Mattis: $28 million wasted on Afghan uniforms 'must not be seen as inconsequential'

Mattis: $28 million wasted on Afghan uniforms 'must not be seen as inconsequential'

militarytimes.com 24 Jul '17, 10pm

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded top defense officials for a “complacent” mode of thinking that allowed $28 million to be wasted on Afghan army uniforms that were inappropriate for fighting in Afghanistan. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction exposed the waste in June when it found that the Pentagon’s decision to procure a dark forest-patterned uniform for the Afghan army was incongruous with the country’s largely desert environment. The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan selected the dark uniform in 2008, SIGAR found, without determining whether it was right for Afghanistan. DoD had p...

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Yemeni Houthis release video of missile launch on Saudi oil refinery | FDD's Long War Journal

longwarjournal.org 24 Jul '17, 8pm

On Saturday, the Yemeni Houthi insurgent group (officially known as Ansar Allah) claimed it fired a ‘Burkan-2’ ballistic missile at a Saudi A...

Veterans groups fight Trump Administration's back-door plan to privatize the V.A...

stripes.com 24 Jul '17, 8pm
Veterans groups fight Trump Administration's back-door plan to privatize the V.A...

WASHINGTON – Eight national veterans organizations are calling on House lawmakers to vote “no” Monday night on legislation providing emergenc...

More Mad Science at SWJ: Vision 2050 Warfighter Cyber-Security, Command and Control Architecture

smallwarsjournal.com 24 Jul '17, 4pm
More Mad Science at SWJ: Vision 2050 Warfighter Cyber-Security, Command and Control Architecture

First, the most important aspect of the future cyber-defense from a networking point of view is that each node (i.e. terminal, server, and ne...

Sailor error led to failed US Navy ballistic missile intercept test

defensenews.com 24 Jul '17, 8pm
Sailor error led to failed US Navy ballistic missile intercept test

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Missile Defense Agency review of a failed ballistic missile intercept tes...

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