Category Army

How America’s Col. Kurtz (Apocalypse Now) Beat Back North Korea

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. David Maxwell’s comment:  Now I understand why there has been some recent press about Donald Nichols: Blaine Harden has a new book about him.     https://www.amazon.com/King-Spies-Reign-Americas-Spymaster/dp/052542993X   Nichols’ wild tale has never really […]

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt In Afghanistan

Left unsaid — why didn’t Obama CIA do this?  I’ll give you ‘3 guesses.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com   A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan By Thomas Gibbons-neff, Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman, www.nytimes.com View Original October 22nd, 2017 Afghan Army soldiers in 2013. The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly […]

Post-Unification Stability Biggest ‘Blind Spot’ For South Korea: Study

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of the page.  What ‘role’ will China/Russia play?  RCP David Maxwell Comment:  Unification will be hard regardless of the path followed to get there.  But the ROK must prepare for it NOW (and we should assist our ally in […]

After Niger Attack, A Look At Clandestine Jihadists Posing A Growing Danger To U.S. Forces In Africa

After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to U.S. forces in Africa By Robyn Dixon, www.latimes.com View Original October 21st, 2017 French armored vehicles head toward the Niger border in 2013. U.S. and French forces have spent years training and supporting the militaries of Mali, Niger and other countries to fight entrenched […]

Russia Launches ICBM at INF Range, But It’s No INF Violation

Comment from a follower:  “Whether or not the specific launch is a violation of New START is beside the point; Russia could accumulate a stock of “ICBMs” and employ them at intermediate ranges during a security crisis in Europe, East Asia, or the Middle East.  Because of US compliance with the INF Treaty we would […]

Niger Ambush Came After ‘Massive Intelligence Failure,’ Source Says

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  There are some observations that David did not make that I will.  The hatred of POTUS Trump by most of the so-called ‘mainstream’ media is off the charts; and, they will stoop […]

Army Preps For Underground & Urban Warfare On Korean Peninsula

The comments highlighted in blue below are/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  I suppose you could consider north Korea a “target rich” environment with some 5000 underground facilities.  Just take a moment and think the about scale of the problem and […]

Pentagon Sends Team To Niger To Find Out What Happened

David Maxwell:  This excerpt is the most detailed information I have seen in open sources about the event. The four Americans were killed Oct. 4 when a 12-man team of soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group was operating with approximately 30 Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) on a train-and-advise mission near Tongo Tongo, Niger, just […]

Solving The Siege Of Seoul | RealClearDefense

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 Comment:  The tyranny of proximity.  I do not think the author has ever experienced Korea Chuseok or the lunar New Year’s holiday to see what the “evacuation” of […]

Thoughts On Strategy For The Korean Peninsula

David Maxwell’s remarks last week at the Institute for Korean-American Studies (ICAS) conference on The Korean Peninsula Issues and United States National Security.  His contact info is at the bottom of this article.   http://www.icasinc.org/2017/2017f/2017fdsm.html Thoughts on Strategy for the Korean PeninsulaDavid S.Maxwell Georgetown University Let me just begin with a few framing remarks: We have successfully […]