Category military history

CJCS Gen. Dunford Says Military Option On North Korea Not ‘Unimaginabe’

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  It is not unimaginable because Kim Jong-un could very well miscalculate or if he is faced with internal or external threats that, in his calculation, leave him no option […]

The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections And Opium Routes

The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes By Gabrielle Paluch, www.nytimes.com View Original July 22nd, 2017 Olive Yang, in Muse, Myanmar, in 2015. According to relatives, she wore boys’ clothes and frequently fell in love with her brothers’ romantic interests. Credit Gabrielle PaluchPhoto by: Gabrielle Paluch MUSE, Myanmar — She was born to royalty […]

How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

There is video at the link. https://www.nytimes.com/ 2017/07/23/us/politics/trump- tweet-new-york-times-national- security.html?_r=1   How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader By Michael R. Gordon, www.nytimes.com View Original July 23rd, 2017 President Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday. Credit Hilary Swift for The […]

People’s Republic Of China Options Toward North Korea

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell and his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  I am not sure how vast is the military aid that China really provides the DPRK.   I doubt very much that the PRC would try to engineer regime […]

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity By Contact Author, www.defense.gov View Original July 21st, 2017 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit […]

China’s Strategy In Asia Is Simple: Kick America Out

Excerpts:   Six Concerns Complicating Accommodation   Behavior: China is a republic but not a democracy, and its government’s behavior toward its own citizens and toward foreigners and neighboring states, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, reminds Americans that bilateral relations cannot yet be normal and cooperation cannot yet be close.   Collision: The […]

The Generals Can’t Save Us — And We Shouldn’t Want Them To

Excerpts: But relying on generals to determine questions of war and peace creates unrealistic — and troubling — expectations for those same generals to craft policy and oversee, unchecked, a military that was intentionally designed to follow the command of a civilian.   Nowhere were these civil-military relations issues more evident than in the aftermath […]

What The Demise Of The CIA’s Anti-Assad Program Means

What The Demise Of The CIA’s Anti-Assad Program Means By David Ignatius, www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 20th, 2017 Members of the Syrian Democratic ForcesPhoto by: SDF What did the CIA’s covert assistance program for Syrian rebels accomplish? Bizarrely, the biggest consequence may be that it helped trigger the Russian military intervention in 2015 that rescued President Bashar […]

The Privatization Of Security Is Coming. The U.S. Must Start Preparing For It

Excerpt: With a long tradition of citizen soldiers, the United States has normally been skeptical of mercenaries. But the idea of outsourcing security operations has cropped up in the past. In the early 1990s, Rod Paschall, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former Delta Force commander, argued that the United States should hire former special […]

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/07/21/quadcopter-swims-flies-used-navy-special-ops/? Marco Maia from Rutgers University operates “Naviator,” the first unmanned hybrid aerial-aquatic vehicle to seamlessly transition from airborne to underwater operations and back again, during the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (U.S. Navy/John […]