Entries by Jim Red

North Korea’s June 25 Surprise Attack: An Important Lesson in Battle Preparation

Published with Permission by: Lint, James R., “North Korea’s June 25 Surprise Attack: An Important Lesson in Battle Preparation”, In Homeland Security, 23 June 2016, Web, https://inhomelandsecurity.com/north-koreas-june-25-surprise-attack-important-lesson-battle-preparation/ By James Lint Faculty Member, American Public University System June 25 is a day that all military planners and intelligence professionals should remember as a lesson in proper battle preparation. […]

Combined Action Platoons: A Blueprint for Counterinsurgency

by Jared Zimmerman Printed with Permission Summary Combined Action Platoons (CAPs), a Marine Corps civic action program in Vietnam aimed at pacification and counterinsurgency (COIN), experienced significant success, but has not been widely considered as a COIN option for the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are some risks associated with using CAPs as a […]

A Military Brat & 9/11

by Francis Smiley Printed with Permission Prior to September 11th, 2001 my life was as normal as your normal can be for a military kid, after that dreadful day my life would be forever changed. My family and I had moved from England to Japan in early 2001, and by September 2001 I had just turned […]

The Belfort Ruse (August-September 1918)

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. “My dear General Pershing:  I hear from everywhere, and especially from the armies and civil authorities of the east, that, in their generous enthusiasm on account of the prospect of a great success over the enemy, numerous […]

Sequester and Furloughs: It’s Discount Espionage Time

Published with Permission by: Coleman, Timothy & Lint, James R., “Sequester and Furloughs: It’s Discount Espionage Time”, Homeland Security Today, 15 July 2013, Web, https://www.hstoday.us/columns/guest-commentaries/sequester-and-furloughs-it-s-discount-espionage-time/ On his deathbed in 1801, legend has it that the infamous American Continental Army Gen. Benedict Arnold, a hero of the battles of Ticonderoga and Saratoga who defected to the […]

Mogadishu: Prelude to the War on Terror

by Jonathan Deemer Published with Permission Thesis Statement The U.S. intervention in the Somalia humanitarian crisis and the Battle of Mogadishu provided valuable insight into the changing nature of warfare and exposed significant weaknesses in U.S. command structure and and inter-unit partnering which would become evident and prove valuable in the War on Terror. Background […]

The US Army and the Press: Censorship in World War I

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. When Military Intelligence became a full-fledged member of the War Department’s General Staff, it took on a number of responsibilities that are not considered applicable to the intelligence mission today. One of those, wartime press censorship, was […]

Value and Handling of Prisoners in World War I

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. “Prisoners or deserters constitute one of the most fruitful sources from which information of the enemy is obtained.” —Intelligence Regulations, American Expeditionary Forces, October 21, 1918 By the time of the Armistice ending World War I on […]

What Will We Say About the North Korea Situation in 2021?

Published with Permission by: Lint, James R., “Potential Worst-Case Scenarios from North Korea’s Nuclear Threat”, In Homeland Security, 19 Sept. 2017, Web, http://inhomelandsecurity.com/will-say-north-korea-situation-2021/ By James Lint Faculty Member, School of Business, American Military University Senior Editor for InCyberDefense and Contributor, In Homeland Security Correctly anticipating attacks is a difficult science. Years after Pearl Harbor, historians and academics still study why […]

Potential Worst-Case Scenarios from North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Published with Permission by: Lint, James R., “Potential Worst-Case Scenarios from North Korea’s Nuclear Threat”, In Homeland Security, 06 Sept. 2017, Web, http://inhomelandsecurity.com/worst-case-scenarios-north-korea/ By James Lint Faculty Member, School of Business, American Military University Senior Editor for InCyberDefense and Contributor, In Homeland Security There are many reasons to be worried about North Korea. It seems that we actually have not been […]