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Forum: Europe 12 Hours Ago
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Nazi allies today amongst the 'men in green'

Kaur,

A good catch that, leaving aside the website's views and readers should note the article can be transalted on the website to English (small US flag icon).

Perhasp someone in Kiev will...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 6,343
Posted By davidbfpo
Africans in Guangzhou

Recently I read an article on traders from the Congo (DRC) in China (PRC), which came as a surprise, as it referred to a few thousand.

According to a Wiki piece there are:
...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 6,343
Posted By davidbfpo
Indian kith & kin in the Middle East

WoTR has an article on India's growing presence in the Middle East, notably the Persian Gulf region, which has some fascinating snippets, but I will cite the first passage which is relevant here,...
Forum: South Asia 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By davidbfpo
Foolish?

Citing Carl in part:

Prompted me to recall an exchange with a retired USG decision-maker, who was closely involved in monitoring Pakistan's nuclear developments and in particular the leading...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By davidbfpo
There's a clue here already!

Nathan,

have you looked at the SWJ Blog review of 'American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann-The Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army Against the Japanese,...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
In a rather curious way I didn't expect a headlin...

In a rather curious way I didn't expect a headlin akin to 'Blame the Germans', but The Daily Beast has this headline 'Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say':...
Forum: Military - Other 1 Day Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,987
Posted By davidbfpo
The (in)effectiveness of torture for combating insurgency

An academic paper 'The (in)effectiveness of torture for combating insurgency' by an American academic; the abstract is quite long, so this is from the opening passage:
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Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Day Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 20,888
Posted By davidbfpo
There are more details on thsi French report,...

There are more details on thsi French report, which explains that thsoe attacked were not the regular or state police, but auxiliaries tasked to regulate street trading:
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Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
As we watch the Russian unconventional warfare...

As we watch the Russian unconventional warfare campaign I wonder if within governments and their defence forces (including SF) is anyone asking questions about their vulnerability and the...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 10,975
Posted By davidbfpo
Chicago "drinking from a firehose"

Link:http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/21/chicago-police-overwhelming-gun-violence-nine-killed
Forum: Europe 2 Days Ago
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Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Certainly the Swiss I've met have all remarked...

Certainly the Swiss I've met have all remarked that military service is one of the national institutions that unites them and continuing reserve service was strongly supported. If you had not served...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 10,019
Posted By davidbfpo
A Saudi Psychologist on Jihadism and more

A Huffington Post article, the full title being 'A Saudi Psychologist on Jihadism, Clerical Elite and Education...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 2 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By davidbfpo
Opportunity or threat: two questions about AQ

Clints Watts (SWC CWOT) presents two very different questions, which IMHO appear inter-related: Would Jihad's new generation kill off AQ's global leader Ayman al-Zawahari and is this when AQ will...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 19,693
Posted By davidbfpo
It's Easter, so time to be busy in the Yemen

Yemen has not gone away, although no SWC posts this year so far.

Well there is ample reporting that this weekend the USA and the Yemen have launched drone strikes and SF at a number of militant /...
Forum: Intelligence 2 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By davidbfpo
Game of Pawns - a FBI film

A curious public information film aimed at US students planning to visit and study in China, in part for the methods, but also the timing of the release now - as teh subject was arrested in June...
Forum: Training & Education 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By davidbfpo
Two sailors respond

The relatively new blogsite 'War on The Rocks' has two articles on the Lind article, both essentially are retorts.

One 'Gardening in a “Barren” Officer Corps' is on SWJ Blog, is from a naval...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Demo today in Odessa

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlagTSLCMAAqb6n.jpg

Via Twitter:pic.twitter.com/OJkBZAFbwT (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/pic.twitter.com/OJkBZAFbwT) My apologies it was yesterday.

I have...
Forum: Training & Education 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By davidbfpo
Polar Bear, I am too far removed from the US...

Polar Bear,

I am too far removed from the US military, today there maybe hope in a SWJ Blog link to 'The Rise of the Junior Officer' on the link below:

I cite only the first paragraph:

You...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Mirhond's linked Rada document: real or false?

Mirhond uses the link
http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/w...pf35401=294360 (http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc34?id=&pf3511=50279&pf35401=294360)

That is somewhat strange as the...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 4 Days Ago
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Views: 88,638
Posted By davidbfpo
20% of Chinese farmland is toxic

Just what drives China's expansion? Well maybe it is this, with my emphasis:

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Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Outsourcing Anglo-French nukes

There is no chance either France or the UK 'will outsource the nuclear components to the EU' for a host of reasons, not least of which is politics. Some within the EU bureaucracy may see this as a...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
What leaflets?

On Twitter from Roberty Mackey (NYT):

Link and you have to scroll down:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27081271
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
SACEUR says

From FP email:Taken from NATO website:http://aco.nato.int/saceur2013/blog/who-are-the-men-behind-the-masks.aspx

It also has four links - about to view them. One article (the 4th link) refers to a...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Thread opened and STAY WITHIN SWC ROE

I have deleted a number of threads and lightly edited others. The thread is now open for posting - without sniping, which at times was abusive and so way beyond SWC ROE. No Infractions have been...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 47,096
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator locks thread

My attention has been drawn to a number of posts that are beyond SWC's rules of engagement in presenting arguments and providing information. They do not contribute to what the Council is.
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