DefDog: Defense Entitlement Comes to An End….

Butts in seats would be a good place to start in most cases….. A golden decade for defense companies is ending Associated Press, 15 August 2011 NEW YORK –  The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in debt. This spells the end …

DefDog: Completely False Story from Coalition on Taliban

This story is completely false.  NightWatch’s compilation of data reveals that “March saw the highest level of fighting up to March 2011 and May was higher still. July looks down, but much more focused and lethal against senior officials.” Just more of the aversion of truth that permeates Washington…..it also goes against all the previous …

Graphic: Pentagon Focused on 10% of the Threat

See Also: Graphic: 1998 Homeland Vulnerability Pyramid Graphic: 2002 New Theory of War & Defense Graphic: Four Forces After Next with IO Graphic: Four Global Belligerent Groups Today Graphic: Four Threat Classes Graphic: Medard Gabel’s Cost of Peace versus War Graphic: OSINT and Multinational Defense in Depth Graphic: OSINT, Missions, & Disciplines Graphic: Principles of …

Chuck Spinney: Pentagon Underfunded? Integrity Lacking…

Why the Pentagon Is Always Underfunded CHUCK SPINNEY, The Blaster, July 19, 2011 Cap Ferrat, France The courtiers in the Hall of Mirrors that is Versailles on the Potomac are lining up to give Leon Panetta advice on how to manage the Pentagon in the coming era of budget “constraints.”  Most of this wisdom takes the form …

Patraeus Sidelined by Unanimous Senate

UPDATE:  A former member of Patraeus staff comments below the line. Somewhat paraphrasing a senior Israeli leader of the late 1940s, speaking in reference to COL(USA-Ret) David Michael (Mickey) Marcus who had just given his life for Israeli independence, Dave Petraeus is, IMHO, the best man we have.  But, again IMHO, this is probably not …

Barack Obama Blows Heavy Smoke & Some Lies

The remarks of the President are beneath contempt in so far as they completely avoid reality.  Every statement about Afghanistan is questionable if not an outright misrepresentation.  Al Quada and Afghanistan are not the same.  This entire statement is a crock of warm, diseased spit.   It is offensive in the extreme in its disrespect for …

US Failure to Understand Pakistani Reality

I defer to NightWatch but it is the naivete of the IC that cannot comprehend that the rest of the world does not look like the US……….This is territory that is NOT administered by the Government of Pakistan but rather by the Tribal Elders.  The permission is required by Pakistani Law, something that the US …

REVOLUTION 2.0 CLOSED 17 May 2011

16 May 2011 BAHRAIN:  How radical are Bahrain’s Shia? EGYPT:  Could Egypt’s revolution become mirage in the desert? IRAN-BAHRAIN:  Iranian ships carrying aid to Bahrain turned back in Persian Gulf IRAN-SYRIA:  ‘Nakba’ clashes: Iran, Syria trying to turn Arab Spring fury into attacks on Israel? ISRAEL:  The Arab Revolution is knocking at Israel’s door LEBANON-SYRIA:  …

Engineers of India-Afghanistan vs China-Pakistan

India-China-Pakistan: Indian intelligence agencies say they have credible evidence that several hundred Chinese working in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are People’s Liberation Army engineers, the Times of India reported 12 May. According to the report, Indian intelligence agencies are verifying that the engineers are engaged with military construction projects, such as bunkers, and said the presence of …