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    Books on the Subject

    A couple of good books, within the past few years or so, on this subject are "On Killing" and "On Combat" by Dave Grossman. Grossman founded Killology to research these very issues.
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    Blasts kill...

    37 in Iraq and wounds over 100. However, the report I read stopped short of saying these attacks were in retaliation for the execution. Clinton condemned the attacks and believed they were to...
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    You Hit the Nail on the Head

    Cliff - that is exactly what I meant. I was fortunate that my peers (from my previous unit) were able to essentially provide me the answers to the questions you asked so the school is about what I...
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    Iraqi Government takes stand on Alcohol

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-iraq-booze24-2010jan24,0,7685051.story


    It will be interesting to see the impact of this prohibition, from a political perspective and the...
  5. Thread: CGSC Questions

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    Currently in CGSC 10-01

    I believe that the basics have been covered. I would only add a sense of expectation management.
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    Charlie...

    Don't surf!
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    Chief Bratton

    Having been attacked with IEDs, I am not an advocate of just driving down roads in hopes you are not blown up. However, IMO completely avoiding roads, via helicopters, erodes credibility with the...
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    Cobra ii

    You mentioned Foreign Policy, but intend to write about COIN. Is the paper Foreign Policy or Counter-Insurgency? Regardless, I would recommend, "Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and...
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    Imposing American Will

    Concur. IMO, we will soon see this dynamic come to fruition in Iraq. American will has been imposed on top of a structure that does not readily recognize the government source. Given, just the...
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    Refinement of the Question

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    Thank you for the comments thus far. I am looking at the tactical level wargame, not unlike the MDMP that we currently use. My questioning is not based on a "game" or "sim", but the...
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    jmm (et al) I appreciate the "recon probe" and...

    jmm (et al)

    I appreciate the "recon probe" and the follow up. In actuality, my initial comments, were to develop my own understanding, and a "recon probe" of my own. (See RFI Thread, wargaming)....
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    Mike - Thanks for the comments. Up front...I...

    Mike -

    Thanks for the comments. Up front...I continue to wrestle with the distinction. Here are a couple of ideological based insurgent group ideas.... arguably religion could enter the...
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    Late reply, I have been out of the net. Concur...

    Late reply, I have been out of the net. Concur with your comments. However, I submit that careful analysis must be conducted to ensure that we do not misconstrue aims and objectives between...
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    Wargaming

    I am currently in CGSC and a SAMS selectee. Deployment experience and now the word of academics has led me to believe the Army no longer has a viable model for wargaming for stabilization /...
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    WM. Interesting, thought provoking comments. ...

    WM. Interesting, thought provoking comments. However, I would question the Taliban's technique of suppressing the will of the people as, in fact, an end to a political means....arguably a religious...
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