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Forum: Global Issues & Threats 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 142,177
Posted By Bill Moore
David, This is an important think piece in...

David,

This is an important think piece in my view, the title "Terrorism and the New Disorder" is appropriate. As noted in numerous SWJ threads and other forums the international order is...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By Bill Moore
Big Risks in 2018

http://www.valuewalk.com/nativo/?prx_t=MGMDAmaEaAtN0EA&WT.mc_id=z_cp_b2b_ba_4250369_20396726_3033027_213114736_73833834

The Biggest Risks Facing the World in 2018

This short article, with great...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 78,241
Posted By Bill Moore
China's Belt and Road Initiative

https://www.csis.org/analysis/chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-five-years-later-0

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later

This is balanced statement, with numerous implications. Much...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
Question Convention

Seems much of our strategy and planning frameworks are informed by legacy thinking and doctrine, and have little to do with the real world. Strategies, campaign plans, and contingency plans take...
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
A decent summary of the U.S. National Defense...

A decent summary of the U.S. National Defense Strategy 2018.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/01/21/how-to-read-the-2018-national-defense-strategy/

Order from Chaos, How to...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 72,499
Posted By Bill Moore
https://beyondparallel.csis.org/north-korean-speci...

https://beyondparallel.csis.org/north-korean-special-operations-forces-hovercraft-bases-part-1/

North Korean Special Operations Forces: Hovercraft Bases (Part I)



Sounds more like a MEU OTB...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 72,499
Posted By Bill Moore
History may not repeat itself, but it does seem...

History may not repeat itself, but it does seem to have a continuous rhyme.

https://www.38north.org/2018/01/mlerner012318/

Remembering the Pueblo: How Internal Imperatives Shape North Korean...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 49,287
Posted By Bill Moore
I'm belly laughing the Chinese who think that the...

I'm belly laughing the Chinese who think that the SCS is their sovereign territory. That is like me claiming Key West is my sovereign territory, regardless of what the law says. Maybe I should go...
Forum: Americas 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 33,991
Posted By Bill Moore
David, I found some contrary info, but some...

David,

I found some contrary info, but some of these sites don't have dates.

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/caribbean/jamaica/crime-in-jamaica-what-to-watch-for



Keep the...
Forum: International Politics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
My initial thoughts on implications related to...

My initial thoughts on implications related to Kagan's book are a combination of revisionist history, the prevailing dumbing down of the West due the toxic impact of social media, and the deliberate...
Forum: International Politics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
9. How can we measure if the U.S. is in decline?...

9. How can we measure if the U.S. is in decline? To compare American influence today with a mythical past of overwhelming dominance can only mislead us. While the U.S. government can exercise more...
Forum: International Politics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
I recently read two excellent books. The first...

I recently read two excellent books. The first was A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, by Richard Haass that provides a view on challenges to the World...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 72,499
Posted By Bill Moore
The biggest shortfall in the article at this link...

The biggest shortfall in the article at this link is there is not an evaluation of the effects. The U.S. did a lot of interesting psychological operations in WWII to the present day. However, no...
Forum: The Whole News 01-13-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 7,203
Posted By Bill Moore
We now know why, and why it generated some drama,...

We now know why, and why it generated some drama, and there will be accountability and lessons studied based off this event. Maybe more importantly we need to double down on dealing with North Korea....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 01-13-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 78,241
Posted By Bill Moore
This is the second church they destroyed in...

This is the second church they destroyed in recent days. Behavior that is one step removed from ISIS, but at least they're not killing Christians in large numbers yet. This is a sign of communist...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2,978
Posted By Bill Moore
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and...

A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, by Richard Haass

A good book on World Orders and why the current order is in disarray, with recommendations for...
Forum: International Politics 12-21-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
David, Think the following paragraph...

David,

Think the following paragraph contrasts the difference between the British and U.S. approach at the strategy level.



We focused on sustaining the liberal international order and...
Forum: International Politics 12-21-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
U.S. National Security Strategy 2017

The President released his National Security Strategy on 18 December 2017, and it is largely consistent with previous strategies with some key differences.

The NSS summary can be found at the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 12-14-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 78,241
Posted By Bill Moore
Angry Of course we would like to avoid the trap, but...

Of course we would like to avoid the trap, but the trend line remains negative.

http://www.atimes.com/article/pla-warplanes-carried-missiles-taiwan-airspace/





Heck, why we're all getting...
Forum: International Politics 12-14-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
We all tend to have negative views of the world...

We all tend to have negative views of the world based on the "if it bleeds, it leads" media news standard; however, I think we would be hard pressed to make a case that the U.S. has not relatively...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
Well said, and it isn't so much the COIN or FID...

Well said, and it isn't so much the COIN or FID mindset that matters as much as our tendency to reflexively apply doctrinal recipes for UW, COIN, FID, or high end war without gaining understanding...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
Ultimately, I do not desire to dilute this thread...

Ultimately, I do not desire to dilute this thread with an argument on whether we're applying enough violence to compel an adversary to bend to our will, but if we're going to honestly relook strategy...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
The Task and Purpose critique was better, I think...

The Task and Purpose critique was better, I think the author hit the nail on the head with this comment.



So even we do apply sufficient violence to clear an area of the Taliban, we can...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
First, the Moral Repugnance response in Foreign...

First, the Moral Repugnance response in Foreign Policy. The author's argument that commander's own the ROE, therefore, it wasn't the lawyers who hampered operations. Partially true, but commanders...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 58,294
Posted By Bill Moore
I would have been surprised if there wasn't a...

I would have been surprised if there wasn't a self righteous backlash to the think again article. The think again article was partially flawed by comparing the war against Japan and Germany with the...
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