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August 20, 2018

Layering Up to Go to Space

Space is a domain for human endeavor and is becoming increasingly so, like the air and sea domains around the globe, the United States is now adding on the burden of protecting and defending that domain for the benefit of all and for the national security and defense of the United States and its allies. Similar… read more

August 13, 2018

Put on Notice

Last week, at the hub of the nation’s Missile Defense Engineering and Research community, the newly appointed Under Secretary position by the Department of Defense for all Research and Engineering – to include the Missile Defense Agency – the Honorable Dr. Michael Griffin put forward why our nation is failing to compete with our near peers… read more

August 10, 2018

Give Me Some Space

Yesterday, the Department of Defense released its Space Force Report 1601. Following the release, Patrick Shanahan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense participated in a media roundtable on the space force. “Space force is about concentrating resources so we can go faster. This is how we will retire risk, build standards, grow capacity, and incrementally deploy National… read more

August 9, 2018

“I Sleep Well at Night”

“The US Strategic Command is the most powerful command on the planet, 162,000 people under that command coming to work everyday doing work by themselves, work with our allies, work with our partners, work with our friends, doing all the things they have to do.” – General John Hyten In the epicenter for missile defense in… read more

August 6, 2018

Making Our World Safe

“Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. They’ve done that previously in years past. They saw the international community put — dozens of nations of the international community put their naval forces in for exercises to clear the straits. Clearly, this would be an attack on international shipping, and — and it would… read more

August 2, 2018

Speed of Decision

It is a reflection of the “Dream Team” in place at the Department of Defense that this morning marks a tremendous accomplishment, not seen since 1978, of putting forward the National Defense Authorization Act in record time for the President of the United States formal approval. It is a true collaborative effort by the Department of Defense and the United States Congress… read more

July 27, 2018

The Intent is Good

We are deeply humbled and extremely grateful as a nation to receive the remains of our citizens that served and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we have today in the Korean War. Earlier today, a U.S. Air Force plane brought 55 caskets, carrying the remains of U.S. service members killed decades ago in the Korean… read more

July 24, 2018

“A Return of Great Power Competition is Upon Us”

In Aspen, Colorado in a rare opportunity amongst our country’s elite in national security and homeland security, the Undersecretary of Policy for the Department of Defense, John Rood shed light to the forum and public on the nation’s strategies. The discussion was moderated by Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon Correspondent. The Aspen Security Forum is held… read more

July 19, 2018

Back to the Future

1980’s Russian fears and insecurity have serendipitously resurfaced earlier this week on the United States future initiatives in space, to include the “Space Force” and global missile defense, that could economically bankrupt Russia should they compete to overcome the obsolescence of their existing systems. President Putin is now offering, for the second time over the past decade,… read more

July 13, 2018

Skin in the Game

The total defense spending of all NATO member states is estimated to be $936 billion this year. The U.S. makes up about 67% of it, estimated at $623 billion as stated by NATO. In 2014, at the NATO Wales Summit, during President Obama’s Administration and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO members agreed that each NATO nation would spend… read more

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