Air Force Secretary Delivers ‘Women Protector’ Statement to Armed Forces Committee

March 21, 2018 James Baker 0

Air Force Secretary Heath Wilson made a comment on Tuesday that has stirred national headlines. Making a comment about women’s role in the military, she said they should be viewed as inherently strong “protectors” and thus should receive advancement boosts to enhance recruitment and retention of new women service members. “If I asked everyone in this room to think, just close your eyes for a second and think about the most protective person you know in your life, someone who would do anything to keep you safe — half the people in this room are thinking about their moms,” she (Read More)

Pentagon Now Looking to Give Select Troops a Third Arm

March 19, 2018 James Baker 0

Select U.S. military units may soon receive a futuristic upgrade to enhance their fighting capabilities. While the pentagon is constantly engineering new forms of weaponry and protective equipment, they don’t always move forward with large-scale production. However, recently there has been an increased focus in exoskeleton equipment that attaches to soldiers and enhances their natural capabilities—to form an army of real life Iron Men. The Special Ops Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) was the first major breakthrough and has made headlines several times. For use in typical military unites, the Army Research Laboratory is now revealing its work on (Read More)

New Pentagon Policy Now In Effect: ‘Deploy Or Get Out’

March 14, 2018 James Baker 0

The Pentagon released a new policy on Wednesday—one that has been circulating for several weeks and sparking debate. The policy is simple: service members who have not deployed in the past 12 months will be targeted for separation. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, explained the new policy to the Senate panel Wednesday. “This new policy is a 12-month deploy or be removed policy, However, there are exceptions.” Exceptions include pregnancy and wounded soldiers who are rehabilitating to become fully active again. “The situation we face today is really unlike anything we have faced, certainly in the (Read More)

Marine Combat Training At Pendleton Changes Permanently As Female Recruits Arrive

March 7, 2018 James Baker 0

The first batch of new female students arrived on Tuesday at Camp Pendleton to begin their required Marine Combat Training. The wave of female recruits is expected to increase to 1,700 new females added annually. Recent graduate students of the Marine Corps’ Parris Island will become the first females enlisted to learn combat skills. The branch of training is called MCT-West—a part of the Marine Corp’s infantry training school. Previously, they were sent to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. However, the new military policy will transport all females who pass boot camp in the Western U.S. to Camp Pendleton. The (Read More)

State Department Officials Raise Alarm As China Makes Huge Military Move

March 5, 2018 James Baker 0

The Pentagon has now made notice of China’s military as the Asian giant plants to increase its military budget by almost a tenth of its current size. The increased spending is set to fuel a military program bent on ambitious modernization—putting world leaders on edge. Reuters confirmed Beijing announced the proposed increase of 8.1% that is set to boost China’s military might by over $175 billion U.S. dollars. According to Reuters, an official within the U.S. State Department provided an anonymous comment: “We continue to carefully monitor China’s military developments and to encourage China to exhibit greater transparency with respect (Read More)