On May 6, 2015 Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, addressed the Senate Appropriations Committee-Defense (Budget Request) on the needs of the US military. Among Secretary Carter’s concerns were combat readiness. Combat readiness is a condition of the armed forces and their constituent units and formations, warships, aircraft, weapon systems or other military technology and equipment […]
With the recent global focus on climate change adaptation, two factors have emerged to help clarify which nations stand to lose the most as harmful emissions continue to enter the atmosphere, temperatures keep rising and weather patterns grow more unpredictable: vulnerability and readiness.
On March 4, 2015 Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter gave testimony at a House Appropriations Committee which discussed aspects of the US Defense Department readiness for war: “DoD must rebuild and recover after more than 13 years of uninterrupted war. But our effort to do so has been frustrated by two variables, both of which […]
On March 3, 2015 Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter gave testimony at a Senate Armed Services Committee about the direction of the US military going forward. Some of his comments were as follows: “As Secretary of Defense, I will not send our troops into a fight with outdated equipment, inadequate readiness, or ineffective doctrine. But everything […]
President Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Minister of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Vladimir Puchkov last week. Vladimir Puchkov briefed the President on Emergency Ministry’s performance in 2014 and targets for 2015. The President of Russia also congratulated all Emergency Ministry employees on their professional holiday, Rescue Worker’s Day, marked on December […]
Secretary of Defense Chick Hagel arrived in Baghdad, Iraq on December 9, 2014 under tight security, during which he visited troops and took questions from soldiers stationed there on many subjects. Including one question in particular from a rather insightful young military intelligence officer (from Kansas city, Missouri) who asked about a host of questions including the transition from Afghanistan, […]