Category Special Operations

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 […]

POTUS Trump’s NSC Pick – H.R. McMaster On ‘Continuities Of War & The Future Of Warfare

Thanks to Dave Maxwell for sending.   Also worth re-reading is HR’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Speech at Georgetown here:  http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/11/18/the-warrior-ethos-at-risk-h-r-mcmasters-remarkable-veterans-day-speech/ ICYMI: Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of Warfare: The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum by H. R. McMaster Journal Article |  February 20, 2017 – 4:11pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/icymi-discussing-the-continuities-of-war-and-the-future-of-warfare-the-defense-entrepreneur Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of […]

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”. […]

Courage: By Keith Nightingale

Courage by Keith Nightingale SWJ Blog Post |  February 19, 2017 – 12:31am http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/courage   Courage Keith Nightingale Burning buildings. Criminals and gunfire. Common definitions. Climbing upstairs at WTC when all others are going down. A common image. Infantry is uncommon. It defines courage in terms common to them but different for those not there. Daily […]

Papers Offer A Peek At ISIS’ Drones, Lethal And Largely Off-The-Shelf

Papers Offer A Peek At ISIS’ Drones, Lethal And Largely Off-The-Shelf The New York Times · by ERIC SCHMITT · January 31, 2017 Members of American Special Operations inspected a drone in Mosul, Iraq, in January. The craft had been used by Islamic State militants to drop explosives on government forces. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters WASHINGTON – The standardized four-page checklist […]

POTUS Obama Continues His Reckless & Dangerous Emptying Of Guantanamo; 3 More Inmates ‘Transferred,’ To UAE; May Well Go On To Become Jihadi ‘Superstars,’ & Kill Innocent Westerners At Some Future Point

POTUS Obama’s reckless and dangerous obsession of emptying Guantanamo continues.  Three more potential Jihadi superstars released – may well go on to kill innocent Westerners at some future point.  Where will former President (at such time) be when one of these malcontents sets off a bomb at a crowded place like what happened at the […]

General Mattis, Save The U.S. Military – Ban PowerPoint

Amen!  RCP, fortunascorner   General Mattis, Save The U.S. Military. Ban PowerPoint. theweek.com · by Authors · January 17, 2017 ADVERTISEMENT Sign Up for Our free email newsletters There are a lot of reasons to support the nomination of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense. He’s an enormously respected and talented general. He’s a scholar […]

Christopher Steele, Ex-British Intelligence Officer, Said To Have Prepared Dossier On Trump

Christopher Steele, Ex-British Intelligence Officer, Said to Have Prepared Dossier On Trump Former spy is director of London-based Orbis Intelligence Ltd. http://www.wsj.com/articles/christopher-steele-ex-british-intelligence-officer-said-to-have-prepared-dossier-on-trump-1484162553 U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ahead of a press conference in Trump Tower on Wednesday, where he dismissed the allegations in the dossier. PHOTO: SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS By BRADLEY HOPE, MICHAEL ROTHFELD and ALAN CULLISON Updated Jan. 11, […]

Researcher Finds Data Breach Of U.S. Special Operations Command Private Subcontractor; Home & Email Addresses, Social Security Numbers, Gov’t Contracts/Invoices, Lists Of Units/Bases, Handwritten List Of Passwords For Subcontract Employees Were All Exposed — But No Command/Government Employee Breached

Researcher Finds Data Breach Of U.S. Special Operations Command Private Subcontractor; Home & Email Addresses, Social Security Numbers, Gov’t Contracts/Invoices, Lists Of Units/Bases, Handwritten List Of Passwords For Subcontract Employees Were All Exposed — But No Command/Government Employee Breached http://www.fortunascorner.com      An article in govtech.com notes that cyber security researcher, Chris Vickery, realized last […]

The Case For David Petraeus As Secretary Of State

Excerpt: By this point, the message I’m trying to get across has probably become fairly obvious, so I’ll wrap things up: not only was David Petraeus one of our finest field commanders in American history, but he would be an outstanding choice for Mr. Trump in a civilian capacity. The Case For David Petraeus As […]