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Forum: Americas 7 Hours Ago
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Posted By Bill Moore
Evo Morales: A Bolivian idol

This is a short and interesting story that demonstrates developing nations can still push back against U.S. hegemonic behavior. We insist on fighting the misnamed war on drugs beyond our shores...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bill Moore
Only skimmed it, but it looks like the Ole stuff...

Only skimmed it, but it looks like the Ole stuff repackaged with some buzz words. It seems certain elements of SOF remain resistant to adapting to the 21st century. Gives credence to the argument...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 959
Views: 38,471
Posted By Bill Moore
How is the Iraqi army adjusting to these high and...

How is the Iraqi army adjusting to these high and sustained casualty rattes? Are they expanding their recruiting pipeline and training base? Are they relying on militias? Can they control the...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 959
Views: 38,471
Posted By Bill Moore
I apologize for the bad taste in quoting my...

I apologize for the bad taste in quoting my previous comment, and may open a new thread on how terrorists/militias/insurgents use and intend to use WMD. I suspect we're at the beginning a trend that...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Bill Moore
Moderator's Note Bill Moore suggested a new...

Moderator's Note

Bill Moore suggested a new thread on how terrorists/militias/insurgents use and intend to use WMD. Oddly SWC has not debated this (see 1st post for historical links). He...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 959
Views: 38,471
Posted By Bill Moore
I think these reports are interesting since they...

I think these reports are interesting since they convey intent, and if the report on the use of Chlorine gas to kill up to 300 Iraqi soldiers is correct (though I remain suspect, since AQI used...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 959
Views: 38,471
Posted By Bill Moore
If the Shia purge the remaining Sunnis in Baghdad...

If the Shia purge the remaining Sunnis in Baghdad it seems that would serve as a recruiting tool for the IS (even beyond Iraq)? Also, aren't we ultimately talking about a potential hybrid assault on...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 959
Views: 38,471
Posted By Bill Moore
No clue on how this play out, but I suspect the...

No clue on how this play out, but I suspect the U.S. will be more careful about drawing another redline it has no intention of enforcing. I also doubt that any country in Europe will do much beyond...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,736
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't think Warden's Five Rings is applicable...

I don't think Warden's Five Rings is applicable to IS, but do agree with this comment.



Not so sure about this one.



I agree with this, and as Carl has mentioned on more than one...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 798
Views: 73,636
Posted By Bill Moore
Also of interest today in the news is that...

Also of interest today in the news is that moderate sunnis in Aleppo said that ISIL made some mistakes, but that they were still brothers. I'm sticking with my belief we shouldn't be involved. We...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 798
Views: 73,636
Posted By Bill Moore
Not really an explanation, but a couple of days...

Not really an explanation, but a couple of days on the news (NPR) the Pentagon spokesman was getting grilled my the press on this issue and his explanation was stunning. He said they didn't have an...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,736
Posted By Bill Moore
First off Slap I read Warden's book, and reread...

First off Slap I read Warden's book, and reread sections from it rather recently and find it to be even more inaccurate and misleading in the way he represents war, and prioritizes targets using the...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,736
Posted By Bill Moore
Enjoy your interpretation of history, I'm not...

Enjoy your interpretation of history, I'm not wasting anymore time with Warden's theory, which has been proven not to work. Fortunately your arguments aren't gaining traction with anyone, but I'm...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,736
Posted By Bill Moore
Air power failed even quicker than I anticipated....

Air power failed even quicker than I anticipated. IS is laughing us, reportedly al Nusra made overtures to IS, the Syrian populace is furious with the US for not attacking Assad, and a key Kurdish...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 3,495
Posted By Bill Moore
David, All good points, and I think I can...

David,

All good points, and I think I can argue we already failed strategically when we failed to find WMD, and changed the balance of power in the region in a way that favored both Iran and sunni...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,736
Posted By Bill Moore
Our targeting process has allowed IS to maintain...

Our targeting process has allowed IS to maintain the initiative. This appears to be little more than theater to demonstrate to our voters before the midterm that we're tough on terror. Just get a...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bill Moore
Copy Cat Syndrome

Bottom line for me at this point is I'm not comfortable ascertaining underlying causes, and since every actor is different I think the utility of attempting to do so beyond academic study is limited...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bill Moore
Agree, and it is seldom one thing that leads to a...

Agree, and it is seldom one thing that leads to a behavioral change. This is my concern with what I'm calling deterministic models. They attempt to isolate a specific variable, and then context is...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bill Moore
AP your an economic determinist and Bob is a...

AP

your an economic determinist and Bob is a political determinist, and you both blindly cling to your models as simplistic views to explain the world. Just because you reject idealism as motive...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bill Moore
Thinking out loud with you. We're not fighting a...

Thinking out loud with you. We're not fighting a state and we're not waging war on Islam. We are waging war on extremists who happen to be Muslims. Our critical alliances in this fight are the 90%...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,736
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't think many people in the air force buy in...

I don't think many people in the air force buy in to the 5 ring targeting theory. The systems Warden talks about are models we construct in our minds, they do not represent reality. It is an...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bill Moore
Slap your proposal for so called counter value...

Slap your proposal for so called counter value targeting was nothing short of declaring war a religion by attacking their holy sites. You are right we have to recognize the character of the war we...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 10,607
Posted By Bill Moore
From a media perspective this is true, but not...

From a media perspective this is true, but not from a law enforcement perspective. It is treated as a serious threat. It is so common place I suspect the media doesn't consider it news worthy unless...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 10,607
Posted By Bill Moore
Also interesting that all three lines are on an...

Also interesting that all three lines are on an upward trend. I assume the 9/11 attack was not factored in because the terrorists were not domestic. Single events like the Oklahoma City bombing can...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bill Moore
He was reportedly fired because he was arguing at...

He was reportedly fired because he was arguing at work in favor of stoning women for violating the Koran. Obviously that would result in a hostile work environment and the firing would have been...
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