What They Are Saying

Mr. Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy

Navy Under Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters that unmanned systems will be a “huge priority” as the service expands, using the defense budget increases signed into law in recent weeks, along with the goal of a 355 ship force. Modly, just back from...

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Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army

Army Secretary Dr Mark Esper’s session August 29th prompted more than a dozen articles on a wide variety of topics, as the Secretary showed his detailed grasp of the policy issues facing the massive service he leads. Esper took on sometimes difficult questions on how...

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General James M. Holmes, Commander Air Combat Command

Defense One: Project Maven Is Just the Beginning of the Military’s Use of AI Jane’s Defense: US Air Force considering ending Light Attack Experiment after fatal...

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U. S. Senator David Perdue

Although he describes himself as a ‘strong supporter’ of President Trump,  Senator David Perdue (R-Ga) joined Democrats and more than a few other Republicans expressing concern about the decision to inform the North Korean leader that what Mr Trump called...

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Admiral Kurt W. Tidd

The head of U.S. Southern Command says what keeps him up at night are transnational threat networks operating in South America and the Caribbean, and the increasing efforts of Russia, China and Iran to compete for influence in the region. Drug smuggling is a front...

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Lt. General Steven L. Kwast

Facing a “national crisis” in the form of a shortage of qualified pilots, the U.S. Air Force is experimenting with a variety of ways to speed up training and to improve retention,  according to Lt General Steven Kwast, who leads efforts to recruit and...

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