Category: Maritime Affairs

The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

On The Money — 5 takeaways from a surprisingly strong jobs report

The U.S. economy surpasses Wall Street expectations with the recent jobs report. We’ll also look at some of the hurdles House Republicans face in trying to unify as the party…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Hillicon Valley — Southwest's tech issues to be in spotlight at hearing

Southwest Airlines’ chief operating officer will testify next week before a Senate panel to discuss recent technical issues that caused the airline to delay and cancel thousands of flights. Meanwhile,…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Southwest COO to testify before Senate panel following mass cancellations

The chief operating officer of Southwest Airlines is scheduled to testify next week before the Senate Commerce, Transportation and Space Committee after the airline struggled with technical problems that caused…

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Breaking Defense | February 3, 2023

Surface Navy brass holding ‘sustainment summits’ to fix ship maintenance issues

Freedom-class littoral combat ships, such as the Sioux City (LCS-11), were called out by a Government Accountability Office report as having particularly high cannibalization rates over the past decade. (U.S.…

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Hoover Institution | February 3, 2023

Turkey and the West: A Parenthesis or a Historical Shift?

Turkey and the West: A Parenthesis or a Historical Shift? Rachel Moltz Fri, 02/03/2023 - 08:39 A poll conducted in December 2022 by the Turkish company Gezici found that 72.8%…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Forgotten words: 'A well regulated Militia'

In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller held (5-4) that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to possess firearms independent of service in…

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The Hill, Defense | February 3, 2023

Defense & National Security — US ups military presence amid threats from China 

The U.S. announced a major expansion in the Philippines, with four new military bases expected in the Indo-Pacific nation. Tonight, we’re also going to break down the release of a…

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The Hill, Finance | February 3, 2023

On The Money — Why the Fed can’t fully control inflation 

We explain why the price of some goods may be beyond the Fed’s power. We’ll also look at debt ceiling jockeying in the Senate and the departure of a top…

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

How the US-Philippines military pact could counter China's rising threat

The U.S. announcement on Wednesday that it will expand its military presence in the Philippines to four new bases and bolster five existing ones is a major advancement in the…

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Breaking Defense | February 2, 2023

Qatari navy’s new amphibious ship to help fulfil nation’s ‘unique’ needs

The Qatari amphibious ship Al-Fulk, built by Fincantieri in Italy, launched Jan. 24, 2023. (Qatari MoD via Twitter) BEIRUT — A new, amphibious ship will soon enter service for the…

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Breaking Defense | February 2, 2023

DARPA taps teams led by General Atomics, Aurora Flight Sciences for ‘Liberty Lifter’ program

Concept art of DARPA’s future Liberty Lifter vehicle. (Image provided by DARPA.) WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tapped two teams, one led by General Atomics and…

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

Eyeing defense spending cuts, House GOP targets military ‘wokeness’

Top House Republicans say the Pentagon’s budget will be on the table as Republicans seek to negotiate spending cuts in exchange for raising the federal debt ceiling — and have…

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

General's memo spurs debate: Could China invade Taiwan by 2025?

A private memo from an Air Force general telling his charges to prepare for war with China in just two years has stoked worst-case fears for rising global tensions over Taiwan and…

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

Defense & National Security — All eyes on Blinken's upcoming China trip

Biden administration officials are being urged to press China on issues including aggression in the Indo-Pacific region during upcoming trips to the country. We’ll share details of the trip and…

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Breaking Defense | February 1, 2023

Air Force to evaluate intel value of Hydrosat’s hot spot data

Hydrosat uses IR imagery to detect heat signature differentials for a number of military and commercial uses. (Hydrosat image) WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center…

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The Hill, Defense | February 1, 2023

US partner forces stop boat smuggling assault rifles, anti-tank missiles from Iran to Yemen

The U.S. partner naval forces last month seized more than 3,000 assault rifles and 23 advanced anti-tank guided missiles on the way from Iran to Yemen, the Pentagon revealed Wednesday.  The interaction —…

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Hoover Institution | February 1, 2023

Learning And Leadership With Navy LCDR Brian Harrington

Learning And Leadership With Navy LCDR Brian Harrington LeAnn Wed, 02/01/2023 - 11:05 LCDR Brian M. Harrington Off Wed, 02/01/2023 - 11:39PolicyEd Hoover Daily Report Blank Issue (Placeholder Only) Wednesday,…

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Breaking Defense | February 1, 2023

UK Royal Navy ‘confident’ a starboard propeller problem on aircraft carrier not a class-wide issue

The Royal Navy’s Prince of Wales aircraft carrier sets sail from Portsmouth naval base (Royal Navy) BELFAST — The UK is “confident” a mechanical issue that shut down its newest…

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Breaking Defense | February 1, 2023

Amid diplomatic whirlwind in Jerusalem, US-Israeli military relations stay close

Air assets take part in the bilateral Juniper Oak exercise between US and Israeli forces.(Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson’s Office, via DVIDS) TEL AVIV — As senior US officials…

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The Journal of Commerce (JOC) | February 1, 2023

Sourcing shift from China pulls US import share to more than a decade low

Data shows US importers are walking the walk when it comes to sourcing diversification, slowly moving trade flows away from China and toward Vietnam, India, and South Korea, writes Journal…

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Breaking Defense | February 1, 2023

JWCC, zero trust, user experience & a new cyber talent strategy: DoD CIO sets FY23 priorities

Mr. John Sherman, Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, presents keynote address from the Pentagon Briefing Room for the Cyber Beacon virtual event, Dec. 3, 2020. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)…

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War on the Rocks | February 1, 2023

America’s Hidden Tool is Hobbling Russia’s War Machine with Multilateral Impact

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is continuing to take action against Russia and those who enable Russia’s war in Ukraine. We added trade restrictions to seven Iranian entities involved…

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The Hill, International | January 31, 2023

US, Middle Eastern allies include cyber collaboration in Abraham Accords

The U.S. and its allies in the Middle East and North Africa announced on Tuesday that they are broadening the Abraham Accords — a 2020 agreement to normalize diplomatic relations…

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Breaking Defense | January 31, 2023

GAO finds Navy ships having more problems, less steaming time over past decade

The amphibious ships USS Green Bay, USS Wasp, and Japanese amphibious transport JS Kunisaki in the East China Sea. Wasp-class amphibious ships have experienced a severe increase in both maintenance…

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Breaking Defense | January 31, 2023

Exclusive: New DoD guidance will prioritize joint cloud, ensure ‘cloud rationalization’

Mr. John Sherman, Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer participates in a virtual panel with Billington Cybersecurity at the Pentagon, April 15, 2021 (DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)…

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