Author Archives: Rebecca L. Grant, Ph.D.

Intrepid Salute Award Honors HII Shipbuilders At New York City Fleet Week Last night aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid at Pier 86 in New York and in the company of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Lisa Franchetti, it was my honor to present this award. The 2024 Intrepid Salute Award honors [Read More...]
CHIPS And Ships: Time To Stop Gambling With U.S. Seapower (From Defense Opinion) Question: What do America’s semi-conductor manufacturers have in common with America’s naval shipyards? Answer: Both are critical to national security, and both are in danger of falling behind China. In March, President Joe Biden announced up to $8.5 billion in [Read More...]
Air Force AI Dogfight Means Tech Could Replace Maverick vs. China (From Fox News) An AI agent flew Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall through yank and bank combat maneuvers in an F-16.  America’s top priority right now is to make sure the US, not China, leads in AI.  Make way for more AI and [Read More...]
Poland Needs A Lot More Abrams Tanks, Fast The US-Poland defense partnership is the key to NATO deterrence of Russian aggression.  Why?  Because Russia is rearming far faster than expected.  The new strategic reality in Europe is that it will take tanks in Poland to stop Russia. “We [Read More...]
Lexington: April 19, 1775 On April 19, the Lexington Institute honors our namesake historical event.  On April 19, 1775, a company of 70 defiant Massachusetts militiamen met the British redcoats at Lexington and in the battle fired the “shot heard round the world.” The [Read More...]
Washington Asked Beijing To Control Tehran (From CBS Radio) Just last week, the State Department was calling their counterparts in China asking Beijing to use its influence with Iran to call off its attack on Israel. While the US had terrific intelligence and knew about the attack, which took [Read More...]
Israel’s Near-Perfect Missile Success Had A Special Line Of Defense (From Fox News) Diplomacy and deterrence failed, but on Saturday the U.S. military stepped in to help protect Israel against the unprecedented attack from Iran. A near-perfect missile defense, beginning with U.S. planes and warships, brought down 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles and [Read More...]
5 Reasons Why A Top Chinese Hacker Gang And Their Friends Could Wreak Havoc On US (From Fox News) You may never have heard of Threat Actor Storm-0558, but this top Chinese hacker gang broke into the State Department computer systems via Microsoft Exchange Online last spring and read emails for several weeks before Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s [Read More...]
Low Earth Orbit Is A High-Value Domain (From RealClearDefense) Low Earth Orbit – known as LEO – is the future for communications satellites. It’s also a high-value domain for national security. And it’s getting crowded. Elon Musk’s Starlink has over 5500 satellites on orbit and just launched 23 more  [Read More...]
USN: Carrier-Based Military Diplomacy Works (From CBS Eye On The World With John Batchelor) Lexington Vice President Rebecca Grant discusses the Ford-class carriers with John Batchelor. Carrier deterrence is more important than ever as shown by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s deployment of two carriers to the Mideast in the Gaza crisis. China is [Read More...]
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