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In Crimea, Russian Military Maneuver Creates Strategic Facts On The Ground

In Crimea, Russian Military Maneuver Creates Strategic Facts On The Ground

BY AUSTIN BAY Whether delivered as a rock, rifle round or laser burst, lethal fire by a military force is one of the two most fundamental combat actions. It is certainly the action best understood by artists. From cave painters to Hollywood directors, their material weapons make the “fire” threat posed by the spearman and […]

As Venezuela’s Gangster Government Blames America

As Venezuela’s Gangster Government Blames America

BY AUSTIN BAY Despite five years of Obama Administration “smart diplomacy,” Venezuela’s deteriorating socialist regime is following a classic script as its replacement caudillo blames America for his own regime’s legacy of economic folly, domestic repression, corruption and criminal turpitude. That America should continue to serve as a gangster clique’s scapegoat ought to surprise no […]

January-February 1944: The Anzio Idea, The Rapido Reality

January-February 1944: The Anzio Idea, The Rapido Reality

BY AUSTIN BAY The high-risk, high-payoff battle plan of “the Anzio idea” tantalized U.S. and British commanders seeking to end the bloody January 1944 stalemate in Italy. The complex operation could be summarized with deceptive simplicity. First, punch Monte Cassino, the fortified gut of the Nazi’s western Gustav Line. Hit the sector hard, with aerial […]