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    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter brief the press at the Pentagon, July 1, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton

    US National Military Strategy

    Dempsey Releases National Military Strategy

    Se vedlagte PDF for det offentlige strategidokumentet. Hentet fra denne linken.

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    WASHINGTON, July 01, 2015 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff cannot predict exactly where the next threat to the United States and its interests may come from, but he knows it will happen faster than in the past and the U.S. military must be prepared.
    The National Military Strategy released today by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey provides the blueprint for how the military will use its forces to protect and advance U.S. national and security interests.

    “Globalization, diffusion of technology, and demographic shifts are driving rapid change as state actors and trans-regional networks challenge order and stability,” said Dempsey. “This strategy addresses these dynamics and our strategy to ensure that our force remains the best-led, trained and equipped military on the planet.”

    The National Military Strategy follows the release of the 2015 National Security Strategy in February this year, as well as the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review.

    The strategy recognizes that the application of military power versus traditional state threats is far different than military power against non-state actors. It also posits that the most likely scenario is prolonged campaigns rather than short, intense battles.

    The strategy also states that as a “hedge against unpredictability with reduced resources we may have to adjust our global posture.”

    According to the strategy document, the U.S. military also must be ready to counter “revisionist states” such as Russia that are challenging international norms as well as violent extremist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

    “We are working with allies to deter, deny and -- when necessary -- defeat potential state adversaries,” the document says. But at the same time, the U.S. military is building and leading an extensive network to take on ISIL.
    Globalization is allowing people and technology to move around the world in a way never seen before, complicating an already complex security situation, according to the strategy. Globalization has positive effects in stimulating trade and making many nations prosperous, but it also can exacerbate social tensions, cause competition for resources and may engender political instability.

    Technology speeds everything up. The strategy noted that individuals and groups, today, have more information at their beck and call than governments had in the past.

    While the document notes Russia’s contributions in some security areas such as counternarcotics and counterterrorism, it also points to that nation’s willingness to use force to achieve its goals.

    “It also has repeatedly demonstrated that it does not respect the sovereignty of its neighbors,” the strategy states. “Russia’s military actions are undermining regional security directly and through proxy forces.”
    But Russia is not the only country of concern in the strategy document.

    Iran’s nuclear program worries American allies in the region and beyond, according to the strategy. Iran sponsors terrorist groups in the region and is active in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.

    North Korea remains an outlaw state that has developed atomic weapons and is building missiles capable of reaching the United States.

    China is in a different class, but could be a threat to the United States, according to the strategy. It is a rising great power and the strategy encourages China “to become a partner for greater international security.”
    Still, Chinese actions in the South China Sea are worrisome.

    It is a complex strategic environment and the U.S. military cannot focus on one threat to the exclusion of all others, according to the strategy.

    “[The U.S. military] must provide a full range of military options for addressing both revisionist states and [violent extremist organizations],” the strategy says. “Failure to do so will result in greater risk to our nation and the international order.”

    Nedlastbar PDF-fil:
    2015_National_Military_Strategy.pdf


    Relaterte lenker:

    National Military Strategy (United States)

    Dempsey Discusses New Military Strategy, ISIL

    Breaking News from the DOD


    Ikke uventet, så strømmer reaksjonene inn fra hele verden rundt dette betydningsfulle dokumentet:

    Russland:

    Russia calls new U.S. military strategy confrontational

    "Russia's military actions are undermining regional security directly and through proxy forces," it added, naming Russia among "revisionist-minded" states.

    Asked about the new strategy during a conference call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed regret.
    "The use of such language in this document points, shall we say, to what is probably a confrontational attitude devoid of any objectivity towards our country," he said.
    Les artikkelen fra Reuters her.

    US Actions the Catalyst for Rising Global Disorder
    Asked to comment on the new strategy document's calling out of Iran as a nuclear weapons-seeking threat to world peace, Becker noted that "it demonstrates a schizophrenic presentation by the US establishment on Iran at the very moment that the United States government, through the Secretary of State, is engaged in long-term negotiations with Iran" over its peaceful energy program.
    Les hele artikkelen fra Sputnik News her.

    RT:
    Pentagon lists Russia, ISIS as major threats in new military strategy




    RT:
    New US military strategy: ‘Russia, China - threat to unipolar domination fantasy’


    Link

    Kremlin Regrets New US Military Strategy Targeting Russia

    Kina

    China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon's updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial islands in areas where the Philippines and other countries have rival claims, sparking alarm regionally and in Washington.


