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  1. Our's not to Reason why? Asimov's seminal short story...

    ...but what's the moral. At the time of its publication the question was one of atheism vs deism (a traditional bugaboo of American philosophical life). However, given the rise of AI I find other...
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    Every so called urban training area I've seen...

    Every so called urban training area I've seen looks more like a small village with neatly spread out buildings. When I think of Urban warfare, FIBUA or MOUT, I hink of central London or the...
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    Quite possibly to send a message to anyone within...

    Quite possibly to send a message to anyone within the current regime or within the country itself who may be chafing under the Putin system that dissenters / turncoats / "traitors" will not be...
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    Trump and the Yemen War: Misrepresenting the...

    Trump and the Yemen War: Misrepresenting the Houthis as Iranian proxies

    http://sanaacenter.org/publications/analysis/5201
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    Secret City. Not the Neighbours or Home and away...

    ...I grew up with. This espionage thriller serial ranks with Smiley's People in quality, conception and class. It's a slow burner to be sure, unlike US TV series (the amazing and, unfortunately,...
  6. Superiority: A short story by Arthur C. Clarke... (Pt.3)

    http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html
  7. Superiority: A short story by Arthur C. Clarke... (Pt.2)

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  8. Superiority: A short story by Arthur C. Clarke... (Pt.1)

    ...that could very well be re-titled Death Spiral. Contemporary analogies can be drawn with the F-35 fighter programme, the American ide fixe of techno-mania (3rd Offset) and that old canard;...
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    No sure if posted elsewhere but a damning...

    No sure if posted elsewhere but a damning indictment of HMGs procurement and management of the Type 45 destroyer (precise: it's not all BAe's fault, surprisingly)
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    Sad but true and very funny

    For those like me that scratch their heads when trying to get to grips with Army 2020 the following is funny, insightful and ever so sarcastic in a very Monty Python-esque way and is specifically...
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    Dr. Russell Glenn, Australian National...

    Dr. Russell Glenn, Australian National University, presents, "Megacities: The Good; The Bad and the Ugly" during the 2016 Megacity Mad Scientist Conference at Arizona State University April 21-22,...
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    Attrition vs Exhaustion...

    I don't get it (then again I don't get a lot of things) but I still don't see or, rather, cannot envisage, why a military would want to operate in cities. I can understand a domestic COIN / Law...
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    I always thought, and I think there was some...

    I always thought, and I think there was some journalistic reporting along similar lines, that the bomber was leaving his stomping ground of Edgware Road (large Arab population) and then bottled it,...
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    Confessions of a Stratfor subscriber...

    Confessions of a Stratfor subscriber


    Stratfor Is a Joke and So Is Wikileaks for Taking It Seriously
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    How Good Is Russian Electronic Warfare? (Part I)

    https://russiandefpolicy.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/how-good-is-russian-electronic-warfare-part-i/
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    Speaking of Norway...

    ...I am reminded of a classic British TV series called The Sandbaggers. The opening episode revolves around a downed Norwegian spy plane somewhere near the Kola peninsula. Well worth it if you have...
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    Cannot agree....

    More! Have been watching this on UK television. Absolutely brilliant. The use of pseudo-operations by the Russians, their ability to illicit knee jerk reactions from the Norwegians that play into...
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    Outlaw...

    ...how can anyone have a reasoned debate with someone who cherry picks (note you've thrown a lot of information I have already stated back at me in accusation that I have limited it!), dissimulates,...
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    Requesting...

    ... clarification of your statements is hardly trolling. It is good practice when discussing any half serious topic. If I don't know what you are talking about I cannot respond and whatever discourse...
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    Outlaw...

    So if the Nazis turned around and said "hey, you know what, the SS is a different organisation! Nothing to do with us!" You would accept their argument? What unites all the organisations you mention?...
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    http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed
  22. Vive la France

    Vive la France
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    This is a pretty good book and IMO a neglected...

    This is a pretty good book and IMO a neglected gem that I think is germane to the discussion...

    The Captain America Complex
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