Category military history

It’s ISIS, Not ISIL, The Pentagon Informs Staff In New Memo

It’s ISIS, Not ISIL, The Pentagon Informs Staff In New Memo February 24 at 5:44 PM By Missy Ryan, www.washingtonpost.com View Original The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Trump. In a […]

Russia Feared To Have ‘Detonated NUKE In Arctic’ As U.S. Hunter Plane Sweeps Over Britain

Russia Feared To Have ‘Detonated NUKE In Arctic’ As U.S. Hunter Plane Sweeps Over Britain Holloway, Henry. Daily Star (Online) [London (UK)] 21 Feb 2017. Highlighting: Off | Single | Multi Abstract (summary) Translate Abstract Vladimir Putin might have ‘tested a nuclear weapon’ in the Arctic Fears of a potential Russian nuclear test come as […]

The Myth Of Decisive Battle Wars Are Won By Defense And Attrition, Not The All-Out Clashes That So Often Tempt Generals.

The Myth Of Decisive Battle Wars Are Won By Defense And Attrition, Not The All-Out Clashes That So Often Tempt Generals. Ian F.W. Beckett reviews “The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost” by Cathal J. Nolan. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-myth-of-decisive-battle-1487961183?tesla=y Tanks from the ‘Wild Bunch’ company of Task Force 1-64 Armor […]

Fox News Investigation: DoD Funded School At Center Of Federal Probes Over Suspected Chinese Military Ties

Fox News Investigation: DoD Funded School At Center Of Federal Probes Over Suspected Chinese Military Ties  By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson February 24, 2017 FoxNews.com  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/24/fox-news-investigation-dod-funded-school-at-center-federal-probes-over-suspected-chinese-military-ties.html  EXCLUSIVE: Based just four miles from the Pentagon in northern Virginia is an innocuous-sounding online school for “management and technology” – which a Fox News investigation […]

Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162

Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria 3:54 Download Transcript Facebook Twitter Google+ Email February 23, 20174:26 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Lucian Kim Twitter An Ilyushin Il-78 Midas air force tanker and a Tupolev Tu-95MS Bear strategic bomber flew during a military parade in 2015 in Moscow. […]

Russia’s Army Retroffited With New Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile System

Russia’s Army Retroffited With New Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile System The Russian military is slated to rearm all of its missile formations with a new ballistic missile by the end of 2017. By Franz-Stefan Gady February 24, 2017  The majority of missile units within the Russian Ground Forces (RGF) have been retrofitted with the short-range nuclear-capable […]

McMaster Has The Islamophobes Worried. Good.

McMaster Has The Islamophobes Worried. Good. By William Mccants, Annie Karni, www.politico.com View Original February 23rd, 2017 When America’s most influential Islamophobes are upset, you know the president made a good choice. “Score one [for] the swamp,” whined Robert Spencer upon hearing the news that Donald Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser. Spencer makes […]

UPDATE/AMENDMENT TO EARLIER Article: ‘Did Hitler Have A Nuclear Bomb?’

UPDATE/AMENDMENT TO EARLIER Article:  ‘Did Hitler Have A Nuclear Bomb?’        One of my blog followers commented that “the U.S. and the U.K. took all the senior German scientists and engineers working on the bomb to the U.K. [in the immediate aftermath of the war] and kept them at an estate for a […]

Did Hitler Have A NUCLEAR BOMB? Newly Declassified U.S Documents Suggest Suggest The Nazi’s Successfully Tested A Nuke Before The End Of WWII; What If Hitler Had Successfully Developed The Atomic Bomb?

Did Hitler Have A NUCLEAR BOMB?   Newly Declassified U.S Documents Suggest Suggest The Nazi’s Successfully Tested A Nuke Before The End Of WWII;  What If Hitler Had Successfully Developed The Atomic Bomb?   www.fortunascorner.com         Allan Hall, Berlin correspondent for the Daily Mail Online, has an article on the publications website (February […]

Mattis’s Pyrrhic Personnel War: SecDef Clashes With White House About Staffing The Pentagon

Mattis’s Pyrrhic Personnel War The defense secretary clashes with the White House about staffing the Pentagon. https://www.wsj.com/articles/mattiss-pyrrhic-personnel-war-1487894275 The defense secretary at a press conference in Baghdad, Feb. 20. PHOTO: ZUMA PRESS By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Updated Feb. 23, 2017 7:20 p.m. ET 203 COMMENTS Every military tactician fears the Pyrrhic victory-winning a battle but losing the war. Defense […]