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::::::::The Navy wants even more lethal aircraft carriers: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/navy-eyes-more-deadlier-aircraft-carriers] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:17, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::A relatively significant missile defense test by the U.S. military, though I don't know if it's significant enough to add to the article: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missiledefense/u-s-military-says-it-conducts-successful-missile-defense-test-idUSKCN1R62SE 1],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/homeland-defense-system-knocks-out-ballistic-missile-in-historic-salvo-test_2853847.html 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:19, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::Lockheed Martin is doing well during the Trump Administration: [https://www.theepochtimes.com/trumps-policies-lift-lockheed-martins-profit-shares-surge_2891533.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:53, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
Obviously not an upgrade, but the Army was unable to meet its recruiting goal for the first time in over a decade: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/21/army-misses-recruiting-goal-first-time-over-decade/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:59, 21 September 2018 (EDT)
:::::The Navy is changing the flag it flies on its ships back to what it was before 2002: [https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/navy-returning-to-traditional-blue-and-white-flag-after-17-years-of-flying-first-navy-jack-1.569720] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:29, 27 February 2019 (EST)
::::::Bad news -- the Navy is short by 6,200 sailors and was forced to cancel 2 deployments as a result: [https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/02/27/top-admirals-u-s-navy-short-6200-sailors-forced-cancel-2-deployments/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:05, 27 February 2019 (EST)
:::::::The Army announced a new badge that's intended to help increase lethality and effectiveness: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/army-announces-new-expert-soldier-badge-aimed-at-improving-lethality-for-its-244th-birthday] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:41, 15 June 2019 (EDT)
::::::::The Army has again failed to meet it recruitment goal: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/7/army-misses-recruiting-goal-booming-economy/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:47, 7 July 2019 (EDT)
Congress is about to send Trump its first on-time Pentagon spending bill in 10 years: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-prepares-to-send-trump-the-first-on-time-pentagon-budget-bill-in-10-years] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:39, 26 September 2018 (EDT)
:Some good demands by the Senate in its proposed military budget: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/congress-wants-pentagon-to-rebuild-stockpile-and-close-the-china-missile-gap] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:53, 2 June 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on 5 challenges that the military under Trump will face: [https://thehill.com/policy/defense/417139-five-challenges-facing-trumps-military] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:47, 25 November 2018 (EST)
:While probably unrelated to the audit, this is an interesting article on a whistleblower alleging the Pentagon is overspending on various things: [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/29/reported-russia-probe-source-at-center-whistleblower-complaint-over-pentagon-contracts.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:39, 29 August 2018 (EDT)
::The audit is showing more problematic spending, as seen in this specific example: [https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/02/06/audit-pentagon-at-risk-of-botching-6-billion-effort-to-give-afghan-troops-helicopters/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:36, 7 February 2019 (EST)
:::More Pentagon failures uncovered in the audit: [https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/04/11/audit-pentagon-failed-assign-responsibilities-protect-defense-infrastructure/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:10, 12 April 2019 (EDT)
===Aquisitions===
::::::The Army might aquire improved intelligence technology: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/army-evaluates-new-intel-technology-for-the-tactical-edge-of-combat] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:18, 12 November 2018 (EST)
:::::::The Army is testing improved footwear for soldiers: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/14/army-tests-boot-prototypes-replace-standard-issued/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:37, 15 January 2019 (EST)
::::::::The Navy wants to add thirty destroyers to its fleet: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/02/navy-plans-to-add-thirty-destroyers-to-its-warship-fleet/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:28, 2 April 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::The Coast Guard is ordering its first heavy icebreaker in over 40 years: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-orders-first-heavy-icebreaking-vessel-in-decades-as-rivals-expand-arctic-presence-11556067996] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:00, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::New uniforms that reflect WWII styles -- I don't see why they're necessary, but (hopefully) it wouldn't hurt either: [https://thehill.com/policy/defense/442285-army-returns-to-world-war-2-look-with-new-uniforms 1],[https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/us-armys-uniforms-wwii-design 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:02, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::The Army is fast-tracking