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Didactic Mind, Ep 87: The Mind of War

Didactic Mind, Ep 87: The Mind of War

This week’s podcast is all about strategic thinking and design, and is inspired by the life, work, and thought of Col. John Boyd – “40-second Boyd”, the fighter pilot without a single kill to his name, who single-handedly revolutionised the art...
Lessons of War, Pt. 2: The Beast in the East

Lessons of War, Pt. 2: The Beast in the East

In my previous post on this subject, I talked about how and why a war between the USA and China, sparked by the Chinese invasion of Taiwan, would end in disaster for the US and destroy its hegemony. My basic thesis is that the USA will lose because its military...
Lessons of War, Pt. 1: Red Storm Rising

Lessons of War, Pt. 1: Red Storm Rising

Given the sabre-rattling going on in the South and especially East China Sea right now, it is worth asking whether the American military and its regional allies can do anything whatsoever to win a war against the world’s largest navy and second largest air...
Guest Post: The Fighting 424 in Gaza by The Male Brain

Guest Post: The Fighting 424 in Gaza by The Male Brain

Our good friend, The Male Brain, sent over a very interesting article in response to my previous post about how the West can conceivably win against guerrilla warfighters. Below is his translation of an excerpt from an article written 6 years ago by Brigadier General...
Can guerrilla forces be defeated?

Can guerrilla forces be defeated?

The image that you see above is iconic because it shows everything you need to know about guerrilla warfare in a single picture. Guerrilla wars demonstrate better than any other the three levels of warfare identified by Martin Van Creveld, William S. Lind, and other...
The first passengers for Pinochet Airways

The first passengers for Pinochet Airways

As we all know by now, His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, the Chaddest of Chads, may the Lord bless him and...
The dawn of Victory

The dawn of Victory

The attorney for His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, the Chaddest of Chads, may the LORD bless him and preserve him,...
Feel the wrath of the Storm

Feel the wrath of the Storm

It would appear that a recent brush with the Chinese Mumps has stiffened the resolve of His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of...
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