Analytica Camillus

Morality in Ruthlessness


  • Chinese Anti-Access/Area-Denial and the South China Sea by Martin Andrew, PhD

    China is a victim of its own geo-strategic circumstances requiring the sea to export its products and receive its raw materials. Much of the raw materials for its economy come through the South China Sea.  The Chinese military are looking at ways to control the South China Sea and negate foreign forces, especially the United States navy, from operating in these waters.

  • First (Rough) English Language Translation of Almost Every People’s Liberation Army Base

    This is the first extant English language map of pretty much every Chinese People’s Liberation Army facility that’s publicly available.

  • Must We Shoot From The Hip? by Dr. Bernard Brodie

    The surrender of Italy and Japan in the same war, and of Germany and especially of Russia in the previous war, show that the will to resist may collapse long before the physical capacity to do so — provided that that will is properly conditioned by the conqueror and that the seeds of disaffection already exist in the target population.

  • Sirajuddin Haqqani: A Man Out of History

    How does the son of the man who pushed Osama Bin Laden into perpetrating the 9/11 attacks, who’s killed hundreds of Americans and tens of thousands of Afghans in his own war efforts, and has a $10,000,000 bounty on his head get paid $6 million by the United States’ government to run security for it?

  • The Costs of Armament Production and the Profitability Of Armament Exports in COMECON Countries by Dr. Michael Checinski

    Dr. Checinski’s grossly under-recognized analytical tour de main provided inarguably the most in depth examination of the Soviet and Polish defense industrial bases and their perverse economic proclivities to come out of the “West” during the Cold War. A trained and brilliant economist, paints an almost Dostoevskyian portrait of a military industrial complex most aptly characterized by the Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Tal’s description of chess: “You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one.”

  • Steeling the Nightingale pt. 2: Budgetary Boogaloo

    When executed properly, armored/mechanized combined arms maneuvers/assaults are tantamount to a perfectly orchestra of slaughter and mayhem, even when fighting a stiff and determined adversary. When individual components fail to advance, can’t break through hostile strongpoints, or simply lag behind as a result of command failure or logistical shortfalls, offensive maneuvers can rapidly descend into a massacre for the attacking force, as we saw in the early days of Russia’s assault on Kyiv.

  • Steeling the Nightingale: A Shopping List For The Ukrainian Army

    Wither the Great Satan

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