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  1. A new book in 2021

    Thanks to Jon Custis for spotting that Charles Melson has written 'Fighting for Time: Rhodesia's Military and Zimbabwe’s Independence', which has been published in the UK and USA by Casemate...
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    Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare

    A new book includes Dhofar as an example of how COIN works; I listened to an online talk last week:

    The publisher's website is:...
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    A soldier's tale

    Last week the ‘Daily Telegraph’ published an obituary for Nick Downie, who had fought in Dhofar, first with the SAS, then for Oman. It is alas behind a pay wall, so I cite just a few passages:
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    Update: 2011 article (cited on Post 24)

    Post 24 refers to an article 'The United Kingdom's last hot war of the Cold War: Oman, 1963-75' by De Vore and has been made available by the author. Contact davidbfpo for a copy via PM. Alas too...
  5. New links for document

    See: https://www.part-time-commander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Combat_Jump_Record_03.07.2013.pdf

    Or: http://macvteam162.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Combat-Jump-Record-03.07.2013.pdf
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    Updates

    From the FBI, published in July 2019 and caught this week. In summary:

    Link: Homegrown Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators, 2019 Edition

    Caveat: slightly off topic. CREST is UK government...
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    Dr. Sam Newbery is a British academic, in this...

    Dr. Sam Newbery is a British academic, in this article on an Italian website (in English) who has specialised in:
    Link: https://www.scuolafilosofica.com/9640/samantha-newbery
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    The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets

    A 'Long Read' that focuses on an Anglo-American pair of researchers working in this area and sub=titled:
    Link:...
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    A short account on an aspect missed here: 'The...

    A short account on an aspect missed here: 'The Black and Tans in Palestine’ – Irish connections to the Palestine Police 1922-1948. See:...
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    Revisiting Oman: A Model for Integrating Conventional and Special Operations Advisors

    A new Journal article that has many web links and so could be useful. It ends with:
    Link:...
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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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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