NATO navies proposal revised

Introduction Submarine is the modern capital ship – primary ship for control of the sea against enemy navy. Only submarines can establish control of the sea, clearing it of the enemy ships and opening way for surface transport craft to carry ground troops into an area of operations. Carriers are primarly useful for support of…

Aircraft carrier proposal 3

Aircraft used   Aircraft used will be an air superiority fighter (FLX), CAS fighter (AX) and observation aircraft (OLX), plus transport aircraft (C-2). This will allow it to be useful for carrier’s primary tasks: defending fleet from an attack by enemy ground-based aircraft, as well as supporting amphibious landings and providing close air support for…

Iraqi bitzkrieg

Originally posted on Slightly East of New:
[revised June 23, 2014] Are the ISIS forces using maneuver warfare tactics? Have they read John Boyd? I don’t know the answer to either of these, but it seems to me that their tactics — multiple thrusts, use of time, ambiguity, deception, terror, propaganda — fit well within…

Is blitzkrieg enough?

Originally posted on Slightly East of New:
Did the Germans win WW II? Maneuver warfare, a modern updating of the infiltration tactics that led to the stunning German successes in 1939 through late 1941, is a better way to fight opposing military forces: Create a gap in the enemy defenses, penetrate into his rear areas, cause…

Tactics of the Islamic State

Originally posted on Slightly East of New:
In a post on the situation in Iraq today, Pat Lang has suggested that “This has Guderian, Patton, Manstein, et al., written all over it.” True. Boyd did a nice summary of these tactics: Message: By exploiting superior leadership, intelligence, communications, and mobility as well as by playing upon adversary’s…