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Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 27,138
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Treating doemstic threats like we treat ISIS plus

A What if" article by Daniel Byman and this passage explains:

Ouch, a lesson from Charlottesville:...
Forum: Middle East 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 73,929
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No artillery, war ends; now no air support Kurds exit

Not that the Kurds have not found themselves in this position before. Long ago (probably 1974-1975) it was the withdrawal of Imperial Iranian artillery support for their conflict with the Iraqis that...
Forum: Middle East 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 8,417
Posted By davidbfpo
Egypt: a crisis we'd prefer not to notice?

A multi-part commentary from Saferworld (A UK-based international NGO) and the full title is: We need to talk about Egypt: how brutal ‘counter-terrorism’ is failing Egypt and its allies.

A couple...
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By davidbfpo
A pointer to The Godfather Doctrine

The article cited in the Gazette is behind a registration / payment wall, but an earlier edition (29 pgs.) is available via:http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD1037564
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By davidbfpo
US$100 billion and lessons learnt?

I only rarely catch Modern War Institute @ West Point articles, but this one aroused my interest. As the opening passage says:It lists five...
Forum: Europe 2 Days Ago
Replies: 344
Views: 171,647
Posted By davidbfpo
Investigators repeatedly missed chances to stop the Berlin killer

Mistakes happen in many investigations, but it appears the Berlin terrorist attack with a hijacked lorry was far worse. Here is one...
Forum: Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By davidbfpo
In the dust a HVT opportunity may explain their deaths

Jason Burke, in The Observer, is an accomplished journalist on terrorism; his article helps to provide the context and some pointers to why the four soldiers died in:Was this man the target?Did the...
Forum: Africa 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By davidbfpo
Silence as questions remain over deadly Niger ambush

A CNN report with some more details and more questions:
Link:http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/13/politics/niger-attack-trump-silence/index.html

The film clip has a sentence akin to Niger has not...
Forum: Intelligence 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 844
Posted By davidbfpo
The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets

A 'Long Read' article in The Guardian, rated by Professor John Horgan as 'a must read' and sub-titled:

A succinct explanation:...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 4 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 67,397
Posted By davidbfpo
"This is the biggest player in the history of the world.”

The title is from a short quote by the late Singaporean leader Lee Kwan Yew of China’s rise, in full it was:Now who said this?:The BBC's China Editor has a profile of President Xi Jinping’s, where...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 73,929
Posted By davidbfpo
Political Primacy, Strategic Risks, and ISIL after the Caliphate

A short article recommended via a "lurker" via a Dutch CT site that circulated it and the link is to the original publisher. The author is Craig Whiteside and his bio in part states:...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,063
Views: 314,013
Posted By davidbfpo
Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-2014

Professor Theo Farrell, Kings War Studies, has written and advised the UK's effort in Afghanistan and now has published a book 'Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001 - 2014 (Pub. Bodley...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 31,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Spain: a different view

Via an academic website 'The Conversation' and with a long title, a different view of recent events in Catalonia:

The author adds, sympathetically:...
Forum: Historians 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 11,274
Posted By davidbfpo
Probably quite counterproductive

A response from an ex-Rhodesian "lurker":
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 31,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Spain: how a democratic country can silence its citizens

Via Open Democracy and a timely republication of a 2014 article after the clashes in Catalonia last weekend between national police forces and those who wanted to vote in a referendum on...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 30,287
Posted By davidbfpo
Big Data and Policing - in the UK

Recently RUSI, a Whitehall "think tank" published a report 'Big Data and Policing: An Assessment of Law Enforcement Requirements, Expectations and Priorities', with 54 pgs. and there is a...
Forum: Historians 1 Week Ago
Replies: 416
Views: 258,946
Posted By davidbfpo
Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980 by Glenn Cross

There is a separate thread on a book on Rhodesia's use of CBW, with 10k plus views and perhaps one day it will be merged here. See:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=24515
Forum: Historians 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 11,274
Posted By davidbfpo
A book that will not be beaten

Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980 by Glenn Cross, published by Helion & Company 2017 (290 pgs.).


For many reasons the counter-insurgency war in Rhodesia (1964-1979)...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By davidbfpo
The United States is not at war in Africa, but our African partners are.

More background on the Niger mission:http://taskandpurpose.com/niger-army-special-forces-war/?

Two passages of note IMHO:A President Trump update:
Forum: Politics In the Rear 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 3,136
Posted By davidbfpo
Why a Republican strategist thinks we’re in a new Gilded Age

The Washington Post yesterday had an article entitled so and I think it fits...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By davidbfpo
A curious incident near the Mali border and the...

A curious incident near the Mali border and the NYT report suggests:
Link:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/world/africa/special-forces-killed-niger.html?
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 73,929
Posted By davidbfpo
The Myth and Reality of Iraq’s al-Hashd al-Shaabi

A report (19 pgs) from Germany by a US defence academic @ NDU, Hassan Abbas, whose speciality is Pakistan and the region. Not yet read, but these Iraqi non-state forces rarely get extensive coverage....
Forum: Intelligence 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By davidbfpo
Infiltration works and death might happen

Thanks Azor for your response and I will try to answer each point:

To be fair I am not well versed on the political and diplomatic aspects of The Good Friday Agreement. Yes there was a stalemate,...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 56,295
Posted By davidbfpo
Community reporting: UK academic report

Nearly missed this report on Anglo-Australian academic research on 'community reporting'; the Australia research came first and was built upon here:Two points emerged:Link to summary...
Forum: Intelligence 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By davidbfpo
‘The neglected cure’ to the Irish insurgency: intelligence

I recently read a brilliant, new book (272 pgs) by a RUC / PSNI veteran of 'The Troubles': 'Secret Victory: The Intelligence War That Beat the IRA' by William Matchett and available...
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