Category Special Operations

A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers And A Deadly New Cold War

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  Dust off the Hunt for Red October (one of my favorite books by the way).   David Maxwell:  I received the below comments from  Professor Tom McNaugher when he flagged […]

Pentagon Sends Team To Niger To Find Out What Happened

David Maxwell:  This excerpt is the most detailed information I have seen in open sources about the event. The four Americans were killed Oct. 4 when a 12-man team of soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group was operating with approximately 30 Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) on a train-and-advise mission near Tongo Tongo, Niger, just […]

Navy SEALs Were Ready If Pakistan Failed To Free Family Held As Hostages

Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages By Adam Goldman, Eric Schmitt, www.nytimes.com View Original October 18th, 2017 WASHINGTON — A C.I.A. drone was circling a remote valley in northwest Pakistan last month when it picked up an unusual sight: a young woman and children in a militant camp. To intelligence analysts, […]

How A US Raid On An Afghan Village Went Wrong

David Maxwell Comment:  Another long read about the heroism of Americans despite mistakes made. How A US Raid On An Afghan Village Went Wrong By Dan Vergano, www.buzzfeed.com View Original October 17th, 2017 The Chinook helicopters lifted off, and Richard Hunter’s mind was at ease. It was Nov. 2, 2016, and he was strapped into one of two […]

U.S. Commandos Want This Technology for Special Forces Raids

U.S. Commandos Want This Technology for Special Forces Raids By Michael Peck, nationalinterest.org View Original October 14th, 2017 For Dungeons & Dragons roleplayers, part of the fun of make-believe adventure is searching for hidden chambers where the monsters keep their treasure. For that matter, it’s a familiar theme in horror movies to have villains and vampires pop […]

Drop Zone: OTH Interview with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

Drop Zone: OTH Interview with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) By Over The Horizon, overthehorizonmdos.com View Original October 13th, 2017 “[The United States] is still undergoing a transition from the industrial age of warfare to the information age. And, even if […] the military could achieve a fully functioning combat cloud today… And, what I mean […]

Russian Military Strategy, Stuck In The Past

Moscow Times October 11, 2017 Russian Military Strategy, Stuck in the Past Russian generals’ real enemy is not Washington, but those in Moscow who want to trim defense spending By Pavel Felgenhauer Dr. Pavel Felgenhauer is a defense analyst and columnist in Novaya Gazeta, and a Jamestown Foundation Senior Fellow. It’s amazing how little has […]

Would China And Russia Support A North Korean Insurgency?

The comment highlighted in blue below is from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  We have been thinking about resistance to unification by the Korean people living in the north and remnants of the regime and the military in either post […]

Secret South Korean War Plans Are Safe After Reported North Korea Hack Pentagon Says

Secret South Korean war plans are safe after reported North Korea hack, Pentagon says Washington Examiner · by Politics · October 10, 2017 The Pentagon, responding to reports that North Korean hackers have stolen secret war plans in a cyberattack on a South Korean defense center, said Tuesday it remains confident the plans are secure. “We’ve seen the […]

South Korea Developing Graphite ‘Blackout Bombs’ To Paralyse North’s Electrical Grid

South Korea developing graphite ‘blackout bombs’ to paralyse North’s electrical grid By Julian Ryall, www.telegraph.co.uk View Original October 9th, 2017  South Korean F-15K fighter jets drop bombs as they fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills with the U.S South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs – also known as “blackout bombs” – that […]