A FICTIONAL SCENARIO Photo Credit: Gertrud Zach/US Army CENTRAL POLAND By any rational measure, it was a crushing defeat. Elite Russian ground forces had swept across the Poland-Ukraine border with staggering speed, overwhelming front-line NATO troops in a matter of hours. Allied air power had slowed the attack on Day Four, but a rash of maintenance problems … [Read more...] about NO WOKE OPTIONS
Aerospace & Military
Perspectives from five decades of flying as a pilot, U.S. Air Force crew member, flight test engineer and aerospace reporter.
New Book Released — COMBAT CONTRAILS: VIETNAM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (November 2021) – Almost half a century has passed, since American troops were pulled from South Vietnam. Typically, they came home to family, friends and colleagues who had no interest in hearing what those warriors had experienced. Aging Vietnam vets finally are being asked, “What was it really like to fight in that ugly war?” And they’re sharing their … [Read more...] about New Book Released — COMBAT CONTRAILS: VIETNAM
TERRORIZING THE TALIBAN
William B. Scott A FICTIONAL SCENARIO The first casualties were small teams of Taliban thugs going door-to-door in Kabul, searching for Americans and Afghan nationals who had aided the U.S. and its allies. Armed with detailed lists, biometric identification data and state-of-the-art military gear abandoned at Bagram Air Base, the arrogant fighters were unmerciful. As … [Read more...] about TERRORIZING THE TALIBAN
CyberWar: What if…?
Warfighting has moved well beyond the realms of land, sea and air, and is now being waged daily in cyberspace. Over the past few decades, military units engaged primarily in computer network defense (CND) have focused on keeping low-level hackers and nation-state bad actors from penetrating critical U.S. systems. Cyber-warriors now cautiously launch limited computer … [Read more...] about CyberWar: What if…?
Honoring the Challenger Seven
Space Shuttle Challenger Astronauts - 28 January 1986 Thirty-three years ago today, a dear friend and colleague, Colonel Ellison Onizuka, died in the horrific explosion that destroyed space shuttle Challenger and killed seven astronauts, including teacher Christa McAuliffe. El was one of America’s finest—an accomplished astronaut, flight test engineer and Air Force officer. … [Read more...] about Honoring the Challenger Seven