Category IED’s

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong http://www.fortunascorner.com      Caroline Houck had a July 23, 2017 article posted on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, discussing terrorist use of armed drones as potentially the new improvised explosive […]

6 Dead, 20 Wounded In London Attack; 3 Suspects Shot Dead By Police

These liberal judges and their Democratic cheerleaders here in the U.S. are going to have a lot to answer for; and, blood on their hands if these European-style terrorist attacks begin to do the damage here — that they’re doing over there.  This very naive, idealistic view of the world, where multi-culturalism, climate change, strategic […]

The MacArthur Model For Afghanistan: Consolidate Authority Into One Person: An American Viceroy Who’d Lead All Coalition Efforts

Excerpt: Finally, Mr. Trump must not lose sight of the reason we became involved in Afghanistan: to deny sanctuary to those who want to destroy our way of life. The largest attack in U.S. history originated in Afghanistan. The terrorists killed 3,000 that day because they lacked the means to kill three million. The U.S. […]

Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars?

Conference video at the link to the web page: http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/is-the-us-military-too-antiquated-to-win-modern-wars? Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars? By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original May 17th, 2017 Experts in technology and warfare gathered Wednesday to discuss the U.S. military’s efforts to innovate in response to rapidly changing threats and its place in modern warfare. Bernadette Johnson, […]

Taking Stock: What The U.S. Is Learning From Europe’s Spate Of Urban Truck Attacks

Taking Stock: What The U.S. Is Learning From Europe’s Spate Of Urban Truck Attacks by Cameron Reed Journal Article |  May 14, 2017 – 1:20am http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/taking-stock-what-the-us-is-learning-from-europe%E2%80%99s-spate-of-urban-truck-attacks Taking Stock: What the US is Learning from Europe’s Spate of Urban Truck Attacks Cameron Reed On May 4th, the US Transportation Security Administration issued an unclassified report entitled “Vehicle Ramming Attacks: […]

Former Secretary Of Defense Carter Outlines The Future Of Warfare

Concluding Q&A: At heart, you’re a scientist. What is your advice to all the scientists concerned about the direction this White House is taking the country? Again, it’s very early. It’s very difficult to discern what the direction is. I’d encourage people to keep heart and to remember that we’ve been around for 241 years […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

A Glimpse Of Warfare’s Future, Today

David Maxwell’s comments are below and highlighted — before the actual article. The article referenced in this piece can be downloaded from the Prism web site at this link (note that this edition of Prism is all about SOF)  http://cco.ndu.edu/PRISM-6-3/Article/1020215/reaching-forward-in-the-war-against-the-islamic-state/ The article was written by Majors Christopher Thielenhaus and Eric Roles, both Special Forces officers at […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]