Russia poses ‘greatest threat’ to US national security: Dunford

Russia now poses the greatest threat to US national security and its behavior is “nothing short of alarming,” Marine General Joseph Dunford, the nominee to be the US military’s top officer, said Thursday.

Dunford, currently the commandant of the US Marine Corps, told senators at his confirmation hearing it would be “reasonable” to provide lethal weapons to Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

Dempsey Clashes with Chinese General On Pacific

A top Chinese general Thursday strongly defended Beijing’s territorial claims over disputed islands in the South and East China Seas and charged that the U.S. rebalance of forces to the Pacific was encouraging unrest in the region.

Gen. Fang  Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the People’s Liberation Army, said “the rebalancing strategy of the U.S. has stirred up some of the problems which make the South China Sea and the East China Sea not so calm as before.” Continue reading

How the West could smash Assad’s arsenal: UK and US military chiefs drawing up a list of targets for precision-guided bombs and missiles

UK and US military chiefs are drawing up a list of targets for precision-guided bombs and missiles to strike at the heart of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. Defence correspondent Ian Drury looks at the options.

WHAT TARGETS WOULD THE COALITION HIT?

The favoured option among top brass is for limited Western action using ‘stand-off’ weapons from long distance to disrupt Assad’s ability to carry out chemical attacks and damage his military machine.

Intelligence on targets would come from pilotless drones patrolling the skies above Syria and special forces on the ground.

Military analysts believe an attack could last between 24 and 48 hours and would target key regime installations. Continue reading

‘Act of war’: U.S. general gives options for Syria military intervention

Should war break out against Syria, expect it to expand into a war with Iran, which means a regional middle eastern powder keg will explode involving nations such as Saudi Arabia, Israel and Lebanon. Retaliatory strikes by the regime would likely include, and not be limited to, domestic attacks on the US homeland. It’s well documented that Iran’s IRGC as well as handfulls of other known terrorist groups have thousands upon thousands of sleeper cells within America, all waiting for the green light. It will be far from pretty and America, to its own detriment, is not prepared.

Don’t forget about Russia and China weighing in, not necessarily militarily, but economically as well as a potential crippling cyber attack leaving the USA paralyzed and sent to the stone age. Should the Syrian regime use chemical weapons, it would likely be used against Israel — therefore, expect Damascus to be razed, thus fulfilling the Isaiah 17:1 prophecy.

The top U.S. general has set out five options for military intervention in Syria in a non-classified letter made public Monday.

Despite outlining the options, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey stressed that the decision of whether to go to war was one for civilian leaders. Continue reading

As ‘tide seems to have shifted’ in Assad’s favour, U.S. considering military action in Syria: top general

NEW YORK — The U.S. is considering the use of military force in Syria, the country’s top general said Thursday.

Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he has provided President Barack Obama with options for military strikes in Syria, where the civil war has cost at least 93,000 lives. Continue reading

Obama’s dangerous defense experiment

The United States military is blatantly being used as a divisive political wedge and being dismantled under the guise of a “sequester”, which is only the latest political means to an end. The US economic crisis is in general being used for a variety the Obama administration’s objectives. If this were happening in China the public and media would call this a coup and a national takeover. However, with the American public, the lights are on but nobody’s home.

The United States has cut down the military so rapidly and so blindly, we’re in danger of breaking the back of the force.

Mindful of the repeated rounds of cuts the military has already endured, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, recently delivered a grim warning: “If you want [the military] to be doing what it’s doing today, then we can’t give you another dollar.”

His worries reflect reductions that started in 2009 and have reached crippling levels, even in President Obama’s proposals to avert sequestration. I take the general at his word, but I am concerned that the president does not. Continue reading