The U.S. military is shifting its focus toward preparing for great-power conflict, and on the ground in Europe, where heightened tensions with Russia have a number of countries worried about renewed conflict.
That includes new attention to short-range air-defense — a capability needed against an adversary that could deploy ground-attack aircraft, especially helicopters, and contest control of the air during a conflict.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis called bullsh*t on a report that claimed he'd been dispatched to make nice with skittish NATO allies following President Donald Trump's aggressive two-day summit with European leaders, calling the suggestion that the Pentagon had entered "damage control" mode as "fiction"