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Posts on 01/26/23

West Side Story: When a Remake is Unnecessary

(David Duggan, USA, 01/26/23 10:13 am) The observance of the 30th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn's death (wonder if she cribbed her surname from Katherine?) reminds me of her role in My Fair Lady, which I saw during a family ou ...

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Book Banning in Florida

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 01/26/23 8:27 am) I am alarmed by the news of what is going on in Florida--banning books, banning the Advanced Placement course in African-American studies, banning teachers and so on. Banning freedom? ...

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Germany to Send Leopards to Ukraine

(Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 01/26/23 5:24 am) One of the reasons given by the Ukrainian President for demanding the German Leopard tanks is the alleged counter-offensive that Ukraine is preparing for the spring, as well as to maintain resistance ...

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Russian, Ukrainian Strategic Thought: Tukhachevsky, Svechin, Gerasimov

(Cameron Sawyer, USA, 01/26/23 4:01 am) JE asked, in response to my post of January 25th: "Cameron, you've studied the Eastern Front of WWII more than anyone in WAISdom. Has the use of Soviet barrier troops been exaggerated by We ...

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Desertion and Decimation

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/26/23 3:32 am) The severe punishment of army personnel escaping before the enemy, or who desert or even worse rebel, has always been a common practice in warfare. The Roman historian Titus Livius wrote about d ...

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Posts on 01/25/23

Are "Barrier Troops" Being Used in Ukraine War?

(Cameron Sawyer, USA, 01/25/23 7:00 am) Henry Levin wrote today: "I don't understand Cameron Sawyer's argument that it is ridiculous to charge Wagner with conducting ‘punitive-suicide' attacks." I never sai ...

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Remembering Aubrey Hepburn on the 30th Anniversary of Her Death

(Consoly Leon Arias, Spain / Canary, 01/25/23 4:54 am) Last Friday, January 20th, marked the thirty anniversary of the death of Audrey Hepburn. She was one of the most admired and remembered stars of the golden age of Hollywood, for scenes like the ...

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Target Practice in Mongolia (from Edward Mears)

(John Eipper, USA, 01/25/23 2:50 am) Edward Mears writes: In 2008, during my second year on the JET Program in Saga, Japan, one of the perks of the program was that we had lengthy holidays around the New Year and over the ...

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Is Russia Employing "Barrier Troops" in Ukraine?

(Henry Levin, USA, 01/25/23 2:31 am) I don't understand Cameron Sawyer's argument that it is ridiculous to charge Wagner with conducting "punitive-suicide" attacks. Many years ago I did a study of the Russian st ...

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Posts on 01/24/23

More on Tanks: Russian vs Western

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 01/24/23 8:10 am) As usual my compliments to Cameron Sawyer for his comments on Russian armaments. Well written and well said. Cameron belongs to our Cavalry brotherhood. One clarification on tank ammunition. I ...

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