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Forum: Europe 39 Minutes Ago
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Forbes story is a fake - says RT.

An update to Post 1833 from RT of all places.

A reminder first: 2k Russian dead and 3.2k invalids Whoops:
RT maintains the story is a fabrication and points the...
Forum: Africa 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 13,753
Posted By davidbfpo
How Long Will South Africa Survive?: The Looming Crisis

A bestseller in South Africa, even without any reviews and no loud criticism. Perhaps the new edition has "hit home"?

A review by Rian...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 3,282
Posted By davidbfpo
Can China Assert Itself in Afghanistan?

An update on China's role by Raffaello Pantucci (who has affection for the region), which IMHO ends rather optimistically:
Link:http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/can-china-assert-itself-in-afghanistan/
Forum: Middle East 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 36,422
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Forum: Adversary / Threat 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 20,286
Posted By davidbfpo
Terror on the Cheap: Financing Lone Actor and Small Cell Attacks

Another short RUSI commentary; the summary:

Near the end:
Link:https://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C55D1C7FA31DB6/#.VeB3KH2pNiV
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 231
Views: 31,181
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Dr Omar Ashour's latest paper for Brookings:...

Dr Omar Ashour's latest paper for Brookings: 'Between ISIS and a failed state: The saga of Libyan Islamists' (15 pgs):http://t.co/zeHpp4EfON

The summary:
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 5,755
Posted By davidbfpo
Chinese Navy replenishment at sea

Logistics matter and from Australia a short article reviewing what is happening. Rather oddly it concludes (in part) that:...
Forum: Central Asia 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 3,246
Posted By davidbfpo
The Chechens have taken an almost mythical nature

The Chechens were reported to be going to Afghanistan in this 2007 thread:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=3754

A cautionary note and wise words from Tom Odom.
Forum: Europe 2 Days Ago
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2k Russian dead and 3.2k invalids

Whoops:
Link:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-number-of-russian-troops-killed-or-injured-fighting-in-ukraine-seems-to-have-been-accidentally-published-10472603.html
Forum: Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 5,648
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Dissecting and describing extreme violence

A new book by Kieran Mitton, a Kings War Studies academic: Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 36,422
Posted By davidbfpo
Yemen proves Saudi Arabia's power is growing

An upbeat article by a KSA watcher; the full title and sub-title being:

I had not spotted this aspect:

Showing a picture with eight such volunteers doing PT is far from convincing!
...
Forum: Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 351
Views: 59,368
Posted By davidbfpo
Robert Mugabe heckled in Zimbabwe Parliament

I wonder if the video (1:45 mins clip) was broadcast live or later in Zimbabwe.

The report starts with:...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 36,422
Posted By davidbfpo
Is this "Vietnam" for the KSA & UAE?

First came the Ottomans:

Then the Egyptians:

Now the Saudis, UAE and few others - read on:http://soufangroup.com/tsg-intelbrief-a-looming-quagmire-in-yemen/

Important in my armchair opinion...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By davidbfpo
Minnesota leads the way: rehab & derad NOT in jail

An interesting development in Minnesota, where experience of radicalisation, going abroad to fight and terrorism - from the settled Somali community - as a local court opts for a new non-custodial...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 13,038
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator's Note

Note there is a separate thread on French CT, which was last updated in 2014:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=15299

There's also a thread on the Charlie Hebdo...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 13,038
Posted By davidbfpo
The Other France: Are the suburbs of Paris incubators of terrorism?

A long New Yorker article, presumably in preparation till the Thalys train attack; in places pessimsitic and then optimistic:http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/31/the-other-france
...
Forum: Central Asia 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 3,246
Posted By davidbfpo
The Russians are sending the Chechens to ISIS?

A long article 'Russia’s Playing a Double Game With Islamic Terror' in The Daily Beast by Michael Weiss; the sub-title is:...
Forum: Africa 4 Days Ago
Replies: 377
Views: 61,482
Posted By davidbfpo
What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict

A short article, which appears not to involve being on the ground and starts with:
Link:http://www.irinnews.org/report/101889/what-peace-deal-no-end-to-mali-conflict?
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By davidbfpo
Blending high impact and having guns = everyone is a potential target

After the French train suspected 'lone wolf' attack analysts are chiming in on how Europe should respond, although this is a global problem IMHO.

The thread title is adapted from Raffaello...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By davidbfpo
The quickest medals ever?

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Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 47,227
Posted By davidbfpo
No, they haven’t gone away – IRA leadership still rules crime world

An article from Ireland, after a murder in Blefast of a former-PIRA hardman, apparently the result of a feud within the Provisionals and the on the record PSNI investigator's statement, so:
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Forum: South Asia 5 Days Ago
Replies: 486
Views: 145,528
Posted By davidbfpo
Why sectarianism is gaining in Pakistan

A succinct commentary in The Economist Explains and ends with:...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 36,422
Posted By davidbfpo
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Via Twitter:
Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ITsGapzAS-4&app=desktop

The exact location is not given alas. What is of note is that all the military vehicles are being moved...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Not Marines

Well after all the initial reporting - it was not US Marines.

A USAF airman (injured so not in photos), an Oregon National Guardsman, a civilian American friend and a long-term British resident...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 29,693
Posted By davidbfpo
ISIL beats AQ: because violence and gore work

A superb Will McCants article, in advance of his book being published. Why does it beat AQ:
Link:http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/isis-jihad-121525.html#ixzz3jU5NdnvC


The book...
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