Category Army

U.S. Forces Could Potentially Lose Next War To Russia Or China, Warns Sobering Rand Report

David Maxwell Comments:  “I have to correct my previous comment.  A friend and colleague who knows these things sent this comment to correct me:” Most of the 85th CA BDE is gone, but the Army will retain one active component conventional CA battalion (the 83rd) at FT Bragg, ADCON to the 16th MP BDE.   […]

This Is How Nuclear War With North Korea Would Unfold

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold www.washingtonpost.com View Original December 8th, 2017 No one wants to fight a nuclear war. Not in North Korea, not in South Korea and not in the United States. And yet leaders in all three countries know that such a war may yet come — if […]

Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four U.S. Soldiers Dead In Niger

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comments:  From Buzzfeed.   “A lot of speculation in this to include from sources that may not really be able to offer credible assessments.  But I would really […]

“The Landmark Julius Caesar,” New Book Chronicling The Military Campaigns Of One Of History’s Greatest ‘Captains;’ Edited By Kurt A. Raaflaub

“The Landmark Julius Caesar,” New Book Chronicling The Military Campaigns Of One Of History’s Greatest ‘Captains;’ Edited By Kurt A. Raaflaub www.fortunascorner.com      James Romm, editor of The Landmark Arian: The Campaigns Of Alexander,” and the author of “How To Die: An Ancient Guide To The End Of Life,” to be published January, 2018, had a book review of […]

ADM (Ret.) James Stavridis: Three Military Ideas For Dealing With North Korea

James Stavridis: Three military ideas for dealing with North Korea- Nikkei Asian Review asia.nikkei.com December 8, 2017 11:14 am JST James Stavridis US must prepare responses while it pursues talks with Pyongyang and Beijing THAAD under test. More needs to be done to increase defense against missile attacks both in number and quality. © Reuters As […]

Defense Insiders Pushing A Non-Lethal Microwave Missile That Could Stop North Korea’s Launches In Their Tracks

Defense insiders are pushing a non-lethal microwave missile that could stop North Korea’s launches in their tracks By Alex Lockie, www.businessinsider.com View Original December 7th, 2017 US Air Force Military and government officials are pushing a non-lethal missile that could possibly shut down a North Korean missile launch in its tracks. The missile uses readily available technology, […]

Changing Calculus And Learning From Our Enemies

Excerpts: Again, it is helpful for to compare these worrying advances with the successful attack on Keating in 2009. Despite the technological superiority of their opponent, the Taliban used basic weapons, tactics, and technologies that had not changed substantially from similar attacks on Soviet forces in the same region decades earlier—probably because their dominance in […]

U.S. Is Losing Ground On Technology Superiority

U.S. Is Losing Ground On Technology Superiority The Hill · by Gordon England, opinion contributor · December 6, 2017 A long-held military maxim is to take the high ground and hold it. That may be outdated in today’s electronic and high-tech battlefields, but that notion still holds true for scientific research and engineering. Research is the foundation for […]

North Korea’s Latest Launch Tried To Simulate A Sneak Attack, But The U.S. Reportedly Saw It Coming

But, the opposite of the below is also true to a degree.  North Korea learned something about our capabilities & will try and adapt.  RCP, fortunascorner.com North Korea’s latest launch tried to simulate a sneak attack, but the US reportedly saw it coming By Alex Lockie, www.businessinsider.com View Original December 7th, 2017 KCNA North Korea’s latest launch […]

Napoleon Was The Best General Ever, And The Math Proves It

Napoleon was the Best General Ever, and the Math Proves it. By Ethan Arsht, ethanarsht View Original December 4th, 2017 Ranking Every* General in the History of Warfare *Almost every When Africanus asked who, in Hannibal’s opinion, was the greatest general, Hannibal named Alexander… as to whom he would rank second, Hannibal selected Pyrrhus… asking whom Hannibal considered third, […]