    "China's actions are adding tension to the Asia-Pacific region," says the paper, released this week in the first update of the strategy since 2011, making specific reference to China's "aggressive land reclamation efforts" in the South China Sea.
    Les hele artikkelen her.

    Confronting China’s 'New' Military Challenge in the South China Sea

    Iran

    US military making provocative moves against Russia, China: Analyst

    Probability of US fighting war against Russia growing: Pentagon

    Russia slams ‘confrontational’ tone of US military strategy

    Nord-Korea

    North Korea Times:
    In new strategy, US to deepen security ties with India

    On North Korea, the general said: "North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technologies also contradicts repeated demands by the international community to cease such efforts."

    "These capabilities directly threaten its neighbours, especially the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Japan. In time, they will threaten the US homeland as well. North Korea also has conducted cyber attacks, including causing major damage to a US corporation."
    Les hele artikkelen her.

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    Mens kidsa leker i bassenget og far har ro under parasollen, kan det betraktes litt rundt beskrivelsen USAs avtroppende forsvarssjef general Martin Dempsey nylig kom med om den globale sikkerhetsutfordringen verden står over for. I forordet til den nye militære strategien til USA som kom nå i juni, skriver han:
    Today’s global security environment is the most unpredictable I have seen in 40 years of service. Since the last National Military Strategy was published in 2011, global disorder hassignificantly increased while some of our comparative military advantage has begun to erode.
    At andre nasjoner puster USA i nakken, eller på enkelte områder har dratt fra, er sikkert innafor å antyde. Siste del i setningen er for min del veldig interessant med tanke på nettopp det våpenkappløp som nå er igang såvel her hjemme som i NATO generelt og de utallige motstanderne rundt omkring. På samme tid uttaler NATO-sjefen at vi ikke skal dras med i nettopp et våpenkappløp med Russland, og i en artikkel i Bloomberg Business kommenterer William Perry (eks FMIN under Clinton og kjent for å være opptatt av bedrede forhold USA/Russland samt motstander av atomvåpen) følgende om det våpenkappløp som nå er igang:

    “Instead of talking with each other we’re shouting at each other,” said Perry, who helped lay the groundwork for NATO expansion in eastern Europe during the Clinton presidency. “We have to recognize that Russia is a great nation, that some of the things we’ve done in the past have undermined the relationship.”
    Og i USA Today skrev David A. Andelman følgende om det komplekse våpenkappløpet som nå er i full gang:
    Today's new arms race is not just with Russia, but an integral part of today's multipolar world. And certainly it's more expensive, in part because of the multinational, multidimensional threats.
    Den retorikkbruk og "skrikingen til hverandre" som Perry er inne på over som nå utspiller seg i propagandakrigen i alle kanaler, er det ingen tvil for min del at det spilles bevist på det mest elementære i vår natur, nemlig frykt Målsetting er åpenbart å få økte midler til opprustning i alle leire. Som makten i ordvalgene til generalen og hans stab ref over: "some of our comparative military advantage has begun to erode" - et klart fryktsignal om at "får ikke Forsvaret nok midler raskt, så vi får modernisert eksisterende kapasiteter og utviklet nye supervåpen raskt, ligger vi bak Russland, Kina, Iran og Nord-Korea m.fler" og implisitt sagt, vil det amerikanerne er svært så stolte av, USAs "mighty military", være historie. Og kampen om kronene er reell i USA, for det er ikke udelt positive tomler opp for økte utgifter til forsvarssektoren hvor det til og med snakkes om ønske om reduksjoner i forsvarsbudsjettene fra de konservative vs NATO-krav om 2 % ramme. Dårlig nytt for Forsvaret - de ønsker/trenger betydelig mengder av cash som beskrevet i denne artikkelen:
    Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the cost for all that modernization would average $18 billion a year from 2021 through 2035 — or $252 billion over that 14-year period.
    For USAs allierte, særlig NATO og Norge, tror jeg slike uttalelser som Dempsey skriver i forordet sitt, litt forenklet sagt, er med på å legge sterkt press, med få ord, på behovet økte budsjetter og det litt brennraskt. Stadig ser vi nyheter, ofte med skremselsoverskrifter om at nasjoner som Russland og Kina har satt i gang svært så ekspansive og raske oppbygninger av militære kapasiteter. Alt skjer nå sånn plutselig virker det som.

