May 24, 2024

Global Posture Review Will Determine if US Forces Are Where They Should Be

Review

The Defense Department’s global posture review, which will determine if the US has the right amount of troops in the right places, is nearing completion. Also expected shortly is an update of the National Defense Strategy. As many of the world’s seas are increasingly seeing more activity, the US Navy is anxious for more guidance.

DoD: Inside or Out, All Must Wear Masks

Masks

The Defense Department is now requiring that everyone on military installations wear masks, whether they are inside or outside, and even if they are social distancing.

Where Biden Stands on Defense Issues

Biden

President-elect Joe Biden is no stranger to international leadership, and he has a track record on international relations and national security issues. Here’s how he differs from President Trump on the defense budget, the Middle East, personal relationship with the military, NATO, and nuclear weapons.

Rural Areas Appealing to More Workers

Rural

Recent polls indicate that many Americans in urban areas working from home would consider moving to rural areas. But internet availability could affect a decision to move.

GAO: F-35 Lessons Need to Be Shared Across Services

Troubles for the F-35

Supply challenges and unshared lessons learned of the F-35 could imperil the high-tech aircraft’s operational effectiveness, according to a GAO report released last week.

Pax Welcomes 1st Italian-Built F-35B

The first F-35B assembled outside of the US landed at NAS Patuxent River last week after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in Italy.

DoD Report Critical of F-35’s Progress

Federal Defense Dollars

Lockheed Martin defends F-35’s progress in response to a critical Pentagon report saying efforts to improve the joint strike fighter’s reliability are “stagnant.”

Senate Compromise Ends Gov’t. Shutdown

Shutdown

A bipartisan group of negotiators in the Senate prevailed with leadership, trading Democratic support for ending the nearly 60-hour federal government shutdown, for a commitment by Republicans to hold a vote resolving the status of young undocumented immigrants next month.

Navy Reviewing Behavior, Reducing Ranks

Navy Reviewing Behavior

From the Fat Leonard scandal to a review of misconduct and poor performance, the US Navy will be clearing the ranks for younger sailors to move up.

McCain Leadership Removed for ‘Preventable’ Collision

McCain

The fatal collision of the USS John S. McCain was “preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship’s training program,” according to Navy findings.