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    Very interesting. Conflict prediction has always...

    Very interesting. Conflict prediction has always been a fascinating topic, especially with advances in data mining.
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    Just finished "The Use of Force" by Art and...

    Just finished "The Use of Force" by Art and Waltz.

    Reading for qualifying exams... one book down, infinite more to go.
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    Video of British Troops Captured

    Just stumbled upon this video, it appears to be from the 23rd of March 2007 incident between British troops and Iran. I thought I had followed this story pretty closely but I have not seen this video...
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    It is a small world after all:

    It is a small world after all:
  5. These are the types of things that make me proud...

    These are the types of things that make me proud of the US military.

    As a political scientist, I think the media and general public takes the effort the armed forces puts in being apolitical for...
  6. Mentally ill man 'brainwashed' into suicide bomb bid

    Mentally ill man 'brainwashed' into suicide bomb bid, police say
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    Airstrike Policies?

    I am doing a bit of side research into the effects of airstrikes, and I was wondering if a SWC member knew where I could get my hands on information on the policies/guidelines/rules etc.. etc.....
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    Here are a list of the podcasts I have on iTunes...

    Here are a list of the podcasts I have on iTunes that might be on interest to you:

    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Council on Foreign Relations
    CHIAMOS
    The History Network...
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    Detailed Tactical / Operational History of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War?

    Anyone know of a good detailed Tactical or Operational History of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War? I am not looking for a political history but rather an account of what happened on the battlefield.
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    I can personally attest to this. My family is...

    I can personally attest to this. My family is from Zimbabwe. Every one of my family members has fled Zim, the last being my grandmother who fled to England a year or two ago.

    Just to give you some...
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    Great find! Thanks.

    Great find! Thanks.
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    Bad idea. In economics, free markets beat...

    Bad idea.

    In economics, free markets beat state controlled markets at least partially by allowing the best and brightest people / products /services to raise to the top.

    Similarly, by...
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    I cannot say enough praise for FluidHosting...

    I cannot say enough praise for FluidHosting, especially their support. There is usually zero wait time to chat (available 24/7) with the support team which is so much preferable than waiting 2-3 days...
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    To everyone: As I bleeding-heart, San...

    To everyone:

    As I bleeding-heart, San Francisco mega-lefty, let me officially deny that we have a vast international conspiracy.

    To other lefties on the forum:

    Ethay ickenchay owsknay...
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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Books on war and conflict... in French

    This is kind of an odd request so forgive me.

    I am looking for books / manuscripts / disserations on war and conflict written in French and not available in English.

    I am trying to learn French...
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    Let me be the first to say congratulations! ...

    Let me be the first to say congratulations!

    Going to enjoy some time off?
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    A little suggestion: Don't limit yourself to the...

    A little suggestion: Don't limit yourself to the direct health impacts of IEDs. Expand your research to include the indirect negative health consequences. Some examples off the top of my head: the...
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    I am 100% civilian, so forgive my ignorance in...

    I am 100% civilian, so forgive my ignorance in advance.

    1. You are at an initial meeting with a very influential sheik. He asks you why you are here and what you are trying to accomplish. How do...
  20. Hence why the it is the bane of anti small arms...

    Hence why the it is the bane of anti small arms proliferation.
  21. Thread: Juval Aviv

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    Israel's consul-general in Los Angeles doesn't...

    Israel's consul-general in Los Angeles doesn't seem to have glowing things to say about him either:



    Haartz article reprint
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    A little more background...

    A little more background.
  23. AK47: the open-source weapon that took the world by storm

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/03/ak_47_60_years/
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    Anatomy of a Firefight

    Very interesting video of a firefight in Afghanistan from the New York Times, complete with video and maps to give you a perspective. Very well done.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=994_1180911818
  25. It only crossed my mind when the AP article...

    It only crossed my mind when the AP article mentioned "the laptop" like I had already read about it.

    I am no expert at insurgencies, but the attacks in Iraq all seem to be describable as "utterly...
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