Former Pentagon Leaders Debate Defense Reform at CSIS

Former Pentagon Leaders Debate Defense Reform at CSIS

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Just how the most comprehensive reform law covering the federal government’s largest department needs to be overhauled should start with eliminating the unintended duplication that the Goldwater-Nichols Act created 30 years ago. But where other changes should be made is subject to sharp debate on Capitol Hill, inside the Pentagon and at think-tanks all over Washington. Read More

MDA Seeking Directed Energy, Coalition Solutions To Missile Threat; Navy Pursuing Larger Sensor Network

MDA Seeking Directed Energy, Coalition Solutions To Missile Threat; Navy Pursuing Larger Sensor Network

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship's Aegis weapons system in June 2014. US Navy photo.

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship’s Aegis weapons system in June 2014. US Navy photo.

To counter the growing quantity and capability of enemy missiles around the world, the Missile Defense Agency is looking for better discrimination and directed energy solutions while the Navy looks to better integrate its sensors to create a “kill web” instead of a “kill chain,” officials said earlier this month. Read More

Scaparrotti Selected To Serve As Next NATO Supreme Allied Commander, EUCOM Commander

Scaparrotti Selected To Serve As Next NATO Supreme Allied Commander, EUCOM Commander

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says goodbye to Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces Korea, after attending the Security Consultative Meeting Nov. 2, 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. U.S. Army photo.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says goodbye to Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces Korea, after attending the Security Consultative Meeting Nov. 2, 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. U.S. Army photo.

Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti was nominated by the president to serve as the next Commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. Read More

CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Distributed Force Of Networked Ships, Subs To Counter A2/AD Threat

CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Distributed Force Of Networked Ships, Subs To Counter A2/AD Threat

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, left, and an E-2C Hawkeye from the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 fly over the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) on July 29, 2014. US Navy photo.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, left, and an E-2C Hawkeye from the Liberty Bells of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 fly over the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) on July 29, 2014. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy will have to continue expanding its own integrated fire control network and exploiting weaknesses in adversaries’ networks to succeed in a future operating environment that includes ever-advancing long-range anti-ship cruise missiles, the chief of naval operations said. Read More