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National Defense Magazine Podcast

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"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"In this podcast, national defense takes a deep dive into the future of the Space Force, the army searched for Kobe. Vaccine and new laser communication terminals I how the future of the Space Forces coming into focus. The future of the fledgling space force which was stood up in December two, thousand nineteen is coming into view even as many elements of its structure are still being hammered out. The service which is nestled under the Department of the Air Force recently finalized the organizational structure for echelons below headquarters, it will consist of three echelons of command. The field echelons are named field commands Delta's and squadrons there will be three field commands aligned with specific mission focuses including space operations, command space systems, command, and space training, and Readiness Command. How the Space Forces organized will have lasting impacts on the Pentagon's ability to respond to emerging threats in support of the national defense strategy, and defense based strategy a service leader said. In June, the Defense Department released the new defense space strategy, which noted that the military is embarking on the most significant transformation in the history of the US National Security Space Program China and Russia present the greatest strategic threat due to their development testing and deployment of counter space capabilities. The strategy said. Key strategic objectives for the Pentagon include maintaining space superiority, providing space support to national joint and combined operations and ensuring space ability. Meanwhile, the Space Forces on boarding personnel in. December sixteen thousand airmen from Air Force. Space. Command were assigned to the new service. It has now opened up the application process for additional personnel to transfer from the air force into the Space Force. The services thinking hard about what the future of space warfighting will look like and how the four should organize train and One Service official said. There are a number of plans that are in motion that are not yet fully approved. He said, however, the official expects that by the end of the summer, there will be major announcements about how the Space Force will align itself. A key aspect of the space forces future is how it will acquire new technology. While the Pentagon has been working to speed up acquisitions across its weapon portfolios. space-related equipment poses a particular challenge because technology development in the sector moves. Quickly, a number of acquisition offices have been folded into the space force that includes the space and Missile System Center which acquires and develops military space systems. The organization's portfolio includes space launch global positioning military, space vehicle communications defense meteorology space vehicles range systems, space vehicle control networks, space-based infrared systems, and space situational awareness capabilities. The Space Rapid Capabilities Office has also been integrated the space development agency, which currently resides under the Office of the Undersecretary for Research and engineering is slated to be integrated into the service by October twenty, twenty two. However officials are in disagreement on whether that should be accelerated or delayed. Another key concern for the service is the training and development of the next generation of space warfighters. One official said. Next. Army medical researchers are waging war on the corona virus. The. US Army at war conjures images of infantry tanks and helicopters fighting on far flung battlefields but covid nineteen has opened up a new front at home. With scientists in the trenches battling the pandemic, the army medical community is now racing to develop vaccines, their repudiates and diagnostic tools, but it is also taking aim at other corona. That may emerge in the hopes of staving off a future outbreak. Army scientists are no strangers to combating deadly diseases for decades. They have tackled some of the most challenging by road threats such as Zeka, Ebola, and HIV. Now, they are a key part of operation warp speed and Inter Agency effort with the goal of having hundreds of millions of Kobe nineteen vaccine doses ready by January twenty, twenty, one, development manufacturing, and distribution are the three key elements of getting countermeasures such as a vaccine to the American public, a senior administration official said. Operation Warp speed will tap into expertise at Walter Reed, Army Institute of Research and Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases the scientists aimed to identify, characterize and develop antibodies for use in diagnostic tests for scientific understanding of the virus and as a product to prevent and treat infection in patients. The army and other Defense Department. Components will also provide critical logistical assistance. Several commercial firms have developed vaccine candidates that will enter various stages of clinical trials. This summer and fall army researchers are ready to assist them. They can lend their clinical and statistical expertise infrastructure understanding of community engagement and know how for the entire life cycle of vaccine development. One official said, however, the army is only interested in assisting other vaccine developers. It has also been hard at work in its own designs that could do more than just stop Kobe nineteen. The services leading vaccine candidate was designed to ward off. Corona, viruses that experts fear will emerge in the future one doctor working with the effort said. The army's leading candidate is unique due to its nanoparticle platform that has been engineered to present specific pieces of the corona virus spike protein the part of the virus that attaches to the lungs to the immune system. It will be paired with proprietary advent developed by Walter. Reed Army. Institute of Research scientists known as the army lipscomb formulation to further boost the immune response while other. Kobe. Vaccines might be ready for deployment sooner. The army's version could be more of a silver bullet against a wider range of viral threats. The first human clinical trial is expected to kick off before the end of the summer depending on the data collected, it could advance to a much larger trial towards the end of the year in support of operation warp speed. In case, the leading vaccine candidate doesn't meet expectations to backup. Candidates are also moving to the next level of research. The top prospect, and it's to backups were selected from more than two dozen prototypes based on their elucidation of the most promising antibody response in preclinical studies. Meanwhile. Some health experts say the timeline for operation warp speed is unrealistic given all of the hurdles involved to have a safe effective mass produced vaccine ready by January. US. Officials say it is doable but acknowledged that it will be a challenge. Lastly. General atomics is testing new laser communication terminals. General..

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House, Senate pass bills to study the number of cancers striking military pilots

Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

03:44 min | Last week

House, Senate pass bills to study the number of cancers striking military pilots

"PASSES BILLS TO STUDY MILITARY PILOT CANCERS FROM mcclatchy Washington bureau little bit late on that. I did I was GONNA say anything but okay. The Department of Defense would be required to identify how many of the current or former aviators have been diagnosed with cancer in in bills passed by the House and Senate this week a study long sought by military pilots who have questioned why there are so many serious illnesses in their community. The legislation was included in both chambers versions of the seven hundred and forty billion fiscal year twenty, twenty, one national defense authorization. Act following a series of stories by mcclatchy on the alarming clusters of cancer among current or former military aviators. I'm one of those including four commanding officers at a Premier Navy weapons testing base in California who have died of cancer since two thousand fifteen. Oh let me clarify I'm not one of those that has been diagnosed with cancer but I am a former military aviator. Two versions of the twenty one, twenty, one spending bill will now go to house and Senate negotiators to iron out differences before being sent to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. Betty semen the wife of one of the four commanding officers at Naval Air Weapons Station China. Lake. died of cancer. Welcome to the important milestone. She says since loving since losing I'm sure she loved him too since losing my husband I have met too many other families on the same unwanted journey. We all share a universal prayer that no other family will have to go through a similar loss today brings us one step closer to that realization Miss Seaman said in an e mail to mcclatchy but that's a great name. Her husband's name was a commander Semen S. e. a. m. a. n., and he is a naval officer. Wow that was he was in the if he was in Canada heath now be a sailor. So his last name. Is they're getting rid, of semen. Because of the obvious connotations. Changing the position to say okay. Let's see. Senator Dianne Feinstein from California introduced the military aviators. Cancer Incidence Study Act after mcclatchy reported that military aviators may be at a higher risk of developing certain cancers. Let's see. There was a little bit of information here. The database would include every service member since nineteen sixty one who served in an aviator role. The legislation defines aviators, members of the aircrew such as pilots and Napa who they included navigators in their two. Members of the grand create usually asleep on me. I did that on purpose because we have several navigators listen to the show. Let's see. WHO SHOULD WE? I'm offended at airline pilot guy dot com has the email address. And members of the ground crew who worked on the aircraft pilots who have been lobbying for the legislation wanted to ensure that ground crew such as enlisted personnel who worked to launch jets aircraft carriers were included. Because, they were exposed to many of the same radar emissions or fuels. The bill requires a database to be completed within a year. So I guess they're assuming that. The radar emissions and fuel and the jets have something to do with this. With these cancers. Anyway. So that's good. That they're doing this and I guess that. I will be contacted at some point. To probably. Yeah to fill out some kind of survey regarding my health,

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White House Threatens Defense Bill Veto Over Confederate Base Names

Financial Issues with Dan Celia

01:08 min | 2 weeks ago

White House Threatens Defense Bill Veto Over Confederate Base Names

"Has approved its annual defense policy bill, including a provision to remove Confederate names from military bases. The National Defense Authorization Act was approved, setting up negotiations for the House and Senate on a final version of the bill that will be sent to President Trump. As a part of the bill Congress would allocate $740.5 billion to 3% pay raise for troops established a $3.6 billion fund for measures against China. And provide $1 billion to the Pentagon to assist with pandemic preparedness. It also calls for the production of a report on the threat of the Taliban and the impacts of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. The version of the bill passed by the House also includes language requiring the Pentagon to rename bases and other military properties named after Confederate military officers within a year. The president tweeted last week that he would veto the bill if it included provisions to rename the basis. The White House said the president's advisers would recommend that he vetoed the bill setting serious concerns about various provisions included in the bill

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"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

National Defense Magazine Podcast

07:46 min | Last month

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Cutting edge, technology, equipment, training, and more at our events visit the schedule of events page at indy. Dot Org for full details end dia promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast, national defense takes a deep dive into the Air Force's flying cars initiative, the Navy's robotic ship efforts and special operations commands research in biotechnology. I the Air Force wants flying cars. From the jetsons to blade runner to a multitude of other TV shows and films, popular culture has long been fascinated with the idea of flying cars now the US military is pursuing them, and it wants the public to come along for the ride. The Air Force's agility. Prime initiative is racing to acquire electric vertical takeoff and landing platforms that can carry troops and equipment in ways that offer advantages over today's military aircraft and vehicles. There are multiple ideas and designs about how to do that. According to the Air Force's top acquisition official. Most of the designs include thrust vector control that would enable platforms to take off and land vertically like a helicopter, but fly more like an airplane. The concept may sound familiar to the V twenty two. Tilt Rotor aircraft. That Air Force Special Operations Command and the Marine Corps currently use. But. Officials noted that there are significant differences between the envision vehicles and the rotary wing assets in today's inventory. New Systems would be quieter and smaller, less pricey and easier to pilot. Key attributes of advanced air mobility vehicles would include electric or hybrid propulsion and electric power source, manned remote or autonomous operational capability. Vertical takeoff and landing and commercial off the shelf availability. All would hover on motors, but some may also have wings another official. One potential advantage of the vehicles is that they may be much easier to fly than legacy aircraft, which means more troops would be capable of operating them and require less training. In some cases pilots might not be needed at all. As vendors develop autonomous systems, potential missions for advanced air, mobility vehicles besides troop transport include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cargo. But the technology won't just be for military use a key aim of the. Prime Program is to promote a new commercial flying car industry to both the economy and give consumers new transportation options. The Defense Department brings a lot to the table. When it comes to assisting commercial companies, officials say, and it could help make the technology more widely available for public use sooner than it would have been otherwise. One officials said a number of companies have reached out to the air force touting their technology based on market research. The air. Force believes multiple vendors will be able to provide solutions. The services aiming to host the first full-scale flight of several different vehicles before the end of the year and have system certified and operational by twenty twenty three. Next the navy and industry are eager to develop bigger robotic ships. As the navy's first medium-sized unmanned surface ship see hundred sales the waters off the California coast. It's next. Iteration is being built in a shipyard thousands of miles away in Mississippi. Construction on the next vehicle known as C. Hundred Two will be completed by the end of the year officials at lead contractor. Lido's say the two robotic ships may be a harbinger of things to come as the navy uses the prototypes to develop tactics, techniques and procedures, and ponders how to integrate them into operations. The Office of Navel Research task leaders to develop see hunter to in two thousand seventeen with a forty three point, five million dollar contract, one official said last year that see hunter one is being used by the navy as a learning tool and has influenced other requests for proposals such as one for the medium unmanned surface vehicle. Naval Sea Systems Command released a request for proposal for a detailed design and fabrication contract for a medium unmanned surface vehicle in the summer of two thousand nineteen. The Pentagon is evaluating responses from industry and expects to award. The U. S. V. Contract this fiscal year. The president's twenty twenty one budget request for the navy also includes funding for a second M USB prototype in two, thousand, eight, twenty three. One issue, the unmanned vehicle will need to overcome is the threat of being boarded and captured by enemy forces. An analyst said. A few ways to solve the problem are having unmanned vehicles operating together with manned surface ships, and by having a cluster of USB's that can detect and respond to efforts to capture US platforms. He said. Another member of industry noted that anti-tampering capabilities including cyber hardening are necessary. If the service is deploying manned vehicle ships around the world. It must ensure it isn't feeding and adversaries fleet. He said. And last Special Operations Command is Gung Ho on biotechnologies. Special Operations Command is listed biotechnology as one of the top technology modernization needs, and is examining how it can improve the performance and health of its commandos. The command is partnering with organizations such as the defense health agency the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and academia to get ahead on biotech research, said us. Oh, calm official during the National Defense Industrial Associations Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, which was held virtually in May due to the COVID nineteen pandemic. Investment in biotech is crucial because operators cannot necessarily count on medical evaluation shortly after being wounded, said the command acquisitions chief. The command is particularly interested in providing new capabilities to combat medics projects in this area include. The use of freeze dried plasma. Taking, advantage of artificial intelligence to enable medics to make a rapid diagnosis and new tourniquet designs. The command is also looking at biotechnology to improve human performance. It wants to develop solutions that can prevent injuries before they occur and rehabilitate operators from existing wounds faster. It is also looking at ways to improve cognitive awareness and enhanced rest to optimize warfighters ability to perform the official noted. Check out our blog and read more defense stories in the most recent issue of national defense at www dot, national defense magazine Dot Org..

