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Defense Sec Mattis wants his General’s to speak up…

Mattis has told his top uniformed general staff to become more vocal with good reason…

He wants them to tell the Congress what they want and need…

Image result for Mattis and the Joint Chiefs of staffThat’;s the way it has been done in the past…But…Mattis HIMSELF spends little time asking for stuff and most of the time cleaning up behind his boss Donald Trump…

General’s, who are political animals and solders have to be wary about getting on the wrong side of a Commander-in-Chief who campaigned with a slogan that he ‘knew more’ then the general’s….

They don’t have the luxury of Mattis, who it appears is the only staff member that Trump will let counter his tweeter comments….

On Friday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis instructed top commanders to speak to the media more freely, Defense Onehas learned.

The secretary is hoping to end a misperception among some senior leaders that they should keep quiet, in part because he wants them to speak up on the looming budget battle in Congress, according to a senior defense official.

Mattis gave his guidance at Friday’s closed-door Senior Leadership Conference, a Pentagon gathering of generals and admirals that includes the combatant commanders, or COCOMs, who are the senior officers in the U.S. military chain of command.

“Communications is the job of the commander, not just the PAO,” Mattis told a roomful of 4-stars, according to a description of the meeting by Pentagon press secretary Dana White. She offered that description in an email sent Friday to the top public affairs officers of the U.S. military’s combatant commands, including at NATO, in Brussels; Central Command, in Tampa; and Pacific Command, in Hawaii.

“I realize there may be a perception that we have been keeping the media at arm’s length, but that is not the case and we’re doing our best to dispel that rumor and continue to be transparent with our press corps,” White said in the email. “Please communicate to your respective senior leaders that we want them to feel free, even obligated, to speak, in their lane, about their efforts and to use our OSD PA [Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs] team resources to help along the way.”….



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The last of ISIS fighters in Iraq surrender….

The number involved numbers over 1,000…..

President Obama started a campaign to get rid of the terrorist group that at one time controlled 1/3 of Iraq and Syria and committed atrocities against the defenseless ….In defeat?….Those left seem to be a shadow of the organization it once was….

The Trump admin is finishing the job mounted by American and others nations troops….

There are more of them though, spread around the planet in small groups who have fled the Middle East….

For an extremist group that has made its reputation on its ferociousness, with fighters who would always choose suicide over surrender, the fall of Hawija has been a notable turning point. The group has suffered a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria, but the number of its shock troops who turned themselves in to Kurdish officials at the center in Dibis was unusually large, more than 1,000 since last Sunday.

The fight for Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, took nine months, and by comparison, relatively few Islamic State fighters surrendered. Tal Afar fell next, and more quickly, in only 11 days. Some 500 fighters surrendered there.

The Iraqi military ousted the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, from Hawija in 15 days, saying it had taken its forces only three days of actual heavy fighting before most of the extremists grabbed their families and ran. According to Kurdish officials, they put up no fight at all, other than planting bombs and booby traps.

Seen up close, the fighters’ pretense of bravado soon disappears.

Their shoes were taken from them, their pockets emptied and their belts discarded, and, as they stood facing the wall, the backs of their dishdashas were stained with the evidence that some of them had not been to a toilet in days….


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More US soldiers going to Puerto Rico to help…

The island needs serious help…..

And the military is the only organization that is capable to handle the task….

The United States plans to have 17,000 military personnel in Puerto Rico to aid disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria, a Democratic senator briefed on the plan told reporters on Saturday.

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, speaking to news media after a bipartisan Congressional visit to the island, said Brigadier General Jose Reyes, Assistant Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard, told Blumenthal that “there will be 17,000 military personnel,” including 8,600 National Guard troops from 13 U.S. states.

“That’s a tremendous ramp-up,” Blumenthal said.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testified in Congress on Tuesday that there are “over 10,000 troops” in Puerto Rico.


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Air Force Academy general delievers a powerful speech against racism….

Nuff Said!…..

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, spoke to cadets and cadet candidates on Sept. 28 after racial slurs were written on the dormitory message boards of five black cadets at the academy’s preparatory school.(USAFAOfficial/YouTube)

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria had an important message for U.S. Air Force Academy cadets at a moment of crisis.

Five black cadet candidates at the academy’s preparatory school in Colorado Springs had found racial slurs written on the message boards on their doors.

Silveria, who took over as the school’s superintendent in August, urged cadets to reach for their phones.

“I want you to videotape this so you have it, so you can use it — so that we all have the moral courage together,” he said, surrounded by 1,500 of the academy’s faculty, administrators and athletic coaches.

