Category Improvised Explosive Device

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 […]

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 […]

ISIL & Drones: Understand The Network To Defeat The Network

ISIL & Drones: Understand The Network To Defeat The Network by Noah B. Cooper Journal Article |  February 15, 2017 – 6:40pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/isil-drones-understand-the-network-to-defeat-the-network ISIL & Drones: Understand the Network to Defeat the Network Noah B. Cooper The employment of weaponized drone technology by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a unique innovation […]

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 […]

The Blackwater Of Jihad

The Blackwater Of Jihad By Rao Komar, Christian Borys, Eric Woods, foreignpolicy.com View Original February 10th, 2017 Heavily armed and expertly kitted with body armor and ballistic helmets, the men can be seen defending bunkers, storming buildings, and even posing by whiteboards giving tactical lessons. Though the titles of these YouTube videos are written in Russian Cyrillic, their background […]

“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 […]

A Glimpse Of Future Warfare? ISIS Arms Toy Drones With GRENADES To Bomb Iraqi Troops; RAF Pilots Hunt Down The Devices Amid Fears The Weapons Could Be Used Against British Troops — Makeshift Drones May Become The New IED’s Of The Sky

A Glimpse Of Future Warfare? ISIS Arms Toy Drones With GRENADES To Bomb Iraqi Troops; RAF Pilots Hunt Down The Devices Amid Fears The Weapons Could Be Used Against British Troops — Makeshift Drones May Become The New IED’s Of The Sky   www.fortunascorner.com        Many of the those individuals who think and […]

Mattis As Defense Secretary: What It Means For Us, For The Military, And For Trump

Excerpts: A final thought: Pentagon civilians who were part of the Obama administration, such as Rosa Brooks, long have warned that Obama’s White House handled the Pentagon badly. I especially thought that the termination of Mattis’ time at Centcom was handled badly – basically, he was travelling when he was told: Hey, they just announced […]

ISIS Offers A Detailed How-To On Their Website — A Detailed How-To On Using Truck Bombs As Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Calks Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — ‘An Excellent Target’

ISIS Offers A Detailed How-To On Their Website — A Detailed How-To On Using Truck Bombs As Weapons Of Mass Destruction:  Calks Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — ‘An Excellent Target’ http://www.fortunascorner.com     Various media outlets are reporting this morning that the deplorable and irredeemable group of malcontents known as the Islamic State is urging […]

Russia Unveils ‘KILLER Robots That Can Seek & Shoot Humans From More Than FOUR Miles Away

Russia Unveils ‘KILLER Robots That Can Seek & Shoot Humans From More Than FOUR Miles Away;v The Age Of Autonomous Machines http://www.fortunascorner.com      Harry Pettit had an article in the November 11, 2016 online edition of London’s The Daily Mail Online, with the title above.  Artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous systems, the super-soldier on the […]