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Will Four-Star Strapped Navy Pass on STRATCOM Command?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Navy has eight four-stars in its ranks — a number that will stay steady when presumptive CNO Gilday is confirmed and gets his fourth star, and current CNO John Richardson steps down. The Air Force, by contrast has 13 four-star generals.

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Allies Push Back Against US Waffling on New START

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“New START was flawed from the beginning,” National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday. “It is due to expire in February 2021 and while no decision has been made, it is unlikely to be extended. We need to focus on something better. And we will.”

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Hyten: Sexual Abuser Or ‘Billy Mitchell Of Space’?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Hyten is not just one of the nation’s 40 active-duty four-star officers, already an elite club with fewer members than a single NFL football team. He is also the the leader of the space community and the advocate-in-chief for space specialists’ careers.

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STRATCOM’s Hyten Calls For Space Rules After India’s ASAT Test: Update

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SPACE SYMPOSIUM: For the first time, the United States is sharing its space war plans, known as Olympic Defender, with a small number of allies, says the head of Strategic Command. Gen. John Hyten told us in a Monday evening interview that a new version of the plan was published “last December,” he said. “Everything that… Keep reading →

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U.S. India ASAT Test React May Backfire, Experts Say

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The India ASAT test could have provided an opportunity for leadership from the Trump administration to help prevent the creation of space debris.

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India Anti-Satellite Strike: Less Debris Likely, Not Like China’s

Posted by Colin Clark on


Much of the debris will burn up in the atmosphere in weeks — but the potential for a global arms race in space won’t disappear so soon.

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Whither Nuclear Command, Control & Communications?

Posted by Colin Clark on


Most of the system that allows the president to launch nuclear weapons and to know what the enemy is doing with theirs is ancient. No one yet agrees what it must replaced with. And no one knows how much it will cost, although late last month the Congressional Budget Office issued an estimate of $77 billion.

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Pentagon INF Report Hits Hill; Putin Threatens NATO Members

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The long-awaited Pentagon report, which outlines the weapons systems capable of being modified for fielding in a post-INF world, has hit Capitol Hill.

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What Weapons Will The US Build After The INF Treaty?

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We explore the possibilities, from cutting-edge hypersonics and 1,000-mile cannon to repackaged Tomahawk cruise missiles and updated Pershing ballstic missiles.

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Boeing-Leonardo Team Scoops Up $2.38B UH-1N Replacement Deal

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The head of Strategic Command must be very happy this evening, having learned that the Air Force is finally buying a new helicopter to guard America’s ICBM fields. The Boeing-Leonardo team won the contract to supply 84 helicopters.

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