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  • Mosaic Warfare (the next big thing)

    06/24/2020 3:08:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | Nov. 1, 2019 | David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.) and Heather Penney
    Mosaic Warfare By David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.) and Heather Penney Nov. 1, 2019 Ever since 1991’s Operation Desert Storm, adversaries have systematically watched the American way of war, cataloging the US military’s advantages and methods and developing strategies and systems to erode those advantages and exploit vulnerabilities in US force design. Now America faces challenges from China and Russia, each of which have watched and learned from US strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan and have responded by developing anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) strategies and systems designed to block the United States from intervening should they choose to aggress against their neighbors....
  • A Timely and Up to Date Discussion of the Military Semi Automatic Rifle and its place in Modern Warfare

    05/08/2020 3:45:24 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 15 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | September 1950 | American Rifleman
  • The Rise of Millennial Witches

    02/24/2020 10:51:48 PM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Relatable ^ | 2/24/20 | Allie Beth Stuckey
    Today we focus on the confusing consequences of godlessness. First, we break down atheist Richard Dawkins’ contradictory take on eugenics. Then, we analyze a troubling trend among young women: witchcraft.
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 2/15/2020 [PRAYER]

    02/14/2020 7:27:27 PM PST · by Maudeen · 30 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2-14-2020
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. “ONLY ONE LIFE, ’TWILL SOON BE PAST, ONLY WHAT’S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.” C.T. Studd
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - FEBRUARY 9, 2020 - (Prayer)

    02/09/2020 12:19:12 AM PST · by Faith · 27 replies
    February 9, 2020 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • History Has Basically Forgotten These American Military Defeats

    12/31/2019 12:28:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    TopTenz ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2019 | LARRY HOLZWARTH
    Americans have never accepted defeat easily. Not in sports, not in politics, not in warfare. Defeats in battle have only been sustained, in the American psyche, when the enemy has resorted to treachery, or the soldiers defending a given position were overcome by overwhelming odds, despite heroic and inspiring resistance.
  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm — whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • Turkey acquires machine gun-toting octocopters with anti-recoil systems

    12/17/2019 4:26:42 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 12/15/19 | Loz Blain
    Turkey is preparing to receive its first shipment of armed multicopter drones this month, according to New Scientist. Made by the country's own Asisguard, the Songar drone can carry 200 rounds of 5.56 x 45 mm NATO class ammo, and can hit a 15-cm-square (6-inch-square) target from 200 m (650 ft) away with single shots, 15-bullet bursts or a full auto unloading. The 25-kg (55-lb) drones use a four-armed carbon body design with two coaxially mounted large props on each arm. The automatic machine gun beneath rests in a tilting mount, allowing a remote operator to aim it using controls...
  • Sailors, Marines Adjusting to ‘Brutal’ Reality of High-End Warfare

    10/22/2019 1:13:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 21, 2019 9:21 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Sailors, Marines Adjusting to ‘Brutal’ Reality of High-End Warfare By: Sam LaGrone October 21, 2019 9:21 PM ABOARD AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP USS BATAAN – The ongoing graduation exercise for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will not only get the 4,500 sailors and Marines ready to deploy later this year but also has started a conversation at the deck plate level about how the services will fight together in the future. ARG/MEU’s Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) is the first since the Marine Corps unveiled Commandant Gen. David Berger’s command guidance for the service...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 10/19, 2019 [PRAYER]

    10/19/2019 6:04:55 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/19/2019
    center>Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Law Enforcement, Defenders of Freedom, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. WHAT IF YOU WOKE UP TOMORROW WITH ONLY THE THINGS YOU THANKED GOD FOR TODAY?
  • ICE Is Building A 'State-Of-The-Art' 'Urban Warfare' Training Facility

    09/11/2019 9:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Nerwsweek ^ | September 11, 2019 | Chantal Da Silva
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is looking to build a "state-of-the-art" "urban warfare" training facility that will include "hyper-realistic" simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona. In an acquisition form for the procurement of "hyper-realistic training devices" for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program, ICE outlined the details of plans for its new training center in a document published on the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities website. While ICE sought to redact the location of the new training facility in the document, it was not successful in doing so....
  • Secretive warfare training being staged in 21 North Carolina counties, Army says

    08/21/2019 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WBTV.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Mark Price
    A series of Special Forces military training exercises -- including gunfire with blanks -- is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the public not to be alarmed at the suspicious-looking activity. (Source: Video screenshot | U.S. Department of Defense) August 21, 2019 at 1:34 PM EDT - Updated August 21 at 1:34 PM NORTH CAROLINA (Mark Price/Charlotte Observer) - A series of Special Forces military training exercises -- including gunfire with blanks -- is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the...
  • Confession and/or Denial ....

    Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. ( Luke 12:8-10)There are a few scenarios that would have been unthinkable just twenty years ago but which are now increasingly and frighteningly commonplace; A young girl coming home from school...
  • U.S. Army estimates Russian capability will peak in 2028, China's in 2030

    02/28/2019 7:39:50 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Feb 2019 | Mike Stone
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army estimates the Russian army’s military capabilities will peak in 2028, closely followed by the Chinese around 2030, giving the United States almost a decade to prepare for those threats, a senior Pentagon official said in an interview on Monday. The top civilian at the U.S. Army, Secretary Mark Esper, said the Army will reduce, eliminate or delay nearly 200 weapons programs and refocus the funds on investing in capabilities to beat emergent Russian and Chinese militaries.
  • China, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for ‘Blackout Warfare'

    01/24/2019 6:20:45 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 24, 2019 | Bill Gertz
    A report by the now-defunct Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, for the first time reveals details on how nuclear EMP weapons are integrated into the military doctrines of China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. "Nuclear EMP attack is part of the military doctrines, plans, and exercises of Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran for a revolutionary new way of warfare against military forces and civilian critical infrastructures by cyber, sabotage, and EMP," the report states.
  • [2016] Harry Reid lied about Mitt Romney’s taxes. He’s still not sorry. [Mentor to Democrat Leaders]

    10/05/2018 6:11:58 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/15/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    ... That is the ultimate statement of political cynicism. What Reid is saying — if you consider the comments to Bash last year and those to Terris recently — is that the ends justify the means in all cases. It doesn't really matter if what he said about Romney's taxes is wrong. All that matters is that Romney lost. That Romney lost is justification enough for Reid to have made the false allegation. ...
  • Iran Accuses US Of 'Psychological Warfare' As Sanctions Are Reimposed

    08/07/2018 8:42:43 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    forces ^ | 07/08/2018 | staff
    Iran President Hassan Rouhani has accused the US of 'psychological warfare' after sanctions were reimposed on the country. The move comes three months after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, with President Trump saying his policy is to exert "maximum economic pressure" on the country. President Trump said the international decision in 2015 to freeze Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions was a "horrible, one-sided deal". The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani also said the deal left the Iranian government flush with cash to use to fuel conflict in the Middle East....
  • Russian Jamming Devices Poses a Growing Threat to U.S. Troops in Syria

    07/30/2018 8:31:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 31, 2018 | Lara Seligman
    American troops deployed in Syria are increasingly having to defend themselves against Russian jamming devices—electronic attacks with potentially lethal consequences, according to U.S. military officials and analysts. Officers who have experienced the jamming—known as electronic warfare—say it’s no less dangerous than conventional attacks with bombs and artillery. But they also say it’s allowing U.S. troops a rare opportunity to experience Russian technology in the battlefield and figure out how to defend against it. “It’s a great opportunity for us to operate particularly in the Syrian environment where the Russians are active.” Daniel Goure, an expert on national security and military...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: In 15 Years, Our Aircraft Won't Need a Human in the Cockpit

    05/04/2018 2:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 1, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The head of the United States Marine Corps says the Marines' air power could be completely uncrewed within 15 years. General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, says the technology exists to realize this future. Neller stressed, however, that aircraft would not be completely autonomous, and would still be directed by a human being making key decisions. The Marine Corps Times quoted Neller from an event at the Brookings Institution saying: “I don’t know what war is going to look like in the future, [but] I think things that fly in the sky, the great majority of them...
  • Warfare: Where It’s Been And Where It’s Going

    04/20/2018 4:18:55 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    “War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.” – Cormac McCarthy It doesn’t take a biologist to see that mother nature has cruel and violent tendencies. Consider some of the fiercest competitors in the animal kingdom, such as apes, crocodiles, bears, snakes, hippos and many others. These creatures’ natural instincts are to resort to violence when it comes to the pursuit of power, territory and resources. Humans are playing the same game but on a much higher level. In the early days of human evolution, humans were not far ahead...