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Navy's Top Admiral: Long Deployments are 'Unsustainable'

The Chief of Naval Operations addressed sailors of the USS Kearsarge, fielding questions that ranged from uniform regulations to the latest on operations against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Parents Of Baby Bou-Bou Say SWAT Raid Crippled Their Family

WSBTV: The parents of a little boy critically injured when a police grenade landed in his crib are speaking exclusively with Channel 2 Action News. They’re talking about a grand jury’s decision not to press charges against any of the deputies involved in the accident. Channel 2?s Kerry Kavanaugh has been following story for months. […]

Why Don’t Washington Farmers Know About I-594?

KUOW: In rural parts of the Northwest, many believe owning a gun is sort of like owning a garden trowel. You just have one or two around. In November, Washington voters will decide on two gun-related initiatives. Initiative 594, aims to close loopholes on gun sales without background checks and fresh polls say it’s likely […]

UK Cops To Enter Gun Owners’ Homes And Secure Weapons Using Anti-Terror Laws

Breitbart: The Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO), the body that represents senior police officers in the United Kingdom, has begun a campaign to send police to enter the homes of legal gun owners to snoop on them. Many of those who may receive visits cannot understand why they would be targeted and suspect it […]

Malloy Stands By Insults Against Mossberg & Sons

New Haven Register: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have reconciled differences with the state’s teachers, but not with firearm manufacturers. Malloy, early in his administration, insulted teachers as he embarked on education reform, when he said all they have to do to earn tenure was just show up for four years. He has since apologized […]

An Iraq Veteran’s Experience With Chemical Weapons

17 hours agoMilitary / US Military : At War

John Ismay, a former Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer, found chemical weapons in Iraq his first week.

Marine Charged in Transgender's Killing Transferred to Filipino Base

A U.S. Marine suspected in the death of a transgender in the Philippines has been transferred from custody on an American ship to a Philippine military base.

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense Weekly Read Board (USMC)

1. Marines Deploy from Spain for Ebola Fight 2. Marines had Prepared for Major Rescue on Mount Sinjar 3. U.S. Considers Basing Ospreys at Yokota, Japanese Media Reports 4. The Amos legacy: How the first aviator commandant will be remembered 5. Show More Summary

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense Weekly Read Board (NAVY)

"Why America's Navy is So Concerned About These Russian Missiles," by Andrew Tarantola (Gizmodo, 10/13/14) "More Amphibious Ships for Chinese Navy," by Feng (Information Dissemination, 10/13/14) "Offset Strategies and Warfighting Regimes," by Shawn Brimley (War on the Rocks, 10/15/14) "China's Navy Already Challenging the U.S. Show More Summary

Parrying the 21st Century First Salvo

A first strike’s naval component is commonly referred to as the “first salvo.” A first salvo builds upon the maxim that the fleet attacking effectively first obtains a greater probability of victory in a given tactical action, with the understanding that superior maritime surveillance and reconnaissance is a prerequisite for being able to do so. Show More Summary

The Conventional Deterrence Must-Read List

In yesterday’s post I described Paul Huth’s important work in identifying the conventional deterrence value of favorable immediate and short-term military balances. Given the widespread unfamiliarity with conventional deterrence theory, I thought it might be useful to put together a list of other central works on the topic over the last thirty years. Show More Summary

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense Weekly Read Board (Navy)

"Inside the Navy's Secret Swarm Robot Experiment," by Patrick Tucker (Defense One, 10/05/14) "Naval Drones 'Swarm' But Who Pulls the Trigger?" by Sydney Freedberg (Breaking Defense, 10/05/14) "End Jo Ann Rooney's Nomination for Navy's...Show More Summary

Navy Ships Held in Philippine Port as Death Investigation Continues

Five Navy warships are being held in port in the Philippines while police investigate the killing of a Filipino transgender at Subic Bay. The State Department said in an email that a Marine is a suspect in the death of Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer.

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