Category Special Operations

Op-Ed: How To Neutralize North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Without Starting A World War

Op-Ed: How to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threat without starting a world war ABCNews.com · by ABC News · September 18, 2017 In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could range most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb at […]

U.S. Options For Basing Forces To Deter North Korea

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell provided some comments highlighted in blue below about this article.  Col. Maxwell’s contact info is at the bottom of this email.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  Option two is quite the recommended gamble that throws the ROK under the bus and fully supports the north Korean strategy (a main pillar of which […]

Chuck Hagel: Lessons In Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary Apply Today

Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary apply today Omaha.com · by Joseph Morton / World-Herald Bureau WASHINGTON — Americans can find lessons that apply today in filmmaker Ken Burns’ new project “The Vietnam War,” former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel said after seeing much of it. “We’re at a point in our […]

Be Skeptical Of Ken Burn’s Documentary: The Vietnam War

HENRY MARK HOLZER LEGAL AND POLITICAL COMMENTARY www.henrymarkholzer.blogspot.com Re: Ken Burns’s forthcoming documentary, The Vietnam War Be skeptical of Ken Burns’ documentary: The Vietnam War by Terry Garlock Some months ago I and a dozen other local veterans attended a screening at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta – preview of a new documentary on […]

Continued Russian Military Support To North Korea

https://narativ.org/2017/08/15/ferry-service/ Posted on August 15, 2017 by Zev Shalev Exclusive: A newly launched Russian passenger ferry was detained for carrying suspected military cargo destined for North Korea. The new evidence Moscow is supplying Kim Jong-Un with missile technology to threaten the U.S. On May 14, North Korea sent the first of three successive chilling messages to the U.S. […]

The Navy – It’s Not a Job, It’s A Total Cluster: Can’t Fight, Can’t Navigate, & Is Largely Without Basic Seamanship Skills

  We now have a Navy that can’t fight, can’t navigate, and is largely without basic seamanship skills  The Navy – It’s Not a Job, It’s a Total Cluster US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2017 | Ray Starmann Posted on 9/7/2017, 7:38:15 PM The US Navy, the mighty and heroic service that beat the tar […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-air-force-needs-a-budget-that-aims-higher-1505171248 The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher A return to sequester-level funding would inhibit our ability to fly, fight and win America’s wars. By  Heather Wilson and  David Goldfein Sept. 11, 2017 7:07 p.m. ET   We recently stood on the tarmac at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and watched as the brothers-in-arms of a […]

Inside America’s Secret War With ISIS

Excerpt:   Embedded with the SDF are teams of American soldiers, about whom very little is known. The U.S. military’s presence in Syria has grown exponentially since 2014, when the first elite commandos arrived to advise the nascent SDF. Today, there are some 14 U.S. military bases on Syrian soil. The troops on the ground […]

Vast New Intelligence Haul Fuels Next Phase Of Fight Against Islamic State

Vast New Intelligence Haul Fuels Next Phase Of Fight Against Islamic State By W.j. Hennigan, www.latimes.com View Original September 8th, 2017 Members of the Iraqi forces July 10 during the offensive against Islamic State fighters in Mosul.Photo by: Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images U.S. intelligence analysts have gained valuable insights into Islamic State’s planning and personnel from […]