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  1. Thread: Iraq in 2020

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    An investigation, using graphics, film footage...

    An investigation, using graphics, film footage and more to show a 3-D sequence of events:
    Link:https://teargas.amnesty.org/iraq/
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    A Sharper Image: Advancing a Risk-Based Response to Terrorist Financing

    A new RUSI paper and not opened here. The link has a short video and a summary, plus a link to the paper....
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    The British are coming

    Actually a larger contingent (250 men) is going to Mali later this year to join the UN Mission MINUSMA; there is a RAF Chinook detachment, with three helicopters, with a 94-man based in Gao since...
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    Where are the incidents?

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    Source: ACLED once more!
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    5588 How the rate of deaths from attacks has...

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    How the rate of deaths from attacks has intensified

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    Red: Armed clashes; Purple: Violence against civilians and Brown (Feint) Explosions.
    The time scale is from 2011 to 2019
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    The City Is Neutral: On Urban Warfare in the 21st Century

    Rediscovered this October 2019 article a few days ago. The authors are Professor David Betz, Kings War Studies and Hugo Stanford-Tuck, a British Army (Gurkha) officer. It has numerous examples cited...
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    In his IISS talk he did comment on the...

    In his IISS talk he did comment on the Taliban-USA peace agreement and was not convinced it would work. This article in an Australian paper expands on his comments:...
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    David Kilcullen is back

    [SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Professor David Kilcullen has been in the UK doing talks to promote his new book, partly as he has London-based publisher. The book is 'The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest...
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    Tpping off the authorities: UK polling data

    As part of a wider review of the UK Prevent programme CREST, a UK policing and crime "think tank" have commissioned opinion polling. For this topic it found that:

    Link to...
  10. Small update

    Spotted this UK article from 2019 and within are remarks on historical operations. Here is an obscure one, well for me:

    Cassinga, in Angola I know about, not this though by the SADF:

    The...
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    Inside the far right networks

    Julia Ebner has spent two years infiltrating far-right networks and written a book: Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists . The counter-extremism expert discusses fear, loathing and...
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    Two interviews in 2020

    In the last week Aimen Deen has given two interviews to British newspapers. This one is open to read: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/feb/14/experience-i-made-bombs-for-al-qaida

    The...
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    Prompted by a "lurker" there are a few other...

    Prompted by a "lurker" there are a few other articles which I found in 2017, when the theme was mentioned off-line:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/anarchists-islamists-11205.html

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    Responding to Streatham: Managing Low-Tech Terrorist Threat

    Raffaello Pantucci, ex-IISS & ex-RUSI, is now in Singapore and has added this analysis of the most recent attack in London by a recently released, convicted terrorist - who thankfully was under armed...
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    Spreading Ink Blots from Da Nang to the DMZ

    Spotted via Twitter a new book from Helion (UK) and the publisher's abstract states:
    Link:...
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    Just spotted this academic article, from 2013:...

    Just spotted this academic article, from 2013: The Pre-1914 Anarchist “Lone Wolf” Terrorist and Governmental Responses. It is in a journal and online access is possible for a fee, unless your library...
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    Update Norwegian contribution in English

    The blogger Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi has translated the PST study. His introduction cited in part:

    Link to translation (with original...
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    Norwegian contribution to discovering terrorist plots

    Id'd via Twitter a very short report by their Security Service (PST) and in Norwegian - thankfully someone has done an English summary! The report has the graphics which can be matched to the English...
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    A US Army officer whilst @ Kings College London...

    A US Army officer whilst @ Kings College London submitted his Ph.D. thesis 'Combined Omani-British strategy during the Dhofar rebellion (1963-1982)' and the Abstract states:...
  20. Rhodesia: the British South Africa Police contribution to COIN

    A Royal Navy officer's MA thesis, from 2013, taken when at Staff College, which appeared last month on the BSAP History website. I did a quick read and it helps to give a different perspective, in...
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    Discovered elsewhere: Middle East Land Forces -...

    Discovered elsewhere: Middle East Land Forces - Report On Operations in Radfan: 14 April - 30 Jun 1964

    It is 262 pages: 52.4MB available via:...
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    Once more outsiders consider that violence could...

    Once more outsiders consider that violence could return and note the Loyalists are more active now, albeit not with "spectacular" activities.
    Link (may require registration):...
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    Moderator at work External events have led me...

    Moderator at work

    External events have led me to review the thread. I have made a few amendments to provide a "live" link to videos, usually on YouTube now that were on the BBC. Since April 2019...
  24. Thread: Iraq in 2020

    by davidbfpo
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    Iraq in 2020

    The previous two year thread: http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?26307-Iraq-in-2018-2019 had 221 posts ad 63k views. Time for a new thread and very topical in view of what recently...
  25. 'Blood on their hands': USG was warned 10 yrs ago white supremacy was a threat

    An appropriate thread that opens with:

    The author of the report has a Q&A contribution and here is part of one answer:

    There is a closed 2009 thread on the original DHS report:...
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