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Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 684
Views: 53,248
Posted By Bill Moore
Can't recall if this was posted earlier, but it...

Can't recall if this was posted earlier, but it provides a graphic overview of how the Filipino Marines are living on this ship. This definitely counts as hardship duty in my book.
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Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 684
Views: 53,248
Posted By Bill Moore
From the Reuter's article China isn't...

From the Reuter's article



China isn't quite saying they'll ignore the court's ruling, but they sure as heck are hinting that they will.



If he is right, this will be major win for all...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 40,182
Posted By Bill Moore
Global Terrorism Set to Reignite

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/03/17/global_terrorism_set_to_reignite.html

Some interesting comments from an Indian and Indonesian CT practitioner. While not stating it directly,...
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bill Moore
Territorial Disputes

5 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories

Many such areas have long existed without incident, but others are poised to flare into violence.
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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By Bill Moore
Shifting back to the right

I know I must seem to be in a dual with my two personalities at times when one day I support the irregular warfare crowd and the next I turn bitterly on its strongest opponents now labeled...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 40,182
Posted By Bill Moore
Al-Qaeda's future in the maritime domain

This article focuses on ISI's support for various militant groups to include Al-Qaeda, which of course is worthy of its own discussion. I'll limit my thoughts on the paragraph where al-Qaeda sees it...
Forum: OEF - Horn of Africa 03-11-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 10,346
Posted By Bill Moore
No propaganda for us from its failure, but from...

No propaganda for us from its failure, but from demonstrating we know who they are, where they are, that we have the military capability to strike globally, and that we have the will to do so.
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Forum: OEF - Horn of Africa 03-11-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 10,346
Posted By Bill Moore
I hope no one in the military would call SOF...

I hope no one in the military would call SOF capability into question over one operation that wasn't successful. The nature of high risk ops is that they're high risk and failure is a possibility. ...
Forum: OEF - Horn of Africa 03-10-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 10,346
Posted By Bill Moore
The trail for the Al-Shabaab supporters during...

The trail for the Al-Shabaab supporters during the WestGate Mall attack is ongoing in Kenya, but sufficient details haven't been released in the media yet from the trail to do even a cursory analysis...
Forum: Middle East 03-09-2014
Replies: 199
Views: 18,572
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-libya...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-libya-oil-idUSBREA2709K20140308

Libya threatens to bomb North Korean tanker if it ships oil from rebel port
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-02-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 20,733
Posted By Bill Moore
Not surprisingly there is no additional news...

Not surprisingly there is no additional news coming from China, what did sort of surprise me is the lack of social media reporting from Kunming. In an article I read yesterday it stated China's...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-01-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 20,733
Posted By Bill Moore
I guess it could be tied to the Uighers, but I...

I guess it could be tied to the Uighers, but I think there are quite a few other possibilities. Heck, it could be a Green Peace like movement on steroids. If you Google unrest in Kunming you'll find...
Forum: Africa 03-01-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,384
Posted By Bill Moore
Jim, Interesting post, one that could be...

Jim,

Interesting post, one that could be copied as relevant to a number of discussions in the SWJ. An excerpt from your quote,

With our so called new theories on COIN and our precision...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2014
Replies: 1,216
Views: 42,115
Posted By Bill Moore
This must be the Forbe's article that referenced....

This must be the Forbe's article that referenced.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/03/01/5-things-you-should-know-about-putins-incursion-into-crimea/

5 Things You Should Know About...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2014
Replies: 1,216
Views: 42,115
Posted By Bill Moore
Good propaganda has an element of truth to it.

Good propaganda has an element of truth to it.
Forum: Europe 03-01-2014
Replies: 1,216
Views: 42,115
Posted By Bill Moore
The other narrative

It is easy to see how we walk into situations 3/4 blind due our government's and media's framing of the narrative. I'm no advocate for Russia or Putin but there is more to this story than is being...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-01-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 20,733
Posted By Bill Moore
China's internal security problems (post Kunming)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_TRAIN_STATION_ATTACK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-03-01-13-30-50

China: Train station attack an act of terrorism
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 02-21-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 40,182
Posted By Bill Moore
Insightful UN report on AQ's trends

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26281231

Al-Qaeda: Younger men take up leadership roles - UN study





Now the actual report:
Forum: Middle East 02-21-2014
Replies: 595
Views: 49,103
Posted By Bill Moore
Syria’s uncontainable threat

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-syrias-uncontainable-threat/2014/02/20/ab8e6966-9a58-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html

A discussion in Damascus
Forum: Middle East 02-21-2014
Replies: 595
Views: 49,103
Posted By Bill Moore
We'll see if this agreement works, at this point...

We'll see if this agreement works, at this point Assad is no longer a legitimate leader for Syria, but still major questions on what happens if his regime falls. Iran and Russia will still support...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 02-21-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By Bill Moore
A 2d Look at the Powell Doctrine

http://warontherocks.com/2014/02/a-second-look-at-the-powell-doctrine/

A Second Look at the Powell Doctrine

Frank Hoffman



This is a very balanced article that doesn't argue in support...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 02-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Moore
Carl and Slap, Political Correctness is an...

Carl and Slap,

Political Correctness is an illness in our society that needs to be aggressively eradicated to ensure our people remain free to think independently and state their opinions without...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 02-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Moore
I'll revisit my principle concern with metrics...

I'll revisit my principle concern with metrics during conflict and war. When it is our principle objective to defeat an adversary, any metric not tied to the adversary's will or capability to...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 02-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Moore
While my argument is too absolute above, the...

While my argument is too absolute above, the underlying point in my opinion remains valid which is that we have allowed metrics (the tail) to wag the dog (strategy). Our search for the perfect metric...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 02-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Moore
Do Metrics Matter?

Members of SWJ often debate the value of metrics and assessments on other threads, but to my knowledge I don't think we have a thread dedicated to the debate/discussion. I'm starting this one based...
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