Category Army

If North Korea Won’t Denuclearize, Here’s What The U.S. Should Do

The comment below, and before the body of the article are some observations provided by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Wrote:  “A provocative essay.  Makes some useful points though I would like a more sophisticated information and influence activities campaign.  Satirizing […]

Chinese Bombers Likely Training For U.S. Strikes: Pentagon Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon 1 / 2A J15 fighter jet landing on China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill (AFP Photo/-)Washington (AFP) – Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details […]

U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, By Design

Excerpts: U.S. Special Operations Command’s Future, by Design ndupress.ndu.eduView OriginalJuly 3rd, 2018 U.S. Army 10th Special Forces GroupPhoto by: Airborne As U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) celebrates its 30thanniversary, it faces a future characterized by increasingly complex, dynamic, and ill-defined security challenges. And since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, USSOCOM has been at […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

How The Data Revolution Is Changing Special Operations Command

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Hear, hear.  That is probably about the right ratio.  Well done USSOCOM.  As you can tell I am a big believer in open source reporting and despite all the friction about the press some of our best “collectors” are journalists who know how to elicit information.  That is why we must pay […]

The Col Jerry “Robin” Sage Story: Actor Steve McQueen Played Sage In Movie – “The Great Escape”

The Col Jerry “Robin” Sage Story The SF training exercise for all SF warriors is the premier Unconventional Warfare exercise called “Robin Sage.” Robin was the name taken from the town of Robbins, North Carolina, which was a central area of operations for the Q course exercise and “Sage” from Army Colonel Jerry Sage. Sage […]

What Really Matters In The Defense Authorization Act & What Didn’t Get Done

David Maxwell Comment: “Of course this special operations excerpt is most interesting to me.” Congress has slowly and consciously restructured special operations as an independent service. The assistant Defense Secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict now has duties similar to those of a service secretary, and the commander of Special Operations Command has […]

U.S. Special Operations Forces Are Getting A Long-Awaited Silent Weapons Upgrade

US Special Operations Forces Are Getting A Long-Awaited Silent Weapons Upgrade · by Jared Keller · August 1, 2018 U.S. Special Operations Command has doled out a hefty contract to upgrade its arsenal of M4A1 carbines with suppressed upper receivers, the culmination of a long-running effort to make America’s most elite service members even more silent and deadly. SOCOM awarded a […]

Oversight Of Army’s 3 Europe-Based Brigades Shifts To A One-Star General

Oversight of Army’s 3 Europe-based brigades shifts to a one-star general By John Vandiver, View Original July 30th, 2018 Maj. Michael Centola, executive officer of the 4-319 Field Artillery Regiment, part of the 173rd Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), pulls his parachute towards his pack during a live-fire artillery exercise at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, May 18, 2018. […]

The Darker Shade Of Gray: A New War Unlike Any Other

David Maxwell Comment:  “The money quote from Nate is in the second paragraph here.  We should heed his words (and read the entire Q&A Essay):”     The next wave of unconventional warlike aggression against the United States and its allies is well-underway. Elite U.S. leadership has been warned about the strategic hazards of effective […]