Overview/Setting The Stage.... Area of Operations, East Tennessee: 1863 In early September 1863, Major General Ambrose Burnside conducted a successful campaign in East Tennessee, during which time he secured the important city of Knoxville for the United States. Show More Summary
Most of you probably know the name Major General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster. The younger generation remembers him from commanding the 3rd Armored Cavalry regiment that tamed Al Tafar, Iraq, the older soldiers will remember him from commanding the 2d ACR in the grand armor battle at “73 Easting” during Desert Storm. The Colorado Springs […]
I'm honored today to share this column written by Major General Melvin G. Spiese, USMC-Ret. The general possesses not only a deep concern for the successful transition of service men and women, but also a career spent planning and helping to mobilize large-scale operations. Veteran unemployment has been an ongoing issue for several years. Show More Summary
Syrian opposition sources told Al Mustaqbal newspaper that Major General Jamaa Jamaa, head of Syria’s Military Intelligence was shot in the back of his head by the Syrian intelligence. This revelation comes after Syrian official news agency SANA reported on Thursday that Maj. Gen.Jamaa died while “fulfilling national duties of defending Syria” in the [...]
Outgoing Director of the Mossad Intelligence Agency, Major General Meir Dagan, in 2011. It’s espionage season in the Middle East. Earlier this month, in the woods outside Tehran, Iranian police found the body of Mojtaba Ahmadi, head of the Iranian “Cyber Warfare” squad. Show More Summary
Is an all-volunteer military sustainable or fair? One author and retired major general says no. read more
(In the Fall and Winter of 1863, Major General Ambrose Burnside achieved much success dealing with Confederate general James Longstreet in the oft-overlooked East Tennessee/Knoxville Campaign, successfully out-marching, out-maneuvering, and out-fighting this much revered Confederate commander. Show More Summary
Air force insists that Major General Michael Carey's actions were not linked to the 450 long-range missiles he commanded
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two-star U.S. general in charge of the Air Force's arsenal of intercontinental missiles will be fired due to "a loss of trust and confidence," a Pentagon official told Reuters on Friday.
Clowns are funny people, they frequently speak and write nonsense, but to make people think it has a modicum of credibility they shamelessly boast about their abilities and brag about their honours. Like the Modern Major General, this...Show More Summary
A senior Iranian military leader credits his country’s “power and resistance” for President Barack Obama and the United States' desire to offer concessions to the country.Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the senior military aide toShow More Summary
This just in from our friends at the ABC: 1. Shut the ADFA up. Despite defence force chief David Morrison being acclaimed a feminist hero, the culture at AFDA may take too long to change. Some, including retired Major General Michael Smith, say the place [...]
In 1893, Civil War Major General Joshua Chamberlain received the Medal of Honor for actions he took on July 2, 1863. The citation was for “Daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on Little Round Top against repeated assaults and carrying the advance position on Great Round Top.” Read full article >>
A former Israeli national security adviser who is a retired Major General in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has claimed that Barack Obama forced Israel to abandon attacking Iranian nuclear sites last year. According to the IsraeliShow More Summary
(Steven Hayward) Civilian control of the U.S. military (a very good thing, needless to say) means they are constricted in what they can say publicly. But if the views of retired Army major general Robert Scales are accurate, Obama’s...Show More Summary
In yesterday's Washington Post, retired United States Army major general Robert H. Scales offered a startling and revealing assessment of the military's mindset as the country contemplates war against Syria: Read more...
What does the military think of the plan to bomb Syria? Not much, apparently. Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, took to the pages of The Washington Post Thursday to shred not just the strategy but the strategists. Show More Summary
There's a must-read op/ed in today's Washington Post, authored by a retired Army Major General. He draws on "dozens" of exchanges with active and...
The Washington Post is running an absolutely brutal op-ed by retired Army major general Robert Scales on military opposition to the White House push to attack Syria. Scales, a former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, says his piece is based on dozens of personal exchanges with current and retired soldiers. Show More Summary
This article by Major General Robert Scales (ret) is remarkable. The tapes tell the tale. Go back and look at images of our nation’s most senior soldier, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and his body language during Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Syria. Show More Summary