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America Will Have To Heavily Arm NATO’s Six Frontline States If Ukraine Falters—Especially Finland (From RealClearDefense) Amid the chaos of last year’s House of Representatives Speaker fight, Congressional aid to Ukraine became a casualty. When Kevin McCarthy, a supporter of the Ukraine war effort, was ousted, that support was not shared by his successors and several of h ...
Military Threats Are Growing, But Military Spending May Not Follow Suit (From Forbes) Military threats are growing steadily. The logical response would be to increase defense spending accordingly. However, four trends are converging to make that response less likely. First, the Pentagon has already received sizable after-inflation spend ...
Tanks Are Crucial To Ukraine’s Future Battlefield Success. The U.S. Needs To Provide Them. (From Forbes) Ukraine's offensive failed because it could not overcome entrenched Russian defenders. In the absence of decisive air power--which neither side possesses--the only way to penetrate such defenses is with massed armor. Kyiv has a collection of disparate ...
Ukraine Needs More M1 Abrams Tanks Now (From The National Interest) Despite predictions for a swift victory in Ukraine, first by Moscow and then by Kyiv, the war in Ukraine is becoming what should have been expected from the outset: a long and difficult slog. Having been pushed by its Western backers into conducting an ...
Next-Gen Interceptor Is Pentagon’s Only Option For Defeating Future North Korean ICBMs (From Forbes) North Korea's nuclear-weapons program is steadily advancing, including three successful tests of ICBMs this year. Building out a defense against this threat should be an urgent priority for the Pentagon, but in fact efforts have lagged. Now U.S. defend ...
Coalition Deploys US Navy’s Lethal Swiss Army Knife To Send A Message To Iran And China (From Fox News) Biden’s next move in the Red Sea wars is critical. If we "go to war" in the Mideast, it could be over Houthi hits on Red Sea shipping. "Regarding the Houthis, these attacks are reckless, dangerous, and they violate international law," Secretary of Defe ...
RTX Promotion Of Chris Calio To CEO Is A Vote For Competence And Continuity (From Forbes) Global aerospace and defense enterprise RTX disclosed on December 14 that it is elevating chief operating officer Chris Calio to the position of chief executive officer, effective May 2. This is the culmination of a multiyear process aimed at finding a ...
Why China’s Growing Challenge To Big Tech Is A Problem For The Pentagon (From Forbes) During the last two decades, U.S. manufacturing has undergone a steady decline, thanks in no small part to competition from China. As the 'arsenal of democracy' has gradually eroded, the Pentagon has turned increasingly to software and service provider ...
Airbus May Seek New Subsidies, Sparking A Transatlantic Trade War (From Forbes) Last week, the chief executive of Airbus hinted that his company might seek government subsidies to launch development of new aircraft. If that came to pass, it would likely spark a trade war between Europe and America, because European "launch aid" wa ...
F-35 Reminds China Who’s Top Gun By Shooting Down A Houthi Cruise Missile (From Fox News) American technology is scoring big against Iran-backed threats in the Red Sea region, and it’s bad news for China.  You know the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney was in the news again Sunday, shooting down drones launched from Yemen’s Houthi rebels ...
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