Pro-Russian separatist victory in Debaltseve, Eastern Ukraine. Islamic State advances in Anbar Province near Iraq’s capital and wins support in other Muslim countries. Analysis and critique of the U.S. military response and overall strategy vis a vis Russia and the Islamic State.
In this edition of the War Report, In Context military affairs commentator Marchand MacDermotRoe critiques current U.S. military policy and describes new policy proposals which he believes would improve America’s ability to deter or defeat an invasion of the U.S. These reforms include emphasizing better equipment and training for soldiers over expensive weapon systems of dubious value.
In addition to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, we discuss Russia’s military involvement in the Ukraine civil war, Israel’s bombing raid in Syria that killed Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general, the continuing war in Afghanistan and the latest setback in the U.S.’s expensive new F-35 jet.