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus

"Breaking his people forced degrees in 10 minutes or less because there's so many families coming through. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley told reporters this week that Congress would likely override President Trump if he chose to veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it includes a provision to rename Army bases bearing the names of Confederate figures. Congress has never overridden Trumpet Ito barbeque Yusa. Now what's trending on W B a. P and w dot com 24 7 News desk A private memorial

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Trump vows to veto $740 billion defense bill if Confederate-named military bases are renamed

Morning Drive with Casey and Elliot

00:33 sec | Last month

Trump vows to veto $740 billion defense bill if Confederate-named military bases are renamed

"But President Trump is vowing to veto The National Defense Authorization Act. That's the huge annual defense bill that is needed to fund the military on DH Keep us the military operating smoothly, and he's value Vera over keeping the names of military bases that are named after Confederate officers. This is a 3/4 of a trillion dollar bill's eyes this Ah fight that he's going to win. It seems like there's growing momentum on Capitol Hill that might indicate

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Trump says he'll veto bill over renaming bases honoring Confederates

WBZ Afternoon News

00:34 sec | Last month

Trump says he'll veto bill over renaming bases honoring Confederates

"Considered considered the the National National Defense Defense Authorization Authorization Act, Act, which which the the president president has has threatened threatened to to veto veto over an amendment requiring the Pentagon to rename 10 Army bases named after Confederate leaders. President Trump will not veto a bill. That contains pay raises for our troops. This is nothing but typical bluster. Military leaders and some congressional Republicans have expressed support for the renaming of those military installations. Now without the president, vetoing the entire defense bill. Removing the amendment remains highly unlikely and opponents to the amendment not expected to be the near 60 votes needed to get that out. In time.

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Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

00:15 sec | 2 months ago

Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names

"May begin the process of funding the government the national defense. Authorization Act needs to be completed coupled with the fight over renaming confederate military bases. The Senate wants to remove the. The names and President Donald Trump says he has no interest in dams of sent trump a letter pressuring him to reverse his decision.

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General Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to accompany Trump on walk to church

Michael Wallace and Steve Scott

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

General Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to accompany Trump on walk to church

"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says he should not have walked with president trump through DC park to a church last week as protesters were forced to clear out of the way CBS news correspondent Kenny McCormick reports the president's top military adviser general mark Milley apologize for taking part in the photo op it was a mistake speaking to graduate to the national defense university he said the photo sparked a debate about the role of the military in civil society my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics melley said he'd learned a lesson from

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Nation's top military officer apologizes for role in Trump photo op outside church: 'I should not have been there'

WBT Afternoon Programming

00:39 sec | 2 months ago

Nation's top military officer apologizes for role in Trump photo op outside church: 'I should not have been there'

"I should not have been there that's what the nation's top military officer says about being in Lafayette square with president trump last week army general mark Milley the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff addressing the national defense university commencement ceremony today saying my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics as a commissioned uniformed officer it was a mistake but I learned from and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it Millie also expressing his outrage at the George Floyd killing and urged military officers to recognize it as a reflection of centuries of injustice toward African Americans

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General Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to accompany Trump on walk to church

Noon Report with Rick Van Cise

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

General Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to accompany Trump on walk to church

"General mark Milley the chair of the joint chiefs of staff in a recorded commencement address to the national defense university today apologizing for taking part in president trump's walk from the White House to Saint John's church last Monday night saying he should have done that as a commissioned uniformed officer it was a mistake but I've learned from and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it the photo op came shortly after a group of peaceful protesters in Lafayette square were forcibly removed by police and federal law enforcement officers some officers using pepper

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Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets appearing in Trump photo op

Pat Thurston

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets appearing in Trump photo op

"Hello America's top general joint chiefs chairman mark Milley says he should not have appeared with the president at last week's photo op in Lafayette square defense secretary mark esper who did stand with the president during a photo op that included Mr trump holding up a Bible has also expressed misgivings about the optics of the moment joint chiefs chairman general mark Milley was in battle fatigues that evening but did not stand in front of St John's church still he tells graduates of the national defense university he should not have participated in the walk over at full weight where the cloth of our nation come from the people of our nation we must hold dear the principle of an apolitical military Millie making clear he believes a walkover was designed to show the president as tough on protesters while reaching out to evangelical base Bob Costantini

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General Milley Apologizes for Trump Photo Op Role

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

General Milley Apologizes for Trump Photo Op Role

"Highest ranking military officer in the United States says he was wrong general mark Milley the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has apologized for taking part in president trump's walk across Lafayette square for a photo op after authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area of peaceful protesters he spoke in a pre recorded commencement speech for national defense university as many of you saw the result of the photograph of me at Lafayette square last week that sparked a national debate about the role of the military and civil society I should not have been there my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics as a commissioned uniformed officer it was a mistake but I learned from and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it

