The following is the Feb. 25, 2016 U.S. European Command posture statement from commander Gen. Philip Breedlove. Read More
Tag Archives: Russia
STRATCOM Haney Concerned About Russian Surveillance Flights Over U.S.
With improved surveillance capabilities in Russia’s aircraft, its over flights of the United States drew close congressional scrutiny and open concern from the head of U.S. Strategic Command on Wednesday. Read More
Despite Declining Economy, Russia Shows No Signs of Slowing Military Spending
A stumbling Russian economy does not signal any shift in Kremlin spending less on its military and internal security forces, or the beginning of widespread political upheaval, a leading Moscow economist said Monday. Read More
New Possible Chinese Radar Installation on South China Sea Artificial Island Could Put U.S., Allied Stealth Aircraft at Risk
This post has been updated to include additional comments from the Department of Defense.
A possible new Chinese radar installation in the South China Sea could put American and allied stealth aircraft at risk as part of a wider detection network similar to U.S. efforts to find Russian bombers in the Cold War. Read More
Document: Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
The following is the Feb. 9, 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More
National Intelligence Director Clapper: ISIS ‘Most Significant’ Non-State Threat to U.S., Allies
The “most significant” threat to the United States and its allies from a non-state actor remains the Islamic State, the U.S. National Intelligence director told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, citing its continued successful recruitment of foreign fighters and establishment of affiliates in places such as Libya. Read More
Little Known Pentagon Office Key to U.S. Military Competition with China, Russia
A little publicized Pentagon office tasked with tweaking existing U.S. military capabilities for new roles and missions is a key player in the Department of Defense effort to stay ahead of Russian and Chinese weapon programs. Read More
UPDATED: SECDEF Carter Outlines New Budget That Supports Future High-End Fight
This post has been updated with additional information from Ash Carter’s presentation.
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Ash Carter will release a defense budget next week that increases spending on the current fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but primarily postures the force to succeed against a future high-end threat. Read More
Panel: Russian Nuclear Saber Rattling Prompting NATO to Rethink Its Role
Russia’s blurring of the line between using tactical and strategic nuclear weapons in a crisis coupled with its saber-rattling statements is compelling the United States and its NATO allies to rethink their positions on deterrence, modernization and conventional forces, four national security experts told a key Senate panel. Read More
Navy Weighing Options for a Family of Future Surface Ships
PENTAGON – The Navy is currently charting its new roadmap for a family of future surface ships it hopes to enter the fleet sometime in the 2030s. Read More