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Fog Of Information War: Army Asks Civilians, Allies For Aid

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The hard part of Multi-Domain Operations isn’t hypersonic missiles or robotic tanks. It’s getting civilian agencies and foreign allies to fight disinformation — long before the shooting starts.

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Trump’s Vision & NATO’s Future: Streamline The Alliance For Modern War

Posted by Doug Macgregor on


It would be wrong for Europeans to conclude that President Trump wants to withdraw all US forces from Europe. The President simply wants the US military to be NATO’s security guarantor of last resort, not NATO’s “first responder.”

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Mattis, Visiting Balkans, Sees Russian Meddling and ‘Hybrid’ Threats to Allies

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Russia is threatening the confidence of the young democracies in the Balkan region, where countries have been flocking to NATO and the European Union and leaving Moscow behind.

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Russia, China Are Outmaneuvering US: Generals Recommend New Authorities, Doctrine

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


  China and Russia are outmaneuvering the US, using aggressive actions that fall short of war, a group of generals and admirals have concluded. To counter them, the US needs new ways to use its military without shooting, concludes a newly released report on the Quantico conclave. The US military will need new legal authorities… Keep reading →

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Fight Against Islamic State Not COIN, Increasingly High Tech: Carter

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


FORT BRAGG, NC: The US is not practicing traditional counter-insurgency (COIN) warfare in Iraq and Syria. Instead, the US is providing high-tech firepower, cyber power, and other “enablers” to local allies who don’t have them, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said here today. That approach, which ranges from stealth fighters to “cyber bombs,” has a lot in common with… Keep reading →

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Tiny Defense Agency Strives To Make EU Dollars Go Further

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: If he were a European, Sen. John McCain would have a field day critiquing how Europe’s governments buy weapons. Imagine if each of the 50 united states fielded its own military. That, to a large degree, is what happens in Europe, and the waste and duplication that result are staggering. The 28 countries of the… Keep reading →

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Doing The Basil: Stalin 2.0 Must Prompt NATO Soul Searching

Posted by Bob Butterworth on


Russia has just released its new strategy document formally identifying the United States and NATO as a threat to Russian interests, a new step since the last publication in 2009. NATO is welcoming the tiny state of Montenegro to the alliance. NATO supports the duly constituted government of Ukraine. In Vladimir Putin’s eyes, that is clearly enough to establish… Keep reading →

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Work Unveils First Space Ops Center For Intel Community And Military

Posted by Colin Clark on


GEOINT: For the first time, all the nation’s spy satellites and the military’s satellites will be tracked from a single   location, allowing the two communities to develop tactics, techniques and procedures together, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said here today. “But the thing we need most is a space operations center, and we are intent… Keep reading →

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