ON THE FIGHT
The Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group has completed its transit through the Suez canal, and is headed for the Red Sea and the greater Horn of Africa area of operations. ARGs have a full complement of the Navy’s most heavily armed escort ships, a submarine or two and a bevy of Marines.
A US military veteran could face the death penalty if convicted for flying to Syria and fighting alongside the Syrian rebels — whoever they are this week.
ON THE FORCE
Secretary Hagel may ask Congress to change the Uniformed Code of Military Justice to prevent high ranking officers from overturning criminal convictions inside and outside of the court martial or convening authority the law currently affords them.
The Air Force has grounded over 15 combat air squadrons and the planes they control, ostensibly because sequestration puts great pressure on the services to find efficiencies and overhead, resulting in cuts to flying hours.
National Public Radio examines what precipitated the move to create a so-called drone court, and theorizes about what it could look like.
The Pentagon has decided to modernize the power plant at Raven Rock Mountain Complex, a doomsday bunker for essential Pentagon staff, the Joint Chiefs and if need be, the President of the United States of America.
ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF
Turns out, North Korea has an expansive diplomatic presence in Europe — and everyone knows where it is.
Speaking of North Korea — who is behind all that money and leverage, anyway?
A press release touting the involvement of the Defense Information Services Agency inadvertently pictured US personnel in Cameroon.
NEST, the Nuclear Emergency Support Team, has changed its name to the Joint Technical Operations Team.