an anti-drone weapon: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/army-fast-tracks-enemy-drone-destroying-weapon] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:22, 9 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::The U.S. has developed a missile that can kill terrorists without an explosion, thus not harming nearby civilians: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pentagon-and-cia-use-previously-unknown-missile-designed-to-only-kill-terrorists-not-civilians 1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/secret-u-s-missile-aims-to-kill-only-terrorists-not-nearby-civilians-11557403411 2],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-pentagons-secret-bladed-ninja-missile-precisely-targets-terrorists-without-explosives-report_2916034.html 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:57, 9 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::The Navy has begun developing a new type of submarine: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/navy-works-on-breakthrough-new-attack-submarine-for-2030s] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:08, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::::Somewhat interesting article on special ops and the future of warfare in the U.S.: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/27/special-operations-forces-industry-conference-reve/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 02:02, 28 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::Improved submarines: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/first-cut-of-steel-begins-new-era-in-nuclear-weapons-submarine-warfare] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 11:53, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on U.S. nuclear weapon upgrades going on: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/new-us-nuclear-bombs-and-futuristic-stealth-aircraft-to-provide-mind-boggling-military-might] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:19, 4 October 2018 (EDT)
:Debate over the condition of the U.S. nucelar arsenal as other countries upgrade theirs: [https://www.foxnews.com/us/nuclear-weapons-risk-escalating-debate-over-vintage-u-s-arsenal] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:01, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
 
This article isn't exclusively focused on the U.S., but it discusses several advances military technologies being developed by the U.S. and its adversaries: [https://www.foxnews.com/tech/hypersonic-nukes-and-lasers-that-make-you-vomit-hallucinate-and-go-blind-terrifying-weapons-that-could-be-unleash-in-world-war-3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:26, 20 April 2019 (EDT)
== UN anti-nuclear weapon treaty ==
Although this new class of aircraft carriers was not a Trump Administration idea, they are beginning to be commissioned in his administration and are thus increasing the number of U.S. aircraft carriers and Navy ships.[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/11/trump-closer-12-carrier-navy-goal-uss-gerald-ford/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:21, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
:The Trump Administration won't retire the USS Truman early, as it originally appeared: [https://thehill.com/policy/defense/441386-trump-administration-dropping-plan-to-retire-uss-truman-aircraft-carrier 1],[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-overturns-military-plan-to-decommission-uss-harry-truman 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:32, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
== Voter fraud commission ==
The establishment of the voter fraud commission is an achievement regardless of what happens next (''someone'' is making the effort to simply check for voter fraud), but it will be interesting to see what happens with the controversy around it.: [http://www.breitbart.com/news/most-states-refuse-trump-administrations-request-for-voter-data/1],[http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/07/13/kris-kobach-election-commission-left-outraged-bipartisan-group-dares-investigate-voter-fraud/2],[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/13/soros-funded-groups-pile-lawsuit-voter-fraud-commission/3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:46, 13 July 2017 (EDT):So the voter fraud commission was disbanded, but contrary to what the White House said earlier, the data it collected will be destroyed: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-will-destroy-all-data-collected-by-voter-fraud-commission/article/26454781],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/9/trump-voter-commission-destroy-state-voter-data-af/2],[https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2018/01/09/trump-election-fraud-commission-voter-data-3327453],[https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-election/voter-panel-made-no-findings-will-destroy-data-white-house-idUSKBN1EZ1V24] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:12, 10 January 2018 (EST)
::I added some of this to the article, but maybe it should be moved to the "failures" section, at least partially? --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:57, 16 January 2018 (EST)
===More on voter fraud===
The DOJ found 19 migrants who voted in the 2016 election: [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/25/19-foreigners-charged-for-voting-in-2016-elections/1],[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/24/19-foreign-nationals-charged-with-illegal-voting-during-2016-election.html2],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/24/feds-charge-19-noncitizens-illegally-voting-2016/3] While good, this probably isn't significant enough to add to the article, but I am mentioning it here regardless. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:13, 29 August 2018 (EDT):The Trump Administration subpoenaed documents related to voting in NC because of this: [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/06/north-carolina-hit-with-subpoena-for-millions-voter-records-by-federal-officials-investigating-fraud.html1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/immigration-officials-request-millions-of-north-carolina-voting-records-prompting-state-pushback-15361875782],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-carolina-election-officials-get-extension-for-voting-records-request-15362720973] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:43, 6 September 2018 (EDT)
