Category Army

You’re On Your Own, U.S. Tells Syrian Rebels, As Assad Goes On Offensive

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “It is amazing that we can still get indigenous forces to work with us as we have let down so many in the past from the Alamo […]

Press Statement On Military Exercises On The Korean Peninsula

Press Statement on Military Exercises on the Korean Peninsula defense.gov · June 22, 2018 IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2018 News Release Release No: NR-200-18 Statement by Dana W. White Chief Pentagon Spokesperson On June 22, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General […]

Five Reasons The Marine Corps Is The Future Of U.S. Ground Combat

Excerpt: Because the Marine Corps and Navy are so much better prepared for combat in the Western Pacific than the Army and Air Force are — at least, once you get away from the Korean Peninsula — there is a case to be made that the Marines will dominate U.S. ground combat operations in the […]

Space Force: Go Slow, Learn From Army Air Corps

Space Force: Go Slow, Learn From Army Air Corps By David Deptula on June 22, 2018 at 1:19 PM 5 Comments The stakes are high for President Trump’s nascent Space Force because a poorly integrated service is a price America cannot afford to pay. This means a careful, thoughtful, conditions-based approach must be followed to assess if and when […]

Who Was Moe Berg? A Spy, A Big-League Catcher And An Enigma

Who Was Moe Berg? A Spy, a Big-League Catcher and an Enigma mobile.nytimes.com · by Bruce Fretts June 21, 2018 Advertisement Moe Berg played 15 mostly unremarkable seasons as a catcher in the majors for various teams, retiring in 1939 with a mediocre career batting average of .243 and a paltry six home runs. About his only notable accomplishment […]

Review: ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’ Shares A Peculiar History Lesson

Review: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Shares a Peculiar History Lesson The New York Times · by Glenn Kenny “The Catcher Was a Spy” is a character drama and an espionage thriller with a premise so peculiar that a fiction writer would be hard pressed to contrive it. As it happens, the story line is plucked from […]

The Pentagon Has Now Officially Canceled Military Exercises With South Korea. Here’s What Comes Next.

The comment just below and before the article are comments by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “Here is my most pessimistic assessment of what comes next:   I think the post summit scenario looks like this: 1.  The ROK and […]

Senate Votes To Boost Civilian Oversight Of Special Ops, Reinforcing Earlier Mandate

The comment highlighted below in blue is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Does SOF need a real service like HQ? The Space force is now going to be the 6th service.  Will congressional fixes fix the SOF civilian oversight […]

Pentagon Puts Cyber Warriors On The Offensive, Increasing The Risk Of Conflict

  Excerpts: There is little debate inside the government’s sprawling community of cyberwarriors and defenders that the United States needs to step up its game: It did not see the Russian hack of the 2016 election coming, or North Korea’s “WannaCry” attack last year, which crippled the National Health Service in Britain and rippled around […]

Former CIA Dir./Gen. (Ret.) Petreaus Backs U.S. Pullout From Iran Nuclear Deal

https://www.jpost.com//Breaking-News/Former-CIA-head-says-he-backs-US-pullout-from-Iran-nuclear-deal-560169 Jerusalem Post Breaking News Former CIA head says he backs U.S. pullout from Iran nuclear deal By Yonah Jeremy Bob June 17, 2018 13:35 Share on facebook Share on twitter Ex CIA Director, retired General David Petraeus said on Sunday that he  welcomes the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking at an event in […]