- Breaking Defense 00:28December 5, 2020UAE F-35 Sale ‘Possible’ Before Biden’s Sworn In, Trump Official Says; US Sold $175B In Arms“I get asked if it’s possible, absolutely it’s possible,” Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, told reporters at the Pentagon Friday. But some in Congress are working to block the deal.
< Allies, Congress, Pentagon, allies, fms, foreign military sales, Heidi Grant, Israel, middle east, MQ-9, MQ-9 Reaper, R. Clarke Cooper, State Department, UAE, United Arab Emirates >
- Breitbart News 00:00December 5, 2020Watch Live: Vice President Mike Pence Rallies in Savannah for Sens. Perdue, LoefflerSAVANNAH, Georgia — Vice President Mike Pence will host a rally in Savannah, Georgia, on Friday to campaign for Republican Senate candidates Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are defending their seats in a high-stakes runoff election on January 5.
< 2020 Election, Politics, David Perdue, Georgia, Kelly Loeffler, Mike Pence, Rallies >
- Breaking Defense 23:13December 3, 2020US, Israel Readying For Iran Strikes In Mid EastThe IDF went into the highest level of readiness to be ready for some of the 140,000 rockets possessed by Hezbollah in Lebanon or from areas in the Gulf region controlled by the Houthi rebels, Iran’s main proxy in this region. Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow are all reportedly on highest alert.
< Air Warfare, Allies, Threats, Central Command, Fahrizadeh assassination, Hezbollah, Houthis, iran, Iranian nuclear program, Muhsin Fahrizadeh >
- Breaking Defense 19:45December 2, 2020Space Force Will Boost Reliance On Commercial Sats: Gen. Raymond“We see a huge opportunity here to have a fused relationship with industry that will provide great advantage,” Gen. Raymond says.
< Air Warfare, Allies, space, allies, Barbara Barrett, commercial satellite communications, digital engineering, Gen. Jay Raymond, space acquisition, space and missile systems center, space domain awareness SDA, Space Force, space situational awareness >
- Breaking Defense 12:00November 25, 2020Budget Up, French Army Preps For Major Wargames With USAfter decades fighting guerrillas and terrorists, France is refocusing on Russia and China with increased budgets, intensified training, stronger divisions, and new armored vehicles — much like the US. But the French approach is still very different.
< Allies, Land Warfare, armored vehicles, army, AUSA, europe, france, Gen. Michael Delion, great power competition, interoperability, military exercises, military training, NATO, Pacific, SCORPION Synergie du contact renforcé par la polyvalence et l'info valorisation, Warfighter 21-04, wargaming, wheeled vehicles >
- Breaking Defense 15:01November 24, 2020MQ-9 Reapers to the UAE: Why Now?BEIRUT: The United Arab Emirates has long sought advanced American armed drones. That day appears to be close. The US State Department has notified Congress it plans to sell 18 battle-ready MQ-9B drones worth an estimated $2.9 billion to the UAE as part of a bigger deal that includes up to 50 F-35 fighter jets, as…
< Air Warfare, Allies, Threats, Bayraktar UAV, Israeli-UAE normalization, MQ-9 Reaper, UAE air force >
- Breaking Defense 22:40November 23, 2020New International Partnerships Could Spur Hosted Payloads: Gen. ThompsonSMC is “working on innovative relationships with, believe it or not, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and some other places you wouldn’t think of as traditional spacefaring nations,” says Gen. DT Thompson, Space Force vice.
< Air Warfare, space, Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL, allies, arctic, Arctic Strategy, Brazil, Chile, Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Five Eyes, france, Gen. David Thompson, Gen. DT Thompson, Gen. Stephen Whiting, Germany, hosted payloads, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Luxembourg, milsatcom, Norway, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, Southern Command, space and missile systems center, space command, Space Force, space situational awareness, the Netherlands >
- Breaking Defense 19:13November 23, 2020Israelis Confirm PM Netanyahu Visits Saudis; Denials FollowIsrael’s Defense Ministry approved participation of some major Israeli defense companies in the IDEX defense exhibition planned for Feb 2021 in Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center.