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General Milley Apologizes for Trump Photo Op Role

The Inside Story With Marty Griffin

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

General Milley Apologizes for Trump Photo Op Role

"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff apologized today for appearing with president trump at a DC park cleared protesters beforehand the president's top military adviser general mark Milley apologize for taking part in the photo op it was a mistake speaking to graduate to the national defense university he said the photo sparked a debate about the role of the military in civil society my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics melley said he'd learned a

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Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

"America's top military officer says he'd made a mistake last week in the company president trump on a walk through Washington Park cleared of largely peaceful protesters joint chiefs chairman mark Emily was in his combat uniform as he walked with the presidential entourage through Lafayette park shortly after authorities used force to clear it in remarks to win national defense university commencement ceremony Millie says I should not have been there saying his presence created a perception of the military being involved in domestic politics Millie's statement risks backlash from a president's sensitive to any perceived criticism of events he staged the Pentagon's relations with the White House are tense after a disagreement over the president's threat to use active duty troops to tamp down civil unrest Sager mag ani Washington

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Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

"America's top military officer says he'd made a mistake last week in the company president trump on a walk through Washington Park cleared of largely peaceful protesters joint chiefs chairman mark Emily was in his combat uniform as he walked with the presidential entourage through Lafayette park shortly after authorities used force to clear it in remarks to win national defense university commencement ceremony Millie says I should not have been there saying his presence created a perception of the military being involved in domestic politics Millie's statement risks backlash from a president's sensitive to any perceived criticism of events he staged the Pentagon's relations with the White House are tense after a disagreement over the president's threat to use active duty troops to tamp down civil unrest Sager mag ani Washington

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Tom Hanks recounts his exhaustion and wife Rita Wilson's nausea during coronavirus

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 3 months ago

Tom Hanks recounts his exhaustion and wife Rita Wilson's nausea during coronavirus

"Well they were the first celebrity couple to test positive for corona virus now Tom Hanks is lifting the curtain a bit on his and wife Rita Wilson's battle that sent out global shockwaves in an interview with a national defense radio show Hanks said his wife read I had more serious symptoms than he did she lost her sense of taste sense of smell she got absolutely no joy from food for the actually the better part of three weeks I had some bad body aches and was very fatigued and that's how the Colbert nineteen went through us after two weeks of isolation they were both able to return to their home in Los

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Boeing to resume commercial airplane production in Seattle, Washington; stock up 4%

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:43 sec | 4 months ago

Boeing to resume commercial airplane production in Seattle, Washington; stock up 4%

"News Boeing says it will resume all commercial airplane production in a phased in approach to its facilities in the Seattle Washington area next week let's get more from Bloomberg Charlie Paris Boeing suspended operations last month than it says about twenty seven thousand people will return to production of the seven forty seven seven sixty seven seven seventy seven and seven eighty seven programs quote supporting critical global transportation infrastructure cargo services and national defense and security missions the seven thirty seven program will resume working toward restarting production of the seven thirty seven Max it also says Boeing South Carolina will remain in a suspension of operations at

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Pentagon awarding contract to boost N95 mask production capacity by 39 million

Hollywood 360

00:29 sec | 4 months ago

Pentagon awarding contract to boost N95 mask production capacity by 39 million

"The white house approves the production and ninety five mask the defense department says one hundred thirty three million dollars will be used to increase production capacity of masks to more than thirty nine million over the next ninety days the names of the companies chosen to make the masks will be made available in the coming days when the contract is awarded the masks will be made under the defense production act which gives the federal government broad authority to direct private companies to meet the needs of the national defense to help provide medical

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The Latest: White House approves production of N95 masks

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 4 months ago

The Latest: White House approves production of N95 masks

"The Pentagon says one hundred and thirty three million dollars will be used to push the production of masks to more than thirty nine million over the next ninety days the masks will be made under the defense production act which president trump has invoked to increase the availability of medical supplies the act gives the federal government broad authority to direct private companies to meet the needs of national defense the government first place bulk orders for N. ninety five masks and other basic necessities of medical care for its stockpile in mid March at that time some hospitals were already treating thousands of infected patients without enough equipment and pleading for help Ben Thomas Washington

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

02:01 min | 9 months ago

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Promoting national security since nineteen nineteen and in this podcast national defense examines the Pentagon's pursuit of virtual and augmented reality headwear. Its path to employing doing five G. networks and the T seven a Red Hawk Program I. The Pentagon is eyeing more advanced. Virtual and augmented ended reality capabilities. Technology improvements driven by the commercial sector are expected to yield virtual and augmented reality goggles that solve of many of the problems associated with the headsets being used by the US military today experts say the R.. And a are headgear. Can improve proved the way troops trained for a high and fights against advanced adversaries by providing digitally created enemy forces or other environmental factors. They they might encounter in a real battle. Virtual reality immerses users and a computer generated environment. While augmented reality transposes this data or other digitally created images on top of a real world field view one area where the Defense Department is using. VR Is the the Air Force pilot training next program which aims to make aviator training more efficient and push students through the pipeline faster. The the use of virtual reality headsets give students more opportunities to hone their skills access to traditional expensive flight. Simulators is is limited however now students participating in the initiative considering the chair and strap on a commercial device and practice maneuvers. Today's as headsets have some limitations such as low resolution and narrow field of view but at the rate that technology is progressing in the gaming industry the air force might have the type of VR headsets at once in the not too distant future new headsets. That are coming.

