Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday Brief

Defense Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has warned that President Hamid Karzai’s harsh public statements against the United States this month could increase the risk of an attack on U.S. forces. – Washington Post An American fighter jet verbally warned … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Brief

Defense U.S. commanders anticipate a “gentle reduction” in core combat capabilities, such as route clearance and bomb disposal units, in southern Afghanistan as American and allied forces prepare to withdraw from the country next year. – DEFCON Hill U.S. military … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

Defense U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, unveiled a budget plan Tuesday that departs from past GOP practice by funding the Pentagon only at “minimum levels.” – Defense News The Pentagon is in survival … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

Defense At a time when $46 billion in mandatory budget cuts are causing anxiety at the Pentagon, administration officials see one potential benefit: there may be an opening to argue for deep reductions in programs long in President Obama’s sights, … Continue reading

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Defense Brief Monday

Defense U.S. Africa Command will get a new Marine Corps rapid response force as part of a plan to beef up its crisis response capabilities. – Washington Times The Army is suspending the Tuition Assistance program for active duty and … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Brief

Defense The United States and China began naval drills in the Arabian Sea with Pakistan and other countries on Thursday, the Pakistani navy said, in a show of strength against terrorism and piracy. – AFP U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee leaders … Continue reading

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Defense Briefing Thursday

Defense The lack of a second carrier in the Persian Gulf limits the ability of the U.S. to deter Iran but the U.S. retains enough combat power in the region to to deal with any aggression by Tehran, Marine Gen. … Continue reading

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Defense Brief Wednesday

Defense A top U.S. general said on Tuesday that American efforts aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon were not working, even as he voiced support for crippling sanctions and diplomatic efforts aimed at isolating the Islamic state. … Continue reading

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Disruptive Thinking: You’re Doing it Wrong

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A wise man, erm, rabbit once said that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  In that case, I’m pleased that an Air Force officer named (Presumably, Lt. Col.) Tony Carr has manage to pen an … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

Defense U.S. House Republicans have unveiled a government-wide 2013 spending measure that would fund the Pentagon in 2012 at a higher level than it requested, despite the so-feared sequester cuts that began on Friday. – Defense News The shock waves … Continue reading

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