February 2013 Archive

Deception in Air-Sea Battle

Captain Brett Friedman has written on this blog several good pieces on Air-Sea Battle (ASB). In my personal favorite , he describes how ASB falsely promises the US military a strategic victory over an enemy by using air and sea power to defeat our enemy. He brings in historical examples of the US...

Observing the Falklands

The Argentinians call the Falklands the Malvinas, but since the UK actually owns them, I refer to them as their owner refers to them . In 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Island. The reasons were complex. The Argentinians since the early 1800s have claimed the islands...

Humans in Combat

Since the announcement that the exclusion policy for women in combat units will soon be lifted, the milblogosphere has been assailed by depictions of brutal ground combat conditions. When you ignore the gender issues, what is striking is the superhuman expectations we have of humans in combat...