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Additionally the marine corps decided to pursue a gun variant that will have a thirty millimeter cannon to increase lethality lethality. The current acquisition objective is to obtain one thousand one hundred twenty two vehicles b. E. is currently delivering the personnel variant. A critical design review was recently conducted for the command and control vehicle and three production representative platforms will be taken into testing in twenty twenty one in june. The company was awarded a sixty seven million dollars contract modification to develop the command in in control and thirty millimeter medium caliber cannon variants. The marine corps is in the process of finalising performance specifications. An an industry day was slated for august to reach out to interested companies b a e has already made headway on the system by integrating a to read on one of its own prototypes to get early feedback. The service hopes to conduct a critical design review for the variant around the fourth quarter fiscal year. Twenty twenty at the review was successful. The marine corps will look to procure production representative test vehicles and last how how dragonflies are being studied for hypersonic maneuverability dragonflies which are able to catch ninety five percent of their prey may be the key to developing more precise and maneuverable weapons the creatures which have been designed as one of the world's top predators are now being studied by sandia national laboratories to see how their techniques can be applied to hypersonic missiles as part of sandy is autonomy for a hypersonic onic research campaign. The lab is building a computational model to examine what a dragonfly does when it's intercepting its prey and how how it's nervous system reacts the insects take about fifty milliseconds to react to pray despite their limited vision algorithms gathered third from the research could be integrated onto high speed weapons such as hypersonic vehicles which are characterized by their ability to move at speeds of mach five ver- faster the information could help determine what kind of sensors or calculations to use for faster missile interceptions the information could help determine what kind of sensors or calculations to use for faster missile interceptions if scientists can understand stand what the dragonfly is doing with its neurons and can translate the algorithm to a computer or weapon system it could speed up calculations for interception trajectories. It's still too early in the process to know how this research will translate into military capability but it could change is the way engineers think about designing the next generation of weapons check out our blog and read more defensive homeland security september twenty in nineteen issue with national defense at w._w._w. Dot national defense magazine dot org..

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World News Analysis

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"national defense" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Or China plus in your APP store China has issued a white paper on East National Defense Policy in the new era. The document aims to explain the practice purposes and the significance of the country's efforts to abused the forty five to national defense and a strong military is that the fundamental goal of China's national defense in the new era is to resolutely safeguarding China's sovereignty security and development interest would Chen the spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense set off with other Guti facing the complicated international and domestic situation China is convinced that peace and development and win win cooperation isn't irreversible trend of the times Germany's and expansion are doomed to fail peace and security and prosperity should be shared by all the white paper mentally focused on areas such as the international security situation Shen the missions and tasks of China's armed forces and the country's defense spending and for more on this joining us on the lying Professor Ju- Phone International Studies at Nanjing University and the Professor Shinde Lee from Institute of International Studies Fudan University so professor Shin the newly issued a national defence white paper as the first since two thousand thirteen so what's your takeaway from the paper well it has a <hes> described the China a defense objectives more Khalili at this time given the current <hes> international security so consensus to make clear our defense Buta is to safeguard our <hes> political institution took in frantic China's national security sovereignty and the national indicating as well as expand our a protection of China's over <hes> interest legitimate interest as well as to safeguard international peace well clearly a describing <hes> so professor drew a would your opinion and what are the major change as compared to the previous one six years ago yeah. I think a couple of <hes> new development could be easily figured out phone just a newly released <hes> Chinese defence white paper I is I think that's why pepper oetker <hes> pichler emphasis on the defensive in nature of China's military build up because <hes> way see a lot of international suspicions <hes> found the West on how China's US <hes> miniature bet APP is about by think this white paper very clearly and partly <hes> make <hes> some sort of <hes> very upset <hes> say <hes> the trick <hes> of creeks and <hes> China's Midge falls is definitely <hes> the peace mission. The second that I think is also <hes> very interestingly on how China lit at the International Security Dynamics version of very very <hes> competitively <hes> online. It's not just the defense only then China is also very <hes> contributive factor to international peace eh stability. I think lost one. I think it's also very interesting. <hes> just distinguishes this. Why pay per phone Losch one is it also mentioned that China's <hes> mission of the international <hes> military <hes> contribution is not just the house say on how they said boosting international stability and prosperity by also like to contribute very very constructively to the international international <hes> <hes> some sort of way say <hes> such a youth mobility curbing and the US stability way say <hes> mitigating <hes> Task Force so China's nature as not just a peaceful more international position was your idea about the major changes caused a we also noticed the white paper outlined some historic achievements of the major August organisation no Anna structural reform in the P. L. A. The Chinese Chinese People's Liberation Army and also what's a reflection on the structural reform well <hes> this new edition of the White Paper? <hes> has a <hes> describe it to US clearly really how we <hes> cut those two men come into force like a medical education performance and we need to make our military <hes> <hes> lean and mean know how to make it more <hes> capable. Oh waging <hes> a battle if needed we <hes> emphasizing more about the importance.

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"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

National Defense Magazine Podcast

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast national defense explores the Defense Department's hypersonic technologies analogies the army's robotics initiatives and the Navy and Marine Corps is investments in artificial intelligence platforms. I the Pentagon has accelerated its development of hypersonic missiles. A renewed renewed sense of urgency spurred by rivals Russia and China has pushed the U._S. military to speed up the development of hypersonic weapons. The Army Navy and air force are all closely involved in the campaign with more more test flights coming in twenty twenty. The systems are characterized by their maneuverability and ability to reach speeds of Mach five or faster. The Defense Department asked for two point six billion dollars for hypersonic technology development in President Donald Trump's fiscal year twenty twenty budget request and is nearly doubling its long-term investments from six billion dollars to eleven point two billion dollars over the next five years the Pentagon's research. Region engineering chief said hyper sonics have become increasingly important to technology areas to the Defense Department at large they are now the Pentagon's number one research and development priority. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Z. and the air force are developing to hypersonic vehicle prototypes that are due to fly in the coming months. One is part of the Hypersonic Air Breathing Weapon Concept Program while the other is part of the tactical boost glide initiative. You've the programs are both on track to conduct flights by the end of the calendar year. The director of the agency said the advantage of hypersonic weapons is not just time of flight but also the range that would be achieved by the high-speed speed platforms. He said the agency is also engaged with the army on hypersonic related activities. It is working with the service on a program that takes advantage of technology leverage from the tactical boost glide wide effort the system which is formerly known as operational fires is a fifty fifty cost share and will give the service ground-launched capability to penetrate modern enemy air defenses. The army is also involved in a major development effort known as the long range hypersonic weapon which will deliver combat capabilities to soldiers by twenty twenty three accelerating the initial fielding by two years and army officials said the experimental prototyping effort could lead to a program of record down the line. He said it is being developed by the army's Hypersonic Project Office in close coordination with the Air Force and Navy the service requested. Two hundred twenty eight million dollars in fiscal year twenty twenty for the weapon an additional one hundred thirty million dollars for hyper Sonics prototyping was included in the army chief of staffs unfunded priorities list the the army is also seeking funding for a complementary system known as the strategic long range cannon meanwhile the Navy is working on its.

