Russian ground forces are showing they “were not ready to carry out high-intensity operations” requiring quick decisive action when the Kremlin invaded Ukraine, France’s highest-ranking military officer said Tuesday. Read More
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Lithuanian PM: Putin Underestimated Ukraine’s Willingness To Fight Off Russian Invasion
A frontline prime minister in the Ukraine crisis said today that Russian President Vladimir Putin underestimated Ukraine’s willingness to fight off a Russian invasion.
New National Defense Strategy Must Focus on Competing ‘Where It Makes Sense,’ Pentagon Official Says
A key point in the new National Defense Strategy will be the recognition that “we have to compete only where it makes sense,” according to a senior Pentagon official.
Afghan Ambassador to U.S. Says Taliban Struggling to Govern a ‘Drastically’ Different Country
The Taliban is struggling to govern a drastically changed country in Afghanistan, the nation’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. Read More
U.S. Could Do More to Deter Iran Gray Zone Strategy, Experts Say
When American administrations develop a deterrence strategy for Iran in the Middle East, a model to follow could be how Israel runs a covert military campaign against Iran in Syria while pursuing public diplomacy with Russia, a new report states.
Panel Says U.S. Military Recruitment Pool Must Broaden
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recruiting young men and women from military families has succeeded in attracting applicants, however doing so questions the services’ long-term ability to attract people from other backgrounds with new talents needed for the future, a panel of personnel experts said Friday. Read More
Senate Confirms Richard V. Spencer as SECNAV, Ellen Lord as Pentagon Acquisition Chief
The Senate has confirmed the Trump administration nominees for the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer and the Secretary of the Navy, according to a statement from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Read More
Experts Outline Costs, Benefits of Building a 355-Ship Navy Before Senate Panel
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spending more money now to increase the Navy’s fleet size will signal to potential adversaries their victory at sea is not possible, but accomplishing this is neither cheap nor quick, a quartet of experts told a Senate panel on Tuesday. Read More
SASC Advances Richard V. Spencer SECNAV Nomination
Secretary of the Navy nominee Richard V. Spencer has cleared the Senate Armed Services Committee to have his nomination voted on by the full Senate. Read More
SECNAV Nominee Richard V. Spencer Pledges Transparency, Acquisition Reform in SASC Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration nominee for Secretary of the Navy easily sailed through a congenial nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More