< Allies, Congress, Threats, Abu Dhabi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, cruise missiles, Houthis, IDEX, IDEX 2021, iran, Israel, Israeli Institute for National Security Studies INSS, saudi arabia >
- Breaking Defense 12:01November 23, 2020Chinese Party Sets Bold Military Goal: ‘Mechanized & Informationized’ By 2027This marks Dean Cheng’s first op-ed for us as a member of the Breaking Defense Board of Contributors. One of the world’s preeminent experts on the Chinese military, Cheng demonstrates here the sophistication and subtlety of analysis he is known for. What does the west need to do to better manage its relationships with China…
< Allies, Pentagon, Threats, Belt and Road Initiative, China, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, peoples liberation army >
- Breaking Defense 22:33November 17, 2020Project Rainmaker: Army Weaves ‘Data Fabric’ To Link Joint NetworksThe Pentagon’s grand plans for Joint All Domain Command & Control require translating masses of data across incompatible systems. “Unless you get the underpinnings of a foundational data fabric,” Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher told me, “it will never happen.”
< Allies, Land Warfare, Networks / Cyber, acquisition, All Domain Series 2020, army, Army C5ISR Center, Army Futures Command, big data, cloud computing, data fabric, edge computing, Gen. Peter Gallagher, JADC2, Joint All Domain Command and Control, Network Cross Functional Team, networks, Project Convergence, prototyping, Rainmaker data fabric, software >
- Breaking Defense 22:01November 17, 2020Departing Navy Secretary Pushes For New Pacific Fleet Vs. ChinaOusted SecDef Esper liked the idea, but Navy Sec. Braithwaite – with just two months left in office — hasn’t spoken about it with the new Acting Secretary before rolling the idea out today.
< Allies, Naval Warfare, Pentagon, 2020 Trump-Biden transition, China, Christopher Miller, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, India, Indo-Pacific Command, INDOPACOM, Kenneth Braithwaite, naval submarine league, navy, Navy Secretary, Pacific, seapower, singapore >
- Huffington Post UK 12:01November 17, 2020Eric Trump Can't Accept That Rally Attendance And Votes Are Different
< Twitter, Joe Biden, 2020 election, Eric Trump, trump rallies, twitter, joe-biden, 2020-election, eric-trump, trump-rallies, NEWS, news, Politics, politics >
- Breitbart News 23:33November 16, 2020Ilhan Omar Calls Trump Campaign Rallies 'Klan Rallies' in Washington Post InterviewRep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called Trump campaign rallies "Klan rallies" in a live interview Monday with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart.
< 2020 Election, Politics, Pre-Viral, Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, jonathan capehart, Trump campaign rallies, Washington Post >
- Breitbart News 19:11November 14, 2020Watch Live: Pro-Trump Rally in Washington, DCGroups of Trump supporters are planning MAGA rallies in Washington, DC, on Saturday as a show of solidarity with President Trump and his efforts to ensure election integrity.
< 2020 Election, Politics, Donald Trump, MAGA, Rallies, Stop the Steal >
- Breaking Defense 00:13November 14, 2020Army Creates New Units To Use Iron DomeThe two air & missile defense batteries will be based at Fort Bliss, Texas, with the first Iron Dome weapons systems arriving from Israeli manufacturer Rafael by the end of the year.
< Air Warfare, Allies, Land Warfare, Networks / Cyber, acquisition, anti-aircraft, army, cruise missiles, fort bliss, Fort Sill, IBCS, IFPC, Indirect Fire Protection Capability, Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, Iron Dome, Israel, MEADS, Missile Defense, Rafael >
- Breaking Defense 21:53November 12, 2020F-35, Reaper Sale To UAE Draws Fire In Senate, Fuels Concern Over LibyaWith the UAE turning to China for armed drones, policymakers in the Trump administration worry about Beijing’s efforts to gain influence in the Middle East.
< Air Warfare, Allies, Congress, Donald Trump, f-35 joint strike fighter, fms, foreign military sales, iran, Joe BIden, middle east, MQ-9 Reaper, UAE, United Arab Emirates >
- Huffington Post UK 10:33November 11, 2020Wentworth Miller Says He's Done With Prison Break And Playing Straight Men
< Celebrities, instagram, Prison Break, Wentworth Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, celebrities, prison-break, wentworth-miller, sarah-wayne-callies, ENTERTAINMENT, entertainment >
- Breaking Defense 00:30November 11, 2020Eye On Iran, Gulf Countries’ Deploy New C4I SystemsA new C4ISR system will give Bahrain Defense Forces an “integrated vivid picture of the theater of operations for the benefit of command centers,” Mohamed Al-Kenany, defense analyst at the Arab Forum for Policy Analysis in Cairo, says.
