Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Six.

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Cap the Knife!!

As extracted from "The Reader's Companion to Military History" and the article by Michael L. Handal:

The Weinberger Doctrine. Casper Weinberger. Secretary of Defense during the administration of President Reagan.

"The Weinberger Doctrine was a list of points governing when the United States could commit troops in military engagements. ... The Weinberger doctrine: The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests of the United States or its allies are involved."

The Six Criteria of the Weinberger Doctrine From Vietnam to Bosnia.

1. "Vital U.S. interests involved."
2. "Commitment to victory."
3. "Clearly defined political and military objectives."
4. "Continual reassessment of troop/objective ratio and of costs."
5. "U.S. government mobilized people opinion before action."
6. "Intervention/war was last resort."

As to American wars [or interventions] from Vietnam onward to include: *Vietnam * Grenada * Lebanon * Central America * Panama * Gulf War I * Somalia *Bosnia.

Vietnam NO to all six criteria military invention nonetheless occurring. The outcome a loss.

Gulf War I a YES to all but criteria # 6, troop intervention still a YES the outcome a win.

As for Afghanistan and Gulf War II, the Iraqi counter-insurgency and the intervention against the Islamic State the devoted reader to the blog can draw his own conclusions.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Suvorov.

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Conclusion Military Olympics Russian style!

 Tank driving! Armor off-road driving skills + gunnery.

Links of interest event past and present:

1. "Suvorov Onslaught | Tank Nut Stan"

"The People's Liberation Army of China brought four Type-96 tanks for the Tank Biathlon, four infantry combat vehicles for the Suvorov Onslaught competition, 120mm self-propelled mortar-howitzer PLL-05 systems to participate in the Masters of Artillery fire contest and Russian-made Su-30MKK ..."

2. "Suvorov onslaught - Ministry of Defence"

"'Suvorov onslaught' — motorized rifle units will show off-road driving skills and overcoming obstacles on their vehicles, firing accuracy on different type targets and teamwork."

3. "Russia: Drone captures armour pushed to its limits at ..."

"Drone footage captured the challenges faced by the crews participating in the 'Suvorov Onslaught 2015' competition during the International Army Games-2015, ..."

Suvorov that great Russian general officer from the time of Napoleon and the black-powder era of warfare. Alexander would not have understood the Suvorov Onslaught?

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Elbruz.

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Military Olympics Russian style continued!

Skyrunning. Mt. Elbruz!

TROOPS LADEN WITH GEAR AS A UNIT AND IN COMPETITION WITH OTHER TEAMS MAKE AN ASCENT OF MT. ELBRUZ. HIGHEST POINT IN ALL OF EUROPE!

Links of interest past and present:

1. "Power, precision and persistence: Stunning images from ..."

"As well as established favorites, such as Aviadarts - in which hypersonic planes compete to hit ground targets - and Ring of Elbrus, which forces teams of soldiers in full uniforms to ascend to the 5,642-meter summit of Russia's tallest mountain, for the first time ever there has been a drone piloting competition."


Skyrunning World War Two combat style. German mountain troops make an ascent of Mt. Elbruz. Hoist the Nazi flag. Actual [?] wartime footage courtesy of You Tube. Considered a stunt by A. Hitler not worthy of respect.

2. "Elbrus Race - Wikipedia"

"The Elbrus Race (or RedFox Elbrus Race), is an international skyrunning competition held for the first time in 2008. It runs every year in Mount Elbrus, ..."

3. "Climb Mount Elbrus with Alpenglow Expeditions - Alpenglow"

"Climb mount Elbrus with Alpenglow Expeditions, led by our most experienced western guides. One of the 7 summits, Elbrus is perfect for beginners. Join us!"

YOU TOO CAN CLIMB OR RUN MT. ELBRUZ! PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS? GOOD LUCK AND COUNT ME OUT!

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Aviadarts.

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Military Olympics. Russian style, past and present.

Aviadarts that military combat aviation portion of the competition.

Some links of interest:

1. "Aviadarts - Главная"

"'Aviadarts' — pilots, best from RF Air Force units and formations, as well as pilots of foreign armies will show mastership in low altitude piloting and using their aircraft combat capabilities.

