Top News Trump to Nominate Vice Adm. Mike Gilday to Lead Navy U.S. Naval Institute Donald Trump and Presidential Nuclear Launch Authority: The More Things Change… War on the Rocks AN EXAMINATION OF THE US NC3 INDUSTRIAL AND INNOVATION BASE Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability U.S. Nuclear Policy White House fights for more funding for missile warning satellite system C4ISRNET7/10/2019 The Trump Administration is fighting to fully fund the $1.4 budget request for a next generation early missile warning system after a House committee declined to do so. SPECIAL REPORT: Defense Department Accelerates Hypersonic Weapons Development National Defense Magazine7/11/2019 A renewed sense of urgency spurred by rivals Russia and China has pushed the U.S. military to speed up the development of hypersonic technology. The Army, Navy and Air Force are all closely involved in the campaign with more test flights coming in 2020. Trump to Nominate Vice Adm. Mike Gilday to Lead Navy U.S. Naval Institute7/10/2019 A three-star surface warfare officer is set to be the Trump Administration’s nominee to lead the Navy, after the previous candidate unexpectedly asked to retire, USNI News has confirmed. Middle East Raytheon to supply NASAMS and Patriot systems to Qatar Air Force Technology7/11/2019 Raytheon has received two contracts from the State of Qatar to supply its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and Patriot weapons systems. US renews warning to Turkey over Russian missile deal i24 News7/10/2019 US officials fear Russia will use the S-400s to hone system’s skills in shooting down Western planes. Russia/Former Soviet Union/Europe Russian nuclear submarine: Norway finds big radiation leak BBC News7/11/2019 Norway has found a radiation level 800,000 times higher than normal at the wreck of a Russian navy submarine that sank in the Norwegian Sea in 1989. Russian floating nuclear plant prepares for towing into Arctic seas CBC7/10/2019 Plant to support 50,000-person Chukotka region with power for oil and gas industry. Opinion/Analysis/Commentary Donald Trump and Presidential Nuclear Launch Authority: The More Things Change… War on the RocksBrendan Rittenhouse Green 7/9/2019 America’s national interests and, indeed, its survival, require a clear chain of command headed by the only individual who has a democratic and constitutional claim to speak for the entire nation: the president. The House NDAA Puts the Mighty U.S. Military at Risk The National InterestThomas Spoehr, Frederico Bartels 7/10/2019 Hopefully, the House of Representatives will not go further down the road of politicizing defense through a partisan National Defense Authorization Act. The Demise of Nuclear Arms Control Arms Control WonkMichael Krepon 7/8/2019 The damage done to nuclear arms control — the least appreciated major accomplishment of the Cold War — has been profound. This extraordinary inheritance has been squandered. A new construction project is needed. We can draw useful lessons from the past, but new challenges lie ahead, requiring a new design. Middle East: Towards a Nuclear Arms Race The GlobalistJames M. Dorsey 7/10/2019 U.S. policy is confounding efforts to prevent the Middle East from barreling towards a nuclear and ballistic missiles arms race. Special Interest AN EXAMINATION OF THE US NC3 INDUSTRIAL AND INNOVATION BASE Nautilus Institute for Security and SustainabilityElvert L. Gardner 7/2/2019 In this essay, Elvert Gardner describes NDU’s inaugural NC3 study course on the readiness of the industrial base to support US NC3 modernization and supply chain risks that may impede DoD’s ability to purchase technology in a timely and affordable manner.