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Trump OK’s Huge Industrial Base Study: Rollout May Be Delayed

Posted by Paul McLeary on


President Trump approved a major study of America’s national security economy last week after meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. But Hurricane Florence might have something to say about when it’s released!

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Eurosatory 2018:  Innovating Today to Conquer Tomorrow

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


EUROSATORY: Like all military shows, Eurosatory – the French equivalent to the big AUSA annual meeting in the United States – takes the pulse of the land warfare market both from a technological and geopolitical point of view. Far from being exhaustive given the size of the show and the scope of such an endeavor,… Keep reading →

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Trump Says Troops Heading to Border

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Will Trump rip a page from the Obama playbook in sending troops to the border with Mexico?

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Navy League Denounces Trump’s Coast Guard Cuts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Navy League of the United States just issued a withering denunciation of President Trump‘s proposed $1.3 billion cut to the Coast Guard. Trump’s 2018 budget plan has already come under fire from both sides. Democrats reject it for cutting domestic spending too much. Pro-military Republicans reject it for raising defense too little. The Republican… Keep reading →

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Civil Liberties Debate Coming On Drone, Sat Photos

Posted by Colin Clark on


GEOINT: Small satellites — thousands of them, spinning round the Earth, taking endless photos from low earth and sun-synchronous orbits. Drones flying round neighborhoods or sitting on your windowsill and taking photos or relaying imagery. And you thought the NSA program that scooped up your phone’s metadata was intrusive? When most Americans think of privacy and… Keep reading →

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Carter Details Cyber, Intel Strikes Against Daesh At NORTHCOM Ceremony

Posted by Colin Clark on


PETERSEN AFB: As he welcomed America’s first female combatant commander, NORTHCOM‘s new leader Gen. Lori Robinson, Defense Secretary Ash Carter detailed publicly some of the cyber attacks against Daesh — what his deputy called “cyber bombs” — that US forces have launched in recent months. “We’re using these tools to deny the ability of ISIL leadership… Keep reading →

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Aegis Ashore: Navy Needs Relief From Land

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: Take my mission — please. The armed services are notorious for overselling their capabilities and grabbing turf to justify budgets. But when it comes to ballistic missile defense, the Navy feels so overburdened that it is talking up land-based alternatives as superior to its vaunted Aegis ships. [Click here for Part I of this… Keep reading →

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Flynn’s Last Interview: Iconoclast Departs DIA With A Warning

Posted by James Kitfield on


In this exclusive exit interview with Breaking Defense contributor James Kitfield, the outgoing chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, talks about metastasizing Islamic terrorism, his struggles to reform intelligence-gathering, and the risk of lurching from crisis to crisis in an Internet-accelerated world.  – the editors. “Disruptive.” That’s how Michael Flynn’s enemies… Keep reading →

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US Flying Blind To Looming Terror Plots

Posted by James Kitfield on


There’s an old trope in intelligence circles that defenders have to be right all the time, while the terrorists only need to get lucky once to execute a successful attack. The knowledge that no one is right all the time makes most counterterrorism experts cautiously pessimistic about the likelihood of another successful terrorist attack on… Keep reading →

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NGAUS Head Knocks Senior Pentagon Leaders On Army Budget Battle

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: When the armed services come here to make their case to Congress, the Army tends to be the elephant: huge, grey, and kind of clumsy. But this year, as the regular Army heads into what will likely be a bitter battle over fiscal 2015 funding with the Army National Guard, the service’s leadership… Keep reading →

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