N.T. Narbutovskih

Future/Present/Past

Published Short Stories and Articles

The air was that perfect balance between crisp and humid; cool enough to make you think you might need a jacket, but not just yet. The night sung with cicadas and crickets, the constant chirping chorus of background music that set off everything that happened after dusk this time of year in Pleasant.
Dust is a FICINT piece I originally wrote for Over the Horizon Journal, looking at what warfare might be like in the near future (20-30 years from now). A Company Commander develops a plan to breach a fortified enemy stronghold, but the contents are stranger and more deadly than she bargained for… Read On
Minimum Force is a non-fiction piece published in Air and Space Power Journal advocating for the inclusion of an airborne version of special reconnaissance missions in U.S. Military doctrine. With over two decades of low-intensity conflict and rapidly iterated technology and capabilities, the return to Great Powers Competition discussed in the 2018 National Defense Strategy demands integration of these capabilities into the modern American way of war. Read On
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