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Thunder Run To Seoul: Assessing North Korea’s War Plan – Modern War Institute

The comments highlighted in blue are from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell and his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner   From a military perspective it makes no sense for the nKPA to attack into Seoul with ground forces. The author is somewhat vague here but his comment about Seoul as […]

The Special Trouble With Special Ops

The comments highlighted below in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  They are suited for a lot more than counterinsurgency.  But most important they should not conduct counterinsurgency themselves but rather are optimized to advise and assist (and assess) others in their internal development and defense programs so that they can defend themselves against […]

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 […]

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact

SOCOM At 30 Has Evolved Into Small Command With Big Global Impact www.tampabay.com View Original April 15th, 2017 It was born out of deadly failure and evolved into an organization that other nations seek to emulate, a command that accounts for a fraction of the Pentagon’s budget but a large measure of how the world […]

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 […]

Pyongyang Displays Military Hardware, Including Apparently New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ north-korea-parades- apparently-new-long-range- missile-1492237791 North Korea Parades New Long-Range ‘Frankenmissile’ Pyongyang Displays Military Hardware, Including Apparently New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile By Jonathan Cheng • Updated April 15, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET North Korea showed off what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile, seen here in an image taken from North Korean TV footage, […]

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 […]

The Relationship Between Third Offset Strategy And Multi-Domain Battle

http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/the-relationship-between-third-offset-strategy-and-multi-domain-battle?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB 04.10.2017&utm_term=Editorial – Early Bird Brief The Relationship Between Third Offset Strategy And Multi-Domain Battle By: Mark Pomerleau, April 7, 2017 (Photo Credit: DARPA) The nature of war is not changing but rather the character of war is with social media, cyber operations, information operations and small commercially available unmanned aerial vehicles, which all lead to an increasingly […]

POW Story Of “Angels Of Bataan” Army Nurses Is One Of The Greatest WWII Stories Never Told

POW Story Of “Angels Of Bataan” Army Nurses Is One Of The Greatest WWII Stories Never Told By Jennifer G. Hickey Published April 07, 2017 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/07/pow-story-angels-bataan-army-nurses-is-one-greatest-wwii-stories-never-told.html Known as the “Angels of Bataan and Corregidor,” the group of army nurse continues to hold the distinction of not losing a single member during their three years in […]

Pentagon Drumbeat: Military Sharply Warns Congress Against Punting On Spending

For Immediate Release:March 31, 2017 Contact:HASC Communications (202)-225-2539 DEFENSE DRUMBEAT: MILITARY SHARPLY WARNS CONGRESS AGAINST PUNTING ON SPENDING By Jeremy Herb, CNNMarch 30, 2017Washington (CNN) The Navy will cancel ship deployments and shut down carrier air wings. The Air Force will ground all non-deploying squadrons in the US. Blue Angel shows will be scrapped, and […]