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Forum: Middle East 16 Hours Ago
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Views: 268
Posted By davidbfpo
We opened our breasts against the bullets

A photo has been given prominence here, I don't know if it has in the USA:Others confronted him, one dropped roof tiles on the gunman....
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 12,820
Posted By davidbfpo
South Africa's military at a crossroads

No great surprise that the SANDF faces such a crossroads when you consider the budget allocated, manpower, external and internal demands:...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Day Ago
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Views: 82,838
Posted By davidbfpo
Are we ignoring the biggest island: Taiwan (RoC)?

With the recent reporting on PRC building up some islands in The Spratley's we missed what Taiwan (RoC) was doing:...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 16,690
Posted By davidbfpo
KSA is preparing itself in case Iran develops nuclear weapons

Another article by Nawaf Obaid (bio in previous post) and is hardly reassuring:...
Forum: Law Enforcement 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,593
Posted By davidbfpo
A former cop who killed shares lessons on deadly force

One of the better articles I've read on police shootings:http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a50856b229d8400aa2c0b8124242fdcf/former-cop-who-killed-shares-lessons-deadly-force
Forum: Historians 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 7,493
Posted By davidbfpo
28 June 1914: Uncovering the Sarajevo Assassination

Professor John Schindler wrote this column a year ago:http://20committee.com/2014/06/27/28-june-1914-uncovering-the-sarajevo-assassination/

A poignant reminder even today:
Forum: South Asia 2 Days Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 38,206
Posted By davidbfpo
A History of Pakistan Army: Wars and Insurrections

I'd not heard of this book until the occassional SWC contributor Hamid Hussain sent a review (on the attachment). He starts with:

A History of Pakistan Army: Wars and Insurrections by Brian...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,675
Posted By davidbfpo
Spioenkop's irregular blogs on the war are IMHO...

Spioenkop's irregular blogs on the war are IMHO essential reading, especially when you read passages like this:Link:http://spioenkop.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/fortress-t4-airbase-at-war.html
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 515
Views: 80,696
Posted By davidbfpo
Now the Greeks, soon the UK?

Whilst a Greek exit from the Euro is a possibility, nay a certainity for many, coming up fast - for mainly political reasons - is a British exit from the EU. The UK is not in the Euro.

So this...
Forum: Historians 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 2,601
Posted By davidbfpo
Israel's raid on Entebbe was almost a disaster

Saul David, a military historian, has a new book out in the UK and in December 2015 in the USA; it is called 'Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious...
Forum: Law Enforcement 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 14,584
Posted By davidbfpo
I didn’t think my presence in Syria would be able to help anyone

At last an interview with two UK citizens who went to fight the Assad regime in Syria, not joining ISIS or al-Nusra and who have...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,435
Posted By davidbfpo
An update and points at Iran being...

An update and points at Iran being responsible:http://www.buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/who-is-the-yemen-cyber-army?
Forum: Historians 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 10,898
Posted By davidbfpo
A more complex and conventional victory – revisiting Dhofar

Actually the source for this has a fuller title: A more complex and conventional victory – revisiting the Dhofar counterinsurgency 1963-1975.

The Dhofar COIN campaign has a special place in...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 870
Posted By davidbfpo
Cyber stalking plus: assessing risk

A UK LE "lurker" has a request. According to academic behavioural psychology research there are 'trigger' offences in cyber stalking / bullying / harassment which lead to more serious crimes?
...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 25,136
Posted By davidbfpo
To understand IS answer four questions: answer given

A short Israeli article on ISIS that opens with this (with my emphasis):
Link:http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1424/Four-Questions-on-ISIS


Cross posted on a RFI thread.
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By davidbfpo
Cori, Try this article from Israel on ISIS....

Cori,

Try this article from Israel on ISIS. It may not fit your needs, but from afar it looks like a close, topical match:http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1424/Four-Questions-on-ISIS
Forum: Law Enforcement 5 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 44,303
Posted By davidbfpo
In a speech the UK's top civil servant on CT,...

In a speech the UK's top civil servant on CT, Charles Farr (ex-SIS) stated:...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 12,049
Posted By davidbfpo
IS is a bunch of Ba’athists in disguise? No.

Link:http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/behind-revival-of-islamic-state-in-iraq.html

Joel,

Your Q3 and Craig's answer are important. I recommend SWC readers check it out in full. I...
Forum: South Asia 6 Days Ago
Replies: 483
Views: 141,846
Posted By davidbfpo
Light touch paper and watch

From a BBC report:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33148880

The MQM is mainly active in Karachi and can order up crowds, disorder and shootings. For context see the stand-alone thread on...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 515
Views: 80,696
Posted By davidbfpo
https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/1kjIhjJf8f...

https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/1kjIhjJf8f2y7CACbsM6Y7MnsKRdnP2rLbgPHUtzZ7stJkDVedDpn1g9ty0XHAlGUyC9RSqB1pIO4Msrc0VZC10L-eYXah2IfyEYFp_5Ildnr29672tULSz78zpe9QNtJFb5JQ=s0-d-e1-ft#http://i.teleg...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 17,219
Posted By davidbfpo
Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

Found in the IISS Library, London thsi week is a hitherto unknown book: Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents. Edited by C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly. Published by OUP (India) in...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 17,219
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator's Note

Moderator's Note

This thread contains two old threads 'Send more cops' and 'Cops Show Marines How To Take On Taliban'. It has been renamed 'Cops or Police in Counterinsurgency' following today's...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 45,567
Posted By davidbfpo
Baltic Sea Security Report

A short report by Edward Lucas, usually a writer for The Economist, but published by a previously unheard of US think tank that focusses on teh Baltic States: http://t.co/5ylOnZf7wX

The Summary:
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 9,210
Posted By davidbfpo
Not Emma, one of her (splutter) friends

An excerpt from Emma Sky's book entitled 'A tip from the bad ass: don’t have friends' and sub-titled 'The blunt, foul-mouthed British general whose job was to ‘turn’ insurgents in Iraq baffled...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,295
Posted By davidbfpo
Ah, I missed the price as my bookshelf still has...

Ah, I missed the price as my bookshelf still has unread books to read.:wry:

Never mind till another time.
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