About the header imageA UH-60 Black Hawk from Task Force 34, 1st Battalion 244th Assault Helicopter Battalion flies over a mosque during a routine flight on Feb. 27. From US Army on Flickr.
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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
> This exchange between an Army spouse (Identified as “Q”) and President George W. Bush during a town hall meeting in West Virginia in March of 2006 will always stick in my mind. Let’s see if you can catch the … Continue reading
>The US Army has created an official guide to online operational security (OPSEC, for short). Looks like they’re taking some cues from the world’s greatest milbloggers: With a guest appearence from Matt Gallagher, author of Kaboom, an excellent war memoir. … Continue reading
>Make sure you stop by the Great Satan’s Girlfriend over the next few days to get a glimpse of some one-on-one interviews with, as GSGF puts it, “COIN rockstars”. First up is Major Mike Few.
>By making allusions to Star Wars and Indiana Jones, both Tom Ricks and Spencer Ackerman tread into territory usually covered by, well, blogs like this. I don’t know if I’m moving up in the world or if this is a … Continue reading
> Recently, there’s been debate over at Kings of War over a quote often attributed to the Greek historian Thucydides: “The nation which draws too broad a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and … Continue reading
> Yes, much to my chagrin, I noticed that Big Brother has recently blocked access to Kings of War, a blog run by the War Studies Department of Kings’ College in London. As most of you are aware, KoW’s regular … Continue reading
>Finally, I’ve gotten to Dr. Patrick Porter‘s “Military Orientalism: Eastern War through Western Eyes“. After reading the first chapter, I’ve skipped ahead to his analysis on the 2006 Lebanon War, as I’m very curious to hear his analysis on that … Continue reading