The Department of Defense (DoD) activated U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) April 16, 1987, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. DoD created the new unified command in response to congressional action in the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 and the Nunn-Cohen Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 1987.
Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 involved 36,000 personnel from more than 30 nations. Five thousand troops from the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines participated in the exercise. The exercise took place mainly in Spain, Portugal and Italy, but
The McKinsey report,* Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives, “defense executives believe that the Middle East, India, and the United States are the three most attractive markets.
Raytheon has successfully completed the flight test phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s persistent close air support (PCAS) program.
Just two days into Russia’s air campaign that was demonstrating to the world that Russia is taking on the IS (Islamic State) in Syria, disaster hit. Prior to this downing of the SU25M, diplomatic and military contacts between Russia and Turkey (NATO member)
Even though the US Defense Budget declined somewhat, the political support has grown to increase the budget due to global tensions in the South China Seas and the war in Syria.
After the horrific November 13, 2015 Paris killing by IS, ISIS, and ISIL Sunni operatives, US CIA director John Brennan seemed clueless in how terrorist could be defined. Homeland Security, FBI, CIA, NSA and the other intelligence agencies of the US will be unable define terrorist due to the Snowden release of how the National Security Agency NSA kept tabs of those using mobile phone communications.
The skies are now filled with hundreds of thousands of thousands of drones, which have now become cheaper, smaller, and easier to fly. However, they are a clear threat to civilian aviation
United Launch Alliance -ULA [Boeing $97billion and Lockheed Martin $67billion market caps] ULA pulls out of the DoD GPS-3 bid process leaving SpaceX [2015 major Falcon 9 explosion] the only USAF DoD alternative to launch the 2016 top-secret GPS-3 satellite(s).
In the next five to 15 years, says a recent Rand Corp. study, “Asia will witness a progressively receding frontier of U.S. dominance.” America’s corporations outsourcing strategies have made Communist China into a gold-based technological military power in the East and South China Seas.