Skip to content

Category Archives: Warfighting

Women in close combat units? This will not end well.

So it looks like outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has decided to gut our military readiness on his way out the door, by unilaterally allowing women to serve in units that engage in close combat. Apparently the leftist platitude that Grrrrl Power™ can do anything will now meet the pointy corners and sharp edges […]

D-Day was 68 years ago today

Thank you, gentlemen.

Osama bin Laden: still dead

That doesn’t mean he can’t still be useful in an election, though. Nowadays, though, we have much better methods for extracting intel from uncooperative Islamists.

What is the Palin Doctrine for war?

From her speech this past Sunday in Colorado (emphasis mine): I believe our criteria before we send our young men and women, America’s finest, into harm’s way, I believe that our criteria should be spelled out clearly when it comes to the use of our military force. I can tell you what I believe that […]

Who hacked the Taliban?

If it turns out that the U.S. military brought down the Taliban’s web presence, then I’m gonna be one very happy camper. Regardless, this is great. More, please.

The terrorists seem to be using the Intertubes

DefenseTech thinks it’s now time for pre-emptive cyber attacks on jihadist networks. Gosh, what an original idea.

Thou shalt be nice to thine enemy, lest ye be sued

Imagine you’re in the military and your unit is in Iraq, facing an angry mob made up of both civilians and terrorists … and you can’t tell one from the other. Would it be better to disperse the crowd by using a non-lethal heat ray, or would it be better to open fire and risk […]

The good guys get aggressive online

Our military is finally striking back at the jihadists online. The U.S. military is quietly expanding capabilities to attack terrorist computer networks, including websites that glorify insurgent attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq, military officials and experts say. The move comes as al-Qaeda and other groups fighting in Iraq and elsewhere have expanded their activities […]

John Abizaid is the new George McClellan

General John Abizaid General George McClellan Senator McCain just asked the CENTCOM Commander, General John Abizaid, why he opposed sending more American troops to Iraq. Abizaid’s reply: I met with every divisional commander, General Casey, the core commander, General Dempsey, we all talked together. And I said, in your professional opinion, if we were to […]

A solution to morale problems on the home front

Blogging over at Hot Air, Allah collects a morose assortment of down-in-the-mouth quotes from conservative hawks disappointed about Iraq. His own take: Why the despair and why now? Because, I think, of Israel’s predicament in Lebanon. Until last month, it could plausibly be argued that most problems in the war on terror (read: most problems […]

Israel hacks Hezbollah

Yoni Tidi reports that Hezbollah’s TV and radio broadcasts have been hacked by Israel. Why aren’t we this smart about propaganda?

The Cycle of Jihad

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting frustrated with the way the West is fighting the War On Islamism. For a civilization that’s in danger of annihilation, we sure aren’t fighting with everything we’ve got. Something’s got to change. The ongoing propagandizing coverage of the Lebanese civilian deaths in Qana have really gotten under […]

It’s time for cyberwar

I’ve read through the National Security Strategy for 2006 released last Friday by the White House, and overall it’s a hardheaded and realistic approach to dealing with current and future enemies. However, I think they missed something: aggressively conducting cyber warfare against jihadi web sites and bulletin boards. For years now it’s been common knowledge […]