Category Hybrid War

Libya Conflict: Russian Mercenaries From The Shadowy Wagner Group Are Spearheading The Battle For Capital Tripoli

Libya conflict: Russian mercenaries from the shadowy Wagner Group are spearheading the battle for capital Tripoli Libya has been divided since 2014 into rival military and political camps based in the capital Tripoli and the east The Russian mercenaries are fighting for Khalifa Hifter’s forces against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Agencies Published: […]

Afghanistan Is Not Vietnam | American Enterprise Institute – AEI

Excerpts: Afghanistan today is hardly Vietnam in 1972. American military forces there are set to drop below 10,000 — and that small number is engaged only in providing air, intelligence, and other limited support to the several hundred thousand Afghans fighting the Taliban, al Qaeda, and ISIS, along with US Special Forces continuing to fight […]

I served In Afghanistan. No, It’s Not Another Vietnam: By Ryan Crocker

Excerpts: Let’s be clear. We came to Afghanistan and remain there now for one essential reason: the United States’ national security. These SIGAR interviews are about what contributes to that end and what doesn’t. I have argued that a better life for people in a misgoverned country is an essential part of that effort. It is […]

Mike Flynn’s Blunt Interview With Staffers Kicked Off The Investigation Into A Bombshell Afghanistan Report

Mike Flynn’s blunt interview with staffers kicked off the investigation into a bombshell Afghanistan report insider.com · by David Choi Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, is in the spotlight for his critical statements on America’s war in Afghanistan. His statements prompted an extensive Washington Post investigation, published Monday, […]

Douglas Lute, Former Afghan War Czar, On Report About What Americans Knew About War

Douglas Lute, Former Afghan War Czar, On Report About What Americans Knew About War December 9, 20195:27 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered   https://www.npr.org/2019/12/09/786469483/douglas-lute-former-afghan-war-czar-on-report-about-what-americans-knew-about-wa NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Douglas Lute, former Afghan War czar for the Bush and Obama administrations, about a Washington Post report, which claims the public wasn’t told the truth […]

SOCOM Is Working On A Mechanical ‘Third Arm’ That May Tout A Drone-Killing Weapon System

SOCOM is working on a mechanical ‘third arm’ that may tout a drone-killing weapon system taskandpurpose.com · November 14, 2019 i am iron man Jared Keller November 14, 2019 at 02:36 PM Military Tech VIDEO: Watch the Army’s mechanical ‘third arm’ in action U.S. special operations forces could eventually deploy with an articulated mechanical ‘third arm’ […]

AI and Quantum Supremacy Will Not Defeat Revolutionary Warfare

David Maxwell Comment:  “There is no technological silver bullet to fighting wars of revolution, political resistance, and insurgency.  Technology can be very useful and critically important many supporting functions but it alone cannot defeat an idea, ideology, or political movement.  We need to apply some of our intellectual capital to the study of revolution, resistance, insurgency, […]

Master And Chef: How Evgeny Prigozhin Led The Russian Offensive In Africa

https://www.proekt.media/investigation/evgeny-prigozhin-africa/ Master and Chef.  How Evgeny Prigozhin led the Russian offensive in Africa Ilya Rozhdestvensky, Roman Badanin, March 14, 2019   Since 2018, Russia has started active expansion in Africa, helping various countries on the continent, politically, financially and with military assistance. At the forefront of this expansion was the “Kremlin Chef”, a shady businessman named Evgenу Prigozhin, who fell under U.S. sanctions for […]

Will Abandonment Of The Syrian Kurds End America’s Involvement In Unconventional Warfare

Excerpt: What then is the future for unconventional warfare in American strategy? There are three viable options. One would be for the Syrian fiasco to lead U.S. policymakers to conclude that the ethical costs and strategic risks of unconventional warfare do not justify the benefits, and thus abandon it altogether or, at least, to only […]

Is 3-D Printing The Future Of Terrorism?

Excerpts: 3-D-printed firearms, as well as homemade ammunition, require urgent attention from Washington before they become an even more serious problem. In July 2018, after a Texas-based group said it would post online blueprints for how to manufacture 3-D-printed guns, some Democratic senators introduced legislation to prohibit the publication of such plans. Yet 3-D-printed weapons […]