Category stealth

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

HASC Chair Warns U.S. Submarines Can’t Submerge

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202)-225-2539 LOSING TIME “Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.”  – Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Submarines Can’t Submerge THE PROBLEM: Submarines must receive certification that they are capable of submerging.  The Navy tries to have […]

U.S. Sends Stealth Jets Into North Korean Crisis

Excerpt: But even the most sophisticated stealth fighter is no panacea for the escalating nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula. “Despite recent statements by top Trump administration officials, there are no neat or efficient military solutions to the mounting threat posed by the regime of Kim Jong Un,” wrote Bruce Bennett, an analyst with the […]

‘We Own the Night’: The Rise And Fall Of The US Military’s Night-Vision Dominance

‘We Own the Night’: The Rise And Fall Of The US Military’s Night-Vision Dominance taskandpurpose.com · by Adam K. Raymond · July 11, 2017 The sky was moonless on the night of May 1, 2011, as two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flew toward a walled compound in an upscale enclave of Abbottabad, Pakistan. A power outage further drenched […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]

On Hyper-War By Gen. (Ret.) John Allen/USMC & Amir Hussain

On Hyperwar By General John R. Allen, US Marine Corps (Retired) and Amir Husain https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-07/hyperwar It is more than a revolution in military affairs; it is a revolution in human affairs.   2 January 2018 The battle damage was devastating and constituted the leading edge of what the United States soon would discover was a […]

‘Click Here To Kill Everyone,’:  Internet Of Things (IoT) Physical Attack Exploit To Be Revealed At Upcoming Black Hat Convention In Las Vegas, July 26-27, 2017; 20th Year Of Annual Gathering Of World’s Elite White Hat Hackers 

‘Click Here To Kill Everyone,’:  Internet Of Things (IoT) Physical Attack Exploit To Be Revealed At Upcoming Black Hat Convention In Las Vegas, July 26-27, 2017; 20th Year Of Annual Gathering Of World’s Elite White Hat Hackers    http://www.fortunascorner.com       For the 20th straight year, the world’s most — must-attend event — for the […]

Senate Unveils $700B Defense Authorization Plan

Senate Unveils $700B Defense Authorization Plan By: Leo Shane III, June 28, 2017 (Photo Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP) WASHINGTON — Senate lawmakers introduced a $700 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday that sets the stage for another financial showdown with House budget planners and White House officials over the right target for national defense planning. The […]

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 […]