Category Drones

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 […]

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea www.politico.com View Original October 15th, 2017 Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and supporters—titles that might help […]

Drop Zone: OTH Interview with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

Drop Zone: OTH Interview with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) By Over The Horizon, overthehorizonmdos.com View Original October 13th, 2017 “[The United States] is still undergoing a transition from the industrial age of warfare to the information age. And, even if […] the military could achieve a fully functioning combat cloud today… And, what I mean […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

Computer Virus Infects U.S. Military Drone Fleet

Computer virus infects US military drone fleet: report By Olivia Beavers, thehill.com View Original October 8th, 2017 Editor’s note: This story inadvertently went off reporting from a Wired.com article published in 2011. The story, as published by The Hill, incorrectly stated that the military had detected the virus two weeks ago. We regret the error. A computer virus has reportedly infected the US […]

Trump Poised To Drop Some Limits On Drone Strikes And Commando Raids

David Maxwell’s Comments:This could be a real problem if we start conducting US unilateral drone strikes or raids against ISIS in the Philippines. It will feel good to do but it will cause long term damage. By clearing the way to target rank-and-file Islamist insurgents even without the presence of a high-level leader focused on […]

Trump Admin Wants To Increase CIA Drone Strikes

Trump Admin Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes By Ken Dilanian, www.nbcnews.com View Original September 18th, 2017 WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News. Impressed by […]

Captain Jack Blog: Analysis Of Ukraine’s Killer Drone – The Sokol

https://captain-jack-box-blog.netlify.com/sokol-drone-analysis.html Capitain Jack Blog Sokol Killer Drone Analysis On Sep 14 2017 a successful drone drone test has taken place in Ukraine. The Sokol (or Sokil – eng Falcon) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). But rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This was stated by Oleksandr Turchinov, […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-air-force-needs-a-budget-that-aims-higher-1505171248 The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher A return to sequester-level funding would inhibit our ability to fly, fight and win America’s wars. By  Heather Wilson and  David Goldfein Sept. 11, 2017 7:07 p.m. ET   We recently stood on the tarmac at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and watched as the brothers-in-arms of a […]