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Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 2 Hours Ago
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Was Mullah Omar in a Karachi hospital?

Hardly a surprise that WaPo reports:
...
Forum: Law Enforcement 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 5,624
Posted By davidbfpo
Glare of Video Is Shifting Public’s View of Police

A sometimes hard to watch video montage of recent and not so recent incidents from the NYT:
Link:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/us/through-lens-of-video-a-transformed-view-of-police.html?

The...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 215
Views: 54,692
Posted By davidbfpo
What we’ve learned about radicalisation since 7/7?

The full title is: What we’ve learned about radicalisation since 7/7 bombings a decade ago, which comes via the emailing of newly published research from:http://www.radicalisationresearch.org

A...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 5,510
Posted By davidbfpo
District by District the Taliban advance

In Helmand Province Now Zad has fallen and from The Long War Journal a report which starts with:
Link:http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/07/taliban-seize-district-in-helmand-province.php
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Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By davidbfpo
After Mullah Omar's death what?

Today there's a variety of commentaries after the Taliban finally announce their leader died sometime ago, two years maybe and in a presumably comfortable villa in a Pakistani city, Quetta and...
Forum: Americas 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 22,913
Posted By davidbfpo
Can 'monsters' be a trusted police?

Two articles appeared today via Twitter on BOPE, the military police unit, one is a commentary following a death. Its starts with:...
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 4,264
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

I have merged two stand-alone threads and changed the title to 'Watching Tanzania: catch all'.
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 4,264
Posted By davidbfpo
Undermining development: corruption

A rare report on Tanzania in The Guardian:http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jul/29/tanzania-corruption-aid-poster-sellers

A taster:
Forum: South Asia 2 Days Ago
Replies: 485
Views: 143,423
Posted By davidbfpo
Stop & Start are back

It appears that patience with his activity just ran out. The headline and subtitle from The Guardian:Some of the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Days Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 23,587
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

Eight recent posts by Outlaw 09 on Russian naval doctrine and operations have been moved here. A post on activity in Kalingrad remain in teh Ukraine thread, as tri-service matters. Three posts have...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 29,429
Posted By davidbfpo
This is a rich country, but they can't agree on who should run it.

Just two posts away I said:

This AM John Simpson, the BBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent, was on the radio from Tripoli:
No TV footage yet:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-33673034
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By davidbfpo
Water War: France -v- Switzerland

A classic newspaper story, which starts with the headline:

Sensible passage:

The Swiss cows reaction:...
Forum: Africa 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator's Note

Most of the posts on the Cameroon were in the current Nigeria thread and thirteen have been copied here today.

The threads title was Cameroonian Soldiers killed in the Bakassi, a border dispute...
Forum: Africa 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By davidbfpo
Inside Boko Haram

A five part series in the 'New African' magazine (new to me) and one refers to the campaign in the Cameroon against Boko Haram. The first reasonably in-depth article I've...
Forum: South Asia 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 3,763
Posted By davidbfpo
Don’t Dismiss Poverty’s Role in Terrorism Yet

A Time magazine article from February 2014, with the sub-title The studies are mixed, but our analysis should not be hasty:http://time.com/3694305/poverty-terrorism/
Forum: Small Wars Council / Journal 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 18,343
Posted By davidbfpo
Wider context?

For those interested in the possible conext for such attempts please view the main Ukraine military thread, where Outlaw 09 has posted three posts on the...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 5 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 47,947
Posted By davidbfpo
Breaking ISIS: Indonesia's Legal Position on the 'Foreign Terrorist Fighters' Threat

An Australian academic article, which although with a legal focus does provide a quick overview of the presence and activity of ISIS in...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 5,186
Posted By davidbfpo
History and water

Two reminders that history dating back to the Ottoman era's conflict with extremist Muslim, the Ikhwan and Salafi tradition, has an impact today. Then the Turkish dam building programme and the...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By davidbfpo
TOW: so who is behind them?

Cited in part:

Well this article by a blogger assembles open source info, mainly from photos and points the finger at Iran. Note it is not the Iraqi military who have them, rather the...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By davidbfpo
The West has no decent alternative plan - so the locals choose

Ahmed Rashid had a wide ranging, pessimistic and provocative article in The Spectator last week:http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9584112/al-qaeda-has-become-the-middle-easts-moderate-option/

...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 5,186
Posted By davidbfpo
A perilous game indeed

Turkey's decisions this week to "come off the fence" has been welcomed by some and a few have wondered if bombing ISIS & the PKK is helpful.

The Soufan Group's...
Forum: Africa 5 Days Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 28,347
Posted By davidbfpo
A special article in the FT on Nigeria, which for...

A special article in the FT on Nigeria, which for once makes little mention of Boko Haram and has some intriguing passages. For once a bit of...
Forum: Small Wars Council / Journal 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 18,343
Posted By davidbfpo
Another member reports activity with an IP...

Another member reports activity with an IP address that is ostensibly in Sweden, but has several anti-spam website alerts: 178.16.208.56
Forum: Intelligence 6 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 24,750
Posted By davidbfpo
How British (GCHQ) spies really spy

The full title of an article in 'The Register' is: How British spies really spy: Information that didn't come from Snowden:http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/23/how_spies_spy/?page=1

The author...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 4,670
Posted By davidbfpo
China’s $ changing the worldL Ecuador as an example

The chart below features in a long NYT article, which interestingly uses Ecuador as its...
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