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"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

National Defense Magazine Podcast

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Chiefs of staff was the highest ranking US official conference was left to him to sherpa -ticipant s- that the United States will meet international security commitments for seventy years. United States has been the leader of the free world along with silence has guaranteed survival of the national order. Admiral Philip Davidson of Indo Pacific command reiterated loveless sentiment. He described the United States enduring Pacific power that will not change we could not leave region. Even if we wanted to. US congressional delegation met the press unr- asked about the disconnect between what was said by US military leaders of the conference and the rhetoric from the White House, ignore the president's words and the tweets look at the actions maker said Senator Jeanne Shaheen the Scher said there's a bipartisan commitment congress invest in the world and to continue to be engaged Senator Roger wicker Republican for Mississippi. So the president says he's not a globalist. He's a nationalist yet. He sending his secretary of state all over the world Ryan solve problems. One wonders what the late Senator John McCain lives about all this. This has been Stu Magnusson editor chief of national fence. Check out our blog and read more defense and homeland security stories in January twenty nineteen issue of national defense at WWW dot national defense, magazine dot org.

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"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

National Defense Magazine Podcast

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"National defense magazine looks at the army's next generation squad rifle program, how the navy's turning to simulator training and how the five G wireless network could revolutionize artificial intelligence for the military. I the army moves forward with its next generation squad. Rifle program now that the army is said upon going forward with its plan to feel the new squad automatic rifle the services committing to proceed as expeditiously as possible to move the project from the testing stage to the field. Exactly how soon soldier should expect to use. Their new squad weapons in combat is still to be determined. The new weapon would fire a six point eight caliber round, which both the service and representatives from industry who were vying for the contract to build it are embracing the round they say would provide the right balance of the theology required in both close and long range fights proponents say it is both lighter and deadlier than the amunition it would replace. But while the army team that is working on the new weapons development is optimistic that they are right on track. They fully understand that more testing will be necessary before the project emerges from its present prototype stage. The cost concerns. Cannot be underestimated in time every soldier marine and special operator who directly engages the enemy would need the new weapon delivered as close to the same time across the spectrum as reasonably possible. Otherwise troops could be forced to fight under circumstances in which units would be carrying different ammunition. Additionally supply chains would have to change to ensure that new weapons and replacement parts are readily available as such the chief of staff of the army said in October that the new weapons would be distributed. First to the one hundred thousand troops who engage in close quarters combat. The perspective manufacturers are largely cautious in discussing their plans to meet the army's requirements the army for its part is moving forward on a course that balances the cross proposed needs for speed and caution at this point the service is moving accordingly along this somewhat open ended time-line prototype. Testing would take place at a host of army installations and facilities Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland and pick a teeny arsenal. New Jersey will play key roles combat soldiers at major US army forces command installations, like Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Anna will get the opportunity to provide their input as well. Next. The navy turns to simulators following deadly collisions too high profile collisions involving U S destroyers have sparked new concerns about how the navy prepares at sailors for overseas operations, the service sees improved simulations in training as a way to avoid future accidents in June twenty seventeen the US FitzGerald collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan, two months later in August, the USS John McCain turned into the path of a Liberian registered tanker, the navy's review of the incidents found that during both accidents, the watch standards did not work together effectively or comply with standard procedures when operating at sea. The navy usually has watched standards both on the bridge and in the combat information center, but the. Program manager for surface training systems at naval c-sis. Command said this was not how sailors were being taught the office began working to upgrade current navigation seamanship and ship handling trainers which are bridge simulators used to train ship cruise to reflect real world operations..

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"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

