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Forum: Middle East 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 867
Views: 29,715
Posted By Bill Moore
JWing, Do you have stats on how many Iraqi...

JWing,

Do you have stats on how many Iraqi security forces have been killed since ISIS started attacking Mosul? I would like to see a comparison between Iraqi security force casualties and Iraqi...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
The Department of State is the principal producer...

The Department of State is the principal producer of most foreign policies, many of which are rubber stamped. Not all foreign policies are rubber stamped and there will be a number of actors...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
Dayuhan, I agree with your overall...

Dayuhan,

I agree with your overall assessment, so where does that leave us when we state our means to project national power include diplomacy, information, military and economic power? What...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
AP, I'll take a look at the recommended...

AP,

I'll take a look at the recommended reading, thanks.

What I meant by historically grounded, is that there is some evidence this theory will work, versus just being another good idea that...
Forum: International Politics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By Bill Moore
I never agreed that the network's sole purpose...

I never agreed that the network's sole purpose should be on countering extremists. That would be as resource intensive as developing a unit that is only a one trick pony based on a particular...
Forum: International Politics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/11/world/asia/china-us-...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/11/world/asia/china-us-isis/

U.S . likely to get Beijing's 'quiet' support in bid to destroy ISIS, analysts say





We'll see how this plays out, I have little...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Bill Moore
http://online.wsj.com/articles/putin-orders-milita...

http://online.wsj.com/articles/putin-orders-military-exercises-in-russias-east-1410434343

Putin Orders Military Exercises in Russia's East

Could be a response to this, or they could be...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
AP, Another approach that briefs well...

AP,

Another approach that briefs well because it sounds logical, but in practice it rarely works. I think we go to great lengths to assist opposing groups identify common interests and a common...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
Crowbat While I agree with some of your...

Crowbat

While I agree with some of your ideas about pluralism, better alternatives, etc., those ideas are not ideas that "we" can put into practice for others. It is sort of like the super model...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
This is the type of thinking that repeatedly gets...

This is the type of thinking that repeatedly gets us in trouble. We naively assume that the great experiment we have implemented in America can be implemented in any country despite entrenched...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
Well written, I have debated this with Bob's...

Well written, I have debated this with Bob's World on a number of occasions. His general premise seems to ring true, but where it fails in my opinion as a solution is in two key areas. First there...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
The article on Qatar supporting extremists covers...

The article on Qatar supporting extremists covers much more than Syria and probably should be posted under threads also, but the purpose of putting it here to contrast the two articles and perhaps...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 690
Views: 16,828
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/rus...

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-hardens-military-thinking-as-nato-fizzes-over-ukraine/506570.html

Russia Hardens Military Thinking as NATO Fizzes Over Ukraine
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
Can't argue the facts you presented, but what is...

Can't argue the facts you presented, but what is the alternative? To have passionate bloggers with personal agendas influence the voters and then have the voters influence the politicians to take...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
I suspect some of these claims are true, but it...

I suspect some of these claims are true, but it is also true that the first casualty of war is the truth. We're to the point now, especially in the social media era, where everyone simply quotes...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 184
Views: 48,715
Posted By Bill Moore
Al Qaeda opens branch in the 'Indian Subcontinent

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/al_qaeda_opens_branc-print.php



Business should be good for this franchise since it is focused on of the most densely populated areas in the world...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 690
Views: 16,828
Posted By Bill Moore
This isn't as true when states fight a so called...

This isn't as true when states fight a so called regular war. These types of wars are mostly determined in the military domain, and once one side's military is defeated or realizes it can't win they...
Forum: Training & Education 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 5,920
Posted By Bill Moore
All in the name of peace through deterrence. It...

All in the name of peace through deterrence. It really is hard to dismount this train, unless both actors agree to do so in principle and trust one another enough to stop the never ending lethal...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Bill Moore
The value of the State based international order

http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/filipino-troops-pull-greatest-escape-from-syria-1.300812

Filipino troops pull `greatest escape' from Syria
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 8,260
Posted By Bill Moore
. I am highly suspect of statements like...

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I am highly suspect of statements like this. How could the author possibly know this? Sharia is rule of law, but it doesn't provide equal treatment under the law to non-believers. If moderates...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 9,304
Posted By Bill Moore
Perceptions of ISIS in the Philippines

http://www.eurasiareview.com/10072014-new-caliphate-middle-east-abu-sayyaf-isis-link-analysis/

A New ‘Caliphate’ In Middle East: Is There An Abu Sayyaf-ISIS Link? – Analysis


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Forum: The Whole News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By Bill Moore
Media pundits generating mass hysteria to...

Media pundits generating mass hysteria to generate viewership and promote their political propaganda. Fox News has degenerated to the level of MSNBC news. If I was in ISIS I would start thinking...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 867
Views: 29,715
Posted By Bill Moore
If true, and it is always a big IF, then it...

If true, and it is always a big IF, then it appear that the U.S. and its partners are dealing with Iraq appropriately and the call for more U.S. intervention sooner will be seen as hyperbole. In my...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 690
Views: 16,828
Posted By Bill Moore
Not only that, there will be so many national...

Not only that, there will be so many national caveats that it will likely be politically impossible to deploy them rapidly if at all. I agree it appears to be smoke and mirrors and it will convince...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 734
Views: 65,891
Posted By Bill Moore
I can' answer for the spook community. For the...

I can' answer for the spook community. For the military if it was considered important they would carefully select commanders, at least initially much like they do for certain elite SOF units. If...
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