DefDog: Douglas Macgregor: America’s De Gaulle, Unheeded Prophet of Houthi Victory and Saudi Fall

Corruption, Drones & UAVs, Idiocy, Ineptitude, Military, Strategy
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Douglas Macgregor: America’s De Gaulle, Unheeded Prophet of Houthi Victory and Saudi Fall 

Today, the United States and its allies have received a military wakeup call and warning in the Middle East as epochal as the Conquest of Poland was in 1939.

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Betty Boop: Two Drones Shut Down Key Airport — Over & Over…. UPDATE 2

Drones & UAVs, Government, Ineptitude, Law Enforcement, Military

now multiply by 100, choosing key Western cities…

Holiday chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick Airport

Phi Beta Iota: The West assumes impunity from interruption and is not ready for asymetric rear area attacks. An electromagnetic pulse gun in a helicopter would have been able to fry these drones on the spot. In a worst case a machine gunner, shooting downwards.  No one wants to think about this stuff….too inconvenient.

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Steve Aftergood: Defending Against (Swarm) Drones

Drones & UAVs, Military
Steven Aftergood
Steven Aftergood

DEFENDING U.S. FORCES AGAINST ENEMY DRONES

Enemy use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is a growing threat to U.S. forces because of their low cost, versatility, and ease of use, according to a recent U.S. Army doctrinal publication. “The UAS is the most challenging and prevalent threat platform to combined arms forces and therefore, a logical choice for enemy use.” See Techniques for Combined Arms for Air Defense, Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-01.8, July 29, 2016.

As is the case with U.S.-operated drones, enemy UAS can be used to perform a range of functions from battlefield surveillance and targeting to precision strike, the Army document said. “The enemy will use UAS to fulfill multiple attack roles.” The drone may deliver a weapon or be used as a weapon itself. “As an indirect attack platform, the UAS has the ability to carry the improvised explosive device or become the improvised explosive device.” “Perhaps the most dangerous COA [course of action]… is the Swarm” in which “clusters of UAS” are used by an adversary simultaneously for surveillance, indirect attack and direct attack. What to do about this? The answer is not fully articulated in the Army manual.

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DefDog: Hackers Hit Classified US Defense Communications Network, Mangle Secret USAF Drone Operations

Drones & UAVs
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Classified U.S. Defense Network Outage Hits Air Force’s Secret Drone Operations