Category Army

A True Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Is Trump’s Only Hope

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  It is my belief that no external nation/military can conduct effective counterinsurgency in another country.  An external military that conducts counterinsurgency becomes by definition an occupying power or a […]

No Direct Way To Denuke Pyongyang –

Excerpts: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, also at the Aspen Forum, pointed out there is a rational reason for Kim’s actions – “survival, survival for his regime, survival for his country.”   He described the North Korean leader as “not crazy,” and Kim watching “what has happened around the world relative to nations that […]

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security By Michael Stehn, Ian Wing, Tina Carlile, Joe Dichairo, Joe Mariani, dupress.deloitte.com View Original August 22nd, 2017 Introduction In 2013, Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and gun-rights activist, posted blueprints for the Liberator, a functioning one-shot plastic pistol that could be reproduced with a 3D printer, via additive […]

The Future of Russia’s Armed Forces, After Putin (Op-ed)

The Future of Russia’s Armed Forces, After Putin (Op-ed) In today’s Russia, the Army is failing in its core functions Aug 18, 2017 — 12:14 — Update: Aug. 18 2017 — 15:19 By Pavel Luzin 24 shares facebook twitter e-mail Most Read World Russian Emigres in New York Unfazed by Sanctions Fallout Russia Russia’s Strange and Whimsical […]

On Korea, MacArthur Was Right

On Korea, MacArthur Was Right BY R. L. SCHREADLEY “Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government: Whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing indulged in too long, by Federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown […]

DoD Initiates Elevation Process For U.S. Cyber Command To A Unified Command

DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command 08/18/2017 12:35 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-297-17 Aug. 18, 2017 DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command Today, at the direction of the President, the Department of Defense initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber […]

What Game Theory Tells Us About Nuclear War With North Korea

Conclusion: EW: How does game theory suggest the U.S. should act?   TR: There are situations where you apply game theory and it gives you crisp, clear prescriptions about what you should do. In principle you could use game theory to decide what is the best way of bluffing in a game like poker. But […]

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are ‘Pretty Certain’ Layoffs Are Coming

David Maxwell’s comment:  Note the planning timeline.  We are probably two years from implementation.  I imagine we might see federal employees start leaving for other civilian non-government jobs before this is implemented (unless they expect that there will be some kind of attractive severance package that employees might wait for). OMB is reviewing the preliminary agency reform […]

Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4762336/Rogue-Heroes-SAS-forged.html Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary By Ben Macintyre For The Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 21:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 The wind had reached gale-force as the five elderly Bristol Bombay transport aircraft neared their target, […]

SECDEF Mattis/SECSTATE Tillerson Op-Ed: “We’re Holding Pyongyang To Account”

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I am curious for those who maintain these statistics.  How many joint OpEds are written by a sitting SECDEF and SECSTATE?  One thing that is overlooked is that there appears […]