< Allies, Networks / Cyber, C4ISR, Falcon III radios, GCC armed forces, L3Harris Technologies >
- Breaking Defense 21:10November 10, 2020Israel Launches Iran Command; Talks With Biden Team PlannedTEL AVIV: While Israel anxiously awaits a Biden Administration, it has made operational a new command focused entirely on Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Naetanyahu is repeating — again and again — his intention to stop Iran from achieving a nuclear capability: “Israel will not allow Iran to have the bomb.” The IDF says that the…
< Air Warfare, Allies, Threats, 2020 elections, iran, Iran Command, Iran nuclear deal, Iranian nuclear program, Israel, Joe BIden >
- Breitbart News 17:51November 10, 2020‘Loud Majority’ Rallies Power up as Trump Contests Election Races: ‘We Must Be Driven and Motivated, Not Depressed’The founder of a Long Island caravan rally in support of President Donald Trump says the rallies are not ending, but, instead, growing stronger, as the president challenges election results in a race that has been called by some in the media.
< 2020 Election, Media, Politics, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, election fraud, Long Island, New York, patriotism, Trump Rallies, Trump Supporters >
- Breaking Defense 22:56November 9, 2020Gen. Raymond Targets Combat-Ready Space Force“While we will extend and defend America’s competitive advantage in peacetime, the ultimate measure of our readiness is the ability to prevail should war initiate in, or extend to space,” the new Chief of Space Operations (CSO) Planning Guidance says.
< Air Warfare, space, allies, cislunar space, Enterprise SATCOM Vision, Gen. Jay Raymond, military space mmr 2020 aerospace, Space Force, space situational awareness, Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) >
- Breaking Defense 20:00November 5, 2020‘Mission Impossible?’ Interoperability Across Arab StatesEnhancing interoperability across Arab states’ defense systems remains a holy grail that even alliances such as NATO find hard to achieve.
< Allies, Networks / Cyber, Threats, Arab states, bahrain, C4ISR Middle East, Egypt, Gulf Cooperation Council, interoperability, Jordan, Kuwait, Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), NATO, Oman, Qatar, saudi arabia, United Arab Emirates >
- Breaking Defense 01:30November 5, 20205G Experiments In US Pave Way To Battlefields AbroadHaving awarded $600 million for 5G pilots at five bases in the US, the Pentagon will formally solicit for seven more in the coming months. But will 5G work in war zones?
< Allies, Networks / Cyber, Pentagon, 5G networks, acquisition, air force, army, command and control, Information Warfare Research Project, JADC2, Joint All Domain Command and Control, Joseph Evans, marines, National Spectrum Consortium, navy, networks, undersecretary for research and engineering >
- Breaking Defense 22:20November 4, 2020Bahrain Picks L3Harris C4I Systems To Integrate ForcesBahrain Defense Forces select L3Harris Technologies to provide a joint C4I capability for a common land, air and naval operating picture.
< Allies, Networks / Cyber, C4ISR, C4ISR Middle East, Falcon III radios, GCC armed forces, L3Harris Technologies >
- Breitbart News 00:30November 4, 2020Photo Essay: MAGA America’s Closing Message for 2020MAGA America closed out the 2020 campaign with rallies, boat parades, car parades, street parties, and even a Trump-sized Hollywood sign. This is their closing argument to America.
< 2020 Election, California, Florida, Georgia, MAGA, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Trump Boat Parade, Trump Rallies, Trump Rally, Wisconsin >
- Breaking Defense 15:01November 3, 2020Israeli Politics, Sub Scandal Cloud Waters On US Weapons BuysTEL AVIV: The fragile coalition that forms the Israeli cabinet is delaying the decisions on huge arms deals with American companies, mainly Boeing and Lockheed Martin. “The chaos in the cabinet has put the urgent need for some critical defense platforms on ice. This is something that should not happen in a country like Israel that…
< Air Warfare, Allies >
- Breitbart News 07:07November 3, 2020PHOTOS - Red Sky over Michigan: Trump Supporters Gather for Final 2020 Rally in Grand RapidsThousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the final rally of the 2020 presidential campaign -- under a red sky that seemed to hang over the whole Upper Midwest.
< 2020 Election, Politics, Donald Trump, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump Rallies, Wisconsin >
- Breaking Defense 00:37November 3, 2020On Eve of Election, US Kicks Off Cost Sharing Talks With JapanGiven the deal’s March expiration, and despite the upcoming US election, the State Department’s R. Clarke Cooper said “it’s incumbent upon us and our Japanese counterparts to actually continue to maintain focus on the negotiations now.”
