Joseph V. Micallef
Sri Lanka Attacks Show Continuing Threat Posed by the Islamic State
"ISIS may be more dangerous as a franchisor of jihadism than it was as an armed state."
NATO on Its 70th Anniversary: A Birthday Party or a Wake?
"As NATO moves beyond its 70th anniversary, there are four issues that it needs to address."
Russia Doubles Down in Venezuela
"In addition to mercenaries and Russian troops, the Kremlin has also publicly signaled its support for Maduro."
With ISIS Caliphate Defeated, Syrian Democratic Forces Begin a New Chapter
Its continuing actions and the legacy of its rule will continue to haunt the region for the foreseeable future.
Islamic State 2019: An Assessment
Despite statements from Trump that the Islamic State has been "obliterated," ISIS continues to show remarkable resiliency.
The Mammoth Unsinkable Ice Ships of WWII That Almost Existed
The inventor Geoffrey Pyke suggested the use of large floating ice islands to serve as floating airfields in the Atlantic.
Venezuela: The End Game
"The final phase in the collapse of South American strongmen is typically the point at which the military switches sides."
A Warming Arctic Heats Up US-Russian Military Rivalry
"With Arctic warming continuing, the Arctic Ocean and its periphery is emerging as a theater of Russian/American rivalry."
Polar Geopolitics: The Scramble to Control the Arctic
The prospect of the Arctic Ocean emerging as a theater of military rivalry will create new challenges for the U.S. and NATO.
North Korean Denuclearization Is Steadily Slipping Away
"There is no prospect of denuclearization until North Korea identifies its facilities and the location of its arsenal."
Bottoms Up: A Holiday Gift Guide to Exceptional Spirits Buys
It's the holiday season, and spirits make excellent and well appreciated gifts for military members and others.
The South China Sea and US-China Trade Policy: Are They Becoming Linked?
The Trump Administration may use U.S. trade policy as a way of constraining China's ability to to fund an military expansion.
The Strategic Implications of American Energy Independence
"U.S. energy independence is going to be a game changer in international affairs and will have far-ranging consequences."
Has Putin Become Russia's Tsar?
"Russian history has underscored the fact that Russian stability have typically been associated with strong leaders."
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The new machine gun has come a long way from the prototype that Sig unveiled at SHOT Show last year.
Space Force Offers First Peek at Camouflage Uniform
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The Navy Once Called Him an ‘Unknown Negro Sailor.’ Now It’s Naming a Carrier After Him
The Navy's acting secretary is breaking with tradition to name a powerful aircraft carrier in his honor.
US Space Command Has Passed First Combat Test, Officials Say
Early warning capabilities helped protect U.S. troops on the ground.
The President's Actions Threatened US Troops, Veteran on Impeachment Team Argues
The only veteran among the House impeachment managers cited his oath to defend the Constitution.
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The 82nd soldiers deployed to Central Command's area of operations Jan. 1-4.
Destruction of Deadly Chemical Agent Sarin Begins at Army Depot in Kentucky
Full-scale destruction of the deadly chemical agent sarin began last week at the Blue Grass Army Depot.
Army's 10th Mountain Division Headed to Afghanistan as US Talks Withdrawal
The headquarters unit of the Army's 10th Mountain Division is headed to Afghanistan in the spring.
V-22 Osprey Designed for the Navy Makes First Flight
A CMV-22B Osprey conducted its first flight operation at Bell's Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas.
Navy Carrier Lincoln Back from Record-Setting 295-Day Deployment
Thousands of sailors are in San Diego after completing the longest carrier deployment since the end of the Cold War.
3 Sailors from USS Eisenhower Charged in Connection with Holiday Party Fight
Three sailors from the Eisenhower have been charged in connection with the Dec. 17 brawl at a holiday party in Norfolk.
Air Force News
After Successful Data Transfer Between F-35 and F-22, Air Force Plans New Tests
he U.S. Air Force plans to conduct additional tests at its combatant commands of a sophisticated data-sharing system.
Conservationists Worry that Mountain Home Training Expansion Could Impact Wildlife
The Air Force wants to lower supersonic flight floors in order to provide pilots with more realistic training opportunities.
Air Force Captain who Fled Court-Martial Hearing Found Dead
Capt. Kevin Larson did not appear for a court-martial hearing at Nellis Air Force Base.
Marine Corps News
Tamara Campbell Won't Stop Advocating for Survivors of Domestic Violence
HuffPost published a story about Campbell as part of a series of stories about domestic violence in the military.
Trijicon’s New Handheld Range-Finder Will Map the Wind for Extreme Accuracy
The Trijicon Ventus is the world's first handheld device with advanced wind mapping and wind detection.
Marine's Moving Truck Gets Stolen with His Father's Ashes Inside
Surveillance footage from the hotel parking lot shows the thieves getting into the truck and driving away.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Officer Accused of Plotting Attack Asks for Leniency
Hasson, 50, has pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges and is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 31.
Group Has Raised $56 Million for Coast Guard Museum
Construction of the museum has been pushed back due to two other projects scheduled for New London.
Coast Guard Wrapping Up Study on Why Minority Members Leave the Service
The Coast Guard will wrap up a study examining why minority service members are leaving its ranks.