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Forum: Asia-Pacific 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 47,713
Posted By Bill Moore
I agree that for the most part the post war...

I agree that for the most part the post war tensions between the Shia and Sunnis would explode into a Civil War if an effective government (read strong man) wasn't installed. It should have been...
Forum: South Asia 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 3,642
Posted By Bill Moore
There is no one size fits all model, but this...

There is no one size fits all model, but this article seems to be desperate attempt to draw a link between terrorism and poverty where research so far indicates there isn't one. There wasn't one fact...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Bill Moore
I only read your excerpt, but the potential...

I only read your excerpt, but the potential outcomes for Syria surely involve more than the al-Nusra, ISIL, or U.S. trained surrogates (moderates) leading Syria in the future. It seems a couple of...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,709
Posted By Bill Moore
My apologies, the link I provided above defaulted...

My apologies, the link I provided above defaulted to the previous video. The link below will take you to the interview/debate. This interview took place in 2003, so you can compare their...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,709
Posted By Bill Moore
The Utility of War

A very interesting debate (video) on the utility of war. I suspect this will generate substantial conversation.

http://strategybydesign.org/video-about-strategy/

More to follow as time allows.
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.voanews.com/content/report-islamic-stat...

http://www.voanews.com/content/report-islamic-state-may-have-used-chemical-agents-on-kurds/2867541.html

Report: IS May Have Used Chemical Agents on Kurds
Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3,733
Posted By Bill Moore
I look forward to reading Peter Singer's new...

I look forward to reading Peter Singer's new book, "Ghost Fleet," even it does appear to be focused mostly on all domains (cyber, air, space, and maritime) except land and human (if you accept the...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 35,139
Posted By Bill Moore
http://theweek.com/articles/565028/russian-air-for...

http://theweek.com/articles/565028/russian-air-force-falling-sky

The Russian Air Force is falling out of the Sky


Several other examples provided, so it does seem that history at least rhymes...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 3,518
Posted By Bill Moore
Regarding the part I bolded, I think the...

Regarding the part I bolded, I think the underlying issue is failure to treat our excursions like the wars that they are. Some assert that the military is treating these excursions as war and using...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 06-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,873
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't think we moved past outdated definitions...

I don't think we moved past outdated definitions about terrorism being limited to the weak. Bottom line is that the strong also employ terrorism for multiple reasons. They range from controlling...
Forum: Law Enforcement 06-21-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5,370
Posted By Bill Moore
Blueblood, We in the U.S. certainly have...

Blueblood,

We in the U.S. certainly have problems with our police, some due to bad policing, others due to social ills related to a prevailing drug culture, gangs, irresponsible media (right and...
Forum: South Asia 06-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,171
Posted By Bill Moore
Hersh has a long history of inaccurate reporting...

Hersh has a long history of inaccurate reporting and even lying, which he justified in one case as attempt to force his sources to provide a corrective. Hersh's article is full of inaccuracies, thus...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 06-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,537
Posted By Bill Moore
Classic movie, I hated capitalism for an entire...

Classic movie, I hated capitalism for an entire day after watching it, but then I saw a Michael Moore documentary, and became a capitalist again. :D



We have been at this point for well over...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 06-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,537
Posted By Bill Moore
From SWJ News Roundup today, well worth the read...

From SWJ News Roundup today, well worth the read if you're interested in China.

http://qz.com/415649/china-is-building-the-most-extensive-global-commercial-military-empire-in-history/

China is...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 06-06-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 23,272
Posted By Bill Moore
From the same link. A non-event other...

From the same link.



A non-event other than in the imagination of Russian propagandists. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Middle East 06-02-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 5,132
Posted By Bill Moore
From the SWJ News roundup this morning. ...

From the SWJ News roundup this morning.
...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 06-01-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2,502
Posted By Bill Moore
How Do We Bear Witness

http://blog.storyful.com/2015/02/12/the-journalism-of-terror-how-do-we-bear-witness-when-everybody-is-a-witness/#.VWyNdo3bLIU

The Journalism of Terror: How Do We Bear Witness When Everybody is a...
Forum: Middle East 06-01-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 5,132
Posted By Bill Moore
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The...

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The moderate Syrians that we're training are threatening to quit if they're not allowed to fight Assad. Since Assad has killed tens of thousands of...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 05-31-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5,691
Posted By Bill Moore
I think your confusing issues here. I agree the...

I think your confusing issues here. I agree the British have generally had greater strategic insight than the U.S. for a lot of reasons (history, empire, think in longer time lines, etc.). However,...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 05-31-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5,691
Posted By Bill Moore
More on UK's military downsizing and just as...

More on UK's military downsizing and just as important in my view, their reduced funding of BBC.

Video at the following link is Fareed's take:
...
Forum: Europe 05-31-2015
Replies: 4,772
Views: 172,429
Posted By Bill Moore
Canada challenges Russia

Canada claims the Ukraine is preparing for a full fledged war with Russia. Canada is stepping up its rhetoric and support for the Ukraine, but I can't help but think this is at least partially linked...
Forum: Europe 05-31-2015
Replies: 373
Views: 21,643
Posted By Bill Moore
Putin is a scared little man

Putin is a scared little man

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bill-browder-s-nasty-glimpse-into-the-black-heart-of-putin-s-russia-1.3010521

Bill Browder's nasty glimpse into the black heart of...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 05-30-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 23,272
Posted By Bill Moore
so far the only coverage is Russia news...

so far the only coverage is Russia news (propaganda), there are plenty of reports of the USS Ross doing an exercise in the Black Sea over the past few days. Could have happened, but wouldn't expect...
Forum: Europe 05-30-2015
Replies: 4,772
Views: 172,429
Posted By Bill Moore
Agree, his initial strategy while successful at...

Agree, his initial strategy while successful at the tactical level initially has at least partially failed if his goal was to weaken NATO and scare other countries to come into the Kremlin fold. ...
Forum: Middle East 05-30-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 27,136
Posted By Bill Moore
What? IS is effective at gathering intelligence...

What? IS is effective at gathering intelligence and conducting deception operations. Who would have thunk it? I'm in shock that we somehow find this new, but I'm beginning to think that we really...
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