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  1. Small update

    Spotted this UK article from 2019 and within are remarks on historical operations. Here is an obscure one, well for me:

    Cassinga, in Angola I know about, not this though by the SADF:

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    Inside the far right networks

    Julia Ebner has spent two years infiltrating far-right networks and written a book: Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists . The counter-extremism expert discusses fear, loathing and...
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    Two interviews in 2020

    In the last week Aimen Deen has given two interviews to British newspapers. This one is open to read: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/feb/14/experience-i-made-bombs-for-al-qaida

    The...
  4. Prompted by a "lurker" there are a few other...

    Prompted by a "lurker" there are a few other articles which I found in 2017, when the theme was mentioned off-line:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/anarchists-islamists-11205.html

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    Responding to Streatham: Managing Low-Tech Terrorist Threat

    Raffaello Pantucci, ex-IISS & ex-RUSI, is now in Singapore and has added this analysis of the most recent attack in London by a recently released, convicted terrorist - who thankfully was under armed...
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    Spreading Ink Blots from Da Nang to the DMZ

    Spotted via Twitter a new book from Helion (UK) and the publisher's abstract states:
    Link:...
  7. Just spotted this academic article, from 2013:...

    Just spotted this academic article, from 2013: The Pre-1914 Anarchist “Lone Wolf” Terrorist and Governmental Responses. It is in a journal and online access is possible for a fee, unless your library...
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    Update Norwegian contribution in English

    The blogger Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi has translated the PST study. His introduction cited in part:

    Link to translation (with original...
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    Norwegian contribution to discovering terrorist plots

    Id'd via Twitter a very short report by their Security Service (PST) and in Norwegian - thankfully someone has done an English summary! The report has the graphics which can be matched to the English...
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    A US Army officer whilst @ Kings College London...

    A US Army officer whilst @ Kings College London submitted his Ph.D. thesis 'Combined Omani-British strategy during the Dhofar rebellion (1963-1982)' and the Abstract states:...
  11. Rhodesia: the British South Africa Police contribution to COIN

    A Royal Navy officer's MA thesis, from 2013, taken when at Staff College, which appeared last month on the BSAP History website. I did a quick read and it helps to give a different perspective, in...
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    Discovered elsewhere: Middle East Land Forces -...

    Discovered elsewhere: Middle East Land Forces - Report On Operations in Radfan: 14 April - 30 Jun 1964

    It is 262 pages: 52.4MB available via:...
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    Once more outsiders consider that violence could...

    Once more outsiders consider that violence could return and note the Loyalists are more active now, albeit not with "spectacular" activities.
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    Moderator at work External events have led me...

    Moderator at work

    External events have led me to review the thread. I have made a few amendments to provide a "live" link to videos, usually on YouTube now that were on the BBC. Since April 2019...
  15. Thread: Iraq in 2020

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    Iraq in 2020

    The previous two year thread: http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?26307-Iraq-in-2018-2019 had 221 posts ad 63k views. Time for a new thread and very topical in view of what recently...
  16. 'Blood on their hands': USG was warned 10 yrs ago white supremacy was a threat

    An appropriate thread that opens with:

    The author of the report has a Q&A contribution and here is part of one answer:

    There is a closed 2009 thread on the original DHS report:...
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    We must see China - the opportunities and the threats - with clear eyes

    An opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald by an Australian Federal MP and chair of the Intelligence & Security Committee; identified by a "lurker". It is strongly worded and was condemned by the...
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    3rd time lucky to end forty-two years of war!

    Most readers I expect will recall Mozambique has been blighted by a civil war for a very long time; no, not the current insurgency in the northern provinces.

    Here is a shock, with my emphasis in...
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    Tunisia Kills Another Wanted Terrorist and the Growth of Jabal Orbata As An IS Base

    Aaron Zelin is a known SME, who I think I have heard talk once in London and thanks to Twitter found he has a website dedicated to Tunisia, part of the promotion for a forthcoming book due out in...
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    A Sea Lamprey Waits For Them

    A short review of a new book from an Indian observer. The book being 'Chinese Spies—from Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping' by Roger Fagliot, which I see via Twitter has had rave reviews.

    I'd not heard...
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    No longer does al-Qaida grab the headlines. That might be the plan

    Jason Burke, a UK journalist whose focus is often AQ and jihadists, has a short column and asks:...
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    Russian-Ukraine War 2019 onwards

    A new thread. The war rarely attracts attention now and looking at the previous threads some had 500k plus views.

    The previous thread - now closed - has 1093 posts and 61.7k views....
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    The Most Repressive State You May Have Never Heard Of

    A Canadian newspaper Q&A with the author Martin Plaut, the former Africa Editor of the BBC’s World Service, of the updated book (cited above). There's also a 17 min Vice documentary (undated). I note...
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    Egypt: a country simmering under multiple pressures

    A February 2018 first-hand report on the situation, id'd today and the author is an experienced US journalist. Insurgency aside he fills in the gaps and here is one example:...
  25. AFRICOM helps to make matters worse?

    IIRC the author is opinionated and critical of AFRICOM, but that caveat aside his article does pose questions. Notably:...
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