    Et kritisk hode ved lesning av "uavhengige" analyser blir stadig viktigere i dagens situasjon. Som feks den nylige dystre/mørke analysen kalt "The Coming Storm" laget av Edward Lucas i CEPA, med antatt særlig mål om påvirkning av Norge, Sverige, Finland og de baltiske stater, med forord som inneholder
    For their part, NATO countries in the region are nervous about military cooperation with non-NATO countries. As both Sweden and Finland are strong U.S. allies, American leadership can overcome this
    . NRK gjorde en interessant kildekritisk research rundt hvem CEPA og dets personell og nettverk er, hvor det ble avdekket nære bånd til det Hvite Hus og Obama-administrasjonen. Dette understreker behovet for god gammeldags kildekritikk ved lesning av alle typer analyser, artikler og uttalelser. Her uttalte førsteamunensis ved handelshøgskolen BI, Haavard Koppang følgende til NRK om CEPA-analysen
    – Ja, jeg synes det bærer preg av elementer av, i anførselstegn, «god gammeldags propaganda»
    I disse tider er det rett og slett ikke godt å vite hvem man egentlig kan stole på vs hva man leser. Man må tenke sjæl ut fra alt man leser og sunt bondevett & rasjonell tenkning. Selv når analyser og kommentarer kommer fra ens egne troverdige rekker, det være seg allierte, "uavhengige" tenke-tanker, våre egne militære og politiske ledere m.fler, bør man reflektere litt over et par sentrale spørsmål:

    - Hvem er den egentlige avsender?
    - Hvor upartisk og uavhengig er avsender egentlig?
    - Hva er den egentlige hensikt med artikkelen?


    Det er også interessant å reflektere over hvem som defacto tjener på militær opprustning rundt omkring i verden. Altså økonomisk, med skråblikk til økt beskyttelse av vitale energikilder/forsyninger. Hvilke åpne kjente bånd har de ulike aktørene til de respektive lands politiske ledelse, beslutningstakere og lobbyapparat? Her finnes det sikkert noen gode analyser og kommentarer på nett.

    Her hjemme, hvor det i disse tider åpenbart lekker som ei sil hos Forsvarsstaben igjennom nettstedet Aldrimer.no, beskrives det en intern drakamp og maktspill om ressurser til Forsvaret. Er lekkasjene fra Aldrimer.no defacto styrte (og således svært høyt spill...) lekkasjer fra øverste hold i Forsvarstaben med hensikt å påvirke opinionen og presset mot FMIN/Stortinget, eller noen lavere ned i kjeden valgt å varsle videre hvis hensikt er å beskytte Forsvaret, eller har dokumentene rett og slett kommet på avveie ved en feilsending (jeg utelukker egentlig hacking av ørti årsaker) og så blitt publisert? Etter sigende pågår det en intern granskning av lekkasjene, skriver VGs politiske kommentaror Fritjof Jacobsen i sin kronikk i VG i går:
    Lekkasjene har utløst sinne og frustrasjon i forsvarsledelsen, og blir etter det jeg forstår nå etterforsket internt.
    Det faktum at USA til har hatt over 1/5 del av sine styrker i Stillehavsregionen og signaler som til nå har gitt uttrykk for at Europa må klare seg mer selv ved eventuelle konflikter, tross påfølgende beroligelser fra Obama om at USA selvsagt står bak NATO 100 %, gjør jo også sitt til at de europeiske landene ønsker å styrke sine egne forsvarskapasiteter herunder økte bevilgninger og budsjetter. - Vi kan jo ikke stå alene når Putin kommer? Og det er klart at jo bedre Europa klarer å forsvare seg selv, jo mindre må USA trå til med, og det er kanskje helt ok da de jo er engasjert en hel haug med andre steder på kloden hvor maktbalansene endres. Godt beskrevet her i en interessant betraktning fra britiske The Statesman og artikkelen Farewell to the American century:

    The US has withdrawn from Afghanistan while China has stepped up its talks with the Taliban about a new political settlement. An Islamist state is being carved out of Iraq and Syria under America’s nose. The “ugly Chinaman” has replaced the “ugly American” as the face of capitalist expansionism in Africa. And while Russian special forces destabilise Ukraine, Angela Merkel and François Hollande negotiate with Vladimir Putin, with Barack Obama nowhere to be seen. Even in the Asia-Pacific region – towards which the US is pivoting – China is changing the balance of power. A new world is emerging, in which a multitude of powers are competing with each other through hybrid wars, economic sanctions and naval manoeuvring. It is a world in which economic globalisation is powered by Chinese as much as western capital.
    Ved å spille å frykt for nasjonens og vestens sikkerhet, sammen med en strøm av bias og nonbias (velger å tilføre "uavhengige"...) analyser og innslag om skumle nasjoners antatte mål og plutselige/raske militære opprustninger hos land som Russland, Nord-Korea, Kina og Irans, er våpenkappløpet definitivt i full gang.


    Source: AP

    Indeed spennende tider ahead. Den etter alt og dømme nye påtroppende forsvarssjefen i USA, general Joseph Dunford, populært kalt Fighting Joe (!), sies å være ganske så lik sin forgjenger, og med særlig styrke mot Asia, og med det for øyet, blir neppe ordskille og våpenkappløpet avtagende utover høsten. - The race is on!

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      Her kan det jo være bra å minne om psyops-kurset til NROF i oktober. Kurs

      Enten du nå går på det for å forstå bedre hva som skjer bak informasjonen du får, eller for å kunne påvirke selv.
      "Gjør Ret, Frygt Intet"

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      • #4
        USA: US National Military Strategy

        National Military Strategy 2015

        The Rand Corporation's Andrew Hoehn, the Heritage Foundation's Dakota Wood, and the Center for a New American Security's Jerry Hendrix discuss the Pentagon's 2015 national military strategy.

        Defense News - National Military Strategy 2015



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          Skal si CENTCOM har og har hatt litt av en sentral rolle i det amerikanske forsvaret herunder utenrikspolitikk...

          Først et par kart man selvsagt bare printe ut, ramme inn og smelle opp i stua:

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          Hentet fra denne siden.

          Wikipedia om CENTCOM:

          The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM or CENTCOM) is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command of the U.S. Department of Defense, established in 1983, taking over the 1980 Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF) responsibilities.


          The CENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, most notably Afghanistan and Iraq. CENTCOM has been the main American presence in many military operations, including the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), and the Iraq War. As of 2015 CENTCOM forces are deployed primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan in combat roles and have support roles at bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Pakistan, and central Asia. CENTCOM forces have also been deployed in Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in the past, with a small presence remaining there as of 2009.


          As of 22 March 2013 CENTCOM's commander is General Lloyd J. Austin, U.S. Army.
          Of all 6 American regional unified combatant commands CENTCOM is among the three with headquarters outside its area of operations. CENTCOM's main headquarters is located at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida. A forward headquarters was established in 2002 at Camp As Sayliyah in Doha, Qatar, which in 2009 transitioned to a forward headquarters at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to serve American strategic interests. On 12 January, 2015, CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked.[2]


          Area of responsibiliy som CENTCOM opererer under:

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          Og til slutt og ikke minst #pipelinemanagement, vakkert beskrevet:

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          China’s Economic & Strategic Interests in CENTCOM’s Area of Responsibility: Assessment & policy recommendations

          China’s recent operation to evacuate its citizens in Libya saw PLA ships and aircraft pass through the U.S. Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR), suggesting that contact between the U.S. and Chinese militaries in the Middle East is likely to increase. To help policymakers, we give a brief rundown of China’s strategic and economic interests in countries within the CENTCOM AOR. As Exhibit 1 (below) shows, energy is a key interest, with countries in the AOR accounting for more than 2.2 million bpd of oil supply to China in 2010 (~45% of China’s total oil imports).

          Les til øyet blir vått her.

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            FACT SHEET#5 (Full version)

            the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

            Organized by Squadrons,

            (and Flights / Air Groups).

            Kilde: Contemporary Issues & Geography: (image intensive) USAF complete aircraft fleet

            (en side med mye snacks for de som vet hva de liker)

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              How the US military spends its billions - Business Insider


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                Pentagon prepares for century of climate emergencies and oil wars

                US Army research reveals the military’s latest strategies to safeguard the global fossil fuel system from threat of scarcity and climate disruption. The US Army is preparing for a new era of war for oil.

