The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is in the midst of an unusual deployment – currently operating in the North Sea, in Act II of its deployment that had a working port visit intermission – but the strike group commander said the deployment has allowed his sailors to focus on high-end warfare and train in ranges not usually available to them. Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard changed the name of its heavy icebreaker program to highlight its importance to national security, as funding for the first-in-class ship may be in jeopardy.
CAPITOL HILL — In Syria, the Pentagon appears poised to embark on a conflict with no clear end-strategy, members of the House Armed Services subcommittee on oversight and investigations said Wednesday.
The following is the Sept. 21, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Read More
The following is the Aug. 31, 2018 Congressional Research Service report Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations. Read More
Russia recently concluded the 2018 edition of the massive Vostok exercise series that included Chinese forces for the first time. At Moscow’s invitation, Beijing sent People’s Liberation Army soldiers, helicopters, tanks – and one uninvited Chinese surveillance ship. Read More
ARLINGTON, Va.– Great power competition with China and Russia is more protracted than ever and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said the Navy must continue to adapt to the challenge.
THE PENTAGON – For the past few years the Pentagon beefed up its ability to respond to Russian military action, and now it appears the rest of NATO is likewise willing to focus on protecting the alliance’s eastern frontier.
The following is the Aug. 3, 2018 Congressional Research report, A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense-Issues for Congress. Read More