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Forum: Europe 1 Hour Ago
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I have moved a number of posts from the Ukraine at War thread to better places: the Russian cyber & infowar and Russian politics threads.

Just whether a new thread is needed for the apparent...
Forum: Europe 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 384
Views: 7,735
Posted By davidbfpo
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I have moved a number of posts from this thread to better places: the Russian cyber & infowar and Russian politics threads.

Just whether a new thread is needed for the apparent Russian impact on...
Forum: Europe 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 224
Views: 44,342
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator adds

I have moved a number of posts from the Ukraine at War thread to better places: the Russian cyber & infowar and Russian politics threads.

Just whether a new thread is needed for the apparent...
Forum: Europe 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By davidbfpo
First responder: a BMW driver

One of the events in Germany, the machete attack on a woman @ Reutlingen, although not IS-related, but a crime of passion does have one relevant aspect:

In some reports the driver appeared likely...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 2,892
Posted By davidbfpo
A failed coup d’etat can be as disastrous as a successful one

A wide ranging, short article on Defence in Depth, a Kings War Studies blog site:https://defenceindepth.co/2016/07/25/how-do-military-coups-fail/

The author ends with:However he continues with a...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Day Ago
Replies: 748
Views: 132,924
Posted By davidbfpo
One would hope that political and military...

One would hope that political and military planners - not just Americans - have considered this as a possibility.

My recollection is that the Cold War era US-USSR de-confliction agreements...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 67,463
Posted By davidbfpo
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There are a number of posts on Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian Civil War, in all the threads, IIRC most refer to tactical issues and not the group's overall stance. This thread does not have...
Forum: Training & Education 5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By davidbfpo
Virtual Reality civ-mil training Swedish style

A short article on an academic website after the author watched the Swedes and others use virtual reality. Not sure if VR appears on SWC elsewhere!

The author says:

The article's full title is...
Forum: Historians 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 16,429
Posted By davidbfpo
The Finnish-Soviet Winter War and today

Hat tip to WoTR for an excellent article today, combining history and its application today - not just for Finland, the Baltic States come to mind. Added here as there is no thread for the Winter...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By davidbfpo
CT needs to re-think?

The Soufan Group Intel Brief has an article today. BLUF:
Link:http://soufangroup.com/tsg-intelbrief-the-shifting-indicators-of-terrorism/


Changing the CT machinery maybe needed, with a...
Forum: Catch-All, GWOT 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 10,911
Posted By davidbfpo
Bloody Ramadan

A WoTR article, good in places and sometimes speculative. One short passage:Link:http://warontherocks.com/2016/07/bloody-ramadan-how-the-islamic-state-coordinated-a-global-terrorist-campaign/

WoTR...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By davidbfpo
Azor, How does 'collective punishment' of...

Azor,

How does 'collective punishment' of Muslims post-Nice work when the NYT reports? My emphasis added:...
Forum: Intelligence 1 Week Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 52,367
Posted By davidbfpo
Tim's book reviewed

A short review by Will McCants of Brookings, of Tim's book 'The Field of Fight and he ends with:...
Forum: South Asia 1 Week Ago
Replies: 192
Views: 54,837
Posted By davidbfpo
Armed Forces (Special Powers Act), 1958, or AFSPA

The legal position of India's armed forces when engaged in internal security operations are governed by the AFSPA; not without controversy as this article...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By davidbfpo
The inside Story of the British Suicide Bomber of Ramadi

A superb IMHO article on radicalisation in London, that appeared on Professor Landis blog on Syria, last...
Forum: Central Asia 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 8,315
Posted By davidbfpo
From the...

From the BBC:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36823422
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 2,892
Posted By davidbfpo
War on the Rocks

WoTR has three good articles on the coup:http://warontherocks.com/2016/07/welcome-to-the-turkish-winter-the-great-purge-is-just-beginning/
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 367
Views: 89,280
Posted By davidbfpo
Soldiers unpaid two months now

A week ago I asked:

According to this report:
Link:http://nehandaradio.com/2016/07/16/zimbabwe-fails-pay-army-2nd-month/

They appear to be a Zimbabwe based radio station.
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 2,892
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator's Note

The main thread on Turkey currently is, which may provide background on recent events and into which this thread one day will merge:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=13879
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 81,235
Posted By davidbfpo
How Britain has been kept safe for a decade

A short article by the BBC's veteran reporter Peter Taylor, a key passage:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36803542
Forum: Catch-All, GWOT 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 10,911
Posted By davidbfpo
What to make of criminals and social misfits who suddenly take up the ISIS name?

Will McCants has this short article in TIME:http://time.com/4408926/the-difference-between-isis-and-isis-ish/
Forum: Catch-All, GWOT 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 10,911
Posted By davidbfpo
Savagery uses religion: evil to good

The author is with ICSR @ Kings College and attempts to answer so many questions. The title is: How religion can drive someone to slaughter his fellow citizens – and believe they deserve it.

A key...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 57,523
Posted By davidbfpo
The Nice murderer was not a Muslim and more. Much...

The Nice murderer was not a Muslim and more. Much of the information coming from family members, sadly mental health issues historically. You decide was he radicalised or exploited by radicals? Plus...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 2,892
Posted By davidbfpo
This was not a coup for today

A really good article that dissects the coup and why cyber power crippled them. Note President Erdogan was in a plane, having left his holiday venue and was hitting the keyboard. ...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 2,892
Posted By davidbfpo
The BBC News has several reports and comments. I...

The BBC News has several reports and comments. I am no expert on Turkey, let alone its military, but the attempted coup was a disaster before it started. The President was not "at home" and was able...
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