Category Archives: weapons

Time to end the MADness?

“Mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike).[1] It is based on the theory of deterrence, which … Continue reading

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US Army developing Super Laser weapon

“The U.S. Army wants to develop a new laser weapon that is more powerful than existing weapons by nearly three orders of magnitude, but lasts just a fraction as long. The service posted a notice for the prospective new weapon … Continue reading

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The New Drone Wars – TTG

Back in early 1981, I did a few “odd jobs” between graduating from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and starting the SF Officers Course. One of these jobs was as an ARTEP evaluator for a mech infantry company on Fort … Continue reading

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What is causing all the damage in Iran?

"A building used for producing centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site was blown up with a powerful bomb, the official told the newspaper. A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps also confirmed to the newspaper an explosive was used. He … Continue reading

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Ray Guns At Sea.

"The amphibious transport dock Portland blasted the vehicle with a “Solid State Laser” prototype on May 16, the first at-sea test of the system, the Navy said in a Friday press release. The Navy has been developing lasers and other directed-energy … Continue reading

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“Not good at the ‘vision thing.'” George Bush ’41

"Between 1995 and 2009, $32 billion was expended on programs such as the Future Combat System[220] (2003-2009), with no harvestable content by the time of its cancellation.[221] The Army has not fielded a new combat system in decades.[222][93][223][224][35] Secretary of the Army Mark … Continue reading

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OPCW members denounce report on Syria. thegrayzone

"On April 8, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released a report by its newly formed Investigation and Identification Team, a unit ostensibly established to identify alleged perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The IIT investigation examined three alleged … Continue reading

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“Iran’s IRGC to receive new stealth drone with 2,000km range” AMN

"The drone is said to have a 7,600 meter flight ceiling, and the ability to be armed with precision-guided air-to-surface missiles or anti-tank missiles. The drone’s outward appearance seems to be in line with design concepts found in many Western … Continue reading

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First, it was “wild bat meat.” Now, it was “an accident!” Stay tuned!

One of the basic principles involved in concealing a covert politico/military action is to wrap the whole thing in multiple layers of cover so that when exposure occurs you can say, well, OK, it wasn't that.  It was really this! … Continue reading

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Would counter-battery attacks in Syria or Turkey trigger NATO Article Five? -revision 1

  "This map provides a general look at the recent gains by Turkish-led forces in southern Idlib. The Turkish Army and its al-Qaeda-linked allies have retaken several villages from the Syrian army and beiseged the town of Kafr Nabul, which … Continue reading

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