                While energy has always played a role in military conflicts, US military experts believe the geopolitics of energy, land and water is increasingly central to who rules, or ruins, the world.

                Two research documents published in recent months by the US Army reveal the military establishment’s latest thinking in startlingly frank terms. The research not only lends credence to environmental warnings about how climate change will fuel political instability, but also vindicates concerns about how looming resource shortages could destabilise the global economy.

                Energy wars

                The imperative to protect business-as-usual is reflected in a separate report published by the US Army’s institute for geostrategic and national security research.

                That report, New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the US Military, forecasts a bold new century of conflict over global energy supplies, due to dramatic shifts in the way energy is produced and consumed in key regions.

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                  Whilst everyone watched the F-22s arriving in Germany, U.S. Predator drones deployed to Latvia

                  “This is not a one-time operating zone. We created an airspace arrangement that is enduring, so when we need to go back, it will be available.”

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                    With Alaska's Chugach Mountains as a backdrop, an F-22 taxis on the runway. F-22s are used to monitor Russian aircraft. (Michael Dinneen / For The Times)
                    U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

                    As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.

                    Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have assigned analysts to work full time on the Arctic. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently convened a "strategy board" to bring the analysts together to share their findings.
                    In addition to relying on U.S. spy satellites orbiting overhead and Navy sensors deep in the frigid waters, the analysts process raw intelligence from a recently overhauled Canadian listening post near the North Pole and a Norwegian surveillance ship called the Marjata, which is now being upgraded at a U.S. Navy shipyard in southern Virginia.

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                      CIA ship at center of 'strangest covert operation' to meet its end | Fox News


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                        U.S. Military to Reopen Base in Iceland? | Iceland Review

                        The U.S. government has expressed its opinion to Icelandic authorities that considering increased Russian aggression there may be reason to reopen the U.S. Navy base in Iceland; the U.S. Armed Forces operated the Naval Air Station in Keflavík as a NATO base from 1951 to 2006. Its location was considered to be of great importance during the Cold War.
                        Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.

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                          Obama nominates openly gay man to lead Army
                          Obama nominates openly gay man to lead Army - CNNPolitics.com


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                            Blir interessant si Check out this article from Defense News:

                            Boehner's exit raises uncertainty on budget moves

                            http://militari.ly/1FlUYGg


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                              Pentagon Blocks JSTARS Move To Demo Phase

                              One analyst and defense industry consultant, Loren Thompson, offered another possible reason for the holdup: Certain Pentagon officials are pushing for an unmanned aircraft to replace the current JSTARS fleet.

                              [url=http://defnews.ly/1FAeQp3]Pentagon Blocks JSTARS Move To Demo

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                                With President Watching, General Dempsey Drops Mic, Walks Off Stage In Epic Retirement Performance

                                by Scott Faith

                                General (retired) Martin Dempsey was a soldier’s soldier. Throughout his career, and especially during his time as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he commanded enormous respect both within the military and within the Beltway. Among Dempsey’s many accomplishments include command of 1st Armored Division, V Corps, CENTCOM, and TRADOC. He was also the Chief of Staff of the Army.

                                No shrinking violet or armchair general, the former Armor officer is a multi-tour combat veteran who commanded the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTCI), and earned both a Combat Action Badge and a Bronze Star with “V” device for valor. He also has more than a half-dozen combat stripes crawling up the right sleeve of his Army Service Uniform.


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                                  USAF Expects LRS-B Award Within 'Next Couple of Months'


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                                  Sjekk vår nettbutikk Nettbutikk Milforum - det militære nettsamfunnet

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                                    Ikke bare i Norge det er usikkerhet rundt fremtidens forsvar. Her fra USA og US Army...


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                                    Three US Army AH 64D Apache helicopters land at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for refueling en route to Fort Carson, Colo., on Aug. 14, 2014.(Photo: Danny Webb/US Air Force)

                                    Lawmakers Concerned Army Commission Headed In Wrong Direction

                                    "We refuse to believe that the Army honestly thinks that it does not need an operational reserve in attack aviation," the letter states. "ARI is a poorly thought out, ill-informed, budget-driven plan that strips the National Guard of its attack capability and relegates them to the sidelines of the fight."

