Category US Military

EXCLUSIVE SecDef Esper Seeks Detente With HASC; New Navy Plan This Summer

EXCLUSIVE SecDef Esper Seeks Detente With HASC; New Navy Plan This Summer breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets with instructors during a visit to the Naval Air Technical Training Center, in Pensacola. WASHINGTON: A day after a heated meeting between House lawmakers and the Pentagon’s top leadership on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper […]

Strike Fast! Japan Develops A Mach-5 Aircraft Carrier-Killer Missile 

Strike Fast! Japan Develops a Mach-5 Aircraft Carrier-Killer Missile February 27, 2020 Topic: Security Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: JapanMilitaryTechnologyAircraft Carrier The Japanese military is considering developing a hypersonic anti-ship missile with a special warhead for penetrating the decks of Chinese aircraft carriers. by David Axe Follow @daxe on Twitter L The Japanese military is considering developing a hypersonic anti-ship missile with a […]

The Role Of Snipers In The Donbas Trench War

The Role of Snipers in the Donbas Trench War Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 26 By: Vera Zimmerman February 25, 2020 06:00 PM Age: 16 hours (Source: YouTube) In the positional war in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas, where enemy trenches are often only a hundred meters away from each other, snipers have a target-rich […]

The U.S. Can’t Afford To Lose The Philippines

Excerpts: Assuming this breakdown in relations goes forward, what will be the effect on American strategy in the region? In blunt terms, how important are the Philippines to the U.S.? The short answer is that the Philippines, an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, is critically important to American security and geopolitical influence. First and most […]

Gen. Hyten On The New American Way of War: All-Domain Operations

Excerpts: All-Domain Operations, he went on, combines “space, cyber, deterrent, transportation, electromagnetic spectrum operations, missile defense — all of these global capabilities together … to compete with a global competitor and at all levels of conflict.” That will require not only new technologies but new concepts.Breaking Defense readers have seen these ideas evolve rapidly over the […]

China’s Swarms Of Rocket Drones Could Be A Big Problem For The U.S. Military

China has a history of overwhelming its enemies with sheer numbers of troops. Now, China may have a modern iteration on that tactic: swarms of tiny rocket-armed helicopter drones that will swamp enemy forces like angry bees. “China’s domestically developed helicopter drones carrying proximity explosive mortar shells, grenade launchers and machine guns can now form […]

‘Cry Havoc, And Let Slip The Drones Of War’; By The End Of The Decade, Will We See An ‘Aircraft Carrier’ At The Edge Of Space, That Will Open Its Bay Doors — As In The Movie Independence Day, And Unleash The Drones Of Hell?

Scientists Are Building Artifical Intelligence To Control Swarms Of 250 Drones Using Data From How People Play Video Games Like StarCraft And Company Of Heroes   By The End Of The Decade, Will We See An ‘Aircraft Carrier’ At The Edge Of Space, That Will Open Its Bay Doors — As In The Movie Independence […]

FY2021 Defense Budget Request PDF & Press Release

fy2021_Budget_Request fy2021_Press_Release (1) The budget request and press release are attached at link above. RCP

HASC’s Thornberry On POTUS’s FY2021 Defense Budget

HOME  |  ABOUT  |  NEWS  |  CONTACT For Immediate Release: February 10, 2020 Contact: Claude Chafin (202) 226-3988 THORNBERRY ON PRESIDENT’S FY2021 BUDGET REQUEST WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the President’s budget request for FY2021. “The President’s DOD budget request for FY21 is consistent with the bipartisan budget […]

Esper Prepares To Roll Out Transformational Pentagon Budget That Emphasizes High-Tech Future Warfare

Esper prepares to roll out transformational Pentagon budget that emphasizes high-tech future warfare Washington Examiner · by Jamie McIntyre · February 7, 2020 MAJOR CHANGES: Defense Secretary Mark Esper is promising the $740 billion Pentagon budget he will unveil next week will be the beginning of “whole wave of change” that will shed low priority programs, and instead invest heavily in […]