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With Iran On Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing 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 […]

Examining Russian Disinformation

Examining Russian Disinformation NPR · by Author Interviews · November 19, 2017 Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it’s become more effective in the age of social media. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: When we look at Russian interference in the affairs of other countries, including ours, we should […]

Capitalism Is Already Breaking Down North Korea’s Government — And, It Could Be The End Of Kim Jong-Un

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comments:  “I would not get my hopes up and those who wish for collapse should consider what will happen if no one prepares for the possibility.   But […]

5 Reasons The Army’s New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won’t Work

The 5 reasons: 1. The Army is making the problem too hard. 2. In tech development, past is prologue. 3. Commercial technologies are available to enemies. 4. The Army can’t keep up if it halts and pivots. 5. The Army never sticks with a plan.  5 Reasons The Army’s New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won’t Work By Loren Thompson, View Original […]

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, 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 […]

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit      Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder of the EURASIA Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, spoke to a luncheon in Boston, Mass., on November 14, […]

Russia Gives 5,000 Kalashnikovs To Philippines For Free

Russia gives 5,000 Kalashnikovs to Philippines for free Russia » Economics Russia has delivered a large batch of weapons and military equipment to Philippines, the Manila Bulletin wrote. In particular, Manila received 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, the same amount of helmets, a million cartridges and 20 army trucks. 9 comments 3 share The publication calls the above-mentioned supplies a […]

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 […]

Army Needs 2 Years To Reboot War-Ready Communications Network; Seeks COTS Stopgaps

Army Needs 2 Years To Reboot Network, Seeks COTS Stopgaps By Sydney J. Freedberg, View Original November 17th, 2017 Ryan McCarthy and Gen. Mark Milley WASHINGTON: The Army needs at least two years to figure out a new, war-ready communications network to replace its current, fragile systems, the acting secretary said this week. There’s no a quick fix: […]

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 […]