Category Air Force

What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea?

The comments below in blue are by Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell. Dave Maxwell:  Ms. Darden misquoted me in her final paragraph.  I specifically said “Korean people living in the north” and not “north Korean people.” Please consider the difference. What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea? By Lizzie Dearden, www.independent.co.uk View Original April […]

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier Robert Farley Thursday 10:45am Filed to: aircraft carriers 285.7K 53349 Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford heads out to sea for the first time under its own power for builder’s trials. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a new class of […]

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 […]

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch?

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch? By Joshua Berlinger, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Tue April 18, 2017   US warships sent to Korea: What to know 01:23 Story highlights The US is trying to develop the ability to take out missiles before they’re fired It’s been touted as a cost-saving […]

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles Jets

Is this in-part about Russia’s Arctic presence and power move, as they showed pictures on Daily Mail Online of the newly opened bases there?  And, POTUS Obana’s failure to raise any objection or comment regarding what Moscow was doing there?  Another success for ‘strategic patience,’  NOT!  RCP Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Air Force Scrambles […]

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 […]

Russian Pantsir Systems ‘The Most Efficient Means’ To Beat U.S.-Made Tomahawks

Russian Pantsir Systems ‘The Most Efficient Means’ To Beat US-Made Tomahawks © Sputnik/ Mikhail Fomichev Military & Intelligence 16:39 15.04.2017(updated 16:40 15.04.2017) Get short URL 253397491 The Russian-made Pantsir short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system is “the most efficient means” of countering the US-built Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, one of […]

Former Defense Secretary William Perry On Why We Didn’t Go To War With North Korea

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by David Maxwell — and his contact info is at the bottom of the article.  RCP Unfortunately I believe that there is no solution to the “Korea Question” without some form of conflict.  It is only a matter of scale (and timing) which will be determined by Kim […]

Precision-Guided Diminishing Returns: Why Airpower Alone Can’t Win America’s Small Wars

Precision-Guided Diminishing Returns: Why Airpower Alone Can’t Win America’s Small Wars by Michael T. Lippert Journal Article |  April 15, 2017 – 2:47am http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/precision-guided-diminishing-returns-why-airpower-alone-can%E2%80%99t-win-america%E2%80%99s-small-wars A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article Precision-Guided Diminishing Returns: Why Airpower Alone Can’t Win America’s Small Wars Michael T. Lippert Inherent Resolve: By The Numbers Between […]

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 […]