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Forum: Africa 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 578
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What happened and why: Part Two

Below is a link to mainly academic community outlet 'The Conversation' with a number of new SME articles and few from the archive.

Professor Chan comments on the PRC link:...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 8,658
Posted By davidbfpo
We'd like to go home

Prompted by the previous SWJ Blog article a "lurker" and SME has added that the Haqqani Network were forced out of their long established base in North Waziristan, by Pakistani Army action and...
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By davidbfpo
What happened and why

It has been a long time since Zimbabwe has been on the front page of UK papers, even the free ones and often the lead item on TV news. So looking around I found these articles that help to explain...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By davidbfpo
AI goes wild: Slaughterbots

Thanks to a "lurker" a pointer to a scary YouTube clip (8 mins), which starts with a presentation and then a fictional situation - viewed since release on the 12th by 790K. Described by a SME...
Forum: Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By davidbfpo
It's not a coup, it's a transition

A curious event in Harare, the army say we have moved, Robert Mugabe and family are safe and sounds of artillery fire in the north of the city. This is not a coup, a bloodless transition and the...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 3 Days Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 148,809
Posted By davidbfpo
Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees

Richard Barrett of The Soufan Group, had another article three weeks and the focus is on the UK....
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 57,696
Posted By davidbfpo
One brick added to the wall

A long piece by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy authors of 'The Exile: The Flight Of Osama Bin Laden' who cite one of the Abbottabad papers as reinforcing their book:...
Forum: Africa 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By davidbfpo
A coup: I have m' doubts

So far we have reports on a few APC moving along a traditional route and one broke down. If this was a coup it is hardly significant, as a signal it might resonate.

The ZNA are very unlikely IMHO...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 90,447
Posted By davidbfpo
Starving and bombing

From The Soufan Group's latest briefing:
Link:http://thesoufancenter.org/blockade-and-starvation-in-yemen/


I doubt the House of Representatives vote is influenced by the humanitarian situation...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 76,498
Posted By davidbfpo
Historic - yes, heard that before

I have seen repeated efforts in Europe to collaborate on defence projects, ostensibly to reduce costs and build capability - very few achieve that. The EU likes to make grand announcements, time will...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By davidbfpo
How has terror changed in 50 years?

A thoughtful article by veteran BBC reporter Peter Taylor, who has covered terrorism for fifty years; it is not easy reading, partly as he asks should we be talking to terrorists?

The opening...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 132,870
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

Four other threads in this arena have been merged in after a review; adding nearly 30k views.
Forum: Africa 3 Days Ago
Replies: 374
Views: 138,570
Posted By davidbfpo
Will ZANU-PF listen?

Last week's post was surprising enough, with war veterans once again showing their opposition to Robert Mugabe. now a potentially more dangerous "shot across the bows" and the BBC's headline:So what...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 9,134
Posted By davidbfpo
Falcone's work goes on and on

Thread re-opened after this update on Sicily in the German newspaper Der Spiegel; the title and sub-title:...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 43,540
Posted By davidbfpo
Pointer to info source and views

There have been mass shootings all to often since the last post in September 2016; some may have appeared on the Terrorism in the USA thread. Just checked there was no Forum post on the Las Vegas...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 61,437
Posted By davidbfpo
The ISIS Propaganda Decline: Update

Charlie Winter, back @ ICSR has an updated analysis of ISIS media operations via the BBC:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41845285
Forum: Americas 1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 62,681
Posted By davidbfpo
What works for a Favela boss

I attended a lecture yesterday in London @ LSE on 'Militarised Response to Transnational Crime', a book now published and one speaker, ex-BBC reporter Misha Glenny, referred to his time living in a...
Forum: Intelligence 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 2,854
Posted By davidbfpo
Two resources

Yesterday in the IISS Library I found two additional resources on the issues raised. They are both online if your library is a subscriber.

'Northern Ireland and minimum force: the refutation of a...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 93,865
Posted By davidbfpo
The most volatile period in Saudi history in fifty years

Following the purge in KSA yesterday Bruce Reidel has a short commentary and he ends...
Forum: Historians 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 11,053
Posted By davidbfpo
Irish hero of Siege of Jadotville finally honored

An update on Commandant Quinlan, the CO @ Jadotville:Link:https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irish-hero-of-siege-of-jadotville-finally-honored

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Forum: Historians 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 63,012
Posted By davidbfpo
Iran's miltary role in Dhofar

In the latest British Journal of Military History Geraint Hughes (a familiar name on this thread) has a new article Amateurs Who Play in League Division One’? Anglo- Iranian Military Relations During...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By davidbfpo
Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online

Bill,

I posted this yesterday on another thread Russian cyber attacks on the USA:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=16672&page=6 and reflects in part your thoughts.

The full...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 57,696
Posted By davidbfpo
What do the Bin Laden files reveal then?

Taken from an article by FDD's Long War Journal, on the documents released today by the CIA, from the Abbottabad raid on Bin Laden's...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 94,306
Posted By davidbfpo
Abbottabad Material: just a few Gigabytes

The CIA's official statement is fully titled: 'November 2017 Release of Abbottabad Compound Material' and one expects some will find items of value after a long time. Minus a number of copyrighted...
Forum: Intelligence 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 91,577
Posted By davidbfpo
Unravelling the tangled web

A curious article via Twitter by a serving GCHQ official, which opens with:
Link:https://quarterly.demos.co.uk/article/issue-12/unravelling-the-tangled-web/#article-footer
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