< Allies, Pentagon, China, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, diplomacy, Germany, Indo-Pacific, Japan, NATO, Palau, R. Clarke Cooper, south korea, State Department, taiwan, Trump >
- Breitbart News 21:05November 2, 2020PHOTOS: Trump Supporters Kick Off Sprint to the Finish in Fayetteville, North CarolinaSupporters of President Donald Trump gathered by the thousands in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Monday morning for the first of five rallies that will close out Trump's 2020 presidential campaign.
< 2020 Election, Politics, North Carolina, Trump Rallies >
- Breitbart News 19:19November 2, 2020WATCH: Trump Supporters Sing 'God Bless America' in Scranton -- in Harmony, in the SnowTrump supporters in Scranton, Pennsylvania spontaneously sang "God Bless America" -- in harmony -- while waiting in line in the snow for a rally later in the day.
< 2020 Election, Faith, Politics, God Bless America, Pennsylvania, Scranton, Trump Rallies >
- Breitbart News 08:43November 2, 2020Marco Rubio to Trump Rally: 'Not All Democrats Are Socialists, But All Socialists Are Democrats'Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered a rousing address to tens of thousands of Trump supporters on Sunday night at an airport rally for the president in Opa-Locka, Florida.
< 2020 Election, Politics, Florida, Marco Rubio, socialism, Trump Rallies >
- Breitbart News 07:45November 2, 2020PHOTOS: Trump Supporters Gather for 'Midnight Special II' Rally in FloridaTens of thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered Sunday at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport near Miami, Florida, for the fifth and final rally of “Seven-state Sunday.” As in 2016, Trump spent the final Sunday of the presidential campaign
< 2020 Election, Politics, Florida, latinos for trump, Miami, Trump Rallies, Trump Train >
- Breitbart News 05:20November 2, 2020PHOTOS: Trump Supporters Gather in Georgia on Moonlit NightThousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Rome, Georgia, for a rally Sunday afternoon and evening on the second-to-last day of campaigning before Election Day. Photos: The rally was the fourth of five rallies the Trump campaign scheduled
< 2020 Election, Politics, Georgia, Trump Rallies >
- Breitbart News 05:20November 2, 2020PHOTOS: Red Moon Rises as Trump Supporters Gather for Georgia RallyThousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Rome, Georgia, for a rally Sunday afternoon and evening on the second-to-last day of campaigning before Election Day. Photos: The rally was the fourth of five rallies the Trump campaign scheduled
< 2020 Election, Politics, Georgia, Trump Rallies >
- Breitbart News 03:30November 2, 2020PHOTOS: Lines Wind Through the Countryside for Trump in North CarolinaThousands of people stood in line for hours to hear President Donald Trump address supporters in Hickory, North Carolina on Sunday evening.
< 2020 Election, Politics, North Carolina, Trump Rallies >
- Breitbart News 04:20November 1, 2020Trump Supporters Fill Streets of Beverly Hills: 'The Silent Majority is Silenced No More'The final MAGA rally transpired in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday as thousands of Trump supporters gathered three days ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
< 2020 Election, Politics, Beverly Hills, MAGA, pro-Trump, Pro-Trump Black Voters, Trump Rallies >
- Business Insider 02:15November 1, 2020Trump campaign rallies 'likely led to more than 700 deaths' from coronavirus, study finds"The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death," the authors of the study wrote.
< Politics, coronavirus, COVID, Donald Trump, Trump rallies, Public Health, 2020 election, Joe Biden >
- Business Insider 16:48October 31, 2020President Trump has a plan to continue holding rallies after Election Day, says reportPresident Donald Trump could continue holding campaign rallies after Election Day if no winner is immediately declared, Politico reported.
< Politics, Trump rallies, President Donald Trump, Election Day, UK Weekend, Election 2020, News UK >
- Huffington Post UK 13:27October 31, 2020Trump Claims Doctors Make 'More Money' When They Lie About Covid-19 Deaths
< coronavirus, Donald Trump, COVID-19, Politics, jesus, donald trump campaign rallies, donald-trump, covid-19, politics, donald-trump-campaign-rallies, NEWS, news >
- Breaking Defense 21:12October 30, 2020Why Those 780 Top National Security Leaders Support BidenSpeaking publicly and in alarming terms about a partisan political issue does not come naturally to retired generals and former senior national security leaders. These public servants, many of them wartime commanders and leaders, are not given to histrionics or hyperbole. So when hundreds (it’s now up to 780) of national security leaders – including 22 retired…
< Allies, Congress, Pentagon, 2020 election, allies, NATO, President Donald Trump, Russia >
- Breaking Defense 20:42October 29, 2020Pentagon Unveils Spectrum Strategy; Five Eyes TalkingMilitary technology often lags so far behind Silicon Valley, one defense official says, that much of the Pentagon is “in the Fred Flintstone era,” while the cutting edge is, “past the Jetsons.”
