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  1. The Sierra Project—A Study of Limited Wars?

    Hello, folks:

    I was reading Austin Long's The "Other War": Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research (PDF), and I came across reference to a study in "limited wars" in 1958:
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    Have you played with Metasploit? Typing commands...

    Have you played with Metasploit? Typing commands in to msfconsole is a little hard to dramatize on screen. About the closest we've come to making the command line sexy was having Trinity from The...
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    I got a chuckle out of this news item, too, but...

    I got a chuckle out of this news item, too, but that article--particularly the title--is crap. Mikko's original blog post is much more informative. There's really two issues. There's a report of...
  4. Awesome suggestions. I'll look into that. I have...

    Awesome suggestions. I'll look into that. I have been looking into it for my director, and I am guessing she hasn't reached out to the PD. Next time I'm on campus, I'll have to have a conversation...
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    That doesn't surprise me about officers creating...

    That doesn't surprise me about officers creating more positive relationships after building a regular relationship. I think we're all predisposed to that inclination build a barrier between the...
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    At the risk of being "Mr. Sensitivity," it isn't...

    At the risk of being "Mr. Sensitivity," it isn't just bad trainers that are part of the problem. Pop culture exposes everyone to a predominately negative view of Muslims and/or Arabs. There's a good...
  7. Data on Armed Law Enforcement, SWAT on College Campuses?

    Hey folks,

    Is anyone aware of any studies/data/etc. on numbers of/funding of armed law enforcement including but not limited SWAT on college campus? Thanks!

    Best,

    Erich
  8. Thanks for the heads up. I will check with her....

    Thanks for the heads up. I will check with her.

    Best,

    Erich
  9. Here's a little more info on these two. "The...

    Here's a little more info on these two. "The Strategy and Tactics of Small Wars" was a 1921 report written by S. M. Harrington, and "Diplomacy and Spurs in the Dominican Republic" was a 1923 report...
  10. "Strategy and Tactics of Small Wars" & "Diplomacy and Spurs in the Dominican Rep."?

    Hey folks,

    Does anyone copies of "The Strategy and Tactics of Small Wars" and "Diplomacy and Spurs in the Dominican Republic" or know where to find them? I swear I saw them on here once, but I...
  11. Counterintelligence: Jamming and Intercepting P25 Radios

    Hello, folks.

    I saw some research recently on P25 Radios, which I wanted to share. I don't use these radios myself, but this is a great warning for those of you who do. In the following YouTube...
  12. Thanks! My masters thesis was on arms transfers...

    Thanks! My masters thesis was on arms transfers (specifically focusing on small arms) as cultural conduit. My most recent publication was in SWJ on choosing what texts to teach in a...
  13. Thanks! If by any chance there's an earlier...

    Thanks! If by any chance there's an earlier reference to this phrase, please let me know.
  14. Who or What Popularized the Phrase "Population-Centric Counterinsurgency"?

    Hello, folks.

    I understand the long-standing historical influences of population-centric counterinsurgency as it is articulated today, but who or what popularized the actual phrase...
  15. Within the limited purview of DoD, I don't...

    Within the limited purview of DoD, I don't disagree with either of these points. However, the larger conversation on this started long, long ago and isn't waiting for DoD to release some publication...
  16. Yeah, I agree. I'd like to hear more on what he...

    Yeah, I agree. I'd like to hear more on what he is getting at there.



    Why wait for the definition to get reified in doctrine? It's not like doctrine will end the debate anyway; did FM3-24 put...
  17. Still processing the other bits of your post, but...

    Still processing the other bits of your post, but from what I gathered, Aitel is arguing that attacking or gaining access to computers is wrongly considered to be "asymmetric" in the same way, say, a...
  18. Aitel's project here is getting towards that...

    Aitel's project here is getting towards that definition.
  19. Towards a Theory on Cyber-War: Dave Aitel meditates on the "Three Cyber-War fallacies

    Those of you following issues of cyberwar likely subscribe to the Dailydave Newsletter, and Dave Aitel--a veteran of the NSA and CEO of Immunity, Inc.--recently posted a link to a work-in-progress...
  20. Thanks for your thoughts. That was my first...

    Thanks for your thoughts. That was my first impression, but Slotkin isn't exactly friendly to the idea of counterinsurgency so I didn't want to rush to judgment