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Russia Is Preparing For War, British Military Experts Warn

Excerpts: Pointing to Russia’s recent military campaigns, and the nerve agent attack on a former KGB agent in Wiltshire in March – blamed on the Kremlin – Gen Carleton-Smith added: “Their lack of respect for weakness, especially military weakness, hasn’t changed one bit, and as we’ve become more sceptical about the necessity or advantage of […]

The Strategic Goals Of A Restored Russia

The Strategic Goals of a Restored Russia By Michel GurfinkielApril 15, 2018 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore2 02 The Lubyanka building (former KGB headquarters) in Moscow, photo via Wikimedia Commons   BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 796, April 15, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Soviet “deep state” survived the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It is back with a vengeance. The Soviet […]

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 […]

Is The U.S. Suffering A ‘War Gap’?

Is The U.S. Suffering A ‘War Gap’? By Franz-stefan Gady, View Original April 6th, 2018 In August 2014, I interviewed a group of shell-shocked Christian refugees from the town of Qarakosh — then, the largest Christian city of Iraq — in a makeshift refugee camp in Erbil following their harrowing escape from the terror group Islamic […]

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 […]

Operation Troy: Russia’s Blueprint For Spreading Chaos In Ukraine

Operation Troy: Russia’s blueprint for spreading chaos in Ukraine Tom Parfitt, Moscow April 2 2018, 12:01am, The Times Kremlin military doctrine emphasises precision strikes, psychological warfare and cyberattacksALEXANDER AKSAKOV/GETTY IMAGES Share Save The spies were in place, the leaders of the uprising were already named. When Alexei Muratov sent his plan to a Kremlin official in November […]

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, […]

Time To Rethink Deterring Russia?

Time to Rethink Deterring Russia? March 28, 2018 | Rob Dannenberg Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/AP The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now The United States has taken a number of steps in recent weeks to push back on Russian aggression, but they won’t deter Russia’s aggressive campaign to expand influence at […]