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HASC Seapower and Projection Forces Mark

Received this from HASC SPPF Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) office this morning. A whole lot of goodness here...but admittedly, the bar for goodness is set pretty low these days. This is the mark of a Chairman with aShow More Summary

House Defense Bill Backs Plan to Overhaul Military Retirement System

A blended 401(k)-style retirement system was suggested as part of a landmark study by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission and has sparked wide-ranging debate among service member and veteran groups.

Oscar II SSGN Modernization

Oscar-class SSGN, Undated (U.S. Department of Defense) A few weeks ago a colleague passed me a Google translation of a TV Zvezda report on the Russian Navy’s plans for fielding advanced cruise missiles. Written in reaction to ADM William...Show More Summary

AR-15s In The News

The Washington Post: “Daesh has M16s and M4s, and we only have Kalashnikovs,” said another police officer, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. He said he had fled his home in Ramadi’s Soufiyah neighborhood with his wife and 1-year-old child. “I don’t think I will ever see my house again.” In the eyes […]

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: Admitting that legislation it passed Monday will not stop violent crime, Cleveland politicians instead came up with excuses for imposing it on citizens anyway, Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. All but one Council member, Zack Reed, voted in favor of the new edicts, which in many areas duplicate state law, but supposedly will […]

Technical Questions On The Walker Fire Control System

Reader John Stock writes with the following question: A Remington 722 (barrel date 01-1956) with its original trigger.  I know enough to keep it flushed out with lighter fluid, but I am concerned that’s not a real fix.  What is your opinion of Remington’s “fix” of the Walker trigger?  Is Remington’s recall fix adequate, or […]

Theft Case Illustrates Problem of Missing Equipment at Fort Carson

Prosecutors strained to haul hundreds of pounds of allegedly stolen Army gear into a Colorado Springs courtroom Monday afternoon.

AUSA President: Cuts Take Army in 'The Wrong Direction'

Retired Army Gen. Gordon Sullivan -- who as president of the Association of the United States Army goes to bat for soldiers on Capitol Hill -- is troubled by the Army's plan for deep force cuts.

Time for a Standing Indo-Pacific Maritime Group (IPSMG)

STANAVFORLANT in 1982 U.S. Strategists, senior military officers and diplomats continue to struggle with China’s apparent “salami slicing” strategy in the East and South China Seas. The Chinese have utilized a unique combination of military...Show More Summary

Marines, Navy Looking for Amphibious Alternatives

Faced with a limited number of amphibious ships and a growing emphasis on crisis-response missions in places like Africa and the Pacific, the Marines are looking toward the Navy's civilian-operated supply fleet to fill some of the g...

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