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About the header imageA UH-60 Black Hawk from Task Force 34, 1st Battalion 244th Assault Helicopter Battalion flies over a mosque during a routine flight on Feb. 27. From US Army on Flickr.
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Author Archives: Courtney Messerschmidt
The uncertainty of U.S. defense spending is undermining the ability of U.S. military forces in Asia to maintain stability amid a growing military buildup by China, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. – Washington Free Beacon … Continue reading
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Monday that if Israel were to strike Iran in an effort to damage the country’s nuclear program, the United States would meet “some defined obligations” it has to the … Continue reading
The United States military is considering a mission to train Libyan security personnel with the goal of creating a force of 5,000 to 7,000 conventional soldiers and a separate, smaller unit for specialized counterterrorism missions, according to the top officer … Continue reading
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the American people have grown skeptical about using military force and the Pentagon should play a more limited role in future US foreign policy. – Defense News As the House and Senate budget … Continue reading
The Air Force is grappling with how to manage a potential glut of drones and may eventually scale back the number of combat missions flown with unmanned aircraft by more than 25 percent, the service’s top commander said Wednesday. – … Continue reading
The Defense Department is wary of Syrian claims of compliance on its disarmament efforts, echoing recent concerns by the State Department the country is being less than open about its chemical weapon stocks. – DEFCON Hill The littoral-combat ship was … Continue reading
The Pentagon has no plans of reducing the American military presence in the Persian Gulf, despite recent breakthroughs between Washington and Iran over the country’s nuclear program. – DEFCON Hill An American aircraft carrier headed to the Philippines on Tuesday … Continue reading
Right now, somewhere, students are debating the culpability of Germany for WWI and the dis/proportionality of the Treaty of Versailles. No surprises there. It’s a fundamental question in world history and the dominos of the July Crisis used to be … Continue reading
The Pentagon’s inspector general’s office said the U.S. command in Afghanistan has not adequately tracked nominations for medals and awards. – USA Today The Pentagon’s top brass ratcheted up their rhetoric Thursday with a unified message to Congress: Defense spending … Continue reading