                                    Lawmakers Concerned Army Commission Headed In Wrong Direction

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                                      Shipbuilder: We Need Navy's Answers on SSBN(X) Subs Acquisition Plan

                                      “I cannot honestly tell you that I understand what has happened in the last six months since we turned in that recommendation,” Casey said. “I am not privy to the internal Navy deliberations. There are people that have said it will be done by the end of the year.”

                                      General Dynamics: We Need Navy's Answers on SSBN(X) Subs Acquisition Plan


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                                        USAF in ‘Final Closing Phase’ of Bomber Contract

                                        WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is in the final phase of discussion before awarding a contract for the next-generation bomber, and expects an announcement very soon.

                                        “We’re in the final closing phase and it’s going well and you should expect to hear something pretty soon,” William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, said during an event hosted by Defense One on Tuesday.

                                        The Pentagon is taking measures to ensure the LRS-B program does not go the way of A-12 by focusing on using mature technologies rather than launching new developments.

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                                          McCain said Democrats and the White House would do better to focus on the appropriations process and budget talks, which recently started. Instead, he said, the president’s “ludicrous” approach is, “holding military men and women hostage to the whims of our dysfunctional politics.”

                                          Check out this article from Defense News:

                                          NDAA Passes Senate, Threatened Veto Up Next

                                          NDAA Passes Senate, Threatened Veto Up Next


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                                            A US aircraft carrier responsible for 1,182 combat sorties against ISIS has left the Persian Gulf - Business Insider

                                            Anonymous Naval officials have also told the Navy Times that although the absence of an aircraft carrier in the region will be a setback, it is necessary for the Navy to redeploy the CSG in order to continue to operate with a decreased budget.

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                                              It has been 25,640 days since an American soldier died in a war declared by the United States Congress.
That soldier was Anthony Marchione, 19, who signed up to fight for the U.S. Army in 1943.

                                              It has been 25,640 days since an American soldier died in a war declared by Congress - The Washington Post




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                                                Why the Air Force Must Adopt the Navy's Lethal New Weapon | The National Interest Blog


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                                                  Congress Considers the Carrier 'Gap'

                                                  There is no US carrier operating today in the Middle East, a situation that is the product of several years of high-tempo operations and the need to catch up on major maintenance put off to sustain that pace.

                                                  Congress Considers the Carrier 'Gap'


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                                                    Congress Considers the Carrier 'Gap'

                                                    There is no US carrier operating today in the Middle East, a situation that is the product of several years of high-tempo operations and the need to catch up on major maintenance put off to sustain that pace.

                                                    Congress Considers the Carrier 'Gap'


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                                                    Lol! de har flere hangarfartøyer enn resten av verden tilsammen. Hver av disse igjen har flere kampfly enn de fleste land har militære fly.
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                                                    Bla bla... Hybrid warfare is easy

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                                                      hvor mange landbaserte fly har de i midtøsten for tiden egentlig?

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                                                        God stemning over dammen - via Defensenews:

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                                                        Boeing Protests Northrop's Long Range Strike Bomber Contract

                                                        WASHINGTON — Boeing, which along with partner Lockheed Martin submitted the losing bid in the competition to build the US Air Force's new Long Range Strike Bomber, filed a protest Friday with the Government Accountability Office over the DoD awarding the contract to Northrop Grumman on Oct. 27.

                                                        The GAO now has 100 days to review the protest and issue a ruling.

                                                        Northrop Grumman, maker of the stealth B-2 bomber, won the award in part because of a projected cost per plane of $511 million in 2010 dollars, well below the Pentagon’s cost cap of $550 million in 2010 dollars.

                                                        Boeing Protests Northrop's Long Range Strike Bomber Contract

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                                                          U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to the media at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, on Nov. 1, 2015. (AP Photo)
                                                          Carter Says Russia, China Potentially Threaten Global Order

                                                          Carter said Russia is undertaking "challenging activities" at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace.

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                                                            Dagbladet følger opp ref over:

                                                            Pentagon-sjefen med tøffeste angrep siden Den kalde krigen: - Putins atomrasling truer verdensfreden - nyheter - Dagbladet.no

                                                            Pentagon-sjefen med tøffeste angrep siden Den kalde krigen: - Putins atomrasling truer verdensfreden

                                                            - Vi prøver ikke å gjøre Russland til en fiende, sier USAs forsvarsminister Ash Carter.

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