Category National Guard

Obituary For Maj. Gen. (USA/Ret.) Albert N. Stubblebine

Albert N. Stubblebine, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) died 6 February 2017. Graduating in 1952 from the US Military Academy, “Bert” as he was known to friends, was commissioned an Armor officer and later transferred to the Intelligence Corps. His first intelligence assignments included positions at the Army Imagery Interpretation Center. Later he joined the […]

‘Ballad Of The Green Berets’ Singer’s Biographer Talks About Barry Sadler’s Meteoric Rise, MurderCharge, Violent Death

A new book. ‘Ballad Of The Green Berets’ Singer’s Biographer Talks About Barry Sadler’s Meteoric Rise, MurderCharge, Violent Death https://www.stripes.com/lifestyle/ballad-of-the-green-berets-singer-s-biographer-talks-about-barry-sadler-s-meteoric-rise-murder-charge-violent-death-1.465731#.WQSI3okrJmq ILLUSTRATION BY SEAN MOORES/STARS AND STRIPES  Email  Print  Reddit  Tweet  Share  Google  More By SEAN MOORES | Stars and Stripes | Published: April 27, 2017 In 1966, Army Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, an active-duty Green […]

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 […]

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 […]

He Jumped Into Normandy, Ran Spies In Moscow, Retired At 90

Dave Maxwell:  One of our true American heroes.   Dave received this from the OSS Society:   I regret to inform you that our chairman, Amb. Hugh Montgomery, passed away yesterday. Like the “Harvard PhD who could handle himself in a bar fight” that he was, Amb. Montgomery fought until the very end. A wake will […]

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 […]

Trump, Palantir, And The Battle To Clean Up A Huge Army Procurement Swamp

  Excerpts: Trump, so far, has given no public hint of a position on the dispute. Lindsay Walters of the White House press office told me the President would not be available to discuss the case or his approach to defense contracts. In February, Trump included a $54 billion increase for the Pentagon, a 10% […]

#Wargaming Unpredictable Adversaries (and Unreliable

#Wargaming Unpredictable Adversaries (and Unreliable Allies) thestrategybridge.org · by Rex Brynen · March 28, 2017 One challenge in wargaming, and especially political-military (POL-MIL) games, is how to best model the behavior of unpredictable, even apparently irrational, foes. Is the mercurial behavior of North Korea’s “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-un, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, or Joseph Kony of the […]