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Forum: Historians 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 418
Views: 273,131
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Coming in 2018 a chopper pilot's story

A "lurker" has pointed out that next month Mike Borlace's paperback book is published; it is called 'Spider Zero Seven'.

From Amazon:...
Forum: Historians 8 Minutes Ago
Replies: 418
Views: 273,131
Posted By davidbfpo
Dirty War: the bodies in the old mine shafts

One of the grimmer stories about the war was the discovery post-1980 of disused mine shafts, IIRC in the north east in 2011, with hundreds of bodies and the indication they had been killed, then...
Forum: Law Enforcement 55 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 2,637
Posted By davidbfpo
Guns & Gangs in Scotland: Part 2

A court result, Part 1 is Post No.6:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-42635866
Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 33
Posted By davidbfpo
South China Sea and China (2018 onwards)

A new thread for 2018. The previous thread:South China Sea and China (2011-2017) (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/South China Sea and China (2011-2017)) has 769 posts and 230k views. In a moment...
Forum: Blog Watch 1 Day Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By davidbfpo
Talking Terror: Podcasts on iTunes & Soundcloud

Not exactly a blog, rather a collection of podcast interviews on terrorism and counter-terrorism, offered by the University of East London, the home since 2015 of the Terrorism and Extremism Research...
Forum: Trigger Puller 1 Day Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By davidbfpo
The 'Good Operation' Handbook

This guide is a curious Whitehall product after the criticism from the Chilcot Report; the publication - itself unusual - states:Link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-good-operation
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Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 2,637
Posted By davidbfpo
Sweden plans grenade amnesty as attacks soar

Why? The very short article starts with:Link:http://www.theweek.co.uk/90114/sweden-plans-grenade-amnesty-as-attacks-soar

Not that the Uk is immune from the use of grenades, notably the 2012...
Forum: Historians 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 73,270
Posted By davidbfpo
The civil war in Mozambique (1976–92)

The civil war / insurgency in Mozambique between the FRELIMO government and RENAMO an opposition (originally a spin-off from the Rhodesian War and funded by Rhodesia) rarely gets attention.
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Forum: Law Enforcement 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 33,079
Posted By davidbfpo
How Will Big Data Affect Policing?

A podcast (33 mns) via WNYC with:Link:https://www.wnyc.org/story/data-driven-policing/

Part of his argument is that this approach has grown out of Compstat.
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 51,331
Posted By davidbfpo
Rouhani’s budget transparency stokes Iran unrest

Hopefully this FT article can be viewed; normally there is a pay wall. A "taster" passage:
Link:https://www.ft.com/content/d3f6eebe-f9e0-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a
Forum: Americas 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 32,851
Posted By davidbfpo
Most tourists who stay in the city of Montego Bay...

Most tourists who stay in the city of Montego Bay use all-inclusive resort hotels and very few venture outside themselves, even then most frequent the shopping malls and 'The Strip'. The violence -...
Forum: Historians 2 Days Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 224,425
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

I have merged twelve threads into this main historians thread, prompted by the SWJ article 'Honors and Errors: The Burns Vietnam Documentary'. Which now has 255 posts and 223,969 views.

There are...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 6,382
Posted By davidbfpo
Casamance: update

A short BBC report:Link, you do have to scroll down to it:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-42461413
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By davidbfpo
Afrin explained

From my armchair a good explanation of what is the situation in Afrin, NW Syria; an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG, but cut off from the main YPG enclave along the Turkish border....
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Days Ago
Replies: 224
Views: 196,541
Posted By davidbfpo
The Crime-Terror Nexus in the United Kingdom and Ireland

A short report (32 pgs) by Peter Neumann (Kings College ICSR) and Rajan Basra ICRS PhD student); nothing startling IMHO, but "all in one place" and published by:www.crimeterrornexus.com...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 3 Days Ago
Replies: 257
Views: 218,980
Posted By davidbfpo
Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists?

Thanks to a "lurker" for the pointer to this New Scientist article, in August 2017; it is a good overview, even if most of the experts cited are Americans, like Atran, Sageman and Crenshaw....
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 112,632
Posted By davidbfpo
British Chinooks to the Sahel for the French Army

Update: officially announced it will be three Chinooks.
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 261
Views: 250,205
Posted By davidbfpo
Forget Britain’s nuclear deterrent – here’s what Russia is really afraid of

Thanks to a "lurker" for the pointer to this different article by a Russia SME watcher. It is a short read and ends...
Forum: Law Enforcement 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 33,133
Posted By davidbfpo
Body Worn Camera resource

Discovered this website after a Tweet on a new academic article on the impact on video: 'Exploring the Potential for Body-Worn Cameras to Reduce Violence in Police–Citizen Encounters and it is...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 112,632
Posted By davidbfpo
British Chinooks to arrive in the Sahel for the French Army

It has taken awhile and the report is subject to official confirmation (not that it was a story given by officials of...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 97,948
Posted By davidbfpo
Mohammad bin Salman: MENA’s main threat to peace?

A lengthy profile of MBS, the Crown Prince which is not complimentary and at the end...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By davidbfpo
Watching the Congo (DRC) 2018 onwards

A new thread for this forlorn country, with insurgencies (mainly in the East), a dire government and a long running UN peacekeeping mission. Not as regularly updated as a few years ago, in part as...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By davidbfpo
Somalia (land & sea) 2018 onwards

A new thread for 2018, to be fair this forlorn country gets little posting nowadays, although the 'small war' has not ceased and at sea the piracy has declined.

There are two previous threads,...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By davidbfpo
Nigeria watching 2018 onwards

A new thread for 2018, a little late and the issues within Nigeria are hardly likely to subside.

There are two previous threads, both closed:Nigeria: the context for violence' (2006-2013) with 965...
Forum: Intelligence 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 96,665
Posted By davidbfpo
Intelligence, Attlee and the Brook Report

Dr Dan Lomas (again) has a commentary which opens with:Link:https://history.blog.gov.uk/2018/01/16/intelligence-attlee-and-the-brook-report/

After the eventual WW2 successes, notably cracking the...
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