10 Jan 2019

Pentagon Owns Fewer Buildings Than It Previously Thought: Audit

One of the discoveries of the recent military audit is that the Pentagon has significantly fewer buildings than what is listed in its books. This finding may change ongoing requests for base closures and other measures. In the Navy, the audit revealed that 6.5% of building infrastructure had been demolished

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10 Jan 2019

The past decade of war has eroded the decision-making confidence of young leaders, Army general says

Are the current conflicts in the Middle East teaching the next generation of US military leaders the wrong lessons? Future warfare requires flat hierarchies and mission-oriented tactics, rather than strict obedience to specific tactics provided “up the ladder.” The former commander of US Army Training and Doctrine Command has told

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12 Nov 2018

After missing recruitment targets, U.S. Army creating video game teams to compete in competitive egaming tournaments

The Army missed its fiscal year recruitment target for the first time since 2005 and is currently working to enlist over 500,000 new recruits over the next four years. Low unemployment and high rates of ineligibility (mostly due to poor physical fitness and drug use) have made recruitment difficult. Traditional

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12 Oct 2018

Here’s the US Army’s New Russia-Era Shopping List

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine forced the U.S. Army to rethink its needs, from better cyber security to longer-ranged artillery cannons, according to the commander of the service’s new Futures Command. ‘That was kind of the wake-up call in terms of the capabilities that the Russians had been developing since about the

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04 Sep 2018

The US Army is making a laser-powered drone that can fly indefinitely

A US army research branch is developing a drone that is recharged remotely by lasers, potentially enabling endless flight time without the need to land and recharge or refuel.  Source: The US Army is making a laser-powered drone that can fly indefinitely | New Scientist

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16 Aug 2018

Poland wants permanent US forces stationed there

Citing threat of Russian aggression, Poland has voiced strong support for the possibility of permanent U.S. troop deployment in the country. While the U.S. has not indicated plans towards this end, Poland has remained a strong NATO member and one of the few that has met the group’s defense spending

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23 Jul 2018

The Army probably needs to update its cyber doctrine every 18 months

Due to the rate of change and development in cyber, army leaders in the area have argued that the U.S. Army must update its cyber doctrines more regularly. While Chief of Staff at CYBERCOM, Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty instructed the Cyber Center of Excellence to update its doctrine/cyber field manual

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22 Jun 2018

Army embedding cyber planners in each brigade

Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) cells are being inserted into brigades to provide cyber support and capabilities in roles that have been compared to those of artillery planners. The cells could allow a commander to target local ISPs and routers to prevent their use by enemy forces. They could also

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01 Jun 2018

Citing WWII Experience, Pentagon Suggests U.S. Has the Technical and Expert Capacity ‘Take Down’ China’s Man-Made Islands

Responding to questions on China and the South China Sea tensions, a Pentagon official cited U.S. experience in island campaigns in the Pacific, saying that the military has the technical and expert know-how to “take down” these small islands.  The Pentagon’s Joint Staff director tempered these statements, adding that this

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02 Jul 2011

DCSINT Handbook No. 1.03, Suicide Bombing in the COE

This handbook is one in a series of supplements to TRADOC DCSINT Handbook No. 1, A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, which is a basic terrorism primer prepared under the direction of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence-Threats. The

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