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:::::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)
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)
::::::::::::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)
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)
::::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 ==
:::::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] --[[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)
== Gitmo news ==
::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)
== Middle East cargo restrictions ==
: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)
=== 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)
:::::::::::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)
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)
::::::::::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) 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)
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