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Wednesday
Jul262017

Trump Acts To Revitalize America’s Defense Industrial Base 

www.breakingnews.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

President Donald Trump has identified a fact few of his recent predecessors have understood: the Defense Industrial Base of the United States (DIB) is a critical component of our national security. The DIB is more important than any individual weapons program – be it an aircraft carrier, long range bomber, or high-tech tank. But for too long, the DIB has been ignored, mismanaged or even attacked.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Why Jerry Hendrix Should be the Next Navy Undersecretary

www.nationalinterest.org

By: Robert C. O'Brien

The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower has been a bright spot in this Congress as it pushes the Pentagon to rebuild America’s Navy. At a hearing this week, the committee called retired Navy Captain Jerry Hendrix to testify about how to reach President Trump’s goal of a 350-ship fleet. Hendrix did not disappoint. He should now be considered the frontrunner for one of the key remaining Pentagon appointments—undersecretary of the Navy.

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Wednesday
Jun072017

To Keep Control of the Seas and the World, Trump Must Rebuild the Navy

www.observer.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

China and Russia have decided that the sea is the place to challenge America’s global leadership. It is time for the United States to respond strongly to aggressions upon the high seas and demonstrate its continued command of the oceans. American resolve will deter aggression and miscalculation by the increasingly assertive China and Russia.

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Thursday
Apr132017

How Trump Can Build a 350-Ship Navy

www.politico.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

When President Donald Trump wanted to send a message to North Korea, he did it the old-fashioned way: by sending the USS Carl Vinson—a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that holds a crew of 5,200 people and bristles with some 65 or so fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters—steaming toward the Korean Peninsula.

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Monday
Apr032017

Israel Is Still Struggling to Survive UN Bullying and Diplomatic Setbacks

www.nationalinterest.org

By: Robert C. O'Brien

Three months ago, on December 23, 2017, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, dealing Israel a significant diplomatic defeat. The resolution in essence provides that all Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” are “flagrantly” illegal. The resolution passed 14–0. The United States, which historically has protected Israel in the security council, abstained in one of the final significant acts of the Obama administration. Rather than promote the Middle East peace process, in the time since its passage, it has become apparent that Resolution 2344 has further diminished the likelihood of success on that front. The resolution is also a long term diplomatic and legal setback for Israel that will be difficult to repeal.

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