October 9, 2010 – The debate rages on! A couple of fellows weigh in on the flawed testing procedures and unusual sweetheart deal with Interceptor body armor.
October 9, 2010 – Business as usual for a company in bankruptcy.
October 9, 2010 – We already have over two years of data captured by these sensors. Why not analyze it now?
October 9, 2010 – Honestly, can’t we waste taxpayer money a little more efficiently? To paraphrase Gordon Gecko, “green is good,” as long as someone else is footing the bill.
October 9, 2010 – Robotic bomb disposal contract.
October 9, 2010 – Very good news indeed.
October 9, 2010 – What in the hell is an “indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract? Must be nice.
October 9, 2010 – Click through to read the entire blog posting. The synopsis doesn’t do it justice. Confused objectives cost lives of brave military men and women. Did we have the right strategy to confront the enemy? Who is the enemy? Failure to clearly define the mission results in impromtu rules of engagement to fit the consequences of the situation not the desired results.
October 9, 2010 – The numbers of military veterans living with TBI keeps climbing. Could this have been avoided with better helmets, protective gear and earlier treatment?
October 2, 2010 – This sad story never seems to go away.
October 2, 2010 – When military contractors talk about “add-ons” and “customization” features I see extra costs. Is this a serious piece of protective gear or just a promotional piece?
October 2, 2010 – Good question. Despite its age and inadequacies, not sure there is the commitment to change.
October 2, 2010 – New grenade launcher.
October 2, 2010 – Not sure I understand the mission: ARCYBER’s mission is to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, direct, and conduct network operations and defense of all Army networks. When directed, ARCYBER will conduct cyberspace operations in support of full spectrum operations to ensure U.S. and allied freedom of action in cyberspace, and to deny the same to adversaries.
Does each military branch need their own cyber security?
October 2, 2010 – This is certainly not good news.
October 2, 2010 – Interesting perspective from Secretary Gates on attracting and retaining qualified officers for the military.
October 2, 2010 – The cost of committing US troops to combat has long term consequences that are often overlooked when determining whether the “costs” justify the intended security benefits.
September 28, 2010 – Can’t wait to get a copy of Bob Woodward’s book. Not convinced the military brass sand-bagged the President. If you seek a “military solution” then it it probably best to consult our military leadership. If you are looking for a “diplomatic” or “political” solution, then it might be better to seek counsel from other sources. Most importantly, if you are seeking to determine whether American lives lost (and maimed) and the countless billions of dollars of scare resources are worth the hoped for military, diplomatic or political “solution,” then please seek counsel from history and trusted advisors and friends who put our country’s long-term well-being ahead of any particular agenda. In other words, don’t ask the pastry chef to give you menu options.
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