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Forum: South Asia 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By davidbfpo
The gloves are off?

Also from a Pakistani MoD Tweet and this will make the pakistani people think:

BBC background on the then possible hangings:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30556260
Forum: South Asia 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By davidbfpo
Pakistani air strike on TTP No.1 in Afghanistan

On Twitter based on a Pakistan MoD Tweet:
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By davidbfpo
A very short review by John T. Kuehn, thanks to...

A very short review by John T. Kuehn, thanks to WoTR's Xmas Reading List:

Link to 'Ghosts':http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/parameters/Articles/1991/1991%20bolger.pdf
Forum: South Asia 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By davidbfpo
Mutual antipathy hampers Pakistan control of militants

The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones comments:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30520596

Shashank Joshi has an article in the FT (behind a registration wall) and this paragraph, which alas illustrates...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By davidbfpo
Does prediction work?

The (US) NIJ has commissioned a RAND study and the linked piece quickly summarises the position, form a critical viewpoint:http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/predictive-policing-crime-stats-data-measure...
Forum: Blog Watch 1 Day Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 38,500
Posted By davidbfpo
Kings of War is back

From an email to subscribers:
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By davidbfpo
Treating the wounded: relationship building?

The first episode in a Vice News film report on the strange relationship underway on the Golan Heights, between the IDF and armed factions in...
Forum: Historians 2 Days Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 29,819
Posted By davidbfpo
Massu won the Battle of Algiers; but that meant losing the war

A coup by WoTR to republish part of Alistair Horne's book 'A Savage War of Peace', to contribute to the current public debate over...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 41,850
Posted By davidbfpo
Hezbollah uncovers top Mossad agent

I am sure there is more to this. The article linked via Twitter starts with:
Link:https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/NewsReports/564549-hezbollah-uncovers-top-mossad-agent-reports-say?
Forum: South Asia 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By davidbfpo
Peshawar school massacre: will it change anything

The Tehreek-e-Taliban's (TTP) murderous attack on an Army Public School @ Peshawar, is being widely reported - with 132 children and 9 staff killed. For...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,752
Posted By davidbfpo
Ministers 'didn't know Tornado from torpedo' over Afghan strategy

The former diplomat and at one time the British 'special rep' to Afghanistan-Pakistan, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, has added a few pithy phrases on the political-military relationshipat a session of...
Forum: Africa 3 Days Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 13,222
Posted By davidbfpo
From Arab Awakening to Islamic State

Professor Paul Rogers reviews the "shifting sands" of the MENA region by examining...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By davidbfpo
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

A good friend referred to ret'd LG Dan Bolger's book published a month ago, has anyone read it and able to comment?

The full title is 'Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and...
Forum: The Whole News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By davidbfpo
NATS blames the 1960's code it uses

AdamG,

Half of UK air traffic control has a problem:


Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11291495/UK-flights-chaos-Air-traffic-control-computers-using-software-from-the-1960s.html ...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 401
Views: 144,287
Posted By davidbfpo
How to Create American Selous Scouts

SOFREP.com has published an article 'How to Create American Selous Scouts', which aims to be:Link:http://sofrep.com/38775/bush-war-tactics-and-isis-forging-the-american-scouts/#ixzz3LndknDNw

I...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 10,573
Posted By davidbfpo
An update on CAR, which rightly explains the...

An update on CAR, which rightly explains the context for the communal violence, with 'human terrain' details and a far from optimistic passage indicates this will be another long-haul peacekeeping...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 826
Views: 80,140
Posted By davidbfpo
Israel -v- Syria & allies: a war in the shadows

On the Oryx blog context and detail for this not so quiet war:http://spioenkop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/why-israel-is-bombing-syria-and-is.html

It starts with:
Forum: Military - Other 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 11,164
Posted By davidbfpo
Did torture cost American lives?

In an article in Strife (from KIngs War Studies) a former US Army colonel asks questions that maybe fit here better than the partisan politics in the USA:
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Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 826
Views: 80,140
Posted By davidbfpo
Rebels cannot remove Assad: DoS says

With my emphasis:
Link:http://eaworldview.com/2014/12/syria-special-us-tells-opposition-will-never-defeat-assad-heres/

The author, Professor Scott Lucas, suspects an unlikely diplomatic dance is...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 826
Views: 80,140
Posted By davidbfpo
A buffer zone?

Two quite different reports. First hat tip to WoTR, a detailed view of a possible Turkish buffer zone in Syria:http://warontherocks.com/2014/12/the-origins-of-turkeys-buffer-zone-in-syria/
...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 61,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless

A rather clear, pointed commentary by a respected military correspondent that the planned budget cuts - across most government departments - will make the British Army and others almost irrelevent:...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 61,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Help! There's a (Russian) sub out there

Link:http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/12/britain-admits-to-hunt-for-suspected-russian-sub-in-uk-waters/
More...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 919
Posted By davidbfpo
Before Stuxnet there was Refahiye, Turkey

A fascinating and worrying Bloomberg report on a cyber attack in August 2008, two years before Stuxnet, on the BP-owned oil pipeline from the Caspian Sea to the...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,087
Views: 50,595
Posted By davidbfpo
A long article in The Guardian, based on an...

A long article in The Guardian, based on an interview with an ISIS veteran and entitled 'Isis: the inside story'. Some content is new IIRC....
Forum: Military - Other 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 26,493
Posted By davidbfpo
If there was no American prison in Iraq, there would be no IS now.

A long article in The Guardian, based on an interview with an ISIS veteran and entitled 'Isis: the inside story'. Some content is new IIRC....
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