::Trump is expected to sign an order to impose sanctions on any country/company that interferes in U.S. elections: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-election-exclusive/exclusive-trump-to-target-foreign-meddling-in-u-s-elections-with-sanctions-order-sources-idUSKCN1LR2IO] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:26, 11 September 2018 (EDT)
::::Yet another ruling by a leftist judge: [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/16/government-must-sue-to-impose-transgender-claims-nationwide/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:51, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
:::::The D.C. Circuit Court ruled in favor of the ban: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-transgender/u-s-court-rules-for-trump-on-transgender-military-limits-idUSKCN1OY1BI 1],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/4/appeals-court-gives-trump-win-transgender-military/ 2],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/04/federal-appeals-court-reinstates-longstanding-policy-on-transgender-troops/ 3],[https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-appeals-court-rules-in-favor-of-trumps-transgender-military-ban 4] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:47, 4 January 2019 (EST)
::::::Another lower court ruled in favor of the ban while the SCOTUS, and another lower court, reviews it: [https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-transgender-military-20190614-story.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:22, 16 June 2019 (EDT)
== McMaster dumping conservatives from the NSC ==
Trump is getting some big opportunities at reshaping the U.S. military's top commanders: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/military-faces-a-sweeping-turnover-among-upper-commanders-1534700301][http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/402566-trump-to-shake-up-military-leadership-with-new-nominations-report] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:16, 19 August 2018 (EDT)
:Interesting case of a Trump supporter at the Pentagon who got his security clearance revoked: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/26/adam-lovingers-security-clearance-case-unusual-pen/ 1],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/20/adam-lovinger-loses-security-clearance-after-stefa/ 2],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/15/adam-lovinger-pentagon-analyst-lost-security-clear/ 3],[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/29/reported-russia-probe-source-at-center-whistleblower-complaint-over-pentagon-contracts.html 4] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:48, 26 August 2018 (EDT)
::More on this: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/10/pentagon-to-disclose-withheld-internal-memo-on-pro/1],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/20/adam-lovinger-trump-supporter-stripped-pentagon-se/ 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:41, 11 October 2018 (EDT)
:::Mattis's firing/resignation may allow pro-Trump people to be appointed to Pentagon positions, something Mattis tried to stop: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/25/james-mattis-exit-offers-chance-trump-do-over-pent/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:15, 26 December 2018 (EST)
::::A decent article discussing Patrick Shanahan, who will become the new acting DoD secretary in a few days: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/30/pentagon-patrick-shanahan-fix-it-guy/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:21, 30 December 2018 (EST)
:::::Unfortunately, Trump strongly implied that Webb isn't under consideration: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/05/donald-trump-fake-news-jim-webb-being-considered-defense-secretary/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:32, 5 January 2019 (EST)
::::::Shanahan seems publicaly supportive of Trump's immigration policies and stance against China: [https://spacenews.com/new-pentagon-chief-shanahan-urges-focus-on-china-and-great-power-competition/ 1],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/2/patrick-shanahan-offers-help-on-border-wall-warns-/ 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:38, 5 January 2019 (EST)
:::::::Shanahan will not be Defense Secretary, with Army Secretary Mark Esper becoming Acting Defense Secretary -- he also appears to hold tough-on-China positions, which is good: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/18/trump-announces-patrick-shanahan-will-not-become-next-secretary-defense/ 1],[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mark-esper-acting-secretary-of-defense 2],[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-acting-defense-secretary-mark-esper-is-bad-news-for-china 3],[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/with-new-pentagon-chief-mark-esper-pompeo-gains-an-ally-in-west-point-classmate 4],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-places-army-secretary-in-charge-of-pentagon-after-shanahan-withdraws-from-consideration_2968520.html 5],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-esper-newsmaker/with-esper-pentagon-inherits-an-army-veteran-long-focused-on-china-idUSKCN1TJ30U 6],[https://www.apnews.com/2c2cd806bff0422289e5fa05e1a4bd6d 7],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/24/mark-esper-pentagon-army-team-white-house/ 8] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:38, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
