Daily Intelligence: Resolute Support, Special Operations and Outsourcing Wargaming

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THREATWATCH

The NATO mission to train and sustain the Afghan National Army and Police will have a new name: RESOLUTE SUPPORT. 

The Syrian civil war has now officially spilled over into Iraq.

ON THE FORCE 

On Thursday, special operations forces will have the chance to speak to their commander face-to-face, as Admiral McRaven holds a virtual townhall. 

The Army, on the cusp of eating more-than-disproportionate budget cuts, has decided to outsource its wargaming to civilian contractors.

House appropriations has added an additional two billion dollars to the State Department’s fund to increase security worldwide, post-Benghazi. 

POTOMAC TWO-STEP 

Members of the House of Representatives are asking newly-minted Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to downgrade the precedence of the so-called drone medal.

The FBI has been given the lead for a new counter-IED strategy, and it seems the Department of Defense has, at least for the moment, been sidelined.

ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF

The Pakistanis have claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed two, pushing back against media reports it was a CIA-led targeted killing. 

CONTRACT WATCH

Naval Special Warfare is in the market for a modular targeting system. 

 

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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