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AEI Online Event “The pivot to Asia: Rhetoric isn’t enough”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 The pivot to Asia: Rhetoric isn’t enough Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch will be served. AEI, Twelfth Floor | 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036 Rep. J. Randy Forbes … Continue reading

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Earth’s Space junk and the Kessler Syndrome

Last month DoD released an updated space policy that officials said reflects how the environment has changed in recent years, specifically the emergence of non-state threats and the growing amount of derelict rockets and satellites — “space junk” — in … Continue reading

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An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century

In “Awkward Embrace,” Phillip Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America’s economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen for this trend to continue. Daniel Blumenthal, … Continue reading

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Panetta Urges Congress to Undo Auto-Sequestration of the Military and Approve BRAC (Base Realignment and Closures)

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta urged Congress to undo an automatic $500 billion cut to defense spending due to go into effect next year, and made his case for two new rounds of military base realignments and closures. … Continue reading

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Active Duty Base Pay for 2012 – – Enlisted

Active Duty Base Pay for 2012 – – Enlisted 2012 US Military Basic Pay Charts On December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 which provides the funding required for the calendar … Continue reading

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Overseas Base Closures; a Sign that the U.S. is closing up and heading home?

WASHINGTON — A pair of U.S. senators are calling for full review of the costs of overseas military bases, saying that closing dozens of the foreign facilities could save billions in wasteful spending. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Kay Bailey … Continue reading

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DARPA’s New Research Project “Narrative Networks”

According to a new report, the Department of Defense is attempting to find out what makes a person easily influenced in hopes of swaying them towards supporting their own causes. In a report published this week by Wired.com’s Danger Room, … Continue reading

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The “TRUE” Cost of the Post 9-11 Wars: approx 4 Trillion

This week, as the media runs its displays on America ten years after the 9/11 attacks, there will be references to the dollar costs. A figure some will use is the one trillion dollars President Obama cited as for the … Continue reading

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NEW PENTAGON REPORT: China’s military abilities already catching up to the West

The Defense Department assessment says Beijing appears on track to achieve its goal of building a modern, regionally focused military by 2020. China’s military is closing technical gaps that long have given the United States and its allies a military edge in … Continue reading

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TEST FLIGHT #2 a SUCCESS for DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2

DARPA HYPERSONIC VEHICLE SPLASH DOWN CONFIRMED Engineering changes from initial test flight believed to be effective Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)was established in 1958 to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and create … Continue reading

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