“If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, get out.”….


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The House wants to redirect the Defense Intelligence Agency back to just helping the troops…

The Defense Departments Intelligence shop has experienced a major case of ‘mission creep’…..

The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency is in the cross hairs of the House Intelligence Committee, which is aiming for a radical overhaul of the military’s spy arm.

The committee sees it as bloated and ineffective. But how far such an effort would go remains to be seen as several other congressional oversight panels that would have a say are waiting for a fuller assessment to emerge before they sign off on major changes.

The House Intelligence Committee’s report accompanying the fiscal 2018 intelligence authorization bill takes aim at the DIA by calling for the elimination of a handful of missions that are “tangential to the DIA’s core missions and responsibilities” or are “duplicative of functions conducted elsewhere.”

The report lists a handful of offices and missions targeted for elimination, including the Information Review Task Force, the Identity Intelligence Project Office, the Watchlisting Branch, the Counter Threat Finance Branch and the National Intelligence University. Many of those functions would be transferred to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other federal agencies such as the Treasury Department, according to the report.

This year’s recommendations are only the first step in a much broader change being contemplated, said a congressional official familiar with the panel’s work.

The committee is undertaking a comprehensive assessment, asking the DIA and the consumers of its intelligence to conduct self-evaluations and reviews, the official said. Based on those evaluations, the committee expects by next year to overhaul the DIA along the lines of what the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act did to reorganize the Pentagon, said the official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the proposals are still under discussion among the various congressional committees.

The DIA has been assigned missions, both by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as well as the Pentagon’s undersecretary for intelligence, “that don’t necessarily fit anywhere else,” the official said. On its website, the agency says it has 87 distinctive missions…..


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US Senate green lights Defense Bill….

The US Senate has agreed on a preliminary $692 billion Defense spending bill joining the US House….

The next step is for members of both legislative bodies to sit down and work out the differences between both bodies bills…..

The spending is above the sequester cap that Congress had set during  President Obama’s terms …..

The Senate sidestepped controversy Monday and overwhelmingly passed a sweeping $692 billion defense policy bill for the new fiscal year.

Scrapped without votes were a handful of contentious proposals to prevent transgender troops from being kicked out of the military, eliminate across-the-board budget cuts, bar indefinite detention of U.S. citizens and launch a new round of military base realignments and closures.

The annual National Defense Authorization Act was passed 89-8, setting up what could be contentious negotiations with the House over a series of key policy differences on the must-pass legislation.

The House passed its version of the bill in July. And the two chambers are expected to soon form a joint conference committee to hammer out their differences and negotiate a final compromise.

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, who managed the bill on the Senate floor, while undergoing treatment for brain cancer, had been pushing for votes on four key amendments dealing with defense spending, indefinite detention, Buy America requirements and restrictions on defense medical research. But with the chamber deadlocked on the issue, Senate leaders instead moved to finish the bill quickly……


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Defense Sec Mattis again tries to calm Mexico’s political nerves….

While his boss Donald Trump keeps talking about ‘walls’?

Defenese Sec James Mattis continues his travel’s around the world playing down his bosses media comments…

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets Mexican senior officers in Mexico City.

As political daggers fly back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis used words like “trust,” “respect,” and “support” to describe the relationship between the neighbors’ militaries.

Mattis and other high-level American military officials are south of the border today [ 9/15/17] to meet with their counterparts and take part in Mexico’s Independence Day festivities.

“In our military-to-military relationship, we maintain a very steady relationship — a growing relationship built on trust and respect,” the secretary told reporters Friday on a flight to the Mexican capital.

The visit comes amid increased political tension between President Donald Trump — who wants to build a wall on the southern border of the U.S.— and Mexican politicians. Mattis played down the political rhetoric, but alluded to shared concerns over the drug trade, human trafficking, and corruption.

“We have shared security concerns,” he said. “There’s partnerships, military-to-military exchanges that are based on trust and respect.”

“The people are keenly aware of their crime problems,” Mattis added. “They’re dealing with them. The drug trafficking going into America, we’re working together on it. Every nation has its challenges it deals with. Mexico is keenly aware of these and I’m there to support them in dealing with them.”

Some of Mattis’ civilian aides were spotted wearing lapel pins depicting intersecting American and Mexican flags. Mattis said that the only full-honors military parades he’s held at the Pentagon were for visits by the Mexican and Canadian defense ministers….


image…Marcus Weisgerber/Defense One

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The US takes over fighter air patrols over the Baltic countries…

Remember all the handwringing over Donald Trump’s comments about NATO and the East European state’s bordering Russia?

