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China’s New Islands Are Clearly Military, U.S. Pacific Chief Says

defenseone.com — ASPEN, Colo. - The top U.S. military officer in the Pacific sternly warned China on Friday to immediately cease its "aggressive coercive island building" in the South China Sea, which he argued was intended clearly for China's military use as forward operating bases in combat against their regional neighbors.
Jul 25, 2015

China’s New Islands Are 'Clearly Military,' U.S. Pacific Commander Says defenseone.com/threats/2015/0… via @defenseone

Jul 25, 2015

RT @DefenseBaron: China’s New Islands Are 'Clearly Military,' U.S. Pacific Commander Says defenseone.com/threats/2015/0… via @defenseone

Jul 26, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: ICYMI: China’s New Islands Are Clearly Military, U.S. Pacific Chief Says bit.ly/1DDewiV photo via @AsiaMTI pic.twitter.com/15t5d7ncP6

Arming recruiters; Bibi disses Ash; Antimatter and the Iran deal; Cuba wants Gitmo back; Evolving ISIS; And a bit more.

defenseone.com — U.S. military recruiting centers have been ordered to step up their security protocols after Thursday's two-site rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn. that killed four Marines and a Navy petty officer. Escalate security how, exactly? By "increase[ing] surveillance and tak[ing] basic steps such as closing blinds at the offices," 's Dion Nissenbaum reported.
Jul 21, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: Arming recruiters; Bibi disses Ash; Antimatter & the Iran deal; Cuba wants Gitmo back; Evolving ISIS; And much more http://…

Jul 21, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: Arming recruiters; Bibi disses Ash; Antimatter & the Iran deal; Cuba wants Gitmo back; Evolving ISIS; And much more http://…

After Chattanooga, arm troops stateside?; Lockheed acquires Blackhawk maker Sikorsky; Trump insults his way to relevance; Dempsey’s final word on Iraq; And a bit more. - Defense One

defenseone.com — The search for answers in last Thursday's shooting that killed five service members at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., now includes depression, drug and alcohol abuse-as well as a trip to Jordan last year where the shooter reportedly attempted to "clean himself up." First responses: take guns out...
Jul 20, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: After Chattanooga, arm troops stateside?; Lockheed acquires Sikorsky; Trump's insult; Dempsey on Iraq; and more. bit.ly/1MkbjNl

Jul 20, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: After Chattanooga, arm troops stateside?; Lockheed acquires Sikorsky; Trump's insult; Dempsey on Iraq; and more. bit.ly/1MkbjNl

The Quiet American

nationaljournal.com — CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the circumstances under which Gen. Peter Pace departed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was not appointed to a second term. Gen. Martin Dempsey doesn't want to sing anymore. Well, not for a while. Not on camera.
Jul 09, 2015

Before Dunford was Dempsey, who evolved. My exclusive 2012 profile: nationaljournal.com/magazine/gen-m… Our live Q&A last Nov: youtube.com/watch?v=C6uuXA…

Don't Expect Obama To Budge on His High Bar For Intervention

defenseone.com — If only the had an "effective partner" on the ground in Iraq, things would be different, said President Barack Obama. If only the U.S. could find adequately trained and equipped ground troops to complement its air campaign against the Islamic State, the commander-in-chief said.
Jul 07, 2015

It ain't gonna happen. // Don't Expect Obama To Budge on His High Bar For Intervention defenseone.com/ideas/2015/07/… via @defenseone

Jul 07, 2015

For Iraq, Syria, all of it ... // Don't Expect Obama To Budge on His High Bar For Intervention defenseone.com/ideas/2015/07/… via @defenseone

Jul 08, 2015

Don't Expect Obama To Budge on His High Bar For Intervention via @DefenseOne by @defensebaron defenseone.com/ideas/2015/07/…

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Do tell: Pentagon's most senior openly gay official talks about DADT personal victory

stripes.com — WASHINGTON - With "don't ask, don't tell" about to become history, the senior-most openly gay official in the Pentagon lets out a big sigh of relief in a revealing interview with the popular alternative newspaper the Washington Blade.
Jun 26, 2015

Not so long ago, I wrote // Do tell: Pentagon's most senior openly gay official talks about DADT personal victory stripes.com/blogs/stripes-…

