Rapid Fire May 25, 2012: Oversight in Afghanistan
- India’s new aircraft carrier will have its sea trials delayed. The problem isn’t the contractor this time – it’s the weather in northern Russia.
- US base closures: if not this year, maybe the next?
- The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) think tank proposes their recipe for “sustainable pre-eminence.” You’ve heard it before: more Asia/Pacific, more Air/Naval, more joint interdependencies. They are sticking their neck out on capabilities: cut 1 CVN, stop LCS in FY17 at 27 ships vs. a planned 55, get less F-35Cs for the Navy and more F/A-18s instead.
Categories: Budgets, India, Policy - Doctrine, Policy - Personnel, Policy - Procurement, Russia, Think Tanks, USA