Category IED’s

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 […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

A Glimpse Of Warfare’s Future, Today

David Maxwell’s comments are below and highlighted — before the actual article. The article referenced in this piece can be downloaded from the Prism web site at this link (note that this edition of Prism is all about SOF)  http://cco.ndu.edu/PRISM-6-3/Article/1020215/reaching-forward-in-the-war-against-the-islamic-state/ The article was written by Majors Christopher Thielenhaus and Eric Roles, both Special Forces officers at […]

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]

“Remote Controlled” Terrorism And Its Implications For Counter-Terrorism Efforts

“Remote Controlled” Terrorism and its Implications for Counter-Terrorism Efforts by Michael Tierney Journal Article |  February 11, 2017 – 3:02am http://smallwarsjournal.com/ jrnl/art/%E2%80%9Cremote- controlled%E2%80%9D-terrorism- and-its-implications-for- counter-terrorism-efforts “Remote Controlled” Terrorism And Its Implications For Counter-Terrorism Efforts Michael Tierney Introduction In 2009, Miles Kahler published Networked Politics: Agency, Power, and Governance.  His work proved highly impactful in the fields of political […]

Is That A Bug?, Or A Spy? Newly Released Documents Reveal DARPA Has Been Trying To Perfect Insect Espionage For Decades — But, The Future Of Warfare Is About To Change — Radically

Is That A Bug?, Or A Spy?  Newly Released Documents Reveal DARPA Has Been Trying To Perfect Insect Espionage For Decades — But, The Future Of Warfare Is About To Change — Radically   www.foetunascorner.com        Kelsey D. Atherton had an October 24, 2016 article in the online edition of Popular Science, with […]

Pentagon Confronts Q New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones

This idea of using ‘suicide’ drones will not be lost on adversaries beyond the terrorist groups.  In future warfare, you could easily see an opponent/adversary flood the airspace — perhaps even their own — in an attempt to prevent air and/or missile strikes on their territory.  Or, alla Independence Day, flood the airspace with all […]

Defense Science Board Recommends “Immediate Action” To Counter Enemy Artificial Intelligence; AI & The Future Of War

Defense Science Board Recommends “Immediate Action” To Counter Enemy Artificial Intelligence; AI & The Future Of War   http://www.fortunascorner.com      In the August 25, 2016 edition of DefenseOne.com, Patrick Tucker summarized the findings of a recently completed Defense Science Board (DSB) Study on the state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with respect to our adversaries and near-peers.  Mr. […]

Nuclear Drones From The ‘Dark Web’: Islamic State Planning To Use Drones For Nuclear Attack On The West Britain’s Prime Minister Warns

Nuclear Drones From The ‘Dark Web’:  Islamic State Planning To Use Drones For Nuclear Attack On The West Britain’s Prime Minister Warns www.fortunascorner.com      “Islamic State terrorists are planning on using drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities in a horrific “dirty bomb” attack,” Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron warned during the Nuclear […]