National Service

WSJ – Pentagon Ramps Up Space Warfare Effort – 26 April 2017 Gen. John Hyten told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ‘we must prepare for a conflict that extends into space’ through defensive measures, but also by building ‘an offensive capability to challenge’ adversaries. PHOTO: YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS . By Andy Pasztor The Wall Street Journal April 26, 2017 5:30 a.m….

New York Times – Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser – 20 February 2017 See also a partial webliography: Studying War and Warfare – by Major General H.R. McMaster,28804,1611030_1610841_1610336,00.html

The Atlantic – When Women Lead Soldiers Into Battle – 9 September 2016 The US ban on women in ground combat has been lifted and all combat roles are now open to women – who stand poised to take command of combat units for the first time. and see and see and see Carter Names First Female Combatant…

MWI – Who Should We Save?: On Perilous Judgments and Military Moral Thought – 5 September 2016 and see: Govern, Kevin H., The Legal Way Ahead Between War And Peace (Chapter 16) (2008). Enemy Combatants, Terrorism, and Armed Conflict Law: A Guide to the Issues, Edited by David K. Linnan (Praeger 2008). Available at SSRN:

Louisiana National Guard Continues Flood Response Missions Photo:  Louisiana National Guardsmen convoy to a boat launch to conduct search-and-rescue missions near Maurepas, La., Aug. 17, 2016. The Louisiana National Guard has been conducting flood response and recovery missions, as directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, since Aug. 12. Louisiana Army National Guard photo by 1st Sgt….

MWI – Japan’s July 10 upper-house election: implications on US national security – 19 July 2016 Nori Katagiri writes that “the July 10 upper-house election in Japan will have important implications for the US-Japan alliance and the stability of East Asia, but the effect should not be exaggerated.” For more on US-Japan relations:

“The military’s real problem: Fewer Americans are joining” – Politico 15 DEC 15 When I was a commander in Iraq, many of my men were unfit for the battlefield. My unit needed them anyway. By John Spencer 12/15/15 06:40 AM EST And see also: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve – 75 Percent of Young Adults Cannot Join the Military Early Education…