Russian, Iranian and Turkish Chiefs of general staffs agreed on measures to eradicate terrorists in Syria


The chiefs of general staff of Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on measures to enhance cooperation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Moreover, the sides considered practical steps to eradicate the rest of ISIS and Jabhat al Nusra in Syria.

The meeting of Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s Chief of General Staff with his counterparts from Turkey and Iran, General Hulusi Akar and General Mohammad Bagheri respectively, took place in Sochi, Russia.

General Gerasimov and Modern War

When I think of General Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov (B. 1955- ), I also think of the great Soviet military theorist Georgii Samoilovich Isserson (1898 – 1976), who wrote the timeless masterpiece, THE EVOLUTION OF OPERATIONAL ART.

Through the Dim Glass


When discussing the merits of a political figure in relationship to his command of a nation-state's armed forces, I am reminded of a precise commentary by Clausewitz who stated, “From the simple narration of a historical event which merely places