Category military history

‘A Single Clenched Fist’: Russia Defiant But Anxious As U.S. Seeks To End Its Monopoly On Manned Space Flight

‘A Single Clenched Fist’: Russia Defiant But Anxious As U.S. Seeks To End Its Monopoly On Manned Space Flight May 29, 2020 17:05 GMT Updated May 30, 2020 20:01 GMT Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty By Matthew Luxmoore Astronauts Doug Hurley (left) and Robert Behnken on their way to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. MOSCOW — As veteran NASA […]

Secret Sacrifice: The Agents Who Risked All Behind Nazi Lines

Secret sacrifice: the agents who risked all behind Nazi lines The Guardian · by Gareth Rubin · May 31, 2020 Major Francis Suttill, codenamed Prosper, led a network covering Paris. He was executed six weeks before VE day. Photograph: Courtesy of Francis J SuttillA very ordinary-looking metal canister will appear on BBC primetime series The Repair Shop next month. The size […]

Navy SEAL Who Oversaw bin Laden Raid Warns That ‘Batman And Superman Are Not Coming’ In A Speech Advising College Graduates To Become Their Own heroes

Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid warns that ‘Batman and Superman are not coming’ in a speech advising college graduates to become their own heroes Business Insider · by David Choi Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, the commander who oversaw the military raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, called on […]

U.S. Eyes Use Of Security Brigade In Tunisia Amid Russia Concerns

U.S. eyes use of security brigade in Tunisia amid Russia concerns Reuters · by 2 Min Read · May 30, 2020 TUNIS (Reuters) – The United States is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, its military said on Friday, amid concern over Russian activity in Libya. Libya’s civil war has drawn in […]

Beyond Hong Kong, An Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes The Boundaries

Beyond Hong Kong, an Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the Boundaries China’s leader has taken bold steps on issues where he’s often faced international pushback https://www.wsj.com/articles/beyond-hong-kong-an-emboldened-xi-jinping-pushes-the-boundaries-11590774190 By Jeremy Page and Chun Han Wong Updated May 29, 2020 6:29 pm ET BEIJING—Less than four months ago, Xi Jinping faced the biggest crisis of his leadership, as it […]

Inhofe, Reed Back New Military Fund To Confront China

David Maxwell Comment:  “Recall when we excited the “Asian Pivot” during the previous administration?  We provided almost no resources to do and it was really a lip serve exercise.  I think in the ned it was going to raise the apportioned force level from 50% of US military forces to 55% but as “apportioned” forces […]

Back To The Shadows: The Future Role Of Special Ops

David Maxwell Comment:  “My 2 cents.  In addition to the high end CT capabilities that we have raised to a high art form (the ability to capture or kill any high value target at the time and place of our choosing), I think SOF’s real value and comparative advantages lie in what I call the […]

Special Operations Command Acknowledges That It Has To Change As AI Is Set To Revolutionize War

David Maxwell Comment:  “This is an elegant and simple quote but one we must think deeply about: “Data is the new ammunition.”  We should always keep in mind that some “data” can only be collected through close personal relationships that can only take place face to face.  I am not an iconoclast and I believe […]

Sci-Fi Eye: Natural Selection On The Unmanned Battlefield

Sci-Fi Eye: Natural selection on the unmanned battlefield 12th May 2020 8:00 am https://www.theengineer.co.uk/ai-warfare-gareth-l-powell/ Forget the “Terminator scenario”. The future of AI based warfare could be far weirder than that writes Gareth L Powell Two articles in last month’s issue caught my eye. The first was about the Royal Navy’s decision to test extra-large autonomous submarines […]

Don Bendell: Green Berets, ‘What Were They, Daddy?’

Don Bendell: Green Berets, ‘What were they, daddy?’ fayobserver.com · by Don Bendell Closing the JFK Special Warfare Museum at Fort Bragg would destroy a legacy of military history that should always be revered and remembered. I just learned that the USA Special Operations Command is closing the JFK Special Warfare Museum at Fort Bragg. Closing this […]