The perfect WW II navy

As Germany learned very painfully during World War II, no super-power can be a global super-power, without a large, powerful navy. For fighting a World War II style conflict, there is only one perfect navy, the US Navy. Not only because of the advanced warships built, but also because of the fleet supply train developed... Continue Reading →

The perfect WW II army

If one had to fight a World War II style conflict on land, the army would have to be capable of solid defense of territory, but also capable of advancing across vast tracts of land, doing so quickly, and as far as possible into the 'belly' of the enemy. Infantry Without infantry, there is no... Continue Reading →

Was unconditional surrender the right policy against the Axis?

At the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, President Franklin D. Roosevelt unilaterally declared the Allied policy of unconditional surrender, against the Axis Alliance. Though Churchill was officially on board with this policy after the conference, he had serious reservations. Churchill’s next biggest worry after Hitler, was Stalin. There were still considerations in London of Germany as... Continue Reading →

The first super carrier

The very first super aircraft carrier was not built by United States. It was Imperial Japan's 70,000 tonne Shinano built during World War II. Though she met a quick, humiliating end without ever seeing battle.   Japan originally intended to build four 72,000 tonne Yamato Class battleships. Only two, Yamato & Musashi were commissioned. To... Continue Reading →

Lack & misuse of naval power by the Axis

While Germany, Japan and Italy all fielded large land armies, and powerful air forces, the biggest oversight by all three was in the proper development, and use of naval power. Germany The biggest naval warfare failure. Germany had built highly advanced surface warships, and had the industrial capacity to build fleets. They simply didn't do... Continue Reading →

Nagumo’s fatal mistake

Four factors won the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942. US Navy cryptographers cracked Japanese naval code; The damaged carrier Yorktown made fit so soon after the Battle of Coral Sea; US air strikes from Midway Island scattering Nagumo's fleet Torpedo Squadron 8 drawing Nagumo's Zero fighters down to wave top-level However, separate from... Continue Reading →

Tulsi Gabbard’s suspicious trip

During Pres. Obama's last week in office, Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii made a secretive trip to Lebanon and Syria, and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In company with former Ohio Democrat Congressman, Dennis Kucinich. The only US government authority advised of her trip, was the Pentagon. As a Major in the Hawaii... Continue Reading →

Disappointing drones and hacked Androids

RQ-11B Raven hand launched aerial mini-drones supplied to the Ukrainian military by the United States have been withdrawn from the front lines due to them being commandeered by Russian battlefield electronic warfare units. This form of signals warfare, has existed since long before aerial drones or software. The first instances occurred in the Second World... Continue Reading →

CEC home run & Silly Season

AEGIS BMD It seems the NIFC-CA ballistic missile defense exercise was delayed to December. The Dec 14 test was announced by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as a success, with the medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) target destroyed. This is the home run for the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), system of systems. One new development... Continue Reading →

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