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    Jesus, this bloke seems to be the real life...

    Jesus, this bloke seems to be the real life version of the arms dealer Nicholas Cage portrayed in Lord of War, slightly off topic but i'ts an excellent film and well worth watching.
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    Duo who attacked Glasgow airport 'were resigned to death', say officers

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2033389.ece



    Also, an interesting story on:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,2119590,00.html
  3. Thread: The Dark Triad

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    Counterterrorism

    There are a good few chapters on Motivations for joining, theories of psychology etc. etc. in 'Counterterrorism' by G. C.S. Steven and R Gunaratna, I have a 2004 edition but I am sure you would be...
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    Links to Glasgow Airport attacks

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,2115693,00.html

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287472,00.html

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article2010062.ece
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    Thwarted car bombing in London

    Some links:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/06/29/london.alert/index.html

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2003808.ece
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    Reading List

    Reading -

    On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War H.G. Summers

    The Third Wave A. Toffler

    Clausewitz R. Parkinson

    Jut finished -
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    Nato accuses Taliban of using children in suicide missions

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,2109574,00.html
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    A Question?

    Thanks for replying Stan, I do seem to recall a paper that I read some years ago about a possible Sino-Russian/Iranian axis developing against the new European/NATO members who were previously Warsaw...
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    Just thought i'd chip in

    Talking of Nazi's and riots,

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,,2089413,00.html

    Quite worrying in Russia at the moment, plus the fact that it was most likely a Russian agent who...
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    I did only say suggests but I would give a...

    I did only say suggests but I would give a tentative yes, small radicalised groups using informal networks to create mass havoc aimed at the population centre seems to me to lean towards such...
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    Captured British soldiers, what is likely to happen?

    Re: the recent capture of British soldiers by Iran, how do you people think this will play out? Or is it too early to tell yet?

    I'm still unsure but I don't rule out military action if this isn't...
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    RE: Assassins?

    Interesting to note that it was the Ismali's who first came up with the suicide attacker, cira 8th century.
  13. Thread: Future Conflict

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    Definitions

    I think there may be some confusion over how we define terms here.

    I for one, think the nature of war has not changed but that it's characteristics have, the nature of war is always political,...
  14. Gunmen, children, brutality and bombs - Iraq's dirty war

    In relation to civilian deaths, ROE and insurgents using women and children as shields the following article may be of interest.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2018528,00.html
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    Interesting, What would you include your theses,...

    Interesting, What would you include your theses, if you had the chance to write such a document?
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    Virtual war helps US soldiers deal with trauma

    http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2016519,00.html
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    Having done a small bit of research I have found...

    Having done a small bit of research I have found claims and counterclaims all over the place. I think the politics of it tends to muddy the issue somewhat, Call me cynical but I find it hard to...
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    No, I am not so naive to believe that they did...

    No, I am not so naive to believe that they did not have any support within the countryside but that terror played a large part within their strategy, especially within areas that did not have their...
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    Atrocities

    Weren’t the contras involved in a number of atrocities against civilian targets and largely funded by drug money? This would more likely show why they could gain supplies of the local populace and...
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    LOL, great replies, not sure about Wagner though,...

    LOL, great replies, not sure about Wagner though, bit too German, Elgar maybe? I must say I have been keeping up my reading, nearly finished on war, reading a variety of other sources including a...
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    Cheers for the advice gentlemen, I must say I did...

    Cheers for the advice gentlemen, I must say I did do a 2.5 mile run a few days ago, not too bad going but I did feel it the next day, compounded by the fact I cycle five days a week.

    I must say...
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    Needing help, entry as army officer.

    Hope I am posting this in the right place.

    I recently went to an recruitment centre (I'm British btw) deciding that as I am coming up to 27 (feel so old:D) it's my last chance to give the army a...
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    Hanging him mid-prayer wasn't a good idea either....

    Hanging him mid-prayer wasn't a good idea either. Too me the whole thing was a fiasco, what were they thinking letting someone in with a camera-phone? It would have been much better if a non partisan...
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    Poll: Trouble with that analysis is that public support...

    Trouble with that analysis is that public support was lost in Vietnam and has been lost in Iraq, pretty much game set and match for the insurgents. I am sure the military would have wanted to keep...
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    Islamic hip-hop artists are accused of indoctrinating young against the West

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2448891,00.html




    Blakstone website

    http://www.blak-stone.com/
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