National Defense Magazine Podcast

06:52 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Welcome to what's new and national defense magazine podcast on military homeland security, and technology trends this episode is brought to you by indie. A national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year. Indiana promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indiana a dot org for full details. Indiana, a promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. We examined special operations commands top ten technology needs. These include capabilities such as the iron man suit to better, protect operators assured communications technologies to counter unmanned aerial systems and biotechnology they are also looking for precision strike capabilities. Expeditionary intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance signature management and expeditionary, logistics, tools, positioning, navigation and timing technologies and small arms over the past few years. So calm has been pursuing the tactical assault light operator suit anticipated to protect special operators against bullets the suit has been compared to that worn by the iron, man superhero. The command plans to have a prototype of the Xhosa gelatin subsystem in twenty nineteen but many challenges remain in developing the system, including the power and software needed to coordinate, the Xhosa Keleti NHS movements. Some of the research for the suit has also led to spin off technologies that can benefit operators. In the meantime, such as curved armor with high ballistic performance so comments also looking to improve its Bill. To communicate securely with the development of two new radios. These include the next generation hand-held system and a next generation multi channel men pack assured communications allow operators to securely make important decisions based on his sight picture of the battlefield Harris corporation has contracts for both radios and plans to begin deliveries this spring, the hand held system will upgrade the commands legacy devices with one channel two two channels while the next generation multichannel man, Pat contract includes a new power amplifier behavior systems and the radios to counter unmanned aerial systems special operations command is pursuing hand-held mobile devices that can detect and defeat small UA S's. The command is currently working with the military services and various agencies to develop prototypes. Unmanned aerial vehicles have been shown to threaten special operators such as in Syria where the Islamic state has reportedly used armed drones with explosive devices against adversaries to counter these types of threats. The command is pursuing both kinetic and non Connectik solutions. It is also continuing with its thunder drone initiative, which is a series of prototyping events geared towards defensive and offensive counter unmanned aerial system solutions. So calm is also working on biotechnology capabilities such as nutritional supplements and wearable technologies to ensure special operators safely work at peak performance it previously worked with halo neuro science on a headset designed to encourage a more effective, workout or recovery period. The company helicase has also developed products that can cure jetlag. However, the command has stressed that it is not trying to create super soldiers. But as working to optimize performance for long durations and enhance operational effectiveness. The command is also working to replenish precision guided munition stockpiles and prepare for future conflicts in the fiscal year, twenty nineteen budget request it included. The biggest procurement package of precision guided munitions that so calm has attempted to acquire in several years as operators must replace the equipment used and conflicts in the Middle East, the Marine Corps special operations. Command is also considering ground launched precision guided weapons, the command may pair a ground launched munition with a small unmanned aerial system and hopes to push precision strike capabilities down to the squad level. To improve its expeditionary intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance abilities. So calm is eyeing commercial off the shelf unmanned aerial vehicles. These systems vary in size in a recent thunder drone, you A V experiment. Many systems were evaluated for potential use the increased interest in smaller commercial off the shelf. Drones is a trend across the military as special operators and -ticipant future. Conflicts in mega cities with populations over ten million people small quad copters would help the operator search buildings and perform duties that cannot be carried out by fixed wing UAV's special operations. Command is also seeking solutions from industry to reduce the signature footprints of commandos some of these efforts include camouflage and signal reduction a twenty eighteen report outlined these goals. Ads and noted that sometimes operators must accept an undesirable level of risk that they will be detected heightening the importance of these technologies. Saab barracuda has been developing multispectral camouflage nets that can provide a secure cover while operators are stopped arresting. Now, the company is also offering a mobile camouflage systems for BA cold. Expeditionary, logistics is also an area of importance for special operations command. The command is pursuing efforts such as three d printing which can help build structures at four word operating locations and using unmanned systems for resupply. So calm is also working to provide access to medical care in austere locations, and is examining the possibility of using portable freeze dried plasma as a way to prevent blood loss on