< Allies, Networks / Cyber, Pentagon, electromagnetic spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Cross Functional Team, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy 2020, electronic warfare, Five Eyes, Gen. John Hyten, JADC2, Joint All Domain Command and Control, networks >
- Breaking Defense 01:00October 29, 2020Trump Admin Sets Allied Defense Spending Targets, Taiwan Deals Lead Way“If anything, the provocations are coming from Beijing. The bullying behavior…is where the provocateurs lie, not with Taiwan [which is] maintaining its own self defense,” a top State Department official says.
< Allies, Naval Warfare, Pentagon, 2 percent spending target, australia, Boeing, China, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, fms, foreign military sales, japen, lockheed martin, NATO, R. Clarke Cooper, Raytheon, Robert O'Brien, sanctions, taiwan, UK >
- Business Insider 16:55October 28, 2020Hundreds of Trump rallygoers were stranded in the cold because there reportedly weren't enough buses to transport them back to their carsMedics transported at least seven people to the hospital and police officers gave rides to elderly rallygoers.
< Politics, Trump, Trump 2020, Nebraska, 2020 Elections, Donald Trump, Trump rallies >
- Breaking Defense 14:01October 28, 2020Buy American Earmarks Slip In: Defense Committees Must ActAlmost ten years ago, Congress tried — after much self-flagellation — to do away with earmarks by declaring a moratorium on their use. An earmark was defined in House and Senate rules as any congressionally directed spending, tax advantage or tariff that would benefit an entity or a specific state, locality or congressional district. Members at the…
< Allies, Congress, Naval Warfare, 2020 NDAA, 2021 NDAA, Fairbanks Morse, House Appropriations committee, House Armed Services Commitee, navy, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee, shipbuilding >
- New York Magazine 03:57October 27, 2020The 10 Strangest Moments From Trump’s Monday Trifecta of Pennsylvania RalliesTrump recalled how his COVID doctors “would grab my body” and expressed his desire for the open road, yearning to “drive the hell out of here.”
< vision 2020, maga rallies, maga, politics, president trump, pennsylvania >
- Breaking Defense 16:33October 26, 2020Lynx Strikes Back: How Rheinmetall Could Win Army OMFV (ANALYSIS)The Army’s new priorities — emphasizing heavy armor and robotics — and Rheinmetall’s successes overseas combine to give the KF41 Lynx a fighting chance to be the new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.
< Allies, Land Warfare, acquisition, armored vehicles, army, australia, Gen. Richard Ross Coffman, Hungary, industrial base, m2 bradley, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, NGCV Series 2020, OMFV, open architecture, optionally manned, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, robotics, Textron, tracked vehicles >
- Breitbart News 15:10October 26, 2020Byron York: Media Ignore Spontaneous Trump RalliesByron York of the Washington Examiner has published an account of a 2,000-car-strong Trump rally in western Pennsylvania -- one of dozens of pro-Trump rallies organized independently of the campaign that show the president's support.
< 2020 Election, Media, Politics, byron york, caravan, Trump Rallies >
- Business Insider 16:05October 24, 20205 ways brands can stop performative allyship and become real alliesTrying to make your brand look good socially without taking steps towards real change will weaken your credibility.
< Strategy, Nordic, Entrepreneur, Diversity, Strategy, Contributor, contributor 2019, DEI, Allyship, allies, Marketing, social activism >
- Breaking Defense 20:41October 23, 2020As US Military Moves Into Palau, China Watches IntentlyIn a recent meeting between the Navy Secretary and the president of Palau, the US signaled a commitment to “enhanced presence here and for more US Military activity in the future.”
< Allies, Naval Warfare, Pentagon, China, coast guard, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Gen. David Berger, great power competition, guam, Indo-Pacific Command, Kenneth Braithwaite, Marine Corps, Palau, philippines, PLA, PLA Navy, south china sea, taiwan, USS Comstock >
- Breaking Defense 17:42October 22, 2020‘Very Urgent’ Israeli Defense Minister Visit To DC; Iran & FMF $$Gantz left Israel Wednesday night for a quick 10-hour visit to the United States after a security meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. The chance Trump will not win the US election is driving Israel to try and settle a number of urgent matters and get action on them before the election.
< Allies, Pentagon, Threats, Benny Gantz, China, Foreign Military Financing, Iranian nuclear program, Iranian sanctions, Israel, Israeli Minister of Defense, North Korea, Russia >