ON THE FIGHT
In the pages of the US Naval Institute Proceedings magazine, a Marine officer gives an overview of a new crisis response force formed after the terrible attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization was featured in a CNN segment on the threat of IEDs at home after the horrific attack in Boston.
ON THE FORCE
The Department of the Navy submitted testimony for yesterday’s hearing before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, and it is a bad sign for the Navy — less money, less ships, and even less certainty.
Navy Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox has been tapped as deputy commander, US Central Command. Fox is currently serving as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, in the Pentagon.
At 11am today, Acting Assistant Secretary Yamamoto will host a Facebook chat on US policy throughout Africa.
ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF
The letter that was supposedly Ricin and had been sent to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling turned out to be a dud.