Category Afghanistan

Thinking Through a North Korean “Downfall” – Modern War Institute

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I would like policymakers and strategists to think about the answer to one question:  What if you learned today that Kim Jong-un was dead (by whatever method, from natural causes to assassination), what  immediate and subsequent actions would you take?  What […]

Sound And Fury: By Max Boot

Sound And Fury By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original April 14th, 2017 When I read of the United States forces’ dropping of the second-largest non-nuclear explosive in their arsenal — the 21,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) — in eastern Afghanistan, I am reminded of what John Paul Vann, the legendary Army officer and civilian adviser […]

U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan

U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/04/13/u-s-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl CNN The U.S. dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan on Thursday, CNN reported. The 21,000-pound bomb, dubbed the “mother of all bombs,” or MOAB, was dropped in eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar to target “a series of ISIS caves,” as first reported by CNN and later […]

‘Reset Your Life in an Hour’: Book Review Of ADM (Ret.) William McRaven, The Man Who Oversaw The bin Laden Operation

Reset Your Life in an Hour https://www.wsj.com/articles/reset-your-life-in-an-hour-1491261280 Never give up. Always maintain optimism. We’ve all heard these lessons before—but not from the man who led the bin Laden mission. John Nagl reviews “Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven. Navy Seal trainees lock arms in the Pacific during Hell Week. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES By JOHN NAGL April […]

The Green Beret Who Wouldn’t Go Home

The Green Beret Who Wouldn’t Go Home John Allen, who took part in the initial U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, is still there as a contractor, living a life of permanent war and embroiled in controversy over a militia atrocity https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-green-beret-who-wouldnt-go-home-1490969742 John Allen departing for a night mission in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, in late 2015 PHOTO: JOHN ALLEN […]

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation UnitsShedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation Units

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation Units thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · March 21, 2017 On May 2, 2011, a group of special operators from the top secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) descended on an unassuming compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In an ensuing fire-fight, members of SEAL Team Six shot and killed infamous […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Trump’s Foreign Policy,  With the Press Distracted,  Is Starting To Cohere By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2017   Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate […]

The World On January 20, 2017: By Victor Davis Hansen

The World On January 20, 2017 March 14, 2017 3:31 pm / Leave a Comment / victorhanson by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Red-blue tensions at home, mounting dangers abroad Most Americans are worried about our domestic crises. Obama left office after doubling the debt to $20 trillion. Near-zero interest rates over eight years have […]

Mystery Deepens Over Chinese Forces In Afghanistan

Mystery Deepens Over Chinese Forces In Afghanistan FINANCIAL TIMES (U.K.) 26 February 2017 by: Charles Clover in Beijing https://www.ft.com/content/0c8a5a2a-f9b7-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65 A mystery over recent sightings of Chinese military vehicles patrolling inside Afghanistan deepened last week as Beijing denied its troops were in Afghanistan but confirmed it was undertaking “joint counter-terrorism operations” with Kabul. The disclosure comes […]

Former Secretary Of Defense Carter Outlines The Future Of Warfare

Concluding Q&A: At heart, you’re a scientist. What is your advice to all the scientists concerned about the direction this White House is taking the country? Again, it’s very early. It’s very difficult to discern what the direction is. I’d encourage people to keep heart and to remember that we’ve been around for 241 years […]