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    ignorance

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, and cyber crime? When a sovereign state attacked the Iranian nuclear facilities with a...
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    Assumptions

    I dont understand the underlying assumption that if Iran "does something" against Israel, then "we are off and running." Why does the US have to get involved if two other sovereign states go to war?
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    WWII v GWOT

    Wikipedia claims that the US military executed 160 service members for capital offenses between 1942-1948. How many contractors or military personnel are currently serving prison sentences for...
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    without passion or prejudice

    I am very familiar with the case and the relevant facts. The facts are clear - there was no positive identification of a threat, and a disproportionate use of force was applied. Both of these facts...
  5. reality check

    Regardless of the bellicose rhetoric, oil imports from Venezuela remain VITAL to the US economy (i think they remain in the top 5 providers to the US). If Chavez truly wished to harm the US, and...
  6. Lesson

    If the US lacks sufficient power to persuade, induce, or coerce Pakistan into a modified strategic outlook that does not include the Taliban or one of it many affiliates or the will to utilize...
  7. Rwanda

    We should do everything possible to distance ourselves from Paul Kagame. His name should only be referenced when answering game show questions asking - name a leader who was able to kill his way out...
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    inside baseball

    I am not aware of any active-duty service member familiar with the facts of this case that thinks Wutterich is/was a victim.
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    Rfi

    Gents - thank you for your assistance. The HUAC transcript is a fantastic resource. I appreciate the links to the COINTELPRO sites as well. I am a bit skeptical of the SPLC works, but will review...
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    USMC aviation

    This is a bigger problem than most realize. The Corps agreed to a USN plan to build LHA-6 and LHA-7 without well-decks. In the absence of lift - whether MV-22 or whatever replaces the CH-53 (which...
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    Iran

    The factors I find most interesting regarding the Iran debate are the 1979 Hostage Crisis, threat to Israel, proliferation, and terrorism. The world has changed a lot since 1979 (and in many ways is...
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    Cerp

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a study/analysis of the efficacy of CERP spending in OIF or OEF?
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    Iran

    Thanks for your response...yes, all the standard replies likely to be recited. I remain unconvinced.

    How about this for thinking out of the box:
    - If the assumption that a nuclear-armed Iran...
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    Small Wars and 2013 DoD Budget

    When reading other threads and blog postings on this site, it appears that most everyone has concluded that the arc of instability, period of persistent conflict, coming anarchy (whichever reference...
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    Plan Colombia

    If Plan Colombia is not an operational model of successfully COIN that can be replicated, then it is a strategic policy model of success that should be replicated. If one reviews the process that...
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    Mandela - Terrorist or Insurgent

    For exactly the reasons you cite, I am attempting to use words with precision. For that reason, from a historical analysis of the South African Insurgency, did Mandela intentionally target or...
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    Mexico

    What will it take, what kind of Black Swan event, for Hemispheric security to achieve equal status with the Middle East or Asia Pacific? For those whose immediate reaction is increased commerce, the...
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    Syrian Strategy

    Consider the following analogy: Syrian Uprising vs. Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    Just as the Soviets chose to let the Wehrmacht eliminate elements that were identified as being inconsistent with...
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    National Interests

    Why is a nuclear-armed Iran incompatible with our vital national interest? In lay terms - why cant we live with a nuclear-armed Iran?
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    Domestic terror & insurgent groups

    I am attempting to educate myself on the counterinsurgency and counter terror operations conducted by state and federal agencies against domestic groups such as the KKK, Black Panther Party for...
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    Mandela - Terrorist or Insurgent

    Please excuse my ignorance when it comes to the South African Insurgency...during recent debates with classmates, the question of Nelson Mandels role as arisen with some asserting that he was an...
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    While I in no way understand the issues to the...

    While I in no way understand the issues to the extent that others do, there is still "enough" evidence to implicate any number of individuals or groups to include French mercenaries, Kagame/RPF,...
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    I was not of the impression that was the case in...

    I was not of the impression that was the case in EVERY province in Iraq. It may be the case in Baghdad, Ninewah, Anbar, etc. Again, a WORSE scenario of murder and rape occurred in the DPR Congo, and...
  24. Second Congo War 1998-2003 Africa's world war

    Odom, Thomas P. Journey Into Darkness: Genocide in Rwanda. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005. (Price - $18.96 Paperback on Amazon.com)

    Marine officers are taught that the two...
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    I agree that buy-back programs are pointless;...

    I agree that buy-back programs are pointless; however, there has to be something of the Iraqis value more than weapons, and thus would be willing to trade. While I agree that the Iraqi Consititution...
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