Daily Intelligence: Army Realigns in Europe, Bradley Manning Defense Struggles

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ON THE FORCE 

The Army is realigning its force presence across Europe, in a bid to better support combatant commanders and national-level taskings in the prosecution of the global war on terror. 

The Navy is moving ahead with its Mobile Landing Platform, and the ship will be christened shortly by Commandant of the Marine Corps Jim Amos 

Michael Vickers and General Michael Flynn testified to Congress this past week that sequestration would hit the Defense Intelligence Enterprise and its sprawling bureaucracy especially hard. 

There’s a new President of the Naval War College: Walter Carter, who has also been selected for the rank of Rear Admiral. Captain Carter is currently the commander of Carrier Strike Group Twelve, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia

POTOMAC TWO-STEP 

The Pentagon’s press shop has released the transcript of the presser on sequestration, and they are not pleased. At all.

We live in a post-sequestration world and that means adapting to the times, but the Pentagon still has some things it wants to do regardless.  

ON TECH

DARPA is quite literally paid to look into the future, and that future includes afloat forward staging bases and other maritime platforms that are not carriers — with drones launched from atop them. 

ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF

Bradley Manning’s strategy isn’t working — in an attempt to be sentenced on lesser charges, Manning copped to a misuse of a computer system among other crimes, but the government is pushing ahead with a prosecution strategy that could see him behind bars, for life, without possibility of parole. 

The Syrian rebels now enjoy the full (non-lethal!) backing of the United States, and that means more press for an ostensibly clandestine operation to arm them. 

CONTRACT WATCH

U.S. Special Operations Command has issued a contract award for a new forward-looking infrared system for helo pilots and other personnel. 

 

Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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