Category Improvised Explosive Device

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

Las Vegas: America’s Mumbai – Modern War Institute

America’s Mumbai – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by John Spencer · October 17, 2017 It will take months, possibly years, to fully understand how the senseless attack in Las Vegas will change American society. Hotels are considering metal detectors, X-ray screening of guest luggage, and mandatory room checks. Some are even questioning whether open-air concerts and festivals should be organized anymore. We […]

Britain Is ‘Home To 35,000 Islamist Fanatics,’ More Than Any Other Country In Europe, — ‘ISIS Fanatics Will Attempt Cyber Attack On Nuclear Power Stations Or Air Traffic Control Systems Within Next Five Years,’ Says EU Anti-Terror Chief

Britain Is ‘Home To 35,000 Islamist Fanatics,’ More Than Any Other Country In Europe, — ‘ISIS Fanatics Will Attempt Cyber Attack On Nuclear Power Stations Or Air Traffic Control Systems Within Next Five Years,’ Says EU Anti-Terror Chief   www.fortunascorner.com         London’s The Telegraph reports in their August 31, 2017 edition that the U.K. is […]

Houthis Wage Non-Traditional War In Bab al-Mandab Fueled Booby-Trapped Boats

https://english.aawsat.com/bandar-alqahtani/news-middle-east/houthis-wage-non-traditional-war-bab-al-mandab-fueled-booby-trapped-boats Houthis Wage Non-Traditional War In Bab al-Mandab Fueled Booby-Trapped Boats BADR AL-QAHTANIJuly 7, 2017, 7:19 am 644 Pro-government Yemeni forces patrol a coastline along the Bab al-Mandab strait. (AFP) Powered By VidMatic London – Even the producers of the Johnny Depp-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise have not reached the heights of criminal imagination […]

Can Terrorists Beat The U.S. Laptop Ban, Screening Technologies?

Can Terrorists Beat The U.S. Laptop Ban, Screening Technologies? thecipherbrief.com · July 12, 2017 Late last month, the Department of Homeland Security initiated new security measures for all international commercial flights bound to the United States, a move that could potentially lead to either the lifting or expansion of the laptop ban currently in place for […]

On Hyper-War By Gen. (Ret.) John Allen/USMC & Amir Hussain

On Hyperwar By General John R. Allen, US Marine Corps (Retired) and Amir Husain https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-07/hyperwar It is more than a revolution in military affairs; it is a revolution in human affairs.   2 January 2018 The battle damage was devastating and constituted the leading edge of what the United States soon would discover was a […]

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality https://fortunascorner.com      The website ValueBit News, has a June 15, 2017 article by the title above […]

North Korea Dreams Of Turning Out the Lights

Comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I believe THAAD would defend against this kind of missile attack/threat against the South.   I should have added this:   As all military failures are a failure to learn, a failure to adapt, and a failure to anticipate (Cohen and Gooch), […]

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 War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original May 31st, 2017 Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series.Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different […]