Tensions between Beijing and Taipei are at a 40-year high. What does that mean for the ROC army and Taiwan defense plans? How prepared is the Taiwanese military?
SIG 338 Norma Mag going loud: the MG 338 Machine Gun
USSOCOM and MARSOC are gonna be happey: the MG 338 from SIG SAUER, a LWMMG chambered in .338 Norma Magnum, has been safety certified.
DD Tanks for D Day – Operation Overlord
The DD (Duplex Drive) Sherman tank may have been the strangest of all WW2 tanks actually used in combat. Though their deployment was flawed, their contribution cannot be denied.
Comms for Miles Lagoze & Combat Obscura: you don’t speak for me
This is a man-to-man, Marine-to-Marine, message from an Afghan-American Marine to Miles Lagoze of the movie Combat Obscura.
John “Shrek” McPhee: the 75th Jump
We recently received word from the Sheriff of Baghdad, John "Shrek" McPhee of SOB Tactical. He's on a mission, and he needs some help to accomplish it. Update 4/4/19: McPhee is jumping into France....
Problem Solved: The E-4 Option
These E-4s will shadow their assigned leader. They’re not his aide-de-camp, they’re not there to polish his shoes or clean his office. Their only duty would be to assess any decision he’s about to make. They’d be something like the modern-day equivalent of slaves who stood on chariots behind Roman emperors returning from victory, whispering “All glory is fleeting” to keep the emperor’s head from swelling.
SHOT, OVER! Newcon Optik LRM 3500M now in the hands of Canadian artillery
Newcon Optik’s LRM 3500M laser rangefinder is joining Canadian artillery units, eh? It’s a feature-rich thingamawhatsit and a badass piece of kit
The 4 Types of Military Orders
In our modern “good idea fairy” military, I think most orders fall into this category. And that’s a good thing because these easy to duck without getting in trouble or starting a fight. If you work on a staff, probably 70% of your orders are Type 3s, and at least 20% Type 2s. Most staff-related Type 3s can be dodged by throwing out phrases like “We’re nearing full implementation of the synergistic integration phasedown timeline,” then leaving the room while your boss marvels at your amazing skills.
Military History Chronicle Launches
The Military History Chronicle has informed us of the launch of a new channel with a feature segment of "No Fighting in the War Room." Here is what the Military History Chronicle advises us: Radford, Virginia - The Military...
6 Ways to Revolutionize the Infantry | #1 is a Top Gun for Grunts
The Close Combat Lethality Task Force is the mechanism by which the Warrior Monk SECDEF Mattis and Advisory Board Chairman Gen. Scales want to revolutionize the infantry, increasing lethality and survivability. Breach-Bang-Clear Time for Better Tech, Better...