Rapid Fire August 10, 2012: Mechanic Mules for MarinesAug 10, 2012 10:15 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
- Commander of US Fleet Forces Admiral J. C. Harvey, Jr. thinks that actions undertaken to reverse a trend [PDF] of degrading fleet readiness are starting to pay off. Challenges remain though, including Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), a mission that is “complex and technically very demanding. This unique mission will increase the complexity of our ships and amplify the problems we are working to resolve today.”
- The US government and military are still struggling to figure out the legal framework that would allow cyberspace defensive actions outside of the Pentagon’s own networks.
- According to Japanese media relayed by the Taipei Times, the US is going to use its Guam-based RQ-4 Global Hawks to monitor Okinawa and the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands disputed by Japan and China.