Strategist Peter Singer

Lengthy read. Excerpt: U-T: You’ve written about the invasion of Iraq by ISIS, when Daesh went through Mosul. It actually was a relatively small force, but it had been preceded by thousands of tweets and images and other forms of information warfare.   To me, it’s Maoist. It’s this understanding that the important terrain is […]

New Photos And Video of Iran’s Homemade F-313 “Qaher” Stealth Jet Have Just Emerged. And Here’s A First Analysis

New Photos And Video of Iran’s Homemade F-313 “Qaher” Stealth Jet Have Just Emerged. And Here’s A First Analysis Apr 15 2017 – 57 Comments The Aviationist By David Cenciotti A new prototype of the weird Qaher 313 stealth jet has conducted taxi tests. Footage and photographs showing a new prototype (marked “08”) of the […]

He Jumped Into Normandy, Ran Spies In Moscow, Retired At 90

Dave Maxwell:  One of our true American heroes.   Dave received this from the OSS Society:   I regret to inform you that our chairman, Amb. Hugh Montgomery, passed away yesterday. Like the “Harvard PhD who could handle himself in a bar fight” that he was, Amb. Montgomery fought until the very end. A wake will […]

America’s Hidden Role In Chinese Weapons Research: Many Scientists Have Returned To China After Working At Los Alamos And Other Top U.S. Research Laboratories

America’s Hidden Role In Chinese Weapons Research:  Many Scientists Have Returned To China After Working At Los Alamos And Other Top U.S. Research Laboratories www.fortunascorner.com      Stephen Chen had a March 29, 2017 article in the South China Morning Post, about “China’s efforts to lure scientists back [to the mainland] from overseas institutions have […]

How White House Budgeting Director Mick Mulvaney Sabotaged Trump’s Defense Spending Increase

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/03/24/how-white-house-budget-director-mick-mulvaney-sabotaged-the-trump-defense-increase/#357132fd5ef4 MAR 24, 2017 @ 11:12 AM 4,907 VIEWSThe Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets How White House Budgeting Director Mick Mulvaney Sabotaged Trump’s Defense Spending Increase Loren Thompson ,    CONTRIBUTOR I write about national security, especially its business dimensions.   On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford testified before Congress for […]