Category US Military

The Pentagon’s Big Problem: How To Prepare For War During A Pandemic

Excerpt “The military has to be looking at how to cope with its training establishment,” he added. “I would expect something pretty soon, frankly. That could be a shutdown. They could redesign the training, scale it back, pace people out. That gets at very fundamental aspects of military capability.” The need for the military to […]

What Happens When U.S. Soldiers Are Exposed To Small, Repeat Explosions?

What Happens When U.S. Soldiers are Exposed to Small, Repeat Explosions? The National Interest · by Michael Peck · March 28, 2020 It is no secret that soldiers face danger from explosions. When a shell or bomb explodes, soldiers suffer concussive effects: when a salvo of Iranian ballistic missiles struck a U.S. base in Iraq in February 2020, […]

What’s In The $2.2 Trillion Stimulus For Defense?

What’s in the $2.2 Trillion Stimulus for Defense? . By Mackenzie Eaglen March 28, 2020 U.S. Navy graphic by MC1 Paul Archer Trump’s first war was not the one anyone expected to fight. President Trump recently called himself a wartime president for confronting a pandemic that threatens the lives and livelihood of so many Americans. Congress heard the […]

Panel: Move U.S. Marines From Okinawa To Mainland Japan : The Asahi Shimbun

Excerpts: The panel’s draft proposal said the relocation plan has become “technically and financially difficult to complete,” noting that the offshore construction site rests on a soft foundation and total construction costs are expected to reach 930 billion yen ($8.4 billion). With the Chinese military improving its missile capabilities, the U.S. Marine Corps understands it […]

Author, Former Special Operartor Dr. David Kilcullen Interviewed On CSPAN On His New Book: “The Dragons And The Snakes: How The Rest Learned To Fight The West;” A Peak At The Evolving State Of Warfare

Author, Former Special Operartor Dr. David Kilcullen Interviewed On CSPAN On His New Book: “The Dragons And The Snakes: How The Rest Learned To Fight The West;” A Peak At The Evolving State Of Warfare   https://fortunascorner.com      Former Australian Special Forces soldier (Iraq and Afghanistan) and author Dr. David Kilcullen, was interviewed this […]

An Army Expert Navigates The Pentagon’s 2021 Defense Budget Request

Excerpts: The 2021 defense budget request contains a number of unresolved and difficult issues. Navigating them will require Congressional and Pentagon leaders to keep an unblinking focus on moving towards the military force that accomplishes the National Defense Strategy with the least amount of risk. But it’s even harder than that. Tough decisions also have […]

How The United States And Our Allies Should Deal With Enemies

David Maxwell Comment:  “David Kilcullen’s book just came out.  You can view yesterday’s excellent discussion with him, Kori Schake, Cliff May and Brad Bowman at this link:”https://www.fdd.org/events/2020/03/10/the-dragons-and-the-snakes/     I am looking forward to reading this one. How the United States and our allies should deal with enemies washingtontimes.com · by Clifford D. May Illustration on modern international […]

Book Review: The Dragons And The Snakes, By David Kilcullen

Excerpts: The snakes have learned to adapt their warfare and their systems to put the West on the back foot. Add to this the rapid development of the internet, wi-fi, mobile phones and social media, and you have warfare in which a small mortar team with a smartphone can use GPS to give their location […]

What’s Killing Staff Sergeant Wesley Black? The VA Doesn’t Want To Talk About It

What’s killing Staff Sergeant Wesley Black? The VA doesn’t want to talk about it CNN · by Brianna Keilar and Catherine Valentine, CNN Washington (CNN)“I’m not bullshitting you when I say the conversation went like this: ‘Hi Wesley, I just wanted to call and see how you’re doing. Are you alone this weekend?’” retired Staff Sergeant Wesley […]

Elon Musk Tells Air Force General That Fighter Jets Are Over

Elon Musk Tells Air Force General That Fighter Jets Are Over https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-air-force-fighter-jets-over?mc_cid=25b6010e47&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-25b6010e47-249956209&utm_medium=email&mc_eid=2cd1626685&utm_source=The%20Future%20Is&utm_campaign=25b6010e47-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_02_05_49 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a room full of U.S. Air Force pilots last week that “the fighter jet era has passed,” as CNBC reports. He made the comments at the Air Warfrare Symposium in Orlando Florida last Friday, referring to the fact that remotely-controlled […]