:::::::More on Esper -- he appears to support Trump's DoD deployment on the border but doesn't particularly support the transgender ban: [https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/18/new-acting-pentagon-chief-1538146] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:33, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
:::::::More on him: [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/acting-defense-secretary-mark-esper-memo-troops-pentagon 1],[https://www.apnews.com/7ddb054383bf40378c4e7f6053594e31 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 11:53, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
== Gitmo news ==
===Drug cartels===
Trump stated in an interview that he's considering designating drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/12/exclusive-president-donald-trump-were-thinking-very-seriously-about-designating-mexican-cartels-as-foreign-terrorist-organizations/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:33, 12 March 2019 (EDT)
 
===Muslim Brotherhood===
Trump is reportedly planning on designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization -- a good decision, if it happens: [https://www.axios.com/trump-administration-muslim-brotherhood-foreign-terrorist-b797b8ce-a440-40e0-8f1e-68ac633979f1.html 1],[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-administration-eying-on-designating-muslim-brotherhood-as-terror-group 2],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/441287-trump-moving-to-label-muslim-brotherhood-a-terror-group-report 3],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-working-to-designate-muslim-brotherhood-a-terrorist-group_2900485.html 4],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-seeks-to-designate-muslim-brotherhood-as-terrorist-organization-11556631257 5],[https://www.apnews.com/9b6ee104cb0f4e6792f593a5d4674f6a 6],[https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/05/03/caroline-glick-trump-is-right-about-the-muslim-brotherhood/ 7] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:55, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
== Afghanistan -- war authority ==
Trump renewed the proclamation giving the presidency extra power, which was originally enacted just after 9/11 and annually renewed ever since: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/trump-renews-extraordinary-post-9-11-powers] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:55, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
:Trump signed an order reversing an Obama-era order requiring the government to report civilian casualities from military drones: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-drones/u-s-halts-reporting-of-civilian-deaths-by-drone-outside-war-zones-idUSKCN1QN2PD 1],[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-revokes-obama-era-rule-that-requires-defense-intel-officials-an-annual-public-report-on-civilian-casualties-from-drone-strikes 2],[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-rescinds-obama-era-order-mandating-reports-on-civilians-killed-by-us-airstrikes 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:59, 6 March 2019 (EST)
::Dispute between Pompeo and Senator Rand Paul on this topic: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/32011-mike-pompeo-vs-rand-paul-on-president-s-presumed-power-to-make-war] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:45, 14 April 2019 (EDT)
== Potential pictures ==
::The Treasury Department enacted sanctions on three ISIS recruiters in Southeast Asia: [https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/24/u-s-treasury-sanctions-islamic-state-recruiters-in-southeast-asia/][https://www.voanews.com/a/us-sanctions-senior-is-recruiters-from-southeast-asia/4543458.html] This is obviously great, but is may not be significant enough to add to the article. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:17, 24 August 2018 (EDT)
:::Pat Shanahan's prediction on this: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/patrick-shanahan-predicts-defeat-of-isis-in-weeks 1],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/29/shanahan-isis-lose-100-land-couple-weeks/ 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:08, 29 January 2019 (EST)
::::The U.S. is considering keeping the anti-ISIS coalition operating: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/9/pentagon-nears-defeat-isis-coalition-extension-tru/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:23, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
This commentator believes that Trump's counterterrorism strategy is a continuation of the Obama Administration's policies: [https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/10/trump-counterterrorism-strategy/572170/] I haven't added it since it's more of a commentary article, written by a liberal commentator who opposes Trump's policies in the first place. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:08, 5 October 2018 (EDT)
== Military budget ==
Trump signed a large military budget bill,([http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/trump-signs-700-billion-military-budget-into-law.html1],[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/12/donald-trump-signs-military-funding-bill-armed-forces-must-perfecto/2],[https://apnews.com/c4c253d05c5748149e46e78845c2c96d3] ), which also legislatively enacts a ban on Kaspersky Lab software.([http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/12/13/trump-signs-law-u-s-government-ban-kaspersky-lab-software/1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-kaspersky/trump-signs-into-law-u-s-government-ban-on-kaspersky-lab-software-idUSKBN1E62V42],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/13/donald-trump-codifies-kaspersky-lab-ban-ndaa/3],[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/14/by-signing-defense-bill-trump-also-bans-kaspersky-lab-products-from-us-government.html4] ). However, this bill does not actually become law until the 2011 sequester law is repealed, so there is no use putting this in the article yet. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:26, 13 December 2017 (EST):The Senate passed a spending bill which is tough on China: [https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-senate-backs-massive-defense-bill-targets-china_2982071.html 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-spending/senate-backs-massive-defense-bill-targets-china-sets-iran-vote-idUSKCN1TS3CC 2],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/27/senate-gives-big-backing-wide-ranging-750-billion-/ 3],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/senate-approves-national-defense-bill-with-tools-against-chinese-fentanyl_2984244.html 4] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:23, 28 June 2019 (EDT)
