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    Historical Somali army article

    Take a look should you wish at (behind a paywall though - added by Mod)

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14751798.2016.1199122

    Cheers
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    Thanks David!!

    Thankyou David. This isn't really an RFI as such; I believe I've got enough data going forward. This is for those who may be interested to contact me, if they wish to access the data I now have.
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    Somali National Army

    I've been working on some research on the Somali National Army. Anyone interested in engaging regarding the army/my research, which involved fieldwork in Mogadishu and Hiraan, is invited to contact...
  4. Thanks everyone

    Hi all,
    Past time for at least a quick update. After some very helpful inputs here, I completed my doctorate on post-conflict army reconstruction in the presence of an international intervention...
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    Thanks davidbpfo

    Be a very interesting video to look at, I suspect.

    You were asking about my research in regard to the AFL, after Sean's latest paper. My impression, backed by more recent research than Sean's, is...
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    FAZ reorganisation after Shaba I

    Moderator moved this to RFI thread.

    This is technically an RFI but is posted here because it's a purely historical Zaire matter. I've been continuing to research the FAZ, and my efforts to start...
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    New Zealand Army

    Within the limits of classification, what information are you looking for, Anna?
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    Thoughts from a governance perspective

    Dear all,
    These ideas on the possible roots of Cote d'Ivoire's crisis are from an academic book that trys to figure out the nature of government and the state in Africa.

    Would very much...
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    Hey M. Lagrange, Once again, thanks for keeping...

    Hey M. Lagrange,
    Once again, thanks for keeping us up with the play. I may not be the only one who does not fully understand your reference to 'soft COIN.' Can you explain further? Cheers
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    SPLA TRansformation report

    Direct link:-
    http://www.smallarmssurveysudan.org/pdfs/HSBA-SWP-23-SPLA-Transformation-2006-10-and-Beyond.pdf

    Cheers
    Colin
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    Transformation of the SPLA

    People interested in this issue may wish to take a look at the new report from the Small Arms Survey - HSBA:

    See below post for link.

    Making the SPLA a professional army has a very, very, very,...
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    Thanks for all your comments

    Dear all,
    Thanks for all your helpful comments.

    I probably should have elaborated my conclusions at greater length. I will do so, which will respond to a number of the points that have been...
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    Broad thoughts on SFA for Land Forces

    Dear all,
    Some of you may have been aware that I've been writing a PhD on the reconstruction of armies in partner states following a peace accord. (Added...
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    Thanks for keeping us up to date on this

    Prospects don't look good...
    Essayons!
    Colin
  15. Location of Mapping Report on Scribd.com

    Probably anyone who's interested has already seen that the UN Mapping Report has been leaked on Scribd.com, but just in case:-
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    The Toyota Horde

    I would second Mark's recommendation of Arabs at War. For the wider conflict, it's extremely good. Also possibly useful from a different angle is a paper that was published here by William F. Owen,...
  17. SFA for Somalia

    Well, the European Union Training Mission is training 2,000 Somalis in northern Uganda, and experts drawn from the EU are deploying to Somalia to assess SFA related conditions.

    But is clan...
  18. Thanks David

    I'll follow those up - appreciated your earlier post on my Afghan question which led me to a thread that I didn't know existed.
  19. Watching from my Aotearoa eyrie

    But busy..
    I've been crashing on completing a couple of chapters - including some of the data that you all have been commenting on. I'm not too worried if the thread drifts a bit when I've already...
  20. Minor snippet on Liberia

    In regard to Liberia, some indications I picked up during my research there in mid 2009 indicated that the former Americo-Liberian families are reasserting some level of power. No one in the current...
  21. Case study specification

    Thanks all.
    David, the reason that I haven't been looking at those type of armies is my case restriction for the PhD - basically post 1990 and after UN and other intervention forces. My 14 + 1 case...
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    Thanks guys.. lots of stuff to chew through.
    MarcT: Great stuff.. fantastic for my conclusions thinking. My prospective external examiner writes on democratisation and security, so these extra...
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    JohnT: My criteria for 'non-Western' is non US, Europe to NATO boundary line inc Baltics, White Commonwealth (NZ/Aust/SA/Canada, basically ABCA+), and, without thinking much about it, yes Latin...
  24. Thanks guys

    Since the last time I replied, I've been busy following up some comments from my supervisor and trying to get hold of a number of other experts. So I haven't been following this discussion.

    I very...
  25. Thanks

    Thanks for your thoughts Schmedlap. I've revised the exercises section already. Appropriately sized exercises rather than major exercises, though, I believe you have to at least work the command...
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