Category National Guard

5 Reasons The Army’s New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won’t Work

The 5 reasons: 1. The Army is making the problem too hard. 2. In tech development, past is prologue. 3. Commercial technologies are available to enemies. 4. The Army can’t keep up if it halts and pivots. 5. The Army never sticks with a plan.  5 Reasons The Army’s New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won’t Work By Loren Thompson, www.forbes.com View Original […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

Army Needs 2 Years To Reboot War-Ready Communications Network; Seeks COTS Stopgaps

Army Needs 2 Years To Reboot Network, Seeks COTS Stopgaps By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original November 17th, 2017 Ryan McCarthy and Gen. Mark Milley WASHINGTON: The Army needs at least two years to figure out a new, war-ready communications network to replace its current, fragile systems, the acting secretary said this week. There’s no a quick fix: […]

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 […]

U.S. Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being Stretched To Possible Breaking Point

Excerpt: Another option, according to both Reed and Ernst, is to expand the number of U.S. special operations forces, which they say may be necessary even with a bulked-up diplomatic corps.   “We have to increase numbers and resources,” Reed said, warning, “We cannot sacrifice quality for quantity.” US Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being […]

HASC Chairman Comments On NDAA Passage

THORNBERRY ON NDAA PASSAGE FINAL VOTE: 356-70   WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement after final passage of the NDAA Conference Report.  The Conference Report passed the House today with a vote of 356-70.  The conference report will now be approved by the Senate and sent the President for  signature.  This […]

The Secret Of Churchill’s Darkest Hour: An American General In London

The Secret Of Churchill’s Darkest Hour: An American General In London By Clive Irving, www.thedailybeast.com View Original October 14th, 2017 LONDON—In the 19 months between Winston Churchill becoming prime minister and Pearl Harbor, fascism came as close as it ever would to world domination. We are being newly awakened—in a timely way—to those months of peril not […]

S. Korea, U.S. To Draft Plan For Future Alliance Command

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  Sigh…. There is still no understanding of the command structure.  The US does not have have OPCON of Korean forces.  The ROK/US Combined Forces Command will have […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

“The Scar On America’s Soul:”  As A Major New Documentary Relives The Horror Of Vietnam, British Historian Max Hastings, Who Reported On The War, Says The U.S. Still Hasn’t Learned The Lessons Of Its Disasters Abroad

The Scar On America’s Soul:  As A Major New Documentary Relives The Horror Of Vietnam, British Historian Max Hastings, Who Reported On The War, Says The U.S. Still Hasn’t Learned The Lessons Of Its Disasters Abroad   www.fortunascorner.com         World-renowned British war historian Max Hastings, has an article with the title above in […]