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  1. I should have mentioned

    I should have mentioned that I have already come across these three sources:

    http://trove.nla.gov.au

    http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/services.aspx
    ...
  2. Once more

    Hello,

    I was hoping I could kindly tap the resources of SWJ once more, with a somewhat but not totally different request. If anyone knows of any Australian archival material, or locations where...
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    Thanks, Schmedlap. I appreciate your comment...

    Thanks, Schmedlap. I appreciate your comment (sincerely).

    Regards
    Jeff
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    Books for FSO Exam Preparation?

    I realize this is an old thread, and a comprehensive one to boot.

    Still...

    I have the FSOT (Foreign Service Officer Test) Study Guide, 3rd Edition, copyright 2008. I think I am relatively...
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    Chosin and Personnel

    Gi Zhou:

    I think this article - http://afs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/22/2/257 - argues it was Marine personnel policy that contributed to success at Chosin.(Mod's note - article behind a...
  6. Michael Scheuer

    might have stated this point of view already:



    From his January 5, 2009 posting.

    http://security.nationaljournal.com/2009/01/is-israel-a-strategic-liability-for-the-us.php
  7. I think I may have found my own answer

    This

    http://www.amazon.com/British-Occupation-Indonesia-Netherlands-Indonesian/dp/0415355516/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269058975&sr=8-2

    appears to be spot-on for what I'm looking for;...
  8. British Military Archives in re: Indonesian Independence

    If anybody could please forward information regarding the military archives in London with respect to British involvement in Indonesia immediately following WW II, I would be most grateful.

    Thanks...
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    USINDO: Indonesia’s War on Terror

    http://www.usindo.org/publications/reports/pdf/WarOnTerror.pdf

    Indonesia’s War on Terror, by William Wise describes the threat from international terrorism and Jakarta’s response. The desirability...
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    Have you thought about reading

    official histories of, say, Desert Storm, or OIF I, and then trying to extrapolate fuel requirements from them? I think, also, OIF I's official history has a footnote on the Red Ball Express (I...
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    Posting this into Amazon

    seems to generate some "hits" (via the "If you like this, you might also like" feature):

    Lifeblood of War: Logistics in Armed Conflict (Paperback)...
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    Eckstein, Etiology of Internal War

    This has a very, very nice discussion of whether to look at short- or long-term causes of revolutions:

    On the Etiology of Internal Wars
    Harry Eckstein
    History and Theory, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1965)
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    Revolution

    Goldstone's work is, I think, the current industry standard. It became the standard-bearer after Skocpol's "States and Social Revolutions,"...
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    Try this

    Check out pages 7 - 10

    http://www.stanford.edu/~jfearon/papers/addtabs.pdf
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    Entropy: Two guesses that might be profitable:...

    Entropy:

    Two guesses that might be profitable:

    1) I'd take a look at the Political Instability Task Force website (http://globalpolicy.gmu.edu/pitf/).

    2) I'd also look at Barbara Harff and...
  16. You May Just Be a Professional If

    Hi,

    I would approach from a few different perspectives.

    1) Good question; when phrased this way, I'm not sure. I would say that to me, what defines a profession is (a) there is uncertainty...
  17. Professionalim

    Hi,

    My own bias is that a profession is any area of labor that cannot be routinized.

    In my opinion, many professions labeled as such have subcomponents whose work is, in fact, routinized. I...
  18. NIEs, States, Aggregates, Actions, Inferences

    Hi,



    1) It's unclear to me whether the drafters of the NIE had any political motivation one way or the other. I can think of many, all plausible, but in the absence of additional information,...
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    In re: MattC86 and Second Lebanon War

    First, two apologies:

    1) That I seem to have been tardy in posting, and thus the thread seems to have proceeded beyond the topic;

    and

    (2) That perhaps this would be better posted in the...
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    Dillon, Dirty War

    Hi,

    I forgot to post this title:

    The Dirty War: Covert Strategies and Tactics Used in Political Conflicts.
    ...
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    Further references

    Hi,

    I came across this list on Amazon: PSEUDO-TERRORIST OPS: Deep Cover Military Sting Operations

    Both this - How collusion was built into the system, and this - DOUBLE BLIND: The untold story...
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    Chieu Hoi

    Hi,

    I got all three of these by googling "Chieu Hoi." The first two seem somewhat on-point, the last less so. Hope these are helpful.

    Regards
    Jeff
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    TX Hammes Cite

    Hello all,

    This is directed primarily at the request for a Hammes citation. (I intended to post this last week, but have been having connectivity issues.)

    This has, I think, relevant Hammes...
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    HRW (or other NGOs) as superior information sources?

    Hi,

    This may be a bit off-topic, because the discussion thus far seems to have revolved around NGOs with respect to specific events and incidents (e.g., alleged war crimes). However, that said:
    ...
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    Proceedings and Its Others

    Hi,

    I was wondering what people think are the equivalent(s) (if any) to USNI Proceedings. I think of AWC Parameters and NWC Review as roughly comparable, to each other, but not to Proceedings;...
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