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Gen. Robert Abrams

Human Rights, And FONOPS, Key For US In Indo-Pacific

Posted by Colin Clark on


US military leaders from across the Pacific are speaking with one voice about what the US needs to do in the region, and what the Chinese aren’t doing.

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Recent North Korean Missile Launches Don’t Change ‘Palpable’ Drop In Tensions: Gen. Abrams

Posted by Colin Clark on


Gen. Robert Abrams tells Breaking Defense, “Recent activities on the peninsula have not changed that palpable reduction of tension on the peninsula.”

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First UN Mil-Mil Talks With North Korea In 11 years; What They Mean

Posted by Colin Clark on


  WASHINGTON: Most observers of President Trump’s North Korean diplomacy are understandably skeptical of whether the Hermit Kingdom is any closer to curbing expansion of its nuclear arsenal. But presumptive commander of UN Korean Forces did present evidence today to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the temperature of conflict on the Korean peninsula really… Keep reading →

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Army Leaders Seek Budget Input From Beyond The Pentagon

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“When I was here before,” said Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, who returned to the Pentagon last week for his fifth tour there, “the four-star commanders around the Army had no say, no input. They’re in the room now when the big decisions are made.”

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All Active Combat Brigades Trained Vs. New Russian Tactics: FORSCOM

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AUSA: In February 2014, when Russian troops seized Crimea, almost no one in the US Army had trained for great power war. But since then, the head of Forces Command told me, every active-duty combat brigade has gone through at least one high-intensity wargame at the famed Combat Training Centers on Fort Irwin, Calif. and… Keep reading →

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