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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)
::::::::::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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