Putin’s ‘military Disneyland’ not the happiest place; ‘Warheads on foreheads’ scrutinized; NDAA ahead of schedule; The hack from left field; And a bit more. - Defense One

defenseone.com — Russian President Vladimir Putin rather humorlessly (Is there any other kind?) marked the opening of his country's "military Disneyland" about an hour from Moscow. But instead of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Putin announced a Tomorrowland-sized upgrade with the addition of 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to Russia's nuclear arsenal.
Jun 17, 2015

Russia? And Disney? It's like my entire life has led me to this day. What happens when I edit D Brief: defenseone.com/news/2015/06/d… @defenseone

Jun 17, 2015

RT @DefenseBaron: Russia? And Disney? It's like my entire life has led me to this day. What happens when I edit D Brief: defenseone.com/news/2015/06/d… @defenseone

Iraq fights back; Carter orders China to halt; Top Iran negotiator quitting; Pentagon’s ‘oops’ on anthrax; And a bit more.

defenseone.com — The counteroffensive to take back Anbar is underway, Iraq says. Well, the amassing to begin the combat, at least. Washington is nervously waiting and watching Iraqi forces allied with Iranian-backed Shiite militias, as CNN shows, who say they're cutting off Islamic State, or ISIS, supply lines to retake the mostly-Sunni area.
May 28, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: The D Brief: Iraq fights back; Carter orders China to halt; Top Iran negotiator quitting; Big anthrax ‘oops’ & more http://…

May 28, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: The D Brief: Iraq fights back; Carter orders China to halt; Top Iran negotiator quitting; Big anthrax ‘oops’ & more http://…

DoD Workers Want More of Everything In Fight Against ISIS, Except Ground Troops

defenseone.com — The paradox of ISIS war frustrations is starkly revealed in a new poll of senior national security workers who want to do more of everything the Obama administration is already doing to defeat the terrorist organization, except send U.S. troops. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.
May 19, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: DoD Workers Want More of Everything In Fight Against ISIS, Except Ground Troops bit.ly/1Fy6b5O pic.twitter.com/u0irXZIFtc

May 19, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: DoD Workers Want More of Everything In Fight Against ISIS, Except Ground Troops bit.ly/1Fy6b5O pic.twitter.com/u0irXZIFtc

May 19, 2015

RT @DefenseOne: Roughly 16 percent of DOD workers think the U.S. is doing enough to combat ISIS bit.ly/1Fy6b5O pic.twitter.com/4XxFsUOblJ

May 19, 2015

New poll: DoD Workers Want More of Everything In Fight Against ISIS (Except Ground Troops) via @DefenseOne defenseone.com/threats/2015/0…

May 19, 2015

RT @DefenseBaron: New poll: DoD Workers Want More of Everything In Fight Against ISIS (Except Ground Troops) via @DefenseOne defenseone.com/threats/2015/0…

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U.S. Special Ops Troops Kill ISIS Leader in Syria Raid

defenseone.com — Special Operations troops killed a top leader of the Islamic State group during a covert raid in eastern Syria Friday night, according to American officials. The raid appears to be the first publicly revealed offensive U.S. military operation on Syrian soil in the coalition fight against ISIS.
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Jul 29, 2015

RT @mollymotoole: So three of Obama's cabinet secretaries walk uninvited into a John McCain hearing on Iran ... bit.ly/1MV86Re @DefenseOne

Jul 29, 2015

RT @Frank_Konkel: BREAKING: Leidos Wins Massive Pentagon Health Care Records Contract -bit.ly/1OCAIj0 via @nextgov

Jul 29, 2015

Stephen Hawking Doesn’t Have to Fear Killer Robots defenseone.com/ideas/2015/07/… via @defenseone

Jul 29, 2015

Dear Santa... // An Official Jurassic World Triumph Scrambler Is On The Market @Supercompressor bit.ly/1DJST0m

Jul 29, 2015

10th Mountain Division welcomes first female general militari.ly/1HYolfh via @armytimes

Jul 29, 2015

The man who should get the most credit for #DADT repeal remains. Adm. Mike Mullen. How it happened, in real time: washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…

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