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Had gone well what do we need to do better and more broadly what do we need from others one of things i was struck in reading the declassified version of the national defense strategy in the introduction align here that says let me quote it we are facing increase global disorder characterized by decline in the long standing rulesbased international order that sentence jumped out at me because the rules based order is something a lot of people in the foreign policy establishment talk a lot about these days and they talk about how endangered it is however it's not something that the president united states talks about indeed donald trump on the campaign trail campaign is a critic of the rule spaced international order many ways arguing that it was a system that allowed the nodded states to be exploited by its friends and allies in so as i look at a document that talks about how we have to build a military that allows us to defend the liberal well rulesbased international order i'm trying to square that with the president who's view of how international politics works seems to be fundamentally different absolutely these do seem to be fundamentally different and if you read the national security strategy that came out of the white house in december so i think your argument absolutely translates to that also you know there are these interesting say do gaps that exist with the president less so with many in his team and it's hard when you have do gaps to figure out who to actually believe right there the arguments some make which is well just look at the actions of the institutions there are others who say no no if the president says it it's actually meaningful so i think of the school if the president says it's meaningful i'm absolutely there what it does come down to though is finding a way to help the american people get in english what do we mean when we say rulesbased international order that's like a fuzzy conception that as you're saying is very much that exists in washington and so how do you help the.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Concepts you have changes in the civilian landscape with railroads with increased telegraph increased communication telegraphs all of that starts to shift command and control relationships and how you think about conflict more broadly this is really the moment in time in which the us military needs to yes aknowledge all that it is learned from the last sixteen years of war and then try to shape that for what these future conflicts might look like to this point we've been talking about what the document says you've been giving your assessments i'm curious is there anything in the national defense strategy that you think they got wrong i think the notion of keeping the middle east in a box may be a little too aspirated we've seen a number of folks who've tried to do this in the past the middle east isn't ankle biter right vegas rules don't apply to the middle east we've seen that obviously most recently with the refugee crisis in europe and constraining the us time time treasure lost and blood lost in the middle east will require a really vigilant look by the secretary of defense personally and that's the only way that it will happen so i'm not the secretary state i'd like to think secretary of state also i mean i think he would have a role to play right now i think you know look we generally don't have a whole lot of ambassadors in the middle east the us military's a presence about thirty five thousand or so military personnel fourstar commander general tells in and out of the region on an extremely consistent basis so if you're in that region you feel the us military profoundly on a regular basis you don't feel the state department as much unfortunately but obviously if you could strike a deal among interested actors diplomatic deal that might bring more stability i don't not going to say stability but a greater degree of stability than you previously have here reasonably that.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Communications would seem to me is i look at the us military what is clear is that the us military took advantage of digital technology communications technology i and faster than anybody else but that in a way created a tremendous potential vulnerability we're all notable in space you take out our our satellites you actively become blind we have the very real issue that we have very complicated communications network that we rely upon to be able to have instantaneous communication with commanders in the field that gives you a tremendous leverage variety of situations but also runs the risks that you're depending upon being able to have that communication at the critical moment in the screens go dark i mean they've been certainly been a lot of hollywood movies done in this fashion how do we understand to what extent we actually have these vulnerabilities only bility's that can be patched so part of it involves appreciating how technological landscape has shifted in recent years so when you look back to the time period that you are citing the us military in the defense department more broadly very much had a comparative advantage in the tech space right particularly through an organization like darpa all of the good stuff the internet that you can connect to on your connect to on your phone that is coming out of the defense world which means it's being looked at in different ways than perhaps today when maybe it's coming out of silicon valley so the tech landscape has shifted such that the barriers to entry are a lot lower now and the first mover advantage with which the united states is held kind of for pretty decent chunks of time is actually a roading it's not worth as much.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"So for the last seventy or so years the us has been a key power in the international system for a long period of time it was the united states and it was the soviet union and then it has been the united states and we are seeing for all sorts of reasons a re balancing of power which means a bunch of countries including the united states i think as we've seen over the last year gets to step back and say so do we like this system or not how's it actually delivering for us i'd argue there's actually a very selfish case for the united states about why it is delivering so well you know people like to speak about a rulesbased international order i've liked to think about it a little bit like a sports analogy the united states over the last seventy or so years has not only gotten to be the big player in the ball game it also has gone to be the referee and if we look at china's actions in recent years we see what asia might look like if china's the referee where the free and we're we're commerce may be stopped where freedom of navigation may not be permitted where air defense identification zones may be called upon at whim that that is option and it's important that the international community recognizes that it can go down that path but there will be a real cost and i think that's why the united states wants to keep playing such a strong role in asia now it's also worth noting the only way this works is through the unparallel networks of allies and partners that the united states has an and the national defense strategy emphasizes this point but it's really worth kinda doubling down on no other country in the world has a network like this across all sorts of regions you know something happens time and time again country say will what is washington wanna do how does washington wanna think about that that is an unparalleled asset it's obviously a frustrating one i mean churchill wasn't wrong in his comment about allies but that said.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Ffull to hear coming from the pentagon you know it's worth noting any of these documents have a multiplicity of audiences and this one i think was very much written toward an ida congress saying to congress look no kidding we need more and more stable funding we need to acknowledge that while the middle east and terrorism aren't going away we have got to worry about how to deal with these bigger rivals otherwise you could have a situation where there may be a confederation in the future with the us and china's military russia's military and it may not turn out the way that we want to help me think through this distinction you've drawn that's in the document between great power competition and terrorism and i understand that nece great power competition is nasser moved up to let's call priority number ones terrorism gets knocked down a bit what does that mean when we moved be on the abstract generality what does it mean in terms of what the pentagon does or what does it mean in terms of what the pentagon is going to requests from congress does the document sort of spell that out or is it at this forty thousand foot level much of it is at the forty thousand foot level although there are some key areas where there's more specificity what i would really say is the changes in this document will shape investments and by investments i don't just mean capabilities although that is a piece of it it's also investments in people so look the us military has been at worn out for about sixteen or so years what we have is a military that is really smart on how to fight terrorists and how to fight insurgents we have a military where you have sloughs folks who.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"I'll tell you i think there's a lot of good stuff in this one i mean this is easily the bluntest and pithiest of these strategies that i've ever read you know any document that has to be coordinated by folks from across the pentagon with the white house combatant command services you name it it's inevitable that these documents turn a little bit like a un security council resolution and get a little bit pablum like but this one i think is a really nice job of str staying away from that it short it's tight and it's to the point it's pretty clear what secretary mattis and his team are trying to get done that said the pentagon is a massive enterprise filled with all sorts of folks who have different views some of who might agree with these ideas which will get into a moment i suspect and some of might actually see these ideas as really problematic to the path they want to take so the implementation of any of these strategies requires a very strong and heavy hand by the secretary in his team because let's talk about would it says in the new national defense strategy sort of just sort of give us a primer on what it says america's defense strategy should be so this national defense strategy is extremely focused on two key actors china and russia it affectively says that as we look to the changing future security environment we need to worry increasingly about great power competition it's very clear that we need to worry less about terrorism and about the middle east effectively acknowledging that the us will never leave the middle east terrorism is not going away but we need to shift our priorities i would say this was very much where the obama team pentagon was but in a much quieter way and and not just not really as as advertised as i think you see in this document this is a a very strong and forthright document you see emphasis on things like the us military losing its end that's pretty meaning.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Of this of course depends on the personalities and you're spot on there is absolutely always an element of parochialism some folks are used to getting certain things they wanna keep getting those things and they would like to get more of those things it differs based on the secretary's personality i would say the strength of the office of the secretary of defense which is the civilian leadership in the department the president views and what they look like but but at a minimum these are generally pretty rigorous effort to try to step back figure out what does the future look like what are the changes in the security environment that we can expect what are the future wars that a president either today or in the future may look to the us military and say hey you need to go fight those and how do you direct the spending this money in a way that makes sense any us military can fight and win those wars this national defense strategy so the first of its kind in it's hardly the first only report that come out of the us government this year there are done hundred probably thousands reports just coming out of the the pentagon it self so one obvious question is is there a history of these documents mattering when we look back at past once did they actually change things such as how we spent money or what we did overseas with the us military these documents have been around for about two and a half decades or so it's a little bit of a misnomer to think as some have that this is the first national defense strategy it used to be known as the quadrennial defense review congress made the smart change to call it the end es the national defense strategy to make it clear that this is the ultimate strategy coming out of the pentagon you wouldn't believe how cacophonous and complicated the strategy guidance landscape is in the pentagon so congress made that change recently they also made a change to make this classified so you can find online if you go to the pentagon's website is actually an unclassified summary of a much larger classified document so all the good stuff got cut out well.

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"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"national defense" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Welcome to the president's inbox they see if our podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing the united states i'm jim linzie director studies at the council born relations this week's topic is the national defense stretch with me to explore the new national defense strategy as mara carlin mara has worked for five us secretaries of defense advise them on strategic planning defense budgeting future wars in regional affairs most recently she served as deputy assistant secretary defense strategy enforced development she is currently associate professor of the practice of strategic studies at the johns hopkins school of advanced international studies better no brass by its acronym sites and she's also the associate director of sizes your tj studies program she is the author of a book that came out just a couple of months ago building military's in fragile states challenges for the united states mar thank you for joining me today thanks for having me let's you know what sort of a basic question which is what is the virtue of having a national defense strategy why do we produce these documents well the easy answer jim is there produced because congress choirs it congre says the pentagon every four years you have to tell me what your strategy is so i understand how you wanna spend approximately six hundred fifty seven billion dollars or so but that's the official reason actually it's really useful to have a strategy like this because it forces the entire department come together and figure out what are its goals what is it trying to accomplish and what is the smartest way to do that in how genuine is that kind of process because i would imagine many people think when you're talking about that much money six hundred fifty billion plus dollars and you're thinking about having four services that have very definitive us on how they should recede in what's needed not needed that you might not get sort of a back to basics now asus of strategy but more a lot of horse trading maybe some changes round the margins but not a real big rethink so sort of walk us through how that works so a lot.

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