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  1. Not to show my stripes too much, but an officer...

    Not to show my stripes too much, but an officer involved with a developing program to provide gear to troops that are under-supplied would definitely know and write about strategic weaknesses of...
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    I was particularly impressed by the SECDEF's...

    I was particularly impressed by the SECDEF's response that the cables largely are in line with what the overt U.S. policy is, with respect to each policy area. While I cannot read the files due to...
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    Robert Pape

    From a paper I wrote last week, which referenced a lot of reviews of Robert A. Pape's Dying to Win, it seemed that his book had a list of suicide attacks. Please keep in mind that I did not read the...
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    A shift in IR Theory?

    From my limited understanding it seems that the most noticable shift might be more of a push for human rights, possibly as a diversion to the usual military activities. This could signal a shift to...
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    DOS/Country Teams

    Does anyone know if DOS funding will increase soon, either directly or through the stimulus, to bridge the gap between the mission and our current capabilities?
  6. Russia's Future

    The progression of Russia definitely warrants observation. Nearly a year ago FRONTLINE chronicled how Putin planned to stay in power, and how serious opposition was disqualified...
  7. It seems inevitable

    That the DOD will follow the lead of State, CIA, and NSA with regard to their ability to overlook certain things. Also with the pressure on the OPM to conduct faster initial and other clearance...
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    I second Schmedlap and Mr. Thornton

    In the assessment that it is troubling to think that Mr. Panetta is the best available.
    The NY Times is reporting that Mr. Panetta was in the intelligence career field(1964-1966) and graduated...
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    Thanks

    For the links. Is it me or is there a noticeable lack of people talking about the situation in Gaza on small wars?
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    How credible is Al-Jazeera

    I have been watching some of the newscasts from english.aljazeera.net because of the live coverage and their dedicated coverage. While they do focus on the palestinian side they also have...
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    Language Scholarships

    There are fellowships through the National Security Education Program and administered by www.borenawards.org that require either area studies or language studies to supplement ones education.
    I...
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    questions

    What is the point of defining IW? Is it so that we can classify and therefore work on strategies to counter it?

    If this is the case then IW is, or is similar to, unconventional warfare and...
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    Professional Writing

    It seems to me that writing is almost always beneficial. It helps you to further develop your ideas and specific voice. However, the hard part is figuring out if what you wrote is worth sharing,...
  14. Thread: Amu

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    AMU pros and cons

    I am a quarter of the way through the curriculum for the NSS MA. So far I have found it to be excellent in that it covers a great deal of materiel, all of which is required for a rudimentary...
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