Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gromov.

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NOW you can know the rest of the story.

The Soviet experience in Afghanistan. With a perspective from a top Soviet commander, Boris Gromov.

Thanks to the Russian media outlet Sputnik that article by Tony Devon.

"Top Russian Commander Debunks Myths About Soviet War in Afghanistan"

Those key points for discussion to include:

Myth I: "Soviet-Afghan War"

Myth II: "The Soviet Union Lost the War in Afghanistan"

Myth III: "Violence, Violence, Nothing But Violence"

Myth IV: "Americans Do It Better"

Insider perspective decades later helpful?

Devoted follower to the blog go read!

SOVIET BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES ABOUT TWENTY-THOUSAND [5,000 KIA, 15,000 WIA] SOVIET NON-BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES A WHOPPING THREE-HUNDRED THOUSAND OR SO. I MIGHT THINK FROM HEPATITIS, BAD WATER AND FILTHY CONDITIONS!!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

A & C.

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Came across this quite by accident. As presented for your edification.

"Joshua Chamberlain's Leadership Lessons"

The greatest soldier the United States ever produced? A professor of rhetoric and a gentleman of the highest order? See the CV of Chamberlain military and civilian both here. Lessons regarding leadership in any sphere of endeavor to include:

    * Move From Thought to Action.

    "Thought indeed was required, but the meaning was action."
    Avoid paralysis by analysis.

    * Set the Example.

    "A command is likely to be what its commander is."
    A team reflects its leadership in all respects, from the top down.

    * Employ ALL resources.

     "We were handled in piecemeal, on toasting forks."
    Don't hold back...apply full effort and complete the job.

    * Get Everyone Involved.

    "In forming for a great fight, it is not regarded as a very special favor
      to be held in reserve. Emphasize the stake of individuals in the group's
      efforts, then send them to work.

    * Elicit Full Potential.

    "Great crisis in human affairs calls out the great in men."
    Identify and mentor your talent; seed quality in your organization.

    * Let Heroes Emerge.

    "In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays.
    Give subordinates the opportunity to excel, and recognize their value."

See also for free:   Full text of "Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun PDF Book"

Testimonials to the text quite profound!!

Leadership secrets as are germane to the military and civilian both? Can this be possible. The military is normally concerned only with killing people and breaking things. Leading people however, those techniques and methods that guarantee success universal however?

You the devoted reader to the blog must decide for yourself.

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Codd RN.

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“HMS Ambush, an Astute-class submarine, while submerged and conducting a training exercise was involved in a glancing collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Gibraltar. We are in contact with the merchant vessel and initial indications are that it has not sustained damage. The submarine suffered some external damage but there is absolutely no damage to her nuclear plant and no member of the ship’s company was injured in the incident. An immediate investigation is being conducted.”

As it was in 2016! Codd Royal Navy [RN] commanding.

From MARCONI thanks to Harry at Sharkhunters.

"RN SKIPPER IN TROUBLE –  Submarine commander admits hazarding ship after vessel collision - A submarine commander has pleaded guilty to hazarding a ship after the nuclear submarine he was in charge of was in collision with a merchant vessel. Commander Justin Codd, 45, of UK Maritime Battle Staff, entered his plea at a court martial hearing at Portsmouth Naval Base and will be sentenced later.:

"The charge relates to an incident in which the submarine HMS Ambush, which was on a training exercise, suffered damage to its conning tower when it was involved in the collision off the coast of Gibraltar on July 20 2016. Following the incident, the Ministry of Defence [MoD] released a statement saying"

[Codd] . . .  "'took his eye off the ball', leading his nuclear submarine to collide with a tanker, a court martial has heard. Commander Justin Codd, 45, of UK Maritime Battle Staff, was sentenced to forfeiting a year of seniority after pleading guilty at Portsmouth Naval Base to negligently hazarding the £1.1 billion submarine HMS Ambush."

CODD NOW TO BE IN CHARGE OF TRAINING NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE COMMANDERS? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

U-235.

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"We have found something!" How many times now?

The very unusual and unexpected presence of atomic particles in the atmosphere the origin of which has not been identified!

Particles as associated with nuclear weapons or the residue from atomic testing!

From the Russian media outlet Sputnik and thanks to the story by Benjamin Deutsch / X-ray

"Mysterious Radioactive Substance Reportedly Detected in Alaska"

"Scientists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] have discovered what they claim is an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the uranium which is used in nuclear fuel and bombs."

"A 'highly unusual aerosol particle containing a very small amount of enriched uranium' was tracked at an altitude of seven kilometers above Alaska's Aleutian Islands"

"The scientists underscored that the particle with the enriched uranium-235 was spotted for the first time in twenty years of observations.  The uranium-235 is specifically used for making nuclear fuel and bombs."

URANIUM U-235 AS ENRICHED BUT WHAT EXTENT! U-235 OF 95% PURE NEEDED TO BUILD A GUN-TYPE ATOMIC BOMB.

And the source of this radiation is exactly who? A cause of concern undoubtedly and a subject of intense speculation I am sure.

See previous blog entries the topic of which was recent unexpected and strange occurrences of radiation as detected the origin of which has never been explained:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/11/ru-106.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/01/spike.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/10/radioactive.html

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Maldives.

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Some damn fool thing in the Maldives? Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean. Action Jackson!

Little itty-bitty fly-speck islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean can become a point of contention between two nations each with atomic weaponry? Seems so!

Thanks to Russian Times [RT].

“'India should exercise restraint,' . . . 'Without UN empowerment, there would be no righteous cause for any armed force to intervene' . . . 'China will not interfere in the internal affairs of the Maldives, but that does not mean that Beijing will sit idly by as New Delhi breaks the principle. If India one-sidedly sends troops to the Maldives, China will take action to stop New Delhi. India should not underestimate China's opposition to unilateral military intervention,'” 

"China will 'take action' if India sends troops to crisis-hit Maldives – state media"

"It comes amid a political crisis in the Maldives which began earlier this month, after the Supreme Court threw out the conviction of opposition leader and exiled former President Mohammed Nasheed and ordered that 12 parliamentarians who had been stripped of their seats be reinstated."


POLITICAL TURMOIL IN THE MALDIVES WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF INDIAN INTERVENTION AND A RESPONSE FROM CHINA WITH THE DANGER OF CONFRONTATION PERHAPS PROCEEDING WITH THE DANGER OF PUSH TO SHOVE?

Seems incredible, doesn't it? Think also "String of Pearls" policy!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Yaakov.

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* "Military Intelligence is an oxymoron."
* "Military Intelligence is a contradiction in terms."
* "Military Intelligence are two mutually exclusive words."
* "Military Intelligence are two terms that do not go together."

All the above are true? Such is the public perception? Is it so?

Consider the case of Yaakov Armidror.

"Yaakov Amidror . . . is a former major general and National Security Advisor of Israel, and was also the head of the Research Department of Israeli military intelligence [AMAN as opposed to Mossad]."

From a recent edition of the Sheldon Adelson Internet news letter Israel Hayom and thanks to same:

"When will the next war begin?"

"At one time, military intelligence was responsible for alerting the government to an imminent war. Following the intelligence failure of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a complex concept called "indicative signs" was developed, the purpose of which is to enable the intelligence collection units to focus their efforts and intelligence research to closely monitor the processes indicative of the concrete preparation for war."

Read the whole article for yourself and also decide for yourself if military intelligence is an 'oxymoron", a "contradiction in terms", "two mutually exclusive words: or perhaps "two terms that do not go together". Yaakov his "intelligence" of the highest and most profound nature?

When Yaakov speaks we should all listen? Yaakov in retirement from the military but now very active in Israeli politics. That is a common occurrence for Israeli general officer elite when their military career ends. Just one step further in service to their country.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

UAV Iran II.

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Conclusion but perhaps not entirely so?

From the South Front channel and thanks to the Ron Unz Internet web site see a video presentation of events as actually occurring in Syrian right now.


RUPTLY is an affiliate of Russian Times [RT]? How reliable RUPTLY is I cannot say one way or the other with any degree of veracity. Russian media outlets such as RT, Sputnik, TASS and RUPTLY have an agenda as set by those in high positions in the Kremlin? Whatever the circumstance I recommend highly South Front channel and their video collection.

Like I said before, this situation is sticky and can escalate out-of-control in that proverbial heart-beat with consequence of a profound nature not only regional but global in scale. That remains to be seen. We hope for the best as usual but be prepared for the worst.

"sticky - - 4. requiring careful treatment; awkwardly difficult"

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