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US Army Aviator and military blogger. Does not represent the views of the US Department of Defense.
- Intelligence officials you should follow on Twitter. Notable for who's NOT on the list ;) shrd.by/g7EOQT 36 minutes ago
- And All-American Week 2013 is now over! shrd.by/VOG3Mn 1 hour ago
- RT @WSJ: Boy Scouts of America to end ban on gay youth; ban on gay adult leaders remains. shrd.by/a6TONP 1 hour ago
- Instead of "SAMS, the gift that keeps on giving", we might say "Row well and live"... shrd.by/R60swG 4 hours ago
- Listen up: The generation-long "Global War on Terror" is now a "persistent" conflict against a worldwide... shrd.by/1pVGLY 4 hours ago
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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Pentagon is stepping up plans to deal with a dangerous regional spillover from Syria’s possible collapse—a scenario it had recently seen as remote—drawing up proposals including a Jordanian buffer zone for refugees secured by Arab troops, said U.S. officials familiar … Continue reading
US Lawmakers are expected to battle over armed drones, softening the blow of military budget cuts and a controversial missile defense shield as they craft Pentagon policy legislation for fiscal 2014. – Defense News Under Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., … Continue reading
Sharp cuts in Pentagon spending are beginning to crimp U.S. military operations in Asia, fueling worries among allies over the American commitment to security in the region at a time when North Korea nuclear threats and China’s military expansion are … Continue reading
On the two-year anniversary of the daring U.S. special operations raid that killed Osama bin Laden, America’s cadre of elite troops are starting to buckle after more than a decade of constant combat. – DEFCON Hill U.S. Special Operations Command … Continue reading
Not long after Adm. William H. McRaven led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, he was put in charge of the nation’s entire contingent of Special Operations forces, and set to work revamping them to face a widening array … Continue reading
The Pentagon has in recent days stepped up planning for potential military intervention in the Syrian civil war, specifically because of growing evidence the regime may have used chemical weapons, CNN has learned. – CNN’s Security Clearance Gen. Joseph Hoar … Continue reading
US Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will step down June 21, ending a nearly five-year run as the top civilian official in the service. – Defense News The F-35 program executive officer is “moderately confident” that the stealthy fighter’s prime … Continue reading
The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office told Congress that the program is continuing to improve, in part because of turnover at primary contractor Lockheed Martin. – Defense News The United States’ top military officer said Thursday that his … Continue reading
The top commander of the Marine Corps blasted what he called “neo-isolationism” at a congressional hearing Wednesday morning. – Washington Free Beacon Pentagon is moving to fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities on the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), after computer systems … Continue reading