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Forum: International Politics 15 Hours Ago
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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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
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...
Forum: International Politics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
Bob, Where we sometimes disagree is over the...

Bob,

Where we sometimes disagree is over the following statement.



Some the VEOs are waging a war within a single political system, many are waging a global jihad with ambitions to change...
Forum: International Politics 2 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
Azor, Thanks for posting, I was going to do...

Azor,

Thanks for posting, I was going to do so this weekend. The oft repeated phrase that you can't kill your way to victory is another example of misguided group think. People simple repeat...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
The author asserted he was going to challenge or...

The author asserted he was going to challenge or clear up the imprecise language, unqualified assumptions, and outright myths that muddles DoD's thinking. That is an ambitious agenda for a short...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
You're right, I thought it was specifically in...

You're right, I thought it was specifically in response to the NSS comments, so my response was a crude way of asking for clarification. It is very relevant to the thread. Actually one of the more...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
A good article, but perhaps misplaced here. I...

A good article, but perhaps misplaced here. I didn't hear McMasters use any buzz phrases, and the ideas he promoted for this NSS are built around enduring principles in U.S. strategy. McMasters,...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
Slapout, You have a lot of company in this...

Slapout,

You have a lot of company in this belief, but I think it is essential. I'll debate it with you later, but food for thought now. We have allies and partners, which shapes the balance of...
Forum: International Politics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 49,192
Posted By Bill Moore
The emerging U.S. National Security Strategy

The Reagan National Defense Forum has been annual event for the past few years where several leaders in national security come to share their ideas. This year NSA McMasters provided an overview of...
Forum: The Whole News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Bill Moore
I think it is believable, and it doesn't mean we...

I think it is believable, and it doesn't mean we don't have existing missile defense systems in place (you can read about the tests of those defense systems in the media). I interpret this to mean...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 54,745
Posted By Bill Moore
American Radical

American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1101986158/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is a simple and fast read, but...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 54,745
Posted By Bill Moore
The Way of the Knife

https://www.amazon.com/Way-Knife-Secret-Army-Earth/dp/014312501X/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth. By Mark...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 54,745
Posted By Bill Moore
The Smear

The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote

by Sharyl Attkisson

from Amazon

.

This book was written by someone in the...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,672
Posted By Bill Moore
Flagg, Thanks for sharing those links, both...

Flagg,

Thanks for sharing those links, both sites look interesting. To clarify my intent, I only mentioned Clausewitz to challenge the prevailing view on the enduring nature of war. His concept...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,672
Posted By Bill Moore
Singularity will so radically transform not o my...

Singularity will so radically transform not o my the character of war, but its very nature. Clausewitz's trinity will become less relevant, leaving many leading strategists without a fundamental...
Forum: Law Enforcement 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 9,798
Posted By Bill Moore
An insightful article that generated a lot of...

An insightful article that generated a lot of thought about failing states, even within the West. Italy isn't failing, but regions of it have or in the process of being ungoverned by the elected...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-04-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 54,745
Posted By Bill Moore
Heading to Nirvana

I had a strong interest in peak performance physically and mentally as it relates to being a warrior, but the interest now is more in peak performance for life in general. Over the years the Special...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 11-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3,032
Posted By Bill Moore
David, I missed your post, my apologies for...

David,

I missed your post, my apologies for the double post. Nonetheless, it is a topic I want to explore further on this thread over time. The nature of information power in the 21st Century,...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-04-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 54,745
Posted By Bill Moore
The Force of Reason

The Force of Reason
by Oriana Fallaci
...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 11-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3,032
Posted By Bill Moore
Russian Subversion in the Information Age

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-trolls-senate-intelligence-committee-hearing-2017-11

Russia organized 2 sides of a Texas protest and encouraged 'both sides to battle in the streets'



...
Forum: Iraqi Governance 10-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 102,899
Posted By Bill Moore
This article is relevant to the discussion. ...

This article is relevant to the discussion.

http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/areas-freed-from-islamic-state-will-test-us-policy-on-limiting-overseas-role

Areas Freed From Islamic State Will...
Forum: Iraqi Governance 10-21-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 102,899
Posted By Bill Moore
First off we need to stop closing these threads,...

First off we need to stop closing these threads, the history of these issues as they evolve are important. Kirkuk was a flash point in 2003 when we first went in, and has remained a flashpoint. The...
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