Excerpts: ‘On Desperate Ground’ Review: Victory in Retreat The hubris of MacArthur, rather than the fighting, was the main cause of casualties at the Chosin Reservoir By Mark YostSept. 27, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET In a somber ceremony at Honolulu’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in early August, the remains of 55 U.S. troops who fought and […]

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June 4, 2020 Midway: victory and scandal By Robert Arvay Seventy-eight years ago (on June 4-7, 1942), the United States Navy fought and won the Battle of Midway.  Courageous American warriors defeated a powerful Japanese invasion fleet, and in the process, sank of four of Japan’s six largest aircraft carriers, for the loss of one American […]

The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream | by Mark Leonard – Project Syndicate · by Mark Leonard · May 26, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Europeans’ strategic thinking about China – already shifting because of three developments – past the tipping point. After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties, Europeans suddenly realize that they have […]

Washington looks to Five Eyes to build anti-China coalition Financial Times · by Katrina Manson · June 3, 2020 When the US looked for allies to issue an international rebuke to Beijing’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, it did not turn to the G7 but instead to English-speaking members of an intelligence alliance dating back to […]

SOCOM Looking To Bake In AI Requirements On Every New Program · by Paul McLeary Special Operations Command’s Gen. Richard Clarke with students at the Special Forces Qualification Course. WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command is in a “war for influence” with adversaires from non-state groups to state-funded information operations, the command’s top general said recently, and is […]

We Are The Useful Idiots: How Our Nation Divided is Playing Straight Into The Hands of Our Greatest Enemies • The Havok Journal · by Alice Atalanta · June 2, 2020 We Are The Useful Idiots: How Our Nation Divided is Playing Straight Into the Hands of our Greatest Enemies By Dr. Alice Atalanta, Ph.D. for Havok Journal […]

Viruses: Biological versus computer There are remarkable similarities between how the two kinds of viruses behave, and how they are fought · by More by Mark Webb-Johnson · June 3, 2020 During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us working with computer viruses continue to be amazed at the similarities between the techniques used by […]

A (Resignation) letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper By James N. Miller The Washington Post · by James N. Miller · June 2, 2020 June 2, 2020 Hon. Mark T. Esper Secretary of Defense The Pentagon Washington, D.C., 20301 Dear Secretary Esper, I resign from the Defense Science Board, effective immediately. When I joined the Board in early 2014, […]

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US The Washington Post · by Jim Gomez | AP MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. […]

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles · by Joseph Trevithick · June 1, 2020 US Army SHARE Photos have emerged showing U.S. special operators training to use an advanced optical sighting system for their carbines, including against targets simulating small drones, at the strategic At Tanf garrison in southern Syria. This […]