U.S. “Gets Its Ass Handed To It” In World War III Simulation: RAND

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In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it” RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.

RAND’s wargames show how US Armed Forces – colored blue on wargame maps – experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can’t thwart Russia or China – which predictably is red – from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.

“We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary,” he warned. Continue reading

Trump Administration Weighing Underground Military Force

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DIA Director: Subterranean fighting ‘something we’ll have to contend with’

Speaking at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington, D.C., Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley said the U.S. military is discussing the elevation of subterranean operations to an official warfighting domain—alongside air, land, maritime, space, and cyber. Continue reading

US Army Is Preparing For Decades Of Hybrid Wars

 

Released on Monday, the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, drafted a new strategy for how US ground forces will operate, fight, and campaign successfully across multiple domains—space, cyberspace, air, land, maritime—against all enemies in the 2025-2040 timeframe.

The new strategy calls for “super-empowered individuals and small groups”, who are mobile and can simultaneously fight in every domain of warfare, which will replace the conventional large units like today. Continue reading

EU Army: Plans for Land, Sea and Air Forces

 

Brexit means Britain won’t be dragged into foreign wars without its consent.

The dossier states: “As the very end-goal, the roadmap would aim at building a supranational military force.

“The integrated military forces should be progressively put under a single command, accountable to the EUCO President. As is the case with Eurocorps now, the European Integrated Military Forces would be marked by an EU insignia.

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Iranians Buying Up Land in War-Torn Syria

Iran’s government wants its builders to buy up property in Shi-ite majority neighborhoods of Syria’s capital, Damascus.

It is also asking construction workers to go to Syria.

This information comes from construction industry officials in Tehran and Iranian experts. Continue reading

Government Owns 28 Percent of Land in United States

Movement grows to transfer land from federal government to states

The federal government owns 28 percent of the land in the United States, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.

“Federal land ownership is concentrated in the West,” explains the service. “Specifically, 62% of Alaska is federally owned, as is 47% of the 11 coterminous western states. By contrast, the federal government owns only 4% of lands in the other states.” Continue reading

Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan.

In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. Continue reading