“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The Neo-Tsar’s history class

The Neo-Tsar’s history class

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the longtime ruler of Russia – we might as well just call him “Tsar” at this point, since he basically IS one – wrote a very long article recently in which he provided an extremely detailed historical analysis of...
Discussing 9/11 on The JJ Podcast

Discussing 9/11 on The JJ Podcast

I am very pleased to present the second part of the discussion with longtime reader and friend JohnC911. We caught up yesterday to discuss a wide range of topics, starting with the realities of the failed 20-year-long “Global War on Terror”, and moving on...
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...
The wisdom of an elder statesman

The wisdom of an elder statesman

Anyone who has ever visited Singapore knows that it is a truly amazing place – which, by rights, shouldn’t exist. It is an island basically without resources which is essentially just “a pimple on the arse-end of Malaysia”, as my high school...
Discussing 9/11 on The JJ Podcast

Didactic Mind, Ep 83: The Scattering of the Ashes

The Didactic Mind podcast is finally BACK – after a 3-week or so delay, much to my regret, due to various (quite pleasant, actually) circumstances in my personal and professional life. The elapsed time has, however, proven fruitful, because a number of...
Wrong said Fred

Wrong said Fred

Fred Reed’s columns are often good fun to read, as he has a rather acerbic and highly entertaining style. For those who don’t know anything about him, he is quite a prolific writer. He is a US Marine and Vietnam veteran, who was severely wounded in the...
Guest Post: Tame or Be Shredded, by The Male Brain

Guest Post: Tame or Be Shredded, by The Male Brain

Our good friend from Israel, The Male Brain, has very kindly translated another post by a retired Colonel from the Israeli Defence Forces, Tal Braun, for our education and enlightenment. What follows is an abridged and edited version of Col. Braun’s comments on...
Jingoism cannot replace competence

Jingoism cannot replace competence

Former Task Unit Bruiser commander Jocko Willink put out a video recently in which he pretended to be the Commander in Chief of America, and framed a hypothetical correct and proper response to the catastrophe in Afghanistan: View this post on Instagram A post shared...
Wolf law

Wolf law

No, I’m not here to talk about Wolff’s Law, which basically says that if you put the human body under stress in specific ways, the body will react and adapt to it and become stronger. (That, incidentally, is how powerlifters put on vast amounts of muscle...
Discussing 9/11 on The JJ Podcast

Didactic Mind, Ep. 82: End of Empire

The Didactic Mind podcast is back to something approaching a sort-of-regular schedule again, and this week’s episode is all about the sudden and quite dramatic collapse of America’s failed Syracuse Expedition in Afghanistan. I talk about the roots of its...
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