January 2020

Return to Lake Trasimène. A Failure of Intelligence

by Daniel Russ on January 25, 2020

It’s odd talking about a battle I wrote about ten years ago. But this is not my first visit to Lake Trasimène. This is: ( https://civilianmilitaryintelligencegroup.com/1807/the-battle-of-lake-trasimene) The new insight is that Faminius did not know what he was facing. Flaminius was also completely outclassed by this trickster. After having humiliated the Romans at the Trebia […]

Share

{ 0 comments }

Trebia. 218 BC

by Daniel Russ on January 20, 2020

  Trebia was the first major set piece battle between the Carthaginians and the Romans during the second Punic war. This was all out war by a competent and powerful foreign army inside Rome that the Romans couldn’t extract from their country for there years The Carthaginians had 38000 men and the Romans under Scipio […]

Share

{ 0 comments }

Ticinus

January 14, 2020
Thumbnail image for Ticinus

  Publius Cornelius Scipio   In the fiorst battle of the Second Punic War, we see something rarely this nuanced. But we see cleverness.   After crossing the Alps, Hannibal finally arrived in northern Italy with 12,000 African infantry, 8,000 Iberian infantry, and 4,000 cavalry.   Polybius is sure of these numbers because, he reports, […]

Share
Read the full article →

Now the Chinese made their first aircraft carrier the same way they built they first mobile phone: They stole one and replicated it from the ground up.

January 9, 2020

    In a story a secret cabal of Chinese military officers put a Chinese basketball star up to buying Varyag from a Ukrainian shipyard under the cover story that the incomplete vessel would be used to serve as a floating casino. Instead, it was radically overhauled and rebuilt into a pure carrier with Chinese hardware. The Shandong, […]

Share
Read the full article →

The Yom Kippur War Was A Proxy War For Missile Manufacturers.

January 4, 2020

Of course, the conflict in the Mideast is rooted in differences that are more than recent policy proposals. Their differences go back 1000 years. Oddly, they light a fire that burns so well for weapons manufacturers and regional powers.   The Yom Kippur War was begun by Assad of Syria and Anwar Sadat of Egypt […]

Share
Read the full article →