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  1. 10 years after the fall

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/10-years-after-the-fall-of-saddam-how-do-iraqis-look-back-on-the-war/277362/

    The article nicely lays out the good, bad, and the ugly of...
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    Things are confusing on the ground in Syria. ...

    Things are confusing on the ground in Syria. Freelance UW campaigns make them much more so:...
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    I was in Egypt about a week after 91101 and...

    I was in Egypt about a week after 91101 and recall that the English language papers at that early date were already calling the attacks a Mossad operation. Given that the majority of the hijackers...
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    http://covertradioshow.wordpress.com/

    http://covertradioshow.wordpress.com/
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    The solution to this problem is a $.50 match...

    The solution to this problem is a $.50 match round.
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    IMO, we went in way too heavy in Iraq. Had we...

    IMO, we went in way too heavy in Iraq. Had we gone in with SOF only, decimated the Iraqi Army with air power (much like in Afghanistan), and bought off the tribal leaders (as we are doing now), I'm...
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    MV-22s are in combat in Iraq right now. AFSOC's...

    MV-22s are in combat in Iraq right now. AFSOC's CV-22s won't be too far behind.
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    Here's one from JSOU: Hunting Leadership Targets...

    Here's one from JSOU:
    Hunting Leadership Targets in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorist Operations: Selected Perspectives and Experience - June 2007
  9. Apologize for my wrongful assumption... Best of...

    Apologize for my wrongful assumption... Best of luck with your fact gathering.
  10. I smell a troll. Added by SWCAdmin: Nope....

    I smell a troll.


    Added by SWCAdmin: Nope. Please see post below for more info.
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    This is a fairly good proxy. ...

    This is a fairly good proxy.

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/images/earth_night.jpg
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    Vikings haven't had ASW capability for a while...

    Vikings haven't had ASW capability for a while now and are soon going away altogether. Sadly, with the wings falling off the P3s -- and many of them doing overland ISR anyway -- we have lost most of...
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    Unfortunately, we are already too kinetic in...

    Unfortunately, we are already too kinetic in Afghanistan. The EKIA count increases significantly every week, but then so does the overall population controlled by the Taliban. Meanwhile the real...
  14. Thread: Google Earth

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    Learning the buttonology for GIS software is one...

    Learning the buttonology for GIS software is one thing, but making sense of the data and illustrating in a matter useful to decision makers is what separates a techie from an analyst. I recommend...
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    Wonder how long until they start going after...

    Wonder how long until they start going after nuclear targets...

    http://www.geocritical.com/gc/Portals/0/Mexico%20Terrorism%20Suppliers%20CISC%20Slice.gif
  16. Our main problem with Iran currently is they have...

    Our main problem with Iran currently is they have killed dozens of US servicemen (and a few of yours) with the weapons and training with which they supply the insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq... ...
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    Better tell that to the 6th SOS. SF doesn't do...

    Better tell that to the 6th SOS. SF doesn't do aviation FID, AFSOC does and has, for many years now.
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    SOCOM is in the process of arming just about...

    SOCOM is in the process of arming just about everything that flies in their inventory, both manned and unmanned, with some sort of PGM. Within a couple of years, the SOCOM CAS/ISR joint Air Force...
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    If we're lucky, his first official order will be...

    If we're lucky, his first official order will be to disestablish that useless command.
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    I'm pretty sure the video is authentic. But...

    I'm pretty sure the video is authentic. But given that smart people still believe it's not, leads me to question why our own IO guys, or some smart kid with editing software haven't produced videos...
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    Nice piece on some planes being considered for...

    Nice piece on some planes being considered for the Iraqi AF for COIN.

    http://www.special-operations-technology.com/article.cfm?DocID=2137
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    I think COL Macgregor's premise is wrong. ...

    I think COL Macgregor's premise is wrong. Rightly or wrongly, if SECDEF really wanted to emphasize the "indirect" methods in GWOT, then the new SOCOM and his Deputy wouldn't have both come from...
  23. Thread: Go Navy

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    Go Navy

    And the first SEAL 4 star ever.
  24. Thread: Climate Change

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    I don't care how many stars have signed on, I...

    I don't care how many stars have signed on, I still think human-induced climate change is junk science. I formulated my opinion back in '98, when I got stuck with writing the Navy's position on the...
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    Think of all the late 20th century small...

    Think of all the late 20th century small wars/insurgencies and I'm sure you will find many are doing just that. I attended a course on insurgent warfare last year and one of the instructors was a...
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