Remember all the worrying about Trump giving away the store to Putin?

Some of us did  NOT believe that bulls shit for one moment…

The American general’s that Trump has surrounded himself with simply will NOT allow certain thing to happen….

Another Ukraine type grab is one of them…

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The US will take over the Baltic air policing mission next month in an effort to guard airspace over Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, U.S. European Command said Wednesday.

Air Force F-15C Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, will lead the next NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, EUCOM said.

The F-15s, acting as a quick reactionary force, will surveil the air until the end of the year.

The US last was part of the Baltic Air Policing mission in 2014, the same time Russia annexed Crimea.

The Air Force’s obligations to the Baltic countries — which lack capable air forces — came under scrutiny last year after then-President-elect Donald Trump criticized the U.S. for acting as the backbone to the NATO alliance, and left the door open on whether he would defend countries he deemed as not properly contributing….



Donald Trump has been locked out of his efforts to ‘dance’ with the Russian President by the American Intelligence l Community, Congress and his generals….

Image of US Air Force F-15’s ‘escorting’ a Russian Long Range Bomber…The Aviationist….

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The US Air Force REALLY isn’t interetsed in a slow piston engine attack aircraft for the troops…

Up til a few monthes ago the Air Force thought they could get rid of the ugly , but effective A-10….

But Congress has held on to the ole warhog giving it support and money…..

Now those who would like to see a propeller driven close air support  light attack platform for the Special Ops people and grunts in a jam are watching the Air Force try agin to deep six an effort generate that type aircraft from the OA-X program….

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Aviation Week is out witha piece that reveals that the OA-X program ain’t even a legit pathway for picking a aircraft….The program is set up to steal technolgy ‘concepts’ from the light attack aircraft that people THOUGHT where in the running?

I KNOW it isn’t gonna happen…

But Congress REALLY needs to give the close combat operation  to Army Aviation where it belongs…..

With so much hype surrounding the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X experiment at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, one could be forgiven for thinking the service is seriously planning to buy a fleet of light-attack aircraft.

But OA-X is not an aircraft-procurement program, and neither is a new initiative announced back in July, called Light Attack Support for Special Operations (LASSO).

It turns out the partnership between U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Fighters and Bombers Directorate is exclusively focused on technologies and subsystems that could someday be adapted to future light-attack platforms for the regular force or special units.

The directorate confirms in a statement to Aviation Week that LASSO seeks concepts from industry relating to “munitions, sensors and mission systems” that could be assimilated onto light-attack platforms, not a specific platform. There are no flight demonstrations planned, although bidders could propose one.

Despite alluding to a “potential future Special Operations Forces light-attack mission and/or emerging light-attack platforms” in its pre-solicitation notice July 28, the directorate has no active programs of record for the procurement of a light-attack aircraft….




USAF Preparing To Send Light Attack Contenders To Combat

The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with preparations to take two off-the-shelf light attack turboprop aircraft downrange to fight terrorists next year.

Preparations for the combat demonstration, called Combat Dragon III, are notably far along—especially since Air Force leadership has not yet made a final decision on whether to move forward with the exercise. The Air Force has picked a squadron commander, a designation, and a total detachment size of about 70 people, said Air Force Reserve Col. Mike Pietrucha, light attack adviser to Air Combat Command (ACC).

The service has decided to take four total aircraft downrange—two each of the Embraer/Sierra Nevada Corp. A-29 Super Tucano and Textron’s AT-6 Wolverine, Pietrucha said.

“We are preparing as if we’re going,” he said.

Combat Dragon III would be the follow-on to the Air Force’s light attack demonstration that took place this summer at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The goal of the high-profile experiment was to evaluate four off-the-shelf aircraft for the light-attack counterterrorism mission: top candidates Super Tucano and Wolverine, as well as two “tier two” contenders—Textron’s Scorpion jet and L-3-Air Tractor’s AT-802L Longsword…..


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North Korea has tested a high yield atomic bomb….

Sources in Japan have confirmed that North Korea set off a nuclear blast underground…

The action is in the face of American warnings for the country to cease it’s efforts to produce the capability to put on line a ballistic missile system with the ability to reach America and elevate itself to membership in the exclusive nuclear able club of countries …(The country has continued to test out ballistic missiles..)

Efforts by China to stop the North Korean’s have also fallen on deaf ears…

The US and other Asia countries are holding their annual military drills in South Korea and THAT has the North Korea’s nervous….

Trump is meeting with his National Security staff, which cautions against  a military response to the taunts from the  North Korea’s….

They are showing that absent whatever they want in talks?

