U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove is likely choice to become the next commander of U.S. and NATO forces, reported The Associated Press on Thursday. Read More
Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps
Bob Work’s Greatest Hits
Tuesday, the Center for New American Security annouced that Under Secretary of the Navy Bob Work would become its new Chief Executive Officer in April. While in office, Work has been a contributor to U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine with an eye toward the big picture of the worldwide naval future. Read More
Panetta to Congress: DoD Civillian Furloughs Coming
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta issued a message to the Pentagon’s civilian employees warning of coming furloughs if mandatory cuts from sequestration go through, Wednesday.
FP: Bob Work to be New CNAS CEO
Under Secretary of the Navy Bob Work plans to be the new chief executive of the Center for New American Security (CNAS) beginning on April 22, Foreign Policy’s The Cable blog reported Tuesday. Read More
Statement from President: Gen. John Allen to Retire
Statement from the President on General John Allen
Today, I met with General John Allen and accepted his request to retire from the military so that he can address health issues within his family. Read More
Security Firm: PLA Unit Major Hacker
A unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is one the most persistent Chinese security threats responsible for stealing, “hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations,” a Tuesday white paper from Virginia-based Mandiant claims and first reported by The New York Times. Read More
Navy: Budget Fight Will Not Delay Kearsarge ARG Deployment
The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) has completed it’s final major training qualification before the three ships depart for Middle East and the Mediterranean in March, a U.S. Fleet Forces spokesman told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
McCain on Meet the Press: Hagel Will Be Confirmed
Sen. John McCain told NBC’s Meet the Press that former Republican senator and nominee for the Secretary of Defense position will likely be confirmed by Congress, reported The Hill Tube blog. Read More
The Tug of War Over Cambodia
China and the United States are competing for influence throughout Southeast Asia and Cambodia appears to be the latest battleground. In January, China stepped up its defense cooperation with Cambodia in a development that several regional analysts saw as an attempt to supplant the United States. One writer, for example, likened China’s initiative to a “tug-of-war” with the United States.
Carter and Congress Clash Over Budget Cuts
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reiterated to Congress the need for legislative action to stop the looming March deadline for the mandatory sequestration cuts to the military, in testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Thursday.