== Obama holdovers and national security ==
:This article, listing twelve times Trump's decisions/statements surprised the Pentagon, is interesting: [http://thehill.com/policy/defense/399288-twelve-times-trump-surprised-the-pentagon] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:36, 29 July 2018 (EDT)
::The U.S. under Trump is pushing to create a biometric system (which could violate the 4th Amendment), based on a March 2017 executive order and a law signed by Obama: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/31724-trump-executive-order-fast-track-facial-recognition-in-u-s-airports] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:41, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
:::The Pentagon says it plans on making sexual harassment a criminal offense: [https://thehill.com/policy/defense/441844-pentagon-plans-to-make-sexual-harassment-a-crime] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:15, 2 May 2019 (EDT)
::::Some good statements by Trump during the Air Force Academy's commencement: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/30/donald-trump-heralds-rebuilt-military-air-force-ad/ 1],[https://thehill.com/policy/defense/446202-trump-emphasizes-need-for-military-strength-in-air-force-commencement-speech 2],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/30/we-never-get-tired-of-winning-donald-trump-honors-air-force-academy-graduates/ 3],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/30/donald-trump-heralds-rebuilt-military-air-force-ad/ 4] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:15, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
::::Other good statements: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/5/donald-trump-says-hes-making-lack-military-service/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:36, 5 June 2019 (EDT)
 
Trump signed a memo to allow service academy graduates to play for professional sports immediately after graduating: [https://www.apnews.com/3ebdedeb0ffb4918b8f32b2aa1f2f934 1],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/450535-trump-directs-pentagon-to-develop-policy-allowing-service-academy 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:19, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
== Middle East cargo restrictions ==
:::::However, he's taking a weaker stance on blocking foreign technology, which might be concerning: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/21/donald-trump-says-telecommunication-companies-must/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 20:40, 21 February 2019 (EST)
::::::A somewhat interesting op-ed related to Trump's AI order: [https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/431414-the-us-is-finally-moving-towards-an-ai-strategy] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:52, 25 February 2019 (EST)
:::::::The FCC approved a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, reportedly to advance 5G in the U.S.: [https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/20/fcc-chief-ajit-pai-approves-t-mobile-and-sprint-merger-in-effort-to-advance-u-s-5g/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:04, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::The Trump Administration is considering requiring 5G equipment used in the U.S. to be made outside China: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-considers-requiring-5g-equipment-for-domestic-use-be-made-outside-china-11561313072 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-telecommunications/u-s-explores-requiring-domestic-5g-equipment-to-be-made-outside-china-wsj-idUSKCN1TO0UE 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:20, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on the EMP threat to the U.S.: [https://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/411451-ignoring-emp-threat-is-a-death-sentence-for-americans] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:48, 16 October 2018 (EDT)
:The Energy Department is warning staff not to join foreign recruitment programs, to avoid sensitive information falling into foreign hands: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-tech/u-s-energy-department-warns-staff-to-avoid-foreign-recruitment-programs-idUSKCN1PQ5ZC] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 11:44, 2 February 2019 (EST)
::The administration is apparently drafting an Artic defense strategy that's expected to have a focus on China: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/03/15/trump-administrations-new-arctic-defense-strategy-expected-zero-concerns-about-china/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:15, 16 March 2019 (EDT)
 
More articles on the alleged U.S. cyber attacks on Russia: [https://thehill.com/homenews/media/448797-ny-times-fires-back-at-trumps-dangerous-accusation-of-treason 1],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/449007-trump-says-failing-new-york-times-should-be-held-fully-accountable 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:09, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
