Defense

America’s B-1 Bomber Teaches Iran A Firepower Lesson (From Fox News) On Friday, strikes by U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers demolished 85 aimpoints at four Iran proxy militia target areas in Syria and three in Iraq. And they did it launching from Texas. The White House has promised a multi-layered campaign against the militia ...
The U.S. Commercial Ship Industry Has Collapsed. Fallout For National Security Could Follow. (From Forbes) Last month, legislators from both chambers of Congress sent President Biden a letter expressing alarm at the decline of the commercial shipbuilding and shipping industry. They have a point: the industry barely exists beyond domestic routes reserved fro ...
Amazon’s Kuiper Orbital Internet System Will Include Important National Security Features (From Forbes) Amazon has begun launching a 3,200-satellite system into low earth orbit that will provide high-speed, low-latency internet service around the globe. The system is called Kuiper, and even though it is a commercial venture, it offers big benefits for mi ...
Boeing Products Bulk Large In Latest Foreign Military Sales Report (From Forbes) Boeing's defense and space business is in recovery mode after suffering a series of setbacks due to fixed-price development contracts. It is not alone. The business has embarked on a path to sustained profitability that includes increased sales to fore ...
How Submarine-Launched Systems Can Overwhelm Chinese Warships In The Taiwan Strait (From Forbes) The danger of a Chinese amphibious assault on Taiwan is the central driver of U.S. defense strategy. China's military advantages in the region are growing, and it is not clear that most U.S. warfighting systems will be able to operate near Taiwan in th ...
Air Force’s Sentinel ICBM Program Is Struggling, Potentially Impacting Nuclear Deterrence (From Forbes) Bloomberg News reports that the Air Force's effort to replace its aging ICBM force is facing substantial cost growth and multiyear delays. Called Sentinel, the program involves developing a new missile to replace Minuteman III and replacing a vast infr ...
Pentagon Makes It Official: U.S. Industrial Decline Is Undermining National Defense (From Forbes) Earlier this month the Pentagon released its first-ever National Defense Industrial Strategy. Its tone is strikingly similar to industrial assessments conducted during the Trump administration. That is arguably a good thing, in the sense that it demons ...
Intelligence Community Search For A Large Language Model Poses Unique Challenges (The following guest essay explains technical challenges associated with developing an AI Large Language Model suitable for use by the intelligence community. The authors are chief executive officer and chief data scientist of Kingfisher Systems.) In a ...
Why The U.S. Needs A Third Site For National Missile Defense (From Forbes) The U.S. currently has two sites dedicated to defending the American homeland against ballistic missile attack. The major site is at Fort Greely in Alaska. A much smaller site is at Vandenberg AFB in California. The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency sa ...
Superhornets Strike Back. The World’s Just Watched A Turnaround In Tactics Worthy Of A Hollywood Thriller (From Fox News) On Thursday night, over 100 weapons struck 60 targets in 16 Houthi rebel areas across Yemen. The scope of the strike on 16 different areas tells me that U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has been watching the Houthis and developing targets for months. At ...
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