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The US Military Has Always Been Terrible At Predicting The Future

Wikipedia See Also Although U.S. military satellites picked up plenty of activity from Russian military units assembling outside Crimea last month, intelligence analysts were still surprised when troops and tanks finally moved across the border to invade. But despite insinuation by some senior U.S. officials that leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden were to blame, [...]

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Civilian shot, killed after fatally shooting a US Navy sailor at Norfolk Naval …

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US Navy plans competition for next-generation missile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it planned to launch an open competition around fiscal 2017 for a next-generation missile, seeking to reassure weapons makers they still have prospects after a separate deal with Lockheed Martin Corp for 90 air-launched missiles sparked a formal protest. Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told reporters [...]

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US Navy adds 2nd sub-hunting plane to search for Malaysian jetliner

A second P-8 Poseidon will replace an older P-3 Orion in the 30,000-square-mile search area in the rough waters of the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth, the Navy said. Planes searching for signs of the missing Boeing 777 were grounded Thursday because of stormy conditions.  The delay frustrated search teams because satellite photos were released [...]

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CSA: Army watching Eastern Europe closely

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 27, 2014) — The Army and NATO are watching “very carefully” the troop deployments and the exercises they’re doing in Russia, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. “I think it’s important for us that we operate within the NATO framework to address these issues and we are doing [...]

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Tight budget may force involuntary separations

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2014) — The involuntary separation of Soldiers from the force may be necessary as the Army draws down in strength over the next few years, the service’s vice chief of staff told members of Congress. Gen. John F. Campbell testified March 26 to the Senate Armed Services Committee, subcommittee [...]

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‘Take back your Army’ from sexual predators, SecArmy implores

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2014) — “Take back your Army from those who harm or assault our Soldiers. Take back your Army from those who ignore the values and who stain our honor. Take back our Army from those who fail to lead,” said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh. The stain [...]

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Obama says US military strikes could not have stopped Syria misery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could not have stopped the humanitarian crisis in Syria with military strikes, President Barack Obama said in a television interview airing on Friday, and said U.S. troops had reached their limits after long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama was asked in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor [...]

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Russia’s buildup near Ukraine may reach 40000 troops: US sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s reinforcement of troops near Ukraine has brought the total forces there to as many as 40,000, U.S. officials estimated on Friday, as the United States voiced anxiety over the buildup and called on Moscow to pull back its military. The U.S. estimates of as many as 35,000 to around 40,000 troops [...]

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The Growing Problem of a Shrinking Military

The military’s most recent budget request provides even more detail about the consequences of continued automatic spending cuts. Yet the U.S. military’s challenges did not start with the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration; they have been underway for years, as the Armed Forces struggle to meet ever-increasing global demands and challenges with fewer forces [...]

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