• History,  Nationalism,  War

    The Madness of Europe

    Boris Johnson has visited Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev and promised more aid in Ukraine’s war with Russia. NATO is bolstering its forces on its Eastern frontier. Germany is refusing to pay for gas in Rubles. Sweden and Finland are considering joining NATO. The United States is sending more lethal aid. Have all these leaders gone stark raving mad? British and American special forces have been in Ukraine fighting Russia since February, according to French intelligence sources. This means on the ground, where it counts, NATO already has blood on its hands. This isn’t Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or Serbia; this is Russia, the largest country in the World, and we, the…

  • War

    The New Shape of War

    The Machine Gun in WWI ended age of offensive warfare, specifically the cavalry charge. The response of military thinkers was the Tank. Now, in Ukraine, the age of the tank appears to be over; ambushed, stalled and destroyed by suicide drones and fire-and-forget anti-tank missiles. The Russians, attempting to block an advance by NATO and the U.S. up to their border, are the unhappy initial recipients of this harsh change in the nature of warfare. To be clear, suicide drones, or Kamikaze drones, are unmanned aircraft that don’t fire missiles but are missiles. They are capable of circling above a target and waiting for 15 to 40 minutes before striking…