Stratfor looks at the next phase of terrorism: ISIS drones

Summary: Stratfor looks at the videos of ISIS using drones and discusses their potential applications of this new weapon. Will we see ISIS drones in the skies of America?  Beyond the Buzz: Assessing the Terrorist Drone Threat By  Scott Stewart at Stratfor, 9 February 2017. The Islamic State is taking to the skies as the fight … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the next phase of terrorism: ISIS drones

Stratfor: The Unstoppable Spread of Armed Drones

Summary:  America has played a special role in the post-WWII era, repeatedly unleashing horrors on the world. We started the nuclear arms race by bombing Japan, staged the first cyberattack on Iran (we now live in fear of the next being on us), and now we're flooding the world with armed drones. Here Stratfor explains … Continue reading Stratfor: The Unstoppable Spread of Armed Drones

Martin van Creveld: it’s the age of failed airpower. Yet we try, try, try again.

Summary: Today Martin van Creveld examines one of the great oddities of our time -- our persistent and absurdly unjustified faith in the power of airpower to defeat 4th generation foes. Future historians will marvel at our inability to learn from experience, of which this is just one example. When Will They Ever Learn? By … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: it’s the age of failed airpower. Yet we try, try, try again.

The real significance of our drone war, and why you’ll hear little about it in Campaign 2016

Summary: Nothing shows the decay of the Republic like our drone wars, almost mindless killing -- now including execution of Americans by Presidential decree. To see how accustomed we've become to these steps to a new regime, this post looks at a typical story in the New York Times plus an analysis of it by … Continue reading The real significance of our drone war, and why you’ll hear little about it in Campaign 2016

Review of “Kill Chain: Rise of the High-tech Assassins”

Summary:  Today we have a review of an important book about America's post-9/11 policy of mass assassination. We've adopted a tactic that both history and theory suggests will fail, and which has repeatedly failed since 9/11. Books like this explain what we're doing wrong, but only political action by us together will reverse our mad … Continue reading Review of “Kill Chain: Rise of the High-tech Assassins”