War with Russia and China? Here Are Two New Indicators

A US Army (USA) Soldier assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, mans a .50 caliber M2HB machine gun mounted atop a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), during a patrol along Logistics Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, near Balad Air Base (AB), Iraq. The area is being cleared of threats so Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) personnel can call in an air strike. The image is silhouetted against the setting sun.

In an Executive Intelligence Summary from last month, I pointed out two additional indicators that bolster the case for a potential conflict with China and Russia. 

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Che Guevarra’s Critical Counterintelligence Failures


Where it concerns guerrilla warfare campaigns, Che Guevara’s foco theory states that a small contingent of guerrillas can start a revolution and then build popular support once operations

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How Indonesia’s Elite Police Turned the Tide on Islamic Militants


Since its formation in 2002, the [police] unit has put a premium on clandestine intelligence gathering. Now much of that intelligence work is done online

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Nathanael Greene: The American Revolution’s Unconventional Mastermind


Arriving at the ramshackle camp of the Continental Army at Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 2, 1781 to take up the reins of command, Major General Nathanael Greene wrote to his commander and confidante

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Winter Is Coming: Sociology & the Next Great War


Best known for coining the nickname for the “millennial” generation, their [Strauss and Howe’s] work [The Fourth Turning] identified a

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Leadership Lessons from Marine General “Mad Dog” Mattis [Video]


Retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis is the most revered Marine Corps leader since Chesty Puller.  They call him the Warrior Monk for his years in the study of warfighting.  In this 16

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Meet the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle [Video]


Oshkosh recently demonstrated the latest generation all terrain variant of the Mine Resistant Ambush Proof vehicle (also called the MRAP; em-rap in military lingo).  (DOWNLOAD: <a href="https://readfomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/USArmy-MRAP.pdf

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How Can We Judge the Probability of Successful Revolutions?


Brigadier General Samuel Griffith, USMC (Ret.) wrote in-depth about his study of partisan resistance and guerrilla movements.  One of the things that I find particularly interesting is how he qualified

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A How-To Guide to Counterinsurgency — By A Former Insurgent


You can’t “shock and awe” someone who is not afraid to die, but on the contrary desires to do so on the battlefield. Never underestimate the resilience of your opponent…

Unconventional wars

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