Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) heads out to sea in 2012, US Navy Photo
CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, a previous headline on this post misrepresented the content of the CSBA report issued on Tuesday. The report stated recapitalization of the U.S. nuclear force could be affordable under funding restrictions of the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) if made a priority.
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments acknowledges in a new report that modernizing U.S. nuclear forces — with programs such as the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine — will compete for funds conventional weapons upgrades like the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Read More
The following is the July 2, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Acquisition Reform in House- and Senate- Passed Versions of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735). Read More
NATO and the U.S. need new tools to deter increasing Russian aggression as conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues to rage, said Marine commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford during his Thursday nomination hearing to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More
The following are the Advance Questions for General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, Nominee for the Position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The questions were answered by Dunford in advance of his July 9, 2015 confirmation hearing. Read More
The following is the July 2, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, The 2015 National Security Strategy: Authorities, Changes, Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the 2015 National Military Strategy of the United States of America that was released by the Department of Defense on July 1, 2015. Read More
The following is the Department of Defense May 22, 2015 document, Joint Concept for Rapid Aggregation. Read More
The following is the Department of Defense submission to Congress, Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report was released on June 16, 2015. Read More
The following is the June 12, 2015 Department of Defense Law of War Manual. Read More
A sailor aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) signals to the pilot of an F-35B to land as it arrives for the first phase of operational testing, May 18, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.
NORTH ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION, Coronado, Calif. – The Navy’s top aviator checked out a simulator for its next-generation fighter jet, the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), on Monday and lauded its advanced capabilities that will give it a leg up compared to legacy strike aircraft. Read More