South Korea has announced it will build the country’s first real aircraft carrier designed to carry up to 15 F-35B stealth vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) jet fighters. In doing so, this … Continue reading South Korea to Join U.S. and Other Allies With F-35B Aircraft Carriers
In what might be the most insane public letter written by two military officers in U.S. history, retired Lt. Colonels John Nagl and Paul Yingling, Tuesday urged the Chairman of … Continue reading Two Retired U.S. Military Officers Urge Military to Remove Trump – Biden Agrees
A UH-1N Huey ‘White Top’ dignitary support helicopter from the 1st Helicopter Squadron based at Joint Base Andrew in Washington, D.C. was shot at on Monday in nearby Virginia. According to … Continue reading U.S. Air Force ‘White Top’ Helicopter Shot at Near Washington, D.C.
After completing quarantine for Covid-19, approximately 1,200 U.S. Marines attached to the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) have been given a clean bill of health and begun training with the Australian … Continue reading Amid Covid – U.S. Marines Train With Australian Defense Force
The newest U.S. military service – U.S. Space Force (USSF) – is off to fast start by sponsoring a team at the 2020 Indy 500 motorcar race to be held … Continue reading Liftoff! – U.S. Space Force Sponsors Racing Team at Indy 500
The term ‘game changer’ is an overused phrase. However, in the case of the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, this term may not be far off the mark. Another much-used … Continue reading ‘Game Changer’ – U.S. F-35 Strike Fighters Can Do Lot More Than Fight
While the U.S. test firing unarmed, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) is not rare – this was the fourth test this year – launching one now with three dummy warheads … Continue reading Message to Enemies – U.S. Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Into Pacific
As part of its ongoing aggressive efforts to illegally dominate the South China Sea (SCS), the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is deploying a sophisticated network of sensors and surveillance platforms across … Continue reading China’s Covert Naval Surveillance System in South China Sea
The Philippines’ erratic president, Rodrigo Duterte appears to be playing an increasingly difficult game of “balance the Dragon and the Eagle,” making military moves to please both the U.S. and … Continue reading Philippines Tries Military Balancing Act With U.S. and China
While critics of President Trump’s redeployment of U.S. troops in Europe continue to bash the moves, Poland is showing how a real ally behaves. While already fulfilling its NATO required … Continue reading NATO – Poland Will Pay Majority of Costs for U.S. Troops
As I previously noted, withdrawing 11,000 U.S. troops from Germany is part of a broader strategy that involves deploying 5,000 of those troops forward to Poland, as well as Italy. … Continue reading As Troops Leave Germany, U.S. Must Reinforce Baltic Allies
Dan McKnight, an Afghan war combat vet, never questioned the necessity of fighting terrorism abroad. He became disillusioned with the nation-building strategy pursued by Washington bureaucrats and hated the idea … Continue reading Veteran Reveals Defense Spending Bill Hides Anti-Gun Provision
With growing Russian, and other threats to the Arctic and North American homeland, the joint U.S.-Canadian – North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) – is increasing combat readiness in the … Continue reading U.S. and Canadian Air Force Fighter Jets Training Jointly Over Toronto
While most of the media fixate on President Trump’s stated motives for removing a few thousand U.S. troops from Germany, they ignore the bigger strategic picture. As noted by AP, … Continue reading Strategic Move – U.S. Troops and HQs Going From Germany to Poland and Belgium
The Eastern Mediterranean today is a cauldron of conflict and military tension. America’s dubious NATO ally – increasingly authoritarian Turkey – appears hell-bent on forging its own new imperial path … Continue reading U.S. Carrier Strike Group Trains With Greek Navy in Volatile Mediterranean
In the wake of a series of mysterious explosions and fires inside Iran, the regime seems to be preparing another military show by blowing up a fake U.S. aircraft carrier … Continue reading Is Iran Going to Try to Sink Another Fake U.S. Aircraft Carrier?
Just days after Russia initiated a major “snap combat readiness” drill for its armed forces in the region, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea to … Continue reading U.S. and Allied Forces in Black Sea ‘Sending Message’ to Russia
In a recently published piece in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, I noted the importance of the U.S. and Canada working together to defend the strategically vital Arctic region from Chinese and … Continue reading U.S. and Canada Should Defend Arctic Together
While the US Navy evaluates the potentially catastrophic damage to the fire-ravaged Wasp-class amphibious assault carrier – the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in San Diego, it has now also received its newest … Continue reading U.S. Navy Received Latest ‘Air Assault Carrier’ as Similar Warship Burned in Port
Several more examples this week that US diplomacy is succeeding in building an allied Asian coalition to counter China — among them are US approvals for billions of dollars in … Continue reading U.S. Deepening Defense Ties With Asian Allies to Counter China
Whether Russian military intelligence actually paid bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan – and some senior US military leaders still doubt it – is yet to … Continue reading Russia’s Reckless ‘GRU’ Military Intelligence Could Start War With U.S.
The U.S. Navy is valiantly trying to save the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHA-6) from the fire still ravaging the warship since Sunday morning. The impressive amphibious assault flattop is one … Continue reading Loss of U.S. Navy ‘Lightning Carrier’ Will Harm Its Pacific Strategy