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Dempsey Releases National Military Strategy
July 2, 2015
The Caucus Brief will return on Monday, July 6th. Happy Fourth of July! Dempsey Releases National Military Strategy. "The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff cannot predict exactly where the next threat to the United States and its interests may come from, but he knows it will happen faster than in the past and the U.S. military must be prepared. The National Military Strategy released today by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey provides the blueprint for how the military will use its forces to prote... More
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Forbes Announces 10th Annual Modeling & Simulation Expo on Capitol Hill
July 2, 2015
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the Congressional Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Caucus, announced today that the Caucus, in conjunction with the National Training and Simulation Association, will join in hosting the Tenth Annual M&S Exhibition on Capitol Hill. As the premier M&S event in the nation’s capital,the expo draws exhibitors from diverse industries to showcase M&S applications to lawmakers in an effort to promote the development of these high-tech tools in a growing numb... More
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Weapons of the Next War
July 1, 2015
Weapons of the Next War. “For the last two decades, the Asia-Pacific has represented a positive story in geopolitics, at least compared to the chronic instability in the Middle East. There was an integration of economies on both a regional and global level, a rise in prosperity unprecedented in human history, and a relative absence of major conflicts either between nations or within them. This era of stability is ending, however. In the 21st century, this very same good news story has put the re... More
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Pacific Pivot Makes Modest Gains In Early Years
June 30, 2015
Pacific Pivot Makes Modest Gains In Early Years. “The military facet of the Obama administration’s rebalance to the Pacific has provided at least $9 billion more to U.S. Pacific Command over the last four years, although experts have difficulty gauging the initiative’s actual success. With more than $1.2 trillion in U.S. trade transiting through the Pacific each year, it’s easy to see why the U.S. is seeking to renew its diplomatic, economic and political engagements in the region. But given Chi... More
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China Builds Mystery Midget Submarine
June 29, 2015
China Builds Mystery Midget Submarine. "China has apparently built a previously unseen midget submarine at its Wuchang shipyard in Wuhan. DigitalGlobe satellite imagery dated 24 October 2014 showing the submarine was posted on Google Earth and was highlighted by a contributor to the Bellingcat open source intelligence website. The imagery shows the craft berthed at the pontoon used for fitting out submarines. The midget submarine had left the pontoon by late November and by mid-January 2015, ano... More
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China’s New Military Strategy: “Winning Informationized Local Wars”
June 26, 2015
China’s New Military Strategy: “Winning Informationized Local Wars.” “In November 2013, the report of the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress hinted that China might adjust its national military strategy. The Plenum’s Decision outlined the need to “strengthen military strategic guidance, and enrich and improve the military strategic guideline for the new period.” In May 2015, the new Defense White Paper, China’s Military Strategy, reveals that China has now officially adjusted its military s... More
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