Friday, 4 December 2015
Thursday, 8 October 2015
These were just 2 of many grim scenarios that Dr Thomas X. Hammes painted, at his talk at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS).
Always refreshing to hear from a former "practitioner", especially one who is candid, pulling no punches.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
|Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/1-4-Infantry-Regiment-156335791124263|
Didn't know about this all black uniform earlier. 1st Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment are currently based in Hohenfels, Germany, in an OPFOR role.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Reading the details of the job ads in the above page, crystallises what I hope opswarfare to become, and also the workflow that needs to be worked out, to enable regular articles to be produced.
Just that all those roles are rolled into one person. :)
Monday, 20 July 2015
The latest edition of #CCLKOW struck a chord with me.
Prompted a rare tweet
Re: latest #CCLKOW article, find info overload a problem; tonnes of draft blog posts; maybe better to try writing in a physical notebook [link]
I have so many draft posts in the opswarfare blog; all in various stages. It's not easy to write a proper article with a coherent hypothesis, or a full analysis of an interesting development that I come across. And definitely not in one sitting.
With the busy lives we lead, with multiple interests, it is tough, but as with all projects, it requires determination and planning. Hope to write more regularly.
Sunday, 12 July 2015
|SNMG1 unit HNLMS Tromp testing the pre-wetting system. This system protect the ship against Nuclear, Chemical and Biological adverse environment. [source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.999409840078619.1073741865.559878640698410]|
Haven't seen such a NBC system before. Did a quick search; seems it's a water sprinkler system to be activated in the event of a imminent NBC attack.
Monday, 29 June 2015
- Aviation Week & Space Technology http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/42277 (3 weeks delay)
- Defense News - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/36108
- Flight International - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/40516 (delayed 5 days)
- Jane's Defence Weekly - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/33926
- Jane's Intelligence Review - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/33925
- Jane's International Defense Review - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/35316
- Journal of Electronic Defense - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/36481
- Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/8297
- RUSI Journal - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/24741 (full-text till Apr 2008 only)
- United States Naval Institute. Proceedings - http://search.proquest.com/science/publication/41313
- Armada International (register for a free account) - http://armadainternational.com/page/archives.html
- C4ISR - http://c4isrjournal.va.newsmemory.com
- Defense Horizons - National Defense University - http://inss.ndu.edu/Publications/PolicyBriefs.aspx#defhorizon
- Infantry magazine - http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/magazine
- Joint Force Quarterly - http://ndupress.ndu.edu/JFQ.aspx
- Military Review - http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/militaryreview/index.asp
Thursday, 11 June 2015
h/t: Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
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