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Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 121,643
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Submarine cables

This reporting was probably stimulated by the publication two weeks ago by a Policy Exchange (PX) 48 pgs. report 'Undersea Cables: Indispensable, insecure' by a Conservative MP, Rishi Sunak (PX is a...
Forum: Europe 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By davidbfpo
Europe's 1st white nationalist lone wolf inspired others

A curious article 'Sweden's 'laser man' killer John Ausonius goes on trial in Germany' in The Guardian that suggests John Ausonius, 64yes, a convicted Swedish immigrant who became an extremist...
Forum: International Politics 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 49,550
Posted By davidbfpo
Is today's CT strategy repeating an imperial era one?

I spotted this WoTR article awhile ago and kept it back: 'The War on Terrorism as Imperial Policing' by Joshua Rovner.

It struck me that it has application here, although the USA has been wary of...
Forum: Historians 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 24,677
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

Thread reopened to accommodate recent posts in a thread on the Zimbabwe National Army, which sit here far better. Moved to the Historian's arena.
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 38,356
Posted By davidbfpo
Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Thread re-opened as this BBC News item is different and intriguing:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42326253

Moderator at work

Two small threads were merged after opening and the...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 124,312
Posted By davidbfpo
Military effectiveness when ties bind

A lengthy, detailed article and hat tip to WoTR. Some of the conclusions could have a far wider application to rebuilding Arab armies. ...
Forum: Intelligence 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 73,563
Posted By davidbfpo
The value and dangers of recruiting an informant

A BBC News item on the value and dangers of recruiting an informant in a CT campaign:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42337250

I will copy this to the Northern Ireland thread.
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 160,924
Posted By davidbfpo
The value and dangers of recruiting an informant

An update on Post 174, a BBC News item on the value and dangers of recruiting an informant in a CT campaign:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42337250

This also appear on the...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 101,010
Posted By davidbfpo
It is a fire-rushing, not a swastika sign!

This picture does not appear to be on a public building, however distasteful and the cited source / report starts with:

For more images of thehttps://ztzks.wordpress.com/perkona-zime/ symbol:...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 72,848
Posted By davidbfpo
China and the United States: destined for war?

An IISS event last month with Professor Graham Allison talking about his new book (published May 2017) and entitled 'China and the United States: destined for war?'. There is a recording to listen to...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 649
Views: 165,838
Posted By davidbfpo
Threat multipliers: the changing energy landscape, climate change, and water stress

A recent IISS event on these issues 'Threat multipliers: the changing energy landscape, climate change, and water stress' with a recording (63 mins); the...
Forum: South Asia 5 Days Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 98,776
Posted By davidbfpo
Two very different comments

A commentary on Anglo-Pakistani military relations by a Pakistani analyst @ RUSI, which is sub-titled:Link:https://rusi.org/sites/default/files/201711_newsbrief_37.4_alam_final.pdf

Personally I...
Forum: Intelligence 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 6,991
Posted By davidbfpo
Issue No.2 is out

Issue No.2 'Intelligence in a Time of Rapid Change' and the summary says:Link:http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/intelligence-time-rapid-change/

Not opened yet, time to add Xmas decorations under...
Forum: Intelligence 5 Days Ago
Replies: 289
Views: 185,668
Posted By davidbfpo
Coming to a 'small war' soon - thanks to ISIS

A NYT report 'How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale' is a must read and sits better here then elsewhere IMHO -as this technology will migrate. The content is very dependent on...
Forum: Africa 5 Days Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 143,800
Posted By davidbfpo
The "Great Game" continues: new place, new nations

A good overview of the Turkish and UAE involvement in the region, primarily in Somalia /Somaliland. I do wonder if they will fare any better than all thsoe before them....
Forum: Law Enforcement 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 92,558
Posted By davidbfpo
Weapons Of Mass Surveillance

I missed this BBC Arabic Service report (55 mins podcast), in July 2017, and it fits here well. Their summary:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-40531967/weapons-of-mass-surveillance
Forum: Law Enforcement 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 11,535
Posted By davidbfpo
In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

A BBC World Service report from Guiyang, a Chinese city in the south-west, with a population of over 4m and noted for its investment in big data and computing. Background and...
Forum: Law Enforcement 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 92,558
Posted By davidbfpo
In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

A BBC World Service report from Guiyang, a Chinese city in the south-west, with a population of over 4m and noted for its investment in big data and computing. Background and...
Forum: Historians 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 29,582
Posted By davidbfpo
Reflections fifty years after exiting Aden

Post 6 refers to a forthcoming conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK's exit from Aden. Alas I had only short notice it was last week and managed to get a seat. It was a fascinating event,...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 799
Views: 206,162
Posted By davidbfpo
14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded

From the BBC a reasonably lengthy report on what the UN calls a 'war crime' after:Background:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42285871

A useful map of the armed actors in the Eastern...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 134,878
Posted By davidbfpo
A book for the background, not the reality today

Hat tip to WoTR for this book review of Alexander Thurston's 'Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement' by a US SOF officer who has served recently in Nigeria....
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 6,913
Posted By davidbfpo
Risk -v- Reward with remote operations

Hat tip to WoTR for their article, authored by a recent US SOF commander for the region and his key question:Later he provides a partial...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 210
Views: 94,417
Posted By davidbfpo
London-based Yemeni watcher @ Kings College ICSR...

London-based Yemeni watcher @ Kings College ICSR ponders what next, notably:Link:https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-in-flux-the-only-certainty-is-there-is-no-certainty-1.681694
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 256
Views: 40,552
Posted By davidbfpo
Lessons from the Russian Front via Defense One

Thanks to a "lurker" this Ebook is available, behind a registration wall, dated August 2017 (23 pgs) and the blurb says:Link:http://www.defenseone.com/assets/lessons-russian-front/portal/
Forum: South Asia 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 28,624
Posted By davidbfpo
This pearl is a white elephant

Hat tip to WoTR for this update on the "pearl" @ Hambantota, Sri Lanka:Link:https://warontherocks.com/2017/12/empty-sri-lankan-airport-shows-india-china-rivalry/
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