Japan initiated its World War II campaign on the basis of a series of assumptions and unknowns. by Warfare History Network Planning a war requires assumptions. However, there should be as few assumptions as possible, otherwise one can assume away all one’s problems. Japanese shortfalls in resources influenced their assumptions in planning for World War II. Because Japan could not successfully fight a long war, planners assumed it would be short—in accordance with the decisive battle doctrine. One big naval battle with the U.S. Pacific Fleet, early in the war, and Japan would emerge victorious. The U.S., on the contrary, always … Continue reading Why Was Japan Blind To Its Own Weaknesses During World War II?
“Grit is the flame in which talent grows.” Fanatic Studio by ALI PATTILLO Many of the traditional steps on the academic or professional ladder revolve around intellectual aptitude: standardized tests, SATs and ACTs, college GPA, the MCAT or GRE… the list goes on. But in the last few decades, researchers have suggested people underestimate the power of non-cognitive attributes like motivation, attitude, and especially grit. Without grit — defined by psychologists as the “perseverance and passion for long-term goals” — people may be unlikely to push past adversity and excel in their chosen field. Michael Matthews is a psychologist and professor who … Continue reading MILITARY PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLAINS WHY GRIT MATTERS AS MUCH AS INTELLIGENCE
DARPA DARPA is working with the U.S. Navy to create a class of ships that would be completely unmanned. If successful, it would represent a ten year leap over the current pace of technological development. The Navy is still working on a separate project to develop optionally, or lightly manned warships. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI The NOMARS ships would be entirely unmanned and totally impervious to pandemics. The U.S. Navy is teaming up with DARPA to develop autonomous, robotic ships that are completely human free. The NOMARS (No Mariners Required Ship) concept, if successful, would be a huge leap over current unmanned surface vessel … Continue reading The U.S. Navy Wants To Fill Its Fleet With Robo-Ships
by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times As you know, a novel coronavirus (initially labeled 2019-nCOV before being renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization) originating in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China, is rapidly spreading across the world. The first case was reported in Wuhan on December 21, 2019. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, severe cough and pneumonia which, in more severe cases, can lead to impaired kidney and liver function and kidney failure. On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case — a patient in Washington state who had recently … Continue reading BIOWEAPONS EXPERT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
by Brett e Kate McKay The heart of General George S. Patton’s martial strategy centered on aggressive, energetic advancement: a focus on ceaseless drive; a belief that “There would be time to rest when the war was over.” Not only was retreat out of the question, so was even staying in place. “My motto in battle,” he said, “is GO FORWARD!” Patton had two main rationales for his “always be audacious” tactical philosophy. First, forward movement — making a big, relentless push until you achieved your objective — saved time and energy, and most importantly, reduced causalities. The more steadily you … Continue reading General Patton’s Strategy for Winning in War and Life: Keep Punching
by Hussein Kesvani In the West, we think of politicians shedding tears as inauthentic, unmanly and fragile. We’d be foolish to read the mourning of Qassim Suleimani the same way For all the glee in certain segments of the West over the death of Qassim Suleimani, in Iran his demise was almost universally met with tears — whether it be a member of the public, the military or the government. The best example might have been on Iranian state TV when a senior Revolutionary Guard officer wept so intensely that the host, also with tears in his eyes, had to console him. Tears … Continue reading THE CRYING IN IRAN IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS
by Michael Snyder When the Russians take decisive action, it is usually for a reason. As you will see below, the Russians have suddenly decided that now is the time to create an organization that will be tasked with detecting, tracking and potentially destroying incoming asteroids. Are they doing this now because they have finally decided that this is a good idea, or has something gotten their attention? Of course they are not likely to publicly admit if they have come to the conclusion that a gigantic space rock is heading directly toward us. Just like the U.S. government, the … Continue reading What Do They Know? The U.S. And Russia Have Both Been Developing Plans To Deal With Incoming Asteroids