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How the world wars of the 21st century may begin | Aljazeera

People are faced with famine, a pandemic, and internal conflict. Many predict a third world war. Charlie Ang Hwa Leong writes for Aljazeera and predicts that the recent COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect conflict of humanity vs. nature to spark new wars. He believes that the world has not been able to fix itself even after WW1 where the environment ... Read More »

The odd couple at the center of the U.N.’s counterterrorism growth | Just Security

The pandemic has provided the perfect environment for the bad guys to take advantage of the mayhem. ISIS has recently been caught smuggling amphetamines in Europe. Just Security put out an article by Eric Rosand and Alistar Millar where they analyze how the UN distributes and is influenced by money and who is most at risk to be taken advantage ... Read More »

The growing need for a modern aircraft platform for special forces | The Hill

The article talks about aircrafts used in the past and their pros and their defaults. The article analyzes what exactly is needed in an aircraft and what makes the perfect one. They analyze current situation that we have with our modern aircrafts and compare affordability, the ability to defeat modern militaries and access to different kinds of fuel and how that just might play a part in getting the US the perfect aircraft.  Source: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/505757-the-growing-need-for-a-modern-aircraft-platform-for-special  Read More »

The military we have vs. the military we need | Defense One

The National Defense Strategy is viewed by some as disruptive change. This author believes that President Trump has refocused the military’s efforts on frivolous efforts and nonexistent threats. Now, the U.S. is at risk for losing their spot as one of the best militaries in the world. In order to properly prepare for the near future, the military needs to see drastic change and overhaul.   ... Read More »

The National Guard: The perfect space partner | Military Times

Major General James Eifert discusses what the perfect Space Force would look like in an article put out by the Military Times. He talks about General John Hyten, who is the authority on military space operations, and his comment about the National Guard Space Force. Eifert believes that we should create a space National Guard and doing so would not affect the chain of command and would employ the perfect people for the position.  Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2020/07/03/the-national-guard-the-perfect-space-partner/  Read More »

Prospects for future US-Russia space cooperation | Jamestown Foundation

The United States has been using the Russian Soyuz rockets to send astronauts into space. However, that partnership has ended after 9 years on May 30th, 2020. The United States will now be using SpaceX’s crew dragon spacecraft to conduct these missions. This will change the relationship between Russia’s influence in the U.S advancements in space. Pavel Luzin discusses what ... Read More »

The US Caesar Act is four years too late | Middle East Monitor

When the photographer known as Caesar was able to come from the Assad regime and leak the abuse and murder that occurred, solely from photos it shocked the world. The U.S has the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act sitting with them since these photos were released. This would hold the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad responsible and put sanctions on the ... Read More »

Who guards the ‘maritime silk road?’ | War on the Rocks

The author talks about the need for regulation of these private companies in order to ensure stability at sea. Some Chinese companies are urging for policy makers to provide regulation.  Chinese private maritime security companies do not cross people’s minds when they think of maritime interest but according to Nouwen they should. Source: https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/who-guards-the-maritime-silk-road/ Read More »

How to prevent a war in Asia | Foreign Affairs

The article explained how the US and China have never been closer to war. COVID-19 has pushed the narrative of war and there are some things, the author believes that we can do to prevent this. They believe that the US must prove that it is willing to do something and that it has the means to. Source: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-06-18/how-prevent-war-asia Read More »

Military training develops mindset, not muscle | Military Times

However, looking into past missions it might be worth to note that many special operation missions rely heavily on mental fortitude rather than build or athletic capability. According to the Air Force Special Operations Command Lt. Gen. James Slife the Special forces will have more of a mental demand then physical. Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2020/06/19/military-training-develops-mindset-not-muscle/ Read More »