They will press ahead to assure that military intervention in their plans will coast the US and South Korea grave consequences….

The Trump admin is between a rock and hard place on this….

North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in an extraordinary show of defiance against President Trump on Sunday, saying it had detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The test, which the North called a “complete success,” was the first to clearly surpass the destructive power of the bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.

Mr. Trump threatened last month to bring “fire and fury” to North Korea if it continued to threaten the United States with nuclear missiles, but the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un, has appeared unmoved, with the test on Sunday preceded by the launch last week of a ballistic missile over Japaninto the north Pacific.

“North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test,” Mr. Trump said in an early-morning post on Twitter. “Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States.”

Mr. Trump described the North as a “rogue nation” that has become “a great threat and embarrassment to China,” its main ally. He also scolded the government in Seoul, saying “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!”

The announcement from North Korea came hours after the country declared that it had developed a hydrogen bomb that could fit into the warhead of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Still, it was unclear whether the North had in fact detonated such a weapon, a far more powerful type of nuclear device than the atomic bombs it has tested in the past. And analysts were skeptical that Pyongyang had really developed the capability to mount one on an ICBM…..



The action by the North Korea’s has been widely condemned by other countries , not just the US…

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Why does North Korea keep giving Trump the finger?….

Politico’s Jon Wolfsthal , and Obama White House guy, gives several pretty good reasons why Trump may talk the talk, but he he’s kinda stuck…..

If we are going to continue to rely, as we have for decades, on deterrence to prevent a major conflict on the Korean Peninsula, it helps to know both a little about who we are trying to deter and what our deterrence partner thinks about America. As a senior director in the Obama White House charged with coordinating nonproliferation policy, I thought about this question a lot as we tried to ensure our actions and words intended to influence North Korea would send the right deterrent and diplomatic messages to Pyongyang.

After almost 30 years of efforts to prevent a nuclear North Korea, we have demonstrated some patterns; patterns that Kim relies on to guide his decision-making, just as we have come to rely on his patterns to inform ours. We began working to prevent a nuclear North Korea in the late 1980s, and since then five America presidents have tried without final success to achieve this goal. And, to be blunt, the picture these patterns paint is pretty disappointing. Here are a few key lessons we have to assume Kim lives by based on what we have said and done over the last three decades….

First, America wants a deal….

Second, America says our isolation is getting worse, but more and more money keeps coming in….

Third, America talks about military options, but they are not going to start a war with us….

Fourth, America is losing ground in the region…..

Here for the explanation on the above….

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Trump Admin sued on transgender ban…

No surprise….

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing President Trump over his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

The ACLU made the announcement on Twitter on Monday morning.

“BREAKING: We’re taking @realDonaldTrump to court to challenge the unconstitutional transgender military ban,” they wrote. …


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White House to direct the Pentagon…No more Transgenders….

But they will leave it up to Defense Dept. on if they want to keep a transgender in the service…

The White House is almost ready to issue guidance to the Pentagon on the implementation of President Trump’s proposal to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that a White House memo will direct the Defense Department on details related to Trump’s intention to bar transgender people from being admitted to the military.

Under the new policy, Defense Secretary James Mattis would have to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to remove them from the military.

Trump announced via Twitter last month that he would reinstate a ban on transgender military service that was lifted last year under former President Barack Obama.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had clarified that there would be no practical modifications to Pentagon policies until the White House issued detailed guidance on the reimplemented ban….


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Trump will announce increased ‘boots on the ground’ to Afghanistan….

His National Security Advisor McMaster was a planner during the first US/Allied effort in that country under Bush and Obama….

But President Obama worked hard to get the troops home….

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President Trump is now being pushed to increase the American and NATO military footprint bring back into the Middle East….

He will give Sec Def Mattis and McMaster the authorization to use more Spec Ops and Private Mercenaries to carry out this escalation back that region….

Be aware ….

If the number of troop deaths increase there will media focus on the US overall policy in the region and the cost….

Trump DID promise that money that will go into this should have gone into America…That clip is already being played in the media….

Trump is expected to authorize about 4,000 more U.S. troops for counter-terrorism missions, as well as U.S. advisors to work closer to the front lines with Afghan military officers in America’s longest war.

The new forces will join the 8,400 U.S. and 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops who now train and advise Afghan security forces as they seek to quell a resurgent Taliban, Islamic State militants and other militias that have plunged the war-torn nation into deeper chaos over the last year.

Adding more U.S. forces would reverse President Obama’s decision last year to withdraw 1,400 troops. Obama declared an end to U.S. combat in Afghanistan in 2014.

The new Trump strategy also aims to pressure Pakistan, a nominal U.S. ally, to take greater measures to crack down on Taliban insurgents and other militant groups that launch cross-border raids into Afghanistan.

Whether the strategy will restore stability is far from clear. Despite a variety of American initiatives, the Taliban holds sway over rural areas and controls more territory now than at any time since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 toppled the group from power, according to U.N. estimates.

In a statement, the White House said Trump would address the nation at 9 p.m. EDT Monday from Ft. Myer, outside Washington, instead of the White House or the New Jersey golf resort where he has spent most of the month.

Trump will “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement” in Afghanistan and South Asia, the statement said.

Trump’s decision emerged from a meeting he held Friday with Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, national security advisor H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and other top advisors at the presidential retreat at Camp David, a rustic compound in rural Maryland…..



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Another US Navy Destroyer runs into a merchant ship in Asia waters….Update

The US Navy HAS a problem….

This is the second incident with a US Navy warship ( The USS John McCain,  of all ship ‘s ) colliding with a merchant ship in TWO months with causalities to the Navy crew….

This is another Destroyer captain that is gonna lose his job. after losing sailors who depend his command….

American naval ships have been in Asia waters for centuries  and not have loses like this in none-war times….

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer war ship’s are the navies best and most technically advanced with supposedly highly trained crews….

The guided-missile destroyer, the John S. McCain, was passing east of the Strait of Malacca on its way to a port visit in Singapore at 5:24 a.m. local time, before dawn broke, when it collided with the Alnic MC, a 600-foot vessel that transports oil and chemicals, the Navy said. The destroyer was damaged near the rear on its port, or left-hand, side.

Half a day after the crash, 10 sailors on the ship remained unaccounted for. Five others were injured, none with life-threatening conditions, a Navy official said. Ships with the Singaporean and Malaysian navies and helicopters from the assault ship America were rushing to search for survivors.

Families of the ship’s crew members waited through the night in the United States, hoping for news of their loved ones.

“No word yet but some sailors have called on cell to families,” wrote Marla Meriano, the mother of Meghan Meriano, a 24-year-old electrical officer, in a Facebook post. “Thank you for all the prayers and remarks,” she wrote two hours later. “God has his plan and we serve him.”

The collision occurred in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, a narrow waterway of strategic significance connecting the Indian Ocean with the South China Sea, where Beijing has been challenging American naval dominance. It immediately raised questions about the training and safety record of Navy ships, coming just two months after another Navy destroyer collided with a freighter off Japan, killing seven American sailors.

“Clearly this is an annus horribilis for the U.S. Navy,” said Euan Graham, the director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia.

The John S. McCain being guided by a tugboat outside Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday. CreditRoslan Rahman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

“It is really hard to understand with all the technology that’s out there in the world on a boat, especially a naval destroyer that’s supposed to be the best in the world,” said Kirk Patterson, a former dean of the Japan campus of Temple University who has crossed the Pacific in a sailboat and circumnavigated Japan. For a destroyer to be hit by an oil tanker would be “like an F1 sports car and a garbage truck. Which one is going to be able to avoid the collision? An F1 racing car equipped with state-of-the-art missiles.”….



US Navy plans 1-day operational pause following warship collisions

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is expected to order a rare operational pause across the entire US Navy, a US defense official told CNN.

The pause is a one-day safety stand-down that would be done over the course of a couple weeks and at the discretion of individual commands, the source said.
The operational pause comes in the wake of the USS John McCain’s collision with an oil tankereast of Singapore early Monday — the fourth accident in Asian waters this year….
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America’s Anti-Missile System…THAAD…

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With all the current talk about North Korea’s ability to launch ballistic missiles?

One should be aware that the American military has the ability to track and shoot down missiles….

The system IS IN Place in South Korea….

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is an American anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediaterange ballistic missiles in their terminal phase (descent or reentry) by intercepting with a hit-to-killapproach.[2][3] THAAD was developed after the experience of Iraq’s Scud missile attacks during the Gulf Warin 1991.[4] The THAAD interceptor carries no warhead, but relies on its kinetic energy of impact to destroy the incoming missile. A kinetic energy hit minimizes the risk of exploding conventional warhead ballistic missiles, and nuclear tipped ballistic missiles will not detonate upon a kinetic energy hit.

Originally a United States Army program, THAAD has come under the umbrella of the Missile Defense Agency. The Navy has a similar program, the sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, which now has a land component as well (“Aegis ashore”). THAAD was originally scheduled for deployment in 2012, but initial deployment took place in May 2008.[5][6] THAAD has been deployed in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and South Korea….



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