Category Air Force

Austerity Cloud Hovers Over Pentagon Wish List for Guerrillas/(SOCOM) And Climate

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  I am going to have to look at the language of the new NDAA as I missed this.  Looks like this is a follow-on to Section 1097 of the 2016 […]

Chinese Firm Smuggles Missile Parts To N.Korea

Chinese Firm Smuggles Missile Parts to N.Korea By Kim Deok-han, english.chosun.com View Original September 19th, 2017 A private Chinese firm smuggled materials needed to develop missiles to North Korea sometime in April, the Asahi Shimbun reported Monday. Camouflaged as materials for expressway construction, “high-grade tungsten and aluminum alloy was sent by the Chinese company to North Korea’s […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis ‘Hints At Secret Military Options In North Korea’

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  Let’s keep secret military options secret.  Planned military options are by definition secret before they are executed.     We prevent putting South Korea at grave risk by having the […]

Op-Ed: How To Neutralize North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Without Starting A World War

Op-Ed: How to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threat without starting a world war ABCNews.com · by ABC News · September 18, 2017 In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could range most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb at […]

Arming Ukraine Is A Sensible Option

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/09/17/arming-ukraine-is-a-sensible-option/ By: Patrick Savage, Columnist Photo Credit: New York Times Following a visit to Ukraine by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in August, the debate over whether the United States should provide defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military in the fight against […]

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments on the article are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  We should shoot down the missile when it is on azimuth to hit a US or allied target. There is no iron dome that can shoot down […]

Catastrophe On The Yalu: America’s Intelligence Failure In Korea

Catastrophe on the Yalu: America’s intelligence failure in Korea By Bruce Riedel, www.brookings.edu View Original September 13th, 2017 The American intelligence community’s experience with the People’s Republic of China and North Korea began with a disaster, a catastrophic intelligence failure in 1950 that cost the lives of thousands of Americans. Worse, it was a self-imposed disaster—the result […]

U.S. Options For Basing Forces To Deter North Korea

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell provided some comments highlighted in blue below about this article.  Col. Maxwell’s contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  Option two is quite the recommended gamble that throws the ROK under the bus and fully supports the north Korean strategy (a main pillar of which […]

Chuck Hagel: Lessons In Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary Apply Today

Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary apply today Omaha.com · by Joseph Morton / World-Herald Bureau WASHINGTON — Americans can find lessons that apply today in filmmaker Ken Burns’ new project “The Vietnam War,” former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel said after seeing much of it. “We’re at a point in our […]

Be Skeptical Of Ken Burn’s Documentary: The Vietnam War

HENRY MARK HOLZER LEGAL AND POLITICAL COMMENTARY www.henrymarkholzer.blogspot.com Re: Ken Burns’s forthcoming documentary, The Vietnam War Be skeptical of Ken Burns’ documentary: The Vietnam War by Terry Garlock Some months ago I and a dozen other local veterans attended a screening at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta – preview of a new documentary on […]