Chuck Spinney: The Timeless Corrupt Defense Bow Wave — with Comment from Robert Steele on How to Cut Defense 30% AND Create a 450-Ship Navy, Long-Haul Air Force, and Air-Mobile Army

One of the real benefits of being in the defense business is that you can leave it for 20 or 30 or even 40 years and go fishing deep in the Canadian Rockies. But if you need a job when you return, you can easily restart your career. All you need to learn are a …

Penguin: Senior USAF Officer – F-35 Is Epic Waste — Terminate F-35 & F-22, Buy 450-Ship Navy Instead…

Senior Air Force Officer: The F-35 Is An Epic Waste A senior US air force officer says Britain’s new stealth jet may be no better than existing aircraft. Britain’s long-delayed $117 million stealth fighter may need to be cancelled because of its poor performance, according to analysis by a senior US Air Force officer. The …

Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army + Sanity RECAP

Telling the truth to those who have replaced intelligence with ideology and integrity with loyalty to something other than their Republic is most difficult and more often than not will get you fired, because those without integrity tend to be promoted in corrupt systems, and they see clearly the threat to their world-view — and …

2012 U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century: 450-Ship Navy, <24 Hours to Anywhere, Peace from the Sea -- Full Text Online

I wrote the original Somali piracy overview for US CENTCOM J-2P in 2005–no one wanted to take on the problem.  A few years later I was told by both USSOCOM and Navy Irregular Warfare–I am not making this up–that the reason they did not take an interest at the time was that it was “not …

Search: negative reviews lessons not learned us navy status quo and culture

Complex searches do not work with Word Press but simple ones do.  Robert Steele has not reviewed this book but provides the link to an earlier guest review here an amplifying comment below the fold with many links. A search result that works: < Review Lessons Not Learned > Review (Guest): Lessons Not Learned – …

2014 Robert Steele: CNO Realizes We Need a 450 Ship Navy — 22 Years After I Was Almost Fired for Same Idea…

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/450-Ship-Navy CNO Actual has arrived, more or less, at the same point I defined in 1992. That was the year when I was nearly fired by an outraged mob of Navy Captains for daring to suggest, in the Joint Strategy Board or whatever it was called, that we needed to drop at least …

4th Media: US Navy Bottoms Up

“US Naval Might is WANING,” REALLY? On January 3 Rear Admiral Viktor Bursuk, a deputy commander of the Russian navy who oversees weapons procurement, said Russia’s Navy is expected to receive 40 new warships and auxiliary vessels in 2014. In addition to surface ships of various classes, the Navy will also commission the third Borey-class …

NIGHTWATCH: US Navy – Can You Spell Corrupt?

Aircraft carriers: feedback. A Brilliant and well-informed Reader reminded that Spain and Italy also have built aircraft carriers, making a total of seven builders. A search of the web indicates that nine navies have aircraft carriers and most have trouble doing so. Another Brilliant naval warfare expert and Reader calls them “big targets.” Feedback welcome.

DefDog: The 350-Ship Navy (if Mitt Romney Wins)

Came across these references — John F. Lehman, the 600-ship SecNav under Reagan, is one of Romney’s advisors. 2012-11-02  Both Obama and Romney Proposals Don’t Meet Navy Requirements (USNI Proceedings) 2012-10-22  When It Comes To The U.S. Navy, Numbers Matter (John Lehman at MittRomney.com) A strong Navy is not a drain on our economy, it …