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‘How Is Yoda?’: An Appreciation Of Andy Marshall

Posted by Andrew Krepinevich on


  Last year while in Japan for a meeting with senior defense and military leaders, the question most often posed to me was, “How is Yoda?” The questions were in reference to the nickname given to Andrew Marshall, arguably the foremost defense strategist of the past sixty years, who passed away this week at the… Keep reading →

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US ‘Gets Its Ass Handed To It’ In Wargames: Here’s A $24 Billion Fix

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Warships sink. Bases burn. F-35s die on the runway. Can $24 billion a year — 3.3 % of the Pentagon budget — fix the problem?

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F-35 Hourly Flying Costs Plunge $12K; Turkey Still Getting 100 F-35s

Posted by Colin Clark on


JSF HQ: The head of the Joint Strike Fighter program, Vice Adm. Mat Winter, says the crucial operating costs of the F-35 dropped significantly in 2017. Winters told a group of defense reporters that the costs of operating the F-35 fleet dropped by $1.1 million “per tail per year across the fleet” and cited “a… Keep reading →

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China’s Eating Up US Drone Market; U.S. Troops At Risk

Posted by Paul McLeary on


While Washington struggles to update its arms export policies, China is spreading its influence, one drone sale at a time.

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Small Aircraft Carriers: RAND Report Won’t Convince McCain

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The fleet needs smaller, cheaper aircraft carriers than the badly over budget, behind schedule Gerald Ford, ex-Navy pilot John McCain has long argued. No way, “Bigger Aircraft Carriers Are Better,” declares a recent National Interest article – widely publicized by the carrier industry’s advocacy group, ACIBC – citing a study that RAND did for… Keep reading →

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Army Soldiers Slash Time To Move From Port To Front: Deterring Russia

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: Determined to deter the rising Russian threat, the US Army is slashing the time it takes for a brigade to get ready for battle once it’s arrived in Europe, from over 40 days to under 10. Normally unloading equipment, getting organized, and moving to the front takes more than 40 days, Maj. Gen.… Keep reading →

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Emergencies: France, Mali, and Turkey Are Playing With Fire

Posted by Michael Shurkin on


Lost in this month’s headlines is the fact that the democratically elected leaders of three countries close to the United States and important for its security strategies — France, Mali, and Turkey — have declared (or in France’s case, extended) formal states of emergency. All three states cited good reasons for doing so: France and… Keep reading →

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Transforming ‘Distributed Lethality’ Strategy into Action

Posted by Katie Jacobson on


The concept of “distributed lethality”—what Navy leadership has described as “holding more adversaries at risk across a wider geography”—was a recurring theme at the recent Surface Navy Association Symposium on surface warfare strategy. But the Navy needs to make clearer what it means and how will it be implemented. At the symposium, Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden said distributed… Keep reading →

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‘Aim High,’ But Don’t Expect More $$ For Good Stories!

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON  As journalists, we often hear chatter in the Pentagon about how much better things would be for the Army, Navy or Air Force if they just had a better story, or told their story better. The Marines don’t need to worry about this, of course, because they tell their own stories better than the… Keep reading →

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A ‘Measured Approach’ To Managing Military Officers

Posted by Pete Schirmer on


Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is calling for significant change to the laws and policies that govern all military personnel management. This “Force of the Future” initiative may mean far-reaching changes in how military personnel are recruited, evaluated, assigned, promoted, retained, separated and compensated. Designing new personnel systems is like painting landscapes of mountains: they may provide great… Keep reading →

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