June 2012 Archive

Hannibal or Marius?

It seems like every six months or so, another blog post or article is published decrying the US military’s broken personnel system. Here’s one . Here’s another . The most recent, and one of the most powerful, appeared this week over at Carl Prine’s Line of Departure . While all of these articles...

Angels Over Afghanistan

Blogger Michael Yon has posted an interesting article on Navy F-18 support of ground troops in Afghanistan. Most interesting to me is that the naming of aircraft is back. Does the Corps follow a similar protocol? Read the entire blog entry here .

Single Naval Battle

Co-blogger Richard Hicks recently alerted me to this document: The Report of the recently formed Amphibious Capabilities Working Group entitled Naval Amphibious Capability in the 21 st Century: Strategic Opportunity and a Vision for Change . The entire document, in my opinion, is well-researched...

Miscommunication

In this recent article on AOL Defense , Frank Hoffman discusses hybrid warfare and AirSea Battle. In the course of the article, he seems to say that the major defect in the US military is a lack of communications connectivity or a “network.” "Warfare's all about asymmetries, trying to find a...