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SPACECOM To Write New Ops War Plan: 100km And Up

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


If the US receives intelligence that Russia is prepping a strike against a US satellite, does SPACECOM task a drone or a B-21 bomber to take it out before it launches? Or does Gen. Raymond choose to simply maneuver the targeted satellite out of the way?

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How To Wage Global Cyber War: Nakasone, Norton, & Deasy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The military needs a globe-spanning network to counter threats that no single theater command can cope with. That takes more than just technology.

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Army Building 1st Battlefield Cyber/Electronic Warfare Team

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: This afternoon, Army generals gathered to begin designing a new kind of unit, a tactical cyber/electronic warfare detachment, whose first experimental exercise overseas could be as early as next year. For the first time since the Cold War, at least a small part of the Army could have radio and radar jamming capabilities to… Keep reading →

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SASC NDAA: McCain Kills Kendall’s Job, F-35 JPO, 25% Of Generals

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


UPDATED from SASC briefing WASHINGTON: In their dueling drafts of the annual defense bill, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain has staked out bold positions where the House’s Mac Thornberry is cautious — and McCain is cautious where Thornberry is bold. Specifically, according to a summary his staff released last night, McCain’s bill is bold… Keep reading →

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Guard Should Specialize In COIN: War College Study

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Instead of begging for more money — which won’t come — it’s time to face facts and use the fiscal pressure to force efficiencies and reforms, says a new report from an elite group of officers at the Army War College, the service’s school for future generals. Army leaders “prefer to be prepared for… Keep reading →

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Bye Bye QDR; Hello Stand-Alone Cyber Command: HASC Markup

Posted by Colin Clark on


CAPITOL HILL: The Quadrennial Defense Review is dead. Long live a unified combatant command known as Cyber Command. Ok, it doesn’t quite ring like Long Live The Queen, but you get the idea. House Armed Service Committee staffers briefed reporters on some of the more important bits of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Top… Keep reading →

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Army Never Outgunned If Joint Force Can Help

Posted by David Deptula on


The authors are with the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster issued a warning April 5 to the Senate Armed Services Airland subcommittee saying that the service will be  “…outranged and outgunned by many potential adversaries in the future….” This statement garnered much attention in the media, but it artificially assesses Army capabilities… Keep reading →

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Putin Rebuilds Russia’s Military While US Strategy Is All Over Map

Posted by Doug Macgregor on


In his 1940 book, The New World Order, H.G. Wells wrote, “I think that in the decades before 1914 not only I but most of my generation – in the British Empire, America, France, and indeed throughout most of the civilized world – thought that war was dying out.” That assertion now seems naïve, even childish.… Keep reading →

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