Category Special Operations

With Iran On Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-doorstep-israel-readies-air-power/ With Iran on Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power By Yaakov Lappin November 21, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore145 Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs” fly in formation and display the US and Israeli flags, Dec 6, 2016. USAF photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony via Wikipedia BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 649, November 21, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israeli […]

U.S. Military Should ‘Choke’ North Korea To ‘Submission,’ Retired Navy Lieutenant Says

David Maxwell asks:  “A naval blockade?” U.S. Military Should ‘Choke’ North Korea to ‘Submission,’ Retired Navy Lieutenant Says By Carlos Ballesteros, www.newsweek.com View Original President Donald Trump should deploy a naval blockade against North Korea in order to stop its nuclear weapons program, argues retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Gregory Keely. Keely, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week http://www.fortunascorner.com      Saudi Arabia’s King Salaman “is planning to step down and announce his son as his successor next week,” according to a highly/well-placed source who spoke ‘exclusively,’ to […]

Green Beret Found SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

Green Beret Found SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed. http://amp.thedailybeast.com/green-beret-discovered-seals-illicit-cash-then-he-was-killed KEVIN MAURER, SPENCER ACKERMAN 11.12.17 8:00 PM ET   PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY THE DAILY BEAST Logan Melgar hadn’t had a drink on June 4. The Green Beret sergeant’s dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom […]

Assessment Of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation To Unified Combatant Command

Assessment of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation to Unified Combatant Command By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original November 13th, 2017 Ali Crawford is a current M.A. Candidate at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.  She studies diplomacy and intelligence with a focus on cyber policy and cyber warfare.  She tweets at @ali_craw.   Title:  Assessment of U.S. Cyber […]

New NSC Intel Chief Once Worked On A CIA Assassination Program, Sources Say

From Buzzfeed.   Excerpt: The program was begun shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the sources said. The program was contracted in 2004 to Prince, who hired the CIA officer who had initially designed it. Prince was removed from the program in 2006, and it was disbanded in 2009, after Barack Obama became […]

When It Comes To North Korea, What Is Japan’s Military Role?

“Japan is not moving away from pacifism toward militarism. It’s moving away from isolationism toward internationalism,” said Narushige Michishita, director of the security and international studies program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.   “In the past, we could rely on the U.S. and stay away from foreign wars. Now, North […]