Category Special Operations

U.S. Special Forces ‘Fought Niger Ambush Alone After Local Troops Fled’

David Maxwell:  Really?  Excerpt: …retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. U.S. Special Forces ‘Fought Niger Ambush Alone After Local Troops Fled’ The Guardian · by Jason Burke · November 4, 2017 Comrades of Sgt La David Johnson cry at his burial service on 21 October in Hollywood, Florida. Johnson and three other US soldiers […]

Elon Musk Made A Secret Appearance To Elite U.S. Marines And Gave A Stirring Speech

Elon Musk made a secret appearance to elite US Marines and gave a stirring speech By David Choi, www.businessinsider.com View Original November 3rd, 2017 CEO Elon Musk, right, stands by a Marine Corps officer during the 1st Marine Raider Battalion Ball. Facebook/joemusselman1776 Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an undisclosed appearance before a group of elite US Marines […]

Was The Tet Offensive Really A Surprise?

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 David Maxwell Comments:  Perhaps there are no intelligence failures.  We can always find an analyst who correctly forecasted what was to come.  The blame lies with decision makers who fail to […]

Iran’s Secret Funding For al-Qaeda In Exchange For Attacks On U.S. Targets Exposed In Bin Laden Files

Tehran provided extensive support for the terror group in an effort to weaken the United States http://www.newsweek.com/irans-secret-funding-al-qaeda-exchange-attacks-us-targets-exposed-bin-laden-699370 Iran’s Secret Funding For al-Qaeda In Exchange For Attacks On U.S. Targets Exposed in Bin Laden Files By Callum Paton On 11/2/17 Iranian offers of secret funding, arms and training to al-Qaeda have been laid bare in a 19-page document declassified by […]

Containing Our Intelligence War With Russia

The comments highlighted in blue below is from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comment:  Somehow I think this would be a one way agreement.  We would certainly live up to our end of it but would the Russians?  I think not.  Trust […]

CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered In May 2011 Raid On Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound

CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered in May 2011 Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound https://www.cia.gov/news- information/press-releases- statements/2017-press- releases-statements/cia- releases-additional-files- recovered-in-ubl-compound- raid.html 1 November 2017 LANGLEY, VA – The CIA today released to the public nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. CIA […]

U.S. Congressional Report Identifies 7 Military Options For N. Korea

The 67 page CRS report titled: The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress can be downloaded here: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf   From the summary of the report: In this report, CRS identifies seven possible options, with their implications and attendant risks, for the employment of the military to denuclearize North Korea. These options are  maintaining […]

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion In Strangling Of Green Beret In Mali

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali By Eric Schmitt, www.nytimes.com View Original October 29th, 2017 WASHINGTON — Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret on assignment in Mali in June, military officials say. Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, […]

HASC Chair Warns U.S. Submarines Can’t Submerge

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202)-225-2539 LOSING TIME “Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.”  – Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Submarines Can’t Submerge THE PROBLEM: Submarines must receive certification that they are capable of submerging.  The Navy tries to have […]

Russia Field-Tested Hybrid Warfare In Ukraine. Why That Matters For U.S.

Excerpts: After all, many Ukrainian citizens in eastern Ukraine can’t tell whether the artillery they are living under is fired from Ukrainian or Russian forces. And so long as they had access only to Russian television networks—which exclusively painted Ukrainian forces as the aggressor and, consequently, responsible for all civilian casualties—public opinion toward Ukraine’s central […]