Retired US Air Force Brigadier David Stillwell takes a different angle, moving away from the war in Ukraine.
You know, China wants to be a global player and this is how they think they can do it. However, the interesting thing is that if this had happened like it did in Ukraine in 2014, in February 2022, I think the PRC was ready to apply the same lessons to a Taiwanese scenario.
And the fact that Putin has done so poorly, as you can see in his language, has definitely diminished his ardor, his desire to go after Taiwan. You see how difficult these types of operations really are.
Sitwell continued to talk about Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system and the controversy surrounding the billionaire.
I think Starlink’s contribution in this and the information space has not really been evaluated, it has had a huge impact. We have to think about these things and where is that dividing line, how do we prevent or how do we protect Starlink and Musk from doing what they are doing and where is that line from civilian to combatant, where is it drawn. that line, that decision has already been made.
Dr. Tingle also notes that, in his opinion, the United States is not far enough along in terms of learning lessons from the war.
The Soviets had 3,000 advisors in Vietnam. They were there to help train the North Vietnamese, but also to absorb information about the American military and its equipment.
Until the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Israelis were very successful in defeating the Arab states.
After the end of the Vietnam War in 1973, it was the first time that the Arab states gained an advantage over the Israelis. We don’t know what the Soviets learned from Vietnam, but obviously the Israelis were using American equipment, the Arab states were using Soviet equipment, so they must have learned something.
And I think we’re missing a huge opportunity by not allowing US military advisors to come into the country, go to the front lines, learn from the soldiers, from the people who fly drones, from what’s left of their Air Force.
I think it’s a huge missed opportunity, and if it’s because of escalation, they’re worried about escalation and Americans getting killed with F16s and soon being on ATACAM, I don’t think that’s a problem.
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