Civilian Casualties And The Modern Battlefield

Tom Landquist Middle East, Military 1 Comment

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) is currently investigating an airstrike in Iraq, which took place in the hotly contested city of Mosul. The details are still very murky, but preliminary fears are that upwards of 200 civilians were killed. This, along with similar instances in Syria, has brought the issue of civilian casualties into the public eye once again. …

Disrupting America — Navy Line Up

Marines United, a failure of leadership

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“I don’t have a Facebook page; I don’t do social media. I’m generationally challenged here, all right.” Marine Commandant General Robert B. Neller said this during a Pentagon press conference Friday, March 10. He followed this with his annoyance that this matter distracted from his plans to talk to Marines training in Norway, and implied that this may not be …

Private Military — Disrupting America

Private Military Companies

Tom Landquist Military 0 Comments

In the last 8 years, we have seen troop levels in Iraq go from 170,000 to under 10,000. And in Afghanistan they have gone from over 30,000 to under 10,000.  This withdrawal has limited our influence in the countries, but we have managed to maintain relative stability in the regions we control. The reason we have managed to handle this transition …