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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-12-2013
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Posted By Mark O'Neill
Thanks Mike, and Mark Mark

Thanks Mike, and Mark
Mark
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-10-2013
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Posted By Mark O'Neill
Cheers David

I hope you enjoy the read,
Best,
Mark
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-09-2013
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Views: 367,946
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Second-party Counterinsurgency

Attached is the link to my recently awarded PhD Thesis .
Best regards,
Mark
http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:11717/SOURCE01
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-11-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 28,647
Posted By Mark O'Neill
I am curious about the assertion of 'seems to be...

I am curious about the assertion of 'seems to be in a tail spin'. What specific objective evidence, within the context of the ADF's role and operational tasking, do you offer to support such...
Forum: The Whole News 05-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 10,738
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Well stated Bob!

Well stated Bob!
Forum: Asia-Pacific 04-05-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 89,994
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Ken, Hence my point about cringe... It is...

Ken, Hence my point about cringe...

It is often discussed here in Australia how we as a society have continually sought 'affirmation' or 'inspiration' from others. To some extent that has also...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 04-04-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 89,994
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Suggests that Abu M knows bugger all about Australian Rugby..

There is one current Wallaby who was born in Fiji, Radike Samo..

It is a bit like asking 'Why are all the kickers in the NFL Australian...' (well, the good ones, anyway...)


He was pretty much...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 03-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 8,084
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Hi Brent, I think you might be helped by...

Hi Brent,

I think you might be helped by reading Doug Ollivant's excellent piece:

Ollivant, Douglas A. "Countering the New Orthodoxy: Reinterpreting Counterinsurgency in Iraq." In National...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 01-24-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,795
Posted By Mark O'Neill
As someone in the final throes of a 'COIN/IW' PhD...

As someone in the final throes of a 'COIN/IW' PhD I commend Steve Metz's advice to you.

If you have a prospective school/ supervisor in mind you should have a lengthy conversation with them -...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 11-18-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 89,994
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Not necessary

Darwin has 'central heating' built into the climate... it is in the Tropics. The weather there makes Miami look like Green Bay...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-11-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 15,837
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Forum: Historians 07-02-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 65,553
Posted By Mark O'Neill
You are missing the most vital point..

Whilst Koevoet were a SAP unit, the trackers, and a lot of the troops, were not White South African. They were either indigenous SW Africans recruited directly, or captured and turned terrorists /...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 07-02-2010
Replies: 196
Views: 81,309
Posted By Mark O'Neill
You are missing the most vital point..

Whilst Koevoet were a SAP unit, the trackers, and a lot of the troops, were not White South African. They were either indigenous SW Africans recruited directly, or captured and turned terrorists /...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-02-2010
Replies: 451
Views: 241,856
Posted By Mark O'Neill
It has been done

WO2 Mick Craig of the Australian Army wrote a Junior Leader's Counterinsurgency Guide in 2008/9. It has been published as 'developing doctrine' by the Australian Army. Through the ABCA it is...
Forum: Africa 12-13-2009
Replies: 388
Views: 143,226
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Which is code for "I stuffed up with the election...

Which is code for "I stuffed up with the election violence last time, this time I will get it (the violence) right.."

God help the poor folk of SW Zimbabwe
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-03-2009
Replies: 1,056
Views: 367,946
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Great post Bob, Mark

Great post Bob,

Mark
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-30-2009
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Views: 367,946
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Mike, If the narrative is a dud then... ...

Mike, If the narrative is a dud then...



...it is time for a new one, as soon as possible. I think (and the record shows) that you can do all sorts of clunky / stupid things for a fair while...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-29-2009
Replies: 1,056
Views: 367,946
Posted By Mark O'Neill
More like an OPED rather than an essay, but interesting nonetheless

Overall, like Bill M and many others, I largely enjoyed the argument put by Gian, albeit wishing he had used a few more facts and a little less assertion to justify his argument. Hence my view that...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 10-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,483
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Australia had no 'FID' pams

but if you want I can send you a copy of 'The Division in Battle. No. 11 Pam, Counterinsurgency PM me.

The other guys you must talk to (you probably know this) are Alex Alderson at Warminster,...
Forum: Historians 09-25-2009
Replies: 416
Views: 268,808
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Check this out

Just back from RSA, interviewing folks and giving a few presentations to the SANDF, ISS and the Uni of KZN about COIN. Two sundays ago had a great lunch and chat with Prof Richard Wood in Kwa-Zulu...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 08-19-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 151,104
Posted By Mark O'Neill
OK. right............

thanks for the clarification for a remote Aussie.
Forum: Trigger Puller 08-19-2009
Replies: 231
Views: 125,414
Posted By Mark O'Neill
yes, full agree,

But no one said that snipers were an 'in lieu' item for effective ISTAR systems on the battlefield. In sucessful armys they are a complimentary.


regards

Mark
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 08-19-2009
Replies: 451
Views: 241,856
Posted By Mark O'Neill
As a student of Orwell, well done Rex for introducing the word 'panopy' to the fora!

On another note, I have a lot of time for Niel's point. As a PhD candidate , definitions and terms are very , very (should I say very again?) important to framing your debate. In all honesty, I...
Forum: Trigger Puller 08-19-2009
Replies: 231
Views: 125,414
Posted By Mark O'Neill
Yes.

Snipers shape (and destroy) , and snipers and recon inform, Both are vital at the tactical level in cOIN,

Cheers

Mark
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 08-19-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 151,104
Posted By Mark O'Neill
The first post (and subsequent) whilst intriguing,

lack context in the 'vs' , Can you elaborate?

Thanks

Mark
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