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    The RAF in the Dhofar War

    Spotted two articles on RAF officers serving in Oman, on 'Loan Service' for two year unaccompanied tours and one covers the Dhofar War, in particular the famous attack on Mirbat Fort - which the SAS...
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    Al-Qaeda’s Iran Dilemma: Evidence from the Abbottabad Records

    Yes,another article on the Abbottabad Records from the journal 'Studies in Conflict and Terrorism' by Bryce Loidot, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington,...
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    Changed My Mind: from Al-Qaeda bombmaker to MI6 spy

    An interview in May 2020, available as a podcast and in a transcript. The intro states:

    Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/changed-my-mind-al-qaeda-bombmaker-mi6-spy/
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    Former US businessman to face murder charges over Mumbai terror attacks

    India may finally get a Mumbai suspect:
    Link:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/20/former-us-businessman-face-murder-charges-mumbai-terror-attacks/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_iosshare_AvgHtC7VdZz5
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    Piggy in the middle: 20th Indian Division in French Indochina 1945-1946

    I recently returned to this time and topic, partly as the pandemic lock down gave me time and an article has been published in 'Durbar', the printed journal of the Indian Military History...
  6. Listen or watch Patrick - after the 2020 protests

    A 57 mins podcast via:https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-patrick-skinner-warrior-cops-and-neighborhood-policing

    Or watch him for 43 mins:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDQ2w8Er5-I
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    Heneker's other 'small war' post-1918

    In the post-Versailles Agreement one of the disputed areas between Germany and Poland was Upper Silesia, an industrial area equivalent to the Ruhr Valley; with a mainly Polish population, but with...
  8. 1991 RAND Report Lessons for Contemporary Insurgencies

    I don't think this report has appeared here; caveat this is a large thread.

    Discovered via the BSAP History Group and it is a scanned copy (174 pgs), the main author being Bruce Hoffman and...
  9. To understand: read or watch

    Two resources; one from Canada in PDF format and from their explanation:
    Link:http://moonshotcve.com/incels-symbols-and-terminology/

    Then a webinar from GWU, with the following SME:...
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    Other threads

    As if by magic the search function now works!

    From 2007:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?2502-The-Evolving-Kilcullen-28-Project&highlight=kilcullen

    From...
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    A Q&A with David Kilcullen by Octavia Manea

    From SWJ:
    Link:https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/liminal-and-conceptual-envelopment-warfare-age-dragons
  12. A 'long read' on incels, mainly from a...

    A 'long read' on incels, mainly from a psychological perspective and the DHS has funded research:
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  13. The Yugoslav Wars 1991-2001 : complex and difficult

    There are a few threads on these wars, although the words Bosnia and Yugoslavia appear in over a hundred threads.

    Discovered the British Army Review (BAR) is now published on-line via an obscure...
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    Urban drivers of political violence - from IISS

    A new report:

    The link is to the Executive Summary and has a link to the full (unread) report:https://www.iiss.org/blogs/research-paper/2020/05/urban-drivers-of-political-violence
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    Sticky: Dave Dilegge RIP

    Sad news alas, spotted via Twitter by Crispin Burke and a re-Tweet by Clint Watts a member:

    Dave was the co-founder long ago and here is his bio: https://smallwarsjournal.com/author/dave-dilegge
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    Deployment without learning from regional lessons

    Several different viewpoints on the now delayed UK deployment to Mali, an announcement that missed me amidst the pandemic media focus. A deployment that I consider unwise, which is more for non-Mali...
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    Rhodesian War Stories

    Just found a series of face to camera by a Rhodesian veteran, who had served with the 5th Battalion of the Rhodesia Regiment (5RR was a territorial or part-time) unit as a NCO and there are fifteen...
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    This is a UK equivalent:...

    This is a UK equivalent: https://www.fraudadvisorypanel.org/covid-fraud-watch-group/
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    A Q&A with David Kilcullen

    A short podcast interview with David Kilcullen:
    Link:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-accidental-guerrilla-with-david-kilcullen/id1499818185?i=1000471406413

    Link to...
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    The Head of the Changing Character of War...

    The Head of the Changing Character of War Programme @ Oxford University, Dr. Rob Johnson, has written a book 'Lawrence of Arabia on War: The Campaign in the Desert 1916-1918' to be published by...
  21. Thread: Iraq in 2020

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    An investigation, using graphics, film footage...

    An investigation, using graphics, film footage and more to show a 3-D sequence of events:
    Link:https://teargas.amnesty.org/iraq/
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    A Sharper Image: Advancing a Risk-Based Response to Terrorist Financing

    A new RUSI paper and not opened here. The link has a short video and a summary, plus a link to the paper....
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    The British are coming

    Actually a larger contingent (250 men) is going to Mali later this year to join the UN Mission MINUSMA; there is a RAF Chinook detachment, with three helicopters, with a 94-man based in Gao since...
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    Where are the incidents?

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    Source: ACLED once more!
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    5588 How the rate of deaths from attacks has...

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    How the rate of deaths from attacks has intensified

    Key
    Red: Armed clashes; Purple: Violence against civilians and Brown (Feint) Explosions.
    The time scale is from 2011 to 2019
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