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Last Stand At Najaf

The logistical hello about trekking tons of gear and troops to Kuwait to load up and ship out also presents ops for enemies to claim they ran Great Satan out of Dodge – not unlike a Saigon redux: “Late afternoon, … Continue reading

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al Quds “Marg-bar Amreeka!”

WoI’s expert ex Spy guy, Persian Gulf Military Expert and academ au courant contact gives up some hot deets and 1st thoughts about the crazy asseted news re: Iran’s al Quds Praetorian Guards acting out along the death to America … Continue reading

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Libya: Airpower, SOF and the NTC

Nick Prime gets his cherry popped over at das Elkus gruppen’s “Fear, Honor and Interest” (a group hug strategic website featuring sev cutting edge all stars) with a delish bit about Libyavention and future ‘ventions. Wild Blue Yonder + De … Continue reading

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Unbound Inquiry

Will unbridled free inquiry ensure Free world’s dominance in any endeavor? Pic – “Diffusion of Military Power”

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Military Strategy l’Morte?

Strategy! “The comprehensive way to try to pursue political ends, including the threat or actual use of force” Perhaps the only thing better than strategy in general – is military strategy in particular. The 2011 Nat’l Military Strategy has been … Continue reading

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Actually more like “Killing Your Way To Control.” Congrats to William F Owen for getting all published in British Army Review (PDF available here and at Small Wars Journal). And it’s about as subtle as wearing a thong to Church. … Continue reading

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Beast From The East

Not to get all China happy on your assets, check Great Satan’s Naval Warcraft College appraisal of Sino chicanery avec l’guerre. Mao’s ‘Active Defense’ Is Turning Offensive Fully crunk with Captain Mahan, Sun Tzu and a schwerpunktlicious aperitif of vClausewitz: … Continue reading

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Decisive Battles (That Really Aren’t)]

Dave and Issac talk about what makes a good decisive battle…and what doesn’t. To see NFB’s Decisive Battle entries, please check out the index here. Never Felt Better is the blog of David Costelloe, an Irish MA graduate in Military … Continue reading

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The Attack On Soft Power”>”Piece

Oh snap! Just remember kids – Soft Power is totally fake believe without hard power hanging in the hood or just over the horizon! Pic – “Piece of Me” by the soft sexyful sirens of hard hyper puissance at GrEaT … Continue reading

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As best understood, aside from collective defense, the same (mostly) aircraft, and the ability to xform certain member states conscript soldaten “fat, drunk and stupid,” the alliedlicious NATO also inspired a cool phonetic alphabet that gave us phrases like Whisko … Continue reading

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