Defense

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 Minute ...
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 place on Saturday, ...
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 ...
US Is ‘Not As Prepared’ As We Should Be Amid Israel-Iran Conflict: Arnold Punaro (From Fox Business) Due to conflicts and tensions on multiple fronts around the world, the US military has to significantly enhance its deterrence capability. Not only that, the US has to reestablish credibility that it will actually use its deterrence measures. It is not ...
Unexpected But Welcome: US Navy’s Amphibious Warship Plan Supported Across Political Parties & Government Branches (From Marine Link) Here’s some good news for America’s sea power. While the U.S. Navy has initiated another review of its 30-year shipbuilding plan in the face of widespread dissatisfaction, one element within that plan has been praised: the decision to provide funding f ...
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 ...
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 Friday morning ...
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. C ...
Army Budget Invests In Lessons From Ukraine With Focus On Deterring China (From Defense Opinion) As Ukraine’s valiant fight against Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion enters its third year, the U.S. Army’s newly released fiscal 2025 budget incorporates the top lessons from combat in Ukraine and sends a powerful message as a deterrent against pos ...
Against All Odds, Army Making Solid Progress On Modernization (From RealClearDefense) Today the United States and the U.S. Army are once again positioning for a two-front war, as we did in the Spanish American war, World War Two, and during the Cold War. The U.S. is the chief outside architect of the assistance to Ukraine as it battles ...
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