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?
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
A piece of history. by Warfare History Network The name Field Marshal Erwin Rommel—associated with tank warfare in Europe and North Africa during World War II—might conjure up mental images of the famous German general riding in a panzer, reviewing maps, or commanding battles. What one might not imagine is that in the midst of commanding frontline troops, Rommel toted a camera and wielded a lens with artistic imagination and precision amid gunshots and shell bursts. In fact, he created thousands of striking wartime photographs prior to his death in 1944. Rommel’s photography shows that the field marshal had an eye … Continue reading Amazing: Check out the Photographs General Erwin Rommel Took of World War II
by: Mike Adams (Natural News) Keeping this very short, as things are developing very rapidly. If you can’t handle the reality of this situation, don’t read the following overview. To those who can’t handle words, you need to accelerate your adjustment curve or you won’t survive: We are upgrading our preparedness recommendations to 18 months of food and critical supplies. This is not some sort of self-serving statement, since our own store barely has anything left to sell. The financial system is cratering. Banks will begin to fold soon. Many deposits will be wiped out. Some are moving into T-bills (US Treasury), even knowing the dollar … Continue reading URGENT alert: Financial system collapsing, food supply collapsing, hyperinflation coming, guns and ammo wiped out, military martial law plans leaked… details
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 John Vibes, Truth Theory Waking Times A recent Oxford study published in the journal Scientific Reports, found that people aren’t really all that bothered by the possibility of human extinction. In the study, 2,500 people in the United States and the United Kingdom were surveyed on their feelings about the possibility of an apocalypse. The respondents were asked to rank how bad they thought potential doomsday scenarios were. In a very simple test, they were given three scenarios, one in which the entire human species was wiped out by a global catastrophe, another where only 80% of the species were wiped out, … Continue reading STUDY SUGGESTS THAT PEOPLE AREN’T AS BOTHERED BY HUMAN EXTINCTION AS YOU WOULD THINK
by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Waking Times The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. “The numbers continue to accelerate, not only because many wars continue to be waged, but also because wars don’t end when soldiers come home,” said Costs of War co-director and Brown professor Catherine Lutz, who co-authored the project’s report on deaths. “These reports provide a … Continue reading THE SO-CALLED WAR ON TERROR HAS KILLED OVER 801,000 PEOPLE AND COST $6.4 TRILLION