Thursday, 28 May 2015
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
“But unlike our Stanford students – you won’t have to take a final exam.”
New free online course, woohoo!
"Homework" for this weekend. Or maybe even from this evening onwards.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
|This was Hellfire corner|
SynopsisStretching from Sime Road to Bukit Brown cemetery, the Hellfire Tour takes you to the scene of General Yamashita’s strategy for the Japanese Imperial Army to crush the defending British forces in the Battle for Singapore. The site also marks the former combined Operational Headquarters of the British Army and Royal Air Force during World War II and later became the internment camp for Allied Forces POWs after the fall of Singapore. Take a walk with Jon Cooper as he relates the stories of the soldiers who fought amongst the gravestones and the civilian internees who spent their years of captivity in the Sime Road camp.
Guide:Jonathan CooperProject Manager, Researcher and Battlefield Archaeologist at The Changi MuseumPostgraduate student, Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, Glasgow University
|Jon is the one wearing the jungle hat|
We were told about a civilian internee, who as a young girl, stayed at the Green House [the building with the rotunda]; she later revisited Singapore a few years ago.
Friday, 20 February 2015
IISS-US Policy Makers Series
Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster
Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command
Chair: Dr. Eliot A. Cohen
Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Council Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies
IISS-US, Washington DC
Thursday February 19 2015, 10:30am-12pm EDT/3:30-5pm GMT
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
- What are the terms of a strategic narrative to defeat the extremist movements who trade in barbarity?
- Do we need to reconsider how we use military forces? Is force their most effective capability?
- Are American and Western political audiences willing to sacrifice life and treasure to defend others?
- re: Televised Salvation;  don't forget the tactical; we can also use these broadcasts to trace useful intel on ISIS #CCLKOW
- re: Televised Salvation;  we should be mindful that many soldiers "didn't sign up" to conduct these "soothe & cuddle operations" #CCLKOW
- re: Televised Salvation;  as long as there are soldiers willing to sacrifice life and treasure to defend others, that is enough #CCLKOW
Friday, 7 November 2014
The Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls report shows the importance of having checks and balances.
The military nuts forum has a thread which crowdsources the appearance of singapore-made weapons in interesting locations.
Not ideal, but the situation is not likely to improve, until Singaporeans understand the impact of selling weapons to countries which may misuse them.
Some info on the arms trade below.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Saturday, 26 July 2014
U.S evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
Did a quick search for keywords, in this case, the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response.
This was the new task force that was formed in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the US mission in Benghazi.
So was quite glad to find photos on DVIDS.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Defense.gov News Article: U.S. Sends More Marines to Romania, Navy Vessel to Black Sea http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121959
With the crisis in Ukraine, it is understandable that the US would want additional assets in case of an emergency.
Incidentally, the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF CR) was set up specifically to deal with this kind of scenario, after the death of the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Short but informative video from Jane's.
Didn't know about
One additional factor to consider is situational awareness. Future platforms will need to have sensors that help the tank crew "see better". With urban warfare more and more likely in future conflicts, future platforms will need to be able to defend and fire back at elevated targets [read: thicker top armour and guns with high elevation].