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Forum: Middle East 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 10,406
Posted By Bill Moore
Jordanian Pilot

For those following the news on the Jordanian pilot captured by ISIL/IS it is clear that Jordan's military support to our coalition has little popular support with the people of Jordan. They are...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 86,207
Posted By Bill Moore
Cody Poplin's attack on the safe haven myth...

Cody Poplin's attack on the safe haven myth article could have served as a corrective, but his own counter piece was equally flawed. I think the underlying problem is identifying our adversaries as...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 10,406
Posted By Bill Moore
Pardon my suspicions that this analysis may be...

Pardon my suspicions that this analysis may be overly optimistic. I recall hearing similar reports of we're winning since 9/11, and no doubt tactically we were. Over time those victories seem to...
Forum: OEF - Philippines 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 38,397
Posted By Bill Moore
That is a pretty dire analysis Dayuhan, but if...

That is a pretty dire analysis Dayuhan, but if the report is correct I agree it certainly falls into the realm of the possible. I hope the report of the PNP losing large numbers of officers is...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Bill Moore
Mitt, I differ a little from David's view,...

Mitt,

I differ a little from David's view, the best information on this problem currently is classified, only because there hasn't been a lot of open source research on this problem. There are a...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,950
Views: 61,226
Posted By Bill Moore
I agree, and I think this sentiment is...

I agree, and I think this sentiment is underappreciated by U.S. leadership. Also underappreciated is that although many states recognize Putler to be little more than a thug in a suit, they're...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 10,406
Posted By Bill Moore
Of course these would be preferred solutions, and...

Of course these would be preferred solutions, and the U.S. and others are not neglecting them by choice as this academic seems to imply, the U.S. is neglecting them because they're not in the realm...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,950
Views: 61,226
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7020c50c-a30a-11e4-...

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7020c50c-a30a-11e4-9c06-00144feab7de.html#axzz3PkaRdict

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,950
Views: 61,226
Posted By Bill Moore
If Russia is at war with us, then absolutely you...

If Russia is at war with us, then absolutely you are right. If Russia is at war with a few peripheral states and playing chess with us, then we need to worry about the groups that are actually...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,950
Views: 61,226
Posted By Bill Moore
I'll start with a joke from the State of the...

I'll start with a joke from the State of the Union Address.



I think I had a tear in my eye after he said that because I knew Americans were probably swallowing this line of bull hook, line,...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,950
Views: 61,226
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/world/europe/ukr...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/world/europe/ukraine-violence.html?_r=0

War Is Exploding Anew In Ukraine; Rebels Vow More



Surprise to who exactly? Our diplomats?
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 20,389
Posted By Bill Moore
Ghanaian president backs regional anti-Boko Haram force

http://www.dw.de/ghanaian-president-backs-regional-anti-boko-haram-force/a-18202555

Ghanaian president backs regional anti-Boko Haram force



It is finally getting to the point that countries...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,766
Posted By Bill Moore
Paris mayor may sue Fox News

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/20/paris-wants-to-sue-fox-news/22062179/

Paris mayor may sue Fox News over no-go-zones report



For those who are fortunate enough not to be...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bill Moore
Russia, cyber, and jihadists are not new threats....

Russia, cyber, and jihadists are not new threats. Russia has been challenging international norms since their invasion of Georgia in 2008 (hard to believe it has been close to seven years already)....
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 14,877
Posted By Bill Moore
Saudi Arabia Plunges into an Abyss

Originally posted under Middle East General, but on second thought I believe it deserves it own thread for awhile.

John Robb provides an analysis on the ISIS attack on Saudi that is both...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 7,722
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/pa...

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/11/western%20foreign%20fighters%20in%20syria%20and%20iraq%20byman%20shapiro/be%20afraid%20%20web.pdf

Be Afraid.
Be A Little Afraid:...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 31,943
Posted By Bill Moore
1964 Film The Middle East

http://www.c-span.org/video/?323588-1/1964-film-middle-east

A 1964 DOD documentary that we would now call a "strategic appreciation" documentary. Although this was made 50 years ago, I think...
Forum: Africa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 20,389
Posted By Bill Moore
David, I certainly can't argue with your...

David,

I certainly can't argue with your analysis, it certainly seems logical.

Nigerian government came out and said only 150 people were killed, and many of them were BH. However, subsequent...
Forum: Africa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 20,389
Posted By Bill Moore
It is amazing that this isn't getting wider...

It is amazing that this isn't getting wider coverage. More evidence that the north doesn't value life in the southern hemisphere. 200 killed over a weekend in Nigeria in ethnic violence is not...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bill Moore
Sadly they furthered their strategy. Operation...

Sadly they furthered their strategy. Operation Hemmrage is focused on slowly weakening the West through attacks that cause the West to spend more on security. The social contract between the state...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bill Moore
The compression of time and space in non-traditional warfare

This will be short, and if there is a better forum to put this in feel free to move it.

The recent terrorist attacks has really hit home the obvious to me. Terrorism by its nature seeks to...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,766
Posted By Bill Moore
report just came in over SmartPhone (so...

report just came in over SmartPhone (so unconfirmed) that the French security forces killed one of idiots, and captured the other two. They are reportedly connected to Al-Qaeda in Yemen. (Bad...
Forum: Trigger Puller 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 38,103
Posted By Bill Moore
I respect GEN McCrystal, he was one of our...

I respect GEN McCrystal, he was one of our greatest leaders during the past decade of war by a wide margin, but the following comment does give me pause.



The parallel view from our opposition...
Forum: South Asia 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't trust the numbers I'm providing, but they...

I don't trust the numbers I'm providing, but they are probably approximate and Karachi seems relatively safe to many cities in America.
...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bill Moore
Well done David, it will be good lesson for all...

Well done David, it will be good lesson for all us as we watch events unfold in Afghanistan in 2015 and beyond. We all wish the best for the Afghan people, while fully recognizing the immense...
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