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British Intelligence: Yes, Russian Spy Was Poisoned By Kremlin; Poisoned Spy Is A Warning To The West OPINION British Intelligence: Yes, Russian Spy Was Poisoned by Kremlin By John R. Schindler • 04/10/18 1:39pm · Russian President Vladimir Putin. ANATOLY MALTSEV/AFP/Getty Images When the histories of Cold War 2.0 are written, the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal on March 4 of this year will appear as a turning point. With that act of madcap aggression, unleashing a […]

A Series Of Articles On Russia’s Military Response To Washington’s Preparation To Strike Syria Over Assad’s Chemical Weapon’s Use Against Civilians

—– Forwarded Message —– From: Mark Schneider <> Dr. Mark Schneider wrote in the comment below: Comment:  This is no routine exercise. It looks like they are getting ready for a fight. It could be a bluff but this is serious. Russia appears to be readying for a naval battle with the US near Syria — […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

The Case For Extreme Worry

In places that include China and Russia, chief rival powers to the U.S., technology is “empowering top-down authoritarianism as liberal democracy weakens.” The case for extreme worry Axios · by Mike Allen To White House insiders, this is the most dangerous phase of Donald Trump’s presidency so far, from the brewing trade war with China that he denies is a […]

A U.S. Battlefield Victory Against Russia’s ‘Little Green Men’: Americans Drove Back An Advance By Mercenaries

Excerpt: The message is this: If you are responding to little green men who—without acknowledgment of their state sponsorship—have turned up in your territory or are crossing into it, you should act at once to repel them, rather than scratching your head in puzzlement while they establish their presence. A “deconfliction line” is not an […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight The Wars Of The Future (And, It’s Shocking)

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight the Wars of the Future (And Its Shocking) Dave Majumdar March 27, 2018 TweetShareShare Russia is developing new long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to enable long-range precision strikes. Essentially, in the Russian view, the future of war lies in a combination of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

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 Comment:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]

Mattis: U.S. Nearly Bombed Russians In Syria A Second Time: Russian Mercenaries Paid ‘Very Heavy Price’ Last Month For Attack On U.S.-Backed Rebels Mattis: U.S. Nearly Bombed Russians in Syria a Second Time Russian mercenaries paid ‘very heavy price’ last month for attack on U.S.-backed rebels Share Tweet Email Secretary of Defense James Mattis / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz March 28, 2018 5:00 am U.S. military forces in the Middle East nearly bombed a group of Russian […]

The Philippines: Islamic State’s Next Stronghold?

The Philippines: Islamic State’s next stronghold? The Hill · by Sharyl Attkisson, opinioon contributor · March 24, 2018 You may have heard we’ve met with great success in the past year in crushing ISIS in the Mideast. But it turns out that knocking them down in one spot means their battle-hardened fighters are showing up in surprising, new […]