:The Trump Administration reportedly hasn't briefed Congress on its new cyberattack rules (something to note, but it doesn't make much of a difference from a policy standpoint): [https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-hasnt-briefed-congress-on-new-rules-for-cyberattacks-lawmakers-say-11562787360] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:11, 12 July 2019 (EDT)
=== National security against China ===
:::::::::Here are some more (older) articles on the FCC/federal government's actions against China's telecom companies: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/03/27/the-fcc-wants-to-slap-restrictions-on-chinese-made-wireless-gear/ 1],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/03/27/fcc-joins-fight-against-chinas-plan-to-dominate-tech-economy/ 2],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/fcc-considering-new-rule-to-further-curb-huaweis-u-s-business-1521825967 3],[https://p.dw.com/p/2wL0W 4] Additionally, Trump might sign an executive order in January taking even more action against them, and hopefully, he will: [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/422959-trump-eyes-ban-of-huawei-zte-products-report 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-white-house-mulls-new-year-executive-order-to-bar-huawei-zte-purchases-idUSKCN1OQ09P 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:16, 29 December 2018 (EST)
::::::::::A U.S. ban has reportedly forced the large startup Fujian Jinhua to go out of business: [https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/01/28/report-u-s-ban-forces-chinese-chip-giant-fujian-jinhua-to-cease-operations/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:43, 31 January 2019 (EST)
:::::::::::China is working to prevent the U.S. from securing its electric grid: [https://www.theepochtimes.com/30-years-after-tiananmen-is-communist-china-crushing-the-effort-to-secure-americas-electric-grid_2951066.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:21, 5 June 2019 (EDT)
A Chinese company, COSCO, may take over the company that runs America's largest container port -- something the Treasury Department is investigating because of national security concerns: [http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/05/29/long-beach-trump-tech-tariff-threatens-china-take-over-of-u-s-biggest-container-port/] This is something to watch. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:27, 29 May 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::The DOJ states that 90% of economic espionage that involve any nation-state are from China: [https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/12/12/doj-90-federal-economic-espionage-cases-linked-nation-states-involve-china/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:45, 12 December 2018 (EST)
::::::::::More on this topic: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-sifts-evidence-of-chinese-cyberespionage-11544635251] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:11, 13 December 2018 (EST)
:::::::::::China is reportedly sending thousands of spies to American colleges: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/feds-warn-china-sending-thousands-of-spies-to-us-colleges] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:38, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::China's spying is a threat to the U.S.: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-spying-poses-rising-threat-to-u-s-11556359201] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:23, 28 April 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::Some good statements by Pompeo on China and Huawei: [https://thehill.com/policy/technology/technology/445906-pompeo-labels-huawei-an-instrument-of-chinese-government 1],[https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/mike-pompeo-china-stole-us-secrets-and-made-its-military-lethal 2],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/huawei-an-instrument-of-the-chinese-regime-pompeo-says_2942512.html 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:18, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::::Acting OMB administrator Vought is asking for a delay in the Trump Administration's Huawei restrictions: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/acting-budget-chief-seeks-reprieve-on-huawei-ban-11560108418 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-huawei/trump-acting-budget-chief-asks-for-delay-on-huawei-restrictions-idUSKCN1TA0T1 2],[https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/447676-trumps-acting-budget-chief-pushes-for-delay-in-huawei-ban 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:34, 9 June 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::The U.S. may begin approving licenses to resume Huawei sales in two weeks: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-blacklist-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-firms-may-get-nod-to-restart-huawei-sales-in-two-four-weeks-official-idUSKCN1U90ON] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:36, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
Here's an interesting article on how China's investment in the U.S. threatens the latter's sovereignty: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/item/29348-under-the-guise-of-investment-china-undermines-u-s-sovereignty] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:56, 22 June 2018 (EDT)
:::::The U.S. is trying to get its allies to stop using Huawei: [https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/434169-escalating-battle-with-huawei-ensnares-us-allies] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:15, 15 March 2019 (EDT)
::::::The Pengaton is considering using technology from Nokia and Ericsson to develop 5G: [https://www.theepochtimes.com/pentagon-eyeing-5g-solutions-with-huawei-rivals-ericsson-and-nokia_2852868.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:22, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
:::::::Fortunately, Trump is concerned about Huawei hiring a former Obama Administration official as a lobbyist: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/15/donald-trump-raises-alarm-after-huawei-hires-former-barack-obama-official-as-lobbyist/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:30, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
::::::::FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is recommending blocking China Mobile from entering the U.S. market because of national security concerns: [https://thehill.com/policy/technology/439349-fcc-chairman-will-block-china-mobiles-bid-to-access-us-markets-citing 1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/fccs-pai-opposes-china-mobile-bid-to-enter-u-s-market-11555538472 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:58, 17 April 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::The Trump Administration wants the courts to go easy on Qualcomm in an antitrust case so it can compete against Chinese companies in developing 5G: [https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/03/doj-qualcomm-technology/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:08, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::Trump will reportedly sign that executive order this week (that he had been reported to have been planning to sign for many months already) to ban Huawei, though this article states the signing may be delayed yet again: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-trump-expected-to-sign-order-paving-way-for-us-telecoms-ban-on-huawei-idUSKCN1SK2P1] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:36, 14 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::The Commerce Department may possibly reduce some of the restrictions it enacted against Huawei, this coming from the agency's own spokeswoman: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-says-it-may-scale-back-some-huawei-trade-restrictions-idUSKCN1SN2QA] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 20:57, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::Google and Android have suspended some activities they did with Huawei: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-alphabet-exclusive/exclusive-google-suspends-some-business-with-huawei-after-trump-blacklist-source-idUSKCN1SP0NB 1],[https://thehill.com/policy/technology/444527-huawei-responds-to-google-android-ban 2],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-cuts-off-huawei-from-some-smartphone-services-11558342295 3],[https://www.apnews.com/e4548656626340bf80de51c827578907 4],[https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/05/20/google-cuts-ties-with-chinese-tech-giant-huawei/ 5],[https://www.voanews.com/a/google-to-restrict-huawei-from-android-operating-system/4924766.html 6] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:56, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::The U.S. may blacklist the Chinese security company Hikvision: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hikvision-usa/u-s-could-blacklist-chinese-surveillance-tech-firm-hikvision-nyt-idUSKCN1SS04D 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hikvision-usa-uighur/u-s-might-blacklist-chinas-hikvision-over-uighur-crackdown-source-idUSKCN1SS28U 2],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-administration-considers-blacklisting-chinese-video-surveillance-firm-report_2932377.html 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 01:41, 22 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::FedEx is trying to enforce the Trump Administration ban, though it appears to be bending to Chinese pressure: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-fedex-usa/fedex-confirms-huawei-mail-ban-as-new-mistake-reignites-chinese-ire-idUSKCN1TO047] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 11:12, 24 June 2019 (EDT)
 
The Commerce Department will reportedly move to further restrict tech exports to China -- hopefully, this will happen soon: [https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/23/trump-restrictions-tech-exports-china-1469467] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:19, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
== Trump and Islam ==
:::::::::More on this plan: [https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/03/trump-space-force-pentagon-1132106] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:50, 3 February 2019 (EST)
::::::::::Trump nominated a general to lead the U.S. Space Command: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-taps-air-force-general-to-head-u-s-space-command] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:30, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::The Air Force hasn't chosen any potential bases yet for Space Command: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/08/air-force-says-no-potential-bases-chosen-for-space-command-yet/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:43, 8 April 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::The Pentagon wants an "orbital outpost" for experimentation and testing, which would help with its Space Force efforts: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/3/pentagon-seeks-orbital-outpost-space/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:40, 3 July 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::France will take a similar action to what Trump is taking: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/14/macron-echoes-trump-announces-new-french-military-space-force/ 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-nationalday-defence/france-to-create-space-command-within-air-force-macron-idUSKCN1U80LE 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:04, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
 
Some more interesting articles on the Space Force and its benefits: [https://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/453216-us-military-satellites-are-vulnerable-to-hacking-trumps-space-force] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:30, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
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