2. "Russia Brings Together Some of the World's Best Fighter Pilots"

"Chinese and Russian fighter pilots have been testing their skills in an unprecedented series of maneuvers in southeast Russia. Some observers have billed the Aviadarts exercise as a Russian Top Gun—a…"

3. "#aviadarts hashtag on Twitter"

"On 9 Aug 2017 @CGTNOfficial tweeted: '3rd-round #Aviadarts competition of 2017..' - read what others are saying and join the conversation."

4. "It's a Knockout: Russia hosts Aviadarts competition for ..."

"The international military aviation competition Aviadarts-2015 has opened in Russia as part of the Army Games, dubbed the 'world's first military Olympics.'"

5. "Su-57s destroy mock targets at Aviadarts army contest (VIDEO ..."

"A pair of cutting-edge Russian Su-57 fighter jets have taken part in the Aviadarts-2018 army competition, launching a mock attack on ground targets and destroying them.The modern jets are currently undergoing extensive testing."

Close-air-support? Hit the target? Who is best. Precision-guided weaponry of the Paveway version are allowed?

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Olympiad.

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As if this was not to be expected.

Here begins a series of blog entries the topic of which is the international military games as hosted by the Russians and recently concluded . An Olympics of sorts.

Russians # 1.

Thanks to the Russian media outlet Russian Times [RT].

"‘Best not mess with these guys’: Russia wins international army games, challenges NATO (VIDEOS)"

"Russia beat China and 30 other states in the biggest International Army Games yet, which wrapped up after 28 different disciplines were contested across seven countries."

International military sport those various competitors however from among those nations as had been nominally or otherwise part of the Soviet bloc.

More to follow.

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Hoax.

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A cruel hoax? Nothing to the story at all? Gold worth BILLIONS of dollars [$USD] as reported found to be nothing more than an elaborate scheme?

From Freeper:

"The Russian 'Treasure Ship' Was Likely a Fraud Meant to Boost a Cryptocurrency Scam"

"A South Korean company’s claimed to find $100 billion in treasure or more. A South Korean company that announced it had found more than a hundred billion dollars in gold treasure in a Russian warship is under investigation for possible fraud. The gold apparently does not exist and the company allegedly planned to use news of the treasure to boost a new cryptocurrency"

See previous blog entry, hoax as now exposed! Embedded You Tube video also as noted no longer available.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tubes.

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As goes America so goes England?

At least with regard to missile firing submarines?

THE KEEL FOR THE FIRST OF THE COLUMBIA CLASS MISSILE FIRING SUBMARINES HAVING NOT EVEN BEEN LAID AND YET THE PROGRAM ENCOUNTERS A PROBLEM?

Also this not boding well for the English Royal Navy [RN]?

Thanks to WIZARD  through Harry at Sharkhunters:

"MORE ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE PROBLEMS"

"Britain's new nuclear submarines [Dreadnought class] face glitches as the US boats fitted with same missile tubes have been found to have cracks. Faulty welding found in the missile tubes of the new US Columbia Class nuclear-armed submarines could delay the future delivery of British Dreadnought boats. Seven of 12 tubes on the $122.3 billion programme were found to be in need of repair when delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat."

"The Columbia-class submarine . . . is a future United States Navy nuclear submarine class designed to replace the Trident missile-armed Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines."

THOSE DREADNOUGHT CLASS MISSILE FIRING SUBMARINES OF THE BRITISH ALREADY IN THE WORKS HAVING THE SAME FOUND-TO-BE-DEFECTIVE MISSILE TUBES? THIS IS THE QUESTION? HOLD THE HORSES? STOP! FULL STOP!

"The Dreadnought class [successor to the Vanguard class missile firing submarines] is the future replacement for the Vanguard class of ballistic missile submarines. Like their predecessors they will carry Trident II D-5 missiles."

The Columbia and Dreadnought share only missiles and nothing more? British designed and built sub with British designed atomic warhead as distinct from the American brand, Trident D-5 alone a commonality?

Better to find defects now and not later. Someone at least is on-the-ball with regard to quality control and assurance very vital!

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