As many of you already know, Old Sweat, Petard and I have been commissioned to write a book about the Canadian Artillery's experience in Afghanistan. We are slowly working our way through the different rotos but are already seeing some general trends. We're looking for some insight from any and...
Interesting article about Comd CENTCOM flying to Israel which indicates an upcoming transfer of AO responsibility of Israel.
That shows a clearer shift of focus for each of CENTCOM and EUCOM than the recent direction to pull out of Afghanistan.
The Chief of the US Army has published a new paper on how the US Army will meet the challenges of the future through a Multi-domain Transformation program both during competition and during conflict.
How will this effect Canada?
How should Canada respond?
I've just received a copy of the above and have now read the thing in detail and I'm actually quite pleased with many "fine print" issues raised within it.
It appears that the target level for readiness and the MRP are changing so that a brigade will be the level to train towards (including as...
Every once in a while you come across something you didn't know.
Singapore has a defence budget lower than ours with a regular force army of some 70,000 and a reserve in excess of 300,000 organized into three regular combined arms divisions and two operational reserve divisions. This little...
Happy St Barbara's day to my fellow gunners and all those of the other fiery arts.
Here's hoping that she sees us safely through for the remainder of this dumpster fire of a year and leads us to better times in the next one.
NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today in Brussels.
Concurrently Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg received an experts' report on how to keep NATO relevant going forward. See article here.
A transcript of Stoltenberg's press conference after the first days meeting is here.
Attached is a link to a training video produced to show the organization and operations of the close support medium artillery regiment under the Corps 86 concept.
With the exception of the RPV (remotely piloted vehicle) and the rocket battery and to an extent the counter mortar radars, the...
The Australian IGADF Report on war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan is complete after four years of investigation.
There's a good backgrounder on it here.