Archivo de la categoría 'Counterinsurgency Operations'

Jul15

THE RECONNAISSANCE AND THE INTELLIGENCE: A MILITARY OPERATIONAL SYSTEM. 2nd Part.

(FINAL) The near future of tactical reconnaissance. Major tactical reconnaissance weapons, tanks and low level flying aircraft tend to be vulnerable to modern infantry antiaircraft and antitank missiles. They appeared on the battlefield in the 1970s and have become more effective since then. Since the mid 1990s, these rockets have been incorporating various technologies such […]

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Publicado en: COMBAT READINESS COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Counterinsurgency Operations Defense of Military Positions GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY Operational Strategy Principles of the Operational Strategy Principles of the War SMALL MILITARY UNITS Strategy TACTICS THE COMBAT THE GATHERING OF INFORMATION. THE RECONNOISSANCE BY DRONES THE VULNERABILITIES OF THE ENEMY TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING WARFARE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.

Jun30

THE RECONNAISSANCE AND THE INTELLIGENCE: A MILITARY OPERATIONAL SYSTEM.

The reconnaissance generates information of the different operational levels of military action. This must be turned into intelligence. That is the reasonably trustworthy and sufficient knowledge of the enemy, his intentions and capacities and the fighting possibilities and transitability of fields, etc. To enable us to take a “founded resolution”, based on the use of […]

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Publicado en: COMBAT READINESS COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Counterinsurgency Operations Defense of Military Positions GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY Operational Strategy Principles of the Operational Strategy Principles of the War SMALL MILITARY UNITS Strategy TACTICS THE COMBAT THE GATHERING OF INFORMATION. THE RECONNOISSANCE BY DRONES THE VULNERABILITIES OF THE ENEMY TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING WARFARE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.


Abr29

IN PURSUIT OF THE MILITARY EXCELENCE.

THE INCOMPLETE AND SLANTED THEORY OF SHIMON NAVEH The author realizes a methodical and deep critique of the different fighting forms in each of the historical epochs. It is specially hard and mordant with the form of fight of the Germans during the World War II. His aim is to degrade and minimize it, to […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE EAST VS WEST WARFARE GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Principles of the War Russia War Theory TACTICS THE EXPOSED OR NEGLECTED FLANKS IN THE ENEMY DEPLOYMENT THE FUNCTIONAL OR POSITIONAL DISLOCATION OF THE ENEMY THE INDUCED SHOCK IN THE ENEMY THE SURPRISE THE VULNERABILITIES OF THE ENEMY TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING WAR PRINCIPLES

Ene1

Modern Allied Urban Warfare against the Insurgency.

Introduction. The American and European troops are prepared to fight against a regular military enemy provided with a masses army. Or even more modern, of the IIIrd generation, with more elaborated technologically means and better trained men, to support the lonelinesses and tensions of the awaited current battlefields. Definitively, his «way», his action space, is […]

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Publicado en: al-Qaeda Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE Defense of Military Positions Defense of the Civil Populations. GEOGRAPHY AND OPERATIONS Iraq Middle East MILITARY MOTIVATION Modern Warfare Operational Strategy SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SMALL MILITARY UNITS SOUTHWEST OF ASIA SYRIA TACTICS


Abr1

WARFARE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.

Introduction. The appearance of the IT treatment of the information supposed a revolution in the capture, production and transmission of the existing or caught information. Whose possibilities and transcendency are still far from know, even in his scope and his limits. The information generated in a battlefield or an operations theatre of is enormous, ephemeral […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE MILITARY MOTIVATION National Defense Operational Strategy SMALL MILITARY UNITS TACTICS THE COMBAT THE INFANTRY COMBAT WARFARE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.

Feb28

THE NO “COMBAT AVAILABILITY” OF THE FORCES IN THE DEFENSE.

  A variant exists of deficient or useless «combat availability» of a military force. And it happens when exists the «entrusted«, the «satisfaction» of the commands in the real state of alert of that one. Without assuming or to appreciate the failures in it. The Development. We know that the high limit of a characteristic […]

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Publicado en: COMBAT AVAILABILITY OF THE FORCES COMBAT READINESS COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Counterinsurgency Operations GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY MILITARY MOTIVATION SECURITY ZONE OF THE FORCES SMALL MILITARY UNITS TACTICS THE INFANTRY COMBAT TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING WAR PRINCIPLES


Ene30

The Defense of the Societies against the armed Attackers

Almost by definition, the military and police available means in an internal war against the armed attackers are very scanty. And, even, they can be scandalously insufficient. And this does not depend so much of the security forces, not of the established authorities, but it is a direct function of the inherent strategy to a […]

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Publicado en: al-Qaeda Counterinsurgency Operations Defense of the Civil Populations. INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS National Defense NATIONAL OR TOTAL STRATEGY PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SOUTHWEST OF ASIA TACTICS Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Nov1

THE IDEOLOGIC AND STRATEGIC PREFERENCES OF THE JIHADISTS. 3rd PART.

(CONTINUATION) And this is the gravity center of the fight against the solitary wolves. To preventive and isolately hunt them is very difficult, because they scarcely do not leave tracks. It is necessary to fight against the necessary instigators of their ideas (persons, companions, mass media of all kinds, trips to their foreign centers). For […]

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Publicado en: Afghan Taliban al-Qaeda Counterinsurgency Operations Crisis and Conflicts EAST VS WEST WARFARE Guerrilla Warfare Iraq ISLAMIC RADICAL IDEOLOGIES ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS National Defense Operational Strategy PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS RELIGIOUS PERSECUTIONS SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SYRIA TACTICS THE INFANTRY COMBAT The radical Islam


Nov1

THE IDEOLOGIC AND STRATEGIC PREFERENCES OF THE JIHADISTS. 2ND. PART.

(continuation) 4) The Islamic terrorists are in many places deeply divided ideologically, institutionally and strategically. Though the rivals bands could occasionally offer between them support, refuge, information or supplies. The real reasons are that the chiefs of principal bands want to be always «emirs or sheikhs and interpreters of the Islam” in his place, his […]

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Publicado en: Afghan Taliban al-Qaeda Counterinsurgency Operations Crisis and Conflicts EAST VS WEST WARFARE Guerrilla Warfare INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Iraq ISLAMIC RADICAL IDEOLOGIES ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS National Defense Operational Strategy PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SYRIA TACTICS THE INFANTRY COMBAT

Nov1

THE IDEOLOGIC AND STRATEGIC PREFERENCES OF THE JIHADISTS.

The radical fundamentalist Islamic insurgents or jihadistas devoted themselves between the 60s and 80s to attack those that they were qualifying as corrupt and false or socialist or westernized and liberal «Moslem governments». Their fortune was small for all their commited effort. On one hand, the retreat of the Soviets of Afghanistan. But, possessing the […]

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Publicado en: Afghan Taliban al-Qaeda Counterinsurgency Operations Crisis and Conflicts EAST VS WEST WARFARE INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Iraq ISLAMIC RADICAL IDEOLOGIES ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS MAGREB AND MIDDLE EAST National Defense Operational Strategy PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS RELIGIOUS PERSECUTIONS SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SOUTHWEST OF ASIA SYRIA TACTICS THE INFANTRY COMBAT Urban Guerrilla Warfare


Oct1

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIST TERRORISTS. 2nd. PART.

(CONTINUATION)   In France more than 4,5 million Muslims are settled, specially of Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian origin. The European metropolis practised an «asymmetric multiculturalism», to first accept in his society and to next integrate, their emigrants. But, they cannot direct and regulate the social movements with the compass and the set square. The social […]

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Publicado en: Afghan Taliban Al-Qaida Civic Education Counterinsurgency Operations EUROPE DEFENSE INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Iraq ISLAMIC RADICAL IDEOLOGIES ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS MAGREB AND MIDDLE EAST NATIONAL OR TOTAL STRATEGY Operational Strategy RELIGIOUS PERSECUTIONS SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SHIITES VS. SUNNIS Social and National Decadence Social Philosophy SOUTHWEST OF ASIA Strategy SYRIA TACTICS The radical Islam

Ago31

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIST TERRORISTS. 1st. PART.

Introduction and Thematic Index. The civilization and his vital and social structures, in his interactions with the individuals and their psychology. The failure of the jihadists in joining a «group with shared beliefs and virtues (the permanent values)». That give to their lives identity, sense and belonging. Why do they behave this way? How to […]

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Publicado en: Afghan Taliban Al-Qaida Civic Education Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE Crisis and Conflicts EUROPE DEFENSE Ideological Conflicts INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Internal social conflicts Iraq ISLAMIC RADICAL IDEOLOGIES ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS MAGREB AND MIDDLE EAST National Defense NATIONAL OR TOTAL STRATEGY Operational Strategy PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS RELIGIOUS PERSECUTIONS SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SHIITES VS. SUNNIS Social and National Decadence Social Philosophy SOUTHWEST OF ASIA SYRIA TACTICS The radical Islam Western Defense


Ago1

THE WAR AGAINST THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. Second Part.

(CONTINUATION)   Operational Characteristics of the Attacks with Elite Ground Forces. Units and small units that attack with limited aims (a deep incursion, the temporal capture of a critical position, an ambush) constitute a military closed «system». This condition imposes specific characteristics on the “interfaces of action” with the enemy, which are sometimes different to […]

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Publicado en: Afghan Taliban al-Qaeda COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE EAST VS WEST WARFARE EUROPE DEFENSE Ideological Conflicts INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Iraq ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS MAGREB AND MIDDLE EAST MILITARY MOTIVATION SALAFISM IDEOLOGY SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SMALL MILITARY UNITS SYRIA TACTICS Western Defense

Ago1

THE NATO’S RAPID REACTION FORCES.

George Bush’s strategic national doctrine established after the suicidal assaults of al-Qaeda in New York at 11 of September of 2001, that the «asymmetrical wars or of IVth generation» (irregulars and with low level of military means used) with the participation of the USA, would be supported overseas and without formal declaration of war. And […]

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Publicado en: al-Qaeda Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE EAST VS WEST WARFARE EUROPE DEFENSE INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA JIHADIST COMMANDS MAGREB AND MIDDLE EAST MILITARY MOTIVATION Operational Strategy SMALL MILITARY UNITS SOUTHWEST OF ASIA TACTICS


Abr6

THE NATIONAL STRATEGY OF RUSSIA.

The first national foreign aim of Russian is to promote the «multipolarity in the world structure» of the great powers and his allies. Looking that does not exist a world hegemonic power as the USA, which hinders her in the extension of her influence and power from his «Euro-Asian center». For it, she will create […]

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Publicado en: al-Qaeda Central Asia CHINA END HER FOREIGN RELATIONS Counterinsurgency Operations COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE Crisis and Conflicts EAST VS WEST WARFARE GEORGIA INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Iraq ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA Middle East Operational Strategy RUSSIA AND HER INFLUENCE ZONES SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SOUTHWEST OF ASIA SYRIA The radical Islam UCRANIA

Oct31

THE ARMED DEFENSE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE OR DAESH.

Introduction. The Islamic State has the strategic advantage of his territorial unity, which allows him to support the fights following his interior communication lines. His enemies are dispersed by his borders and operate in multitude of combats sectors or strips. This advantage can be used to fix and keep his enemies, dispersed and operationally unconnected […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT Counterinsurgency Operations General GEOGRAPHY AND OPERATIONS Ideological Conflicts INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAK AND SYRIA Middle East Modern Warfare Operational Strategy SHIITES VS. SUNNIS SMALL MILITARY UNITS SOUTHEAST OF ASIA SYRIA TACTICS THE COMBAT TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING




 

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Enrique Alonso nació en La Habana. Tras el establecimiento del régimen comunista se trasladó a España, licenciándose en Ciencias Químicas en la Universidad de Oviedo.

Es titulado por la Universidad Complutense en Química y Tecnología del Petroleo (dos cursos) y en Logística por la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid (un curso). Ha realizado su labor profesional durante más de 30 años en REPSOL y empresas anteriores, absorbidas posteriormente. Su trabajo se centró en la investigación de lubricantes (Centro de Investigación de la calle Embajadores), el área comercial y la logística de lubricantes (unas 100 mil Tm. al año de productos a granel y envasados, con un presupuesto total de unos 1000 millones de ptas).

Ha sido colaborador en la década de los 80, del diario Pueblo y, a través de la agencia EFE, de diversos diarios españoles e hispanoamericanos en temas de política internacional y militares.

Es autor de la novela “Operación Elefante”, publicada en 1982, que trata minuciosa y extensamente de las operaciones y tácticas de las guerrillas y contraguerrillas en la Angola socialista prosoviética de Agostinho Neto, apoyada desde 1975 por tropas cubanas. 

En 2005 publicó en inglés el ensayo “On the Nature of War”, que es una teoría de la guerra basada en el desarrollo y la aplicación práctica de 10 “sistemas operativos”.

Actualmente es colaborador permanente de la revista española War Heat International.

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