1 October 2019 – A Striking New Vision for the Marines, and a Wakeup Call for the Other Services

https://warontherocks.com/2019/10/a-striking-new-vision-for-the-marines-and-a-wakeup-call-for-the-other-services/?utm_source=WOTR+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9761da972d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_10_30_2018_11_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8375be81e9-9761da972d-83039793 https://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Portals/142/Docs/%2038th%20Commandant%27s%20Planning%20Guidance_2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-16-200152-700 So What’s New for the Marine Corps? The Marines Will Focus on Naval Operations Once Again The Marines Will Focus Primarily on the Pacific The Marines Will Fight Differently The Marines Need Fewer Amphibs, More Unmanned Systems, and Possibly Fewer Marines Marines Should Have More Freedom to Do…




6 May 2019 – Israel Retaliates To A Cyber-Attack With Immediate Physical Action In A World First

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2019/05/06/israel-retaliates-to-a-cyber-attack-with-immediate-physical-action-in-a-world-first/#3b4b9631f895 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a physical attack on Hamas in immediate response to an alleged cyber-assault. The IDF hit a building in the Gaza Strip with an airstrike after claiming the site had been used by Hamas cyber operatives to attack Israel’s cyber space.  


29 April 2019 – Congress Should Defund Hostilities in Yemen

https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/9360-yemen-policy-note-final-2pdf To maximize impact and reaffirm its war powers, as well as to end American complicity in a serious human rights catastrophe in Yemen, Congress must exercise its “power of the purse” and withhold appropriations for any military action in Yemen that is not related to defeating al- Qaeda. Defunding…



18 April 2019 – U.S. Secretary of State Slammed

North Korea has called for US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to be removed from nuclear talks because of his “reckless” and “immature” behavior, according to reports. The official KCNA news agency quoted Kwon Jong-gun, a senior foreign ministry official, as accusing Mr Pompeo of “fabricating stories like a fiction writer.” https://kcnawatch.org/newstream/ Kwon concludes:…


30 March 2019 – “Tweeting Trump injects White House into SEAL war crimes case”

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/03/30/tweeting-trump-injects-white-house-into-seal-war-crimes-case/ With a Saturday morning Twitter message, President Donald J. Trump ordered the Navy to modify the detention of Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher, who is behind bars awaiting a court-martial trial in San Diego for allegedly stabbing to death an Islamic State prisoner. “In honor of his…


19 February 2019 – Space Policy Directive-4

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/text-space-policy-directive-4-establishment-united-states-space-force/ (a) The term “United States Space Force” refers to a new branch of the United States Armed Forces to be initially placed by statute within the Department of the Air Force. ***** Sec. 7. Associated Elements. (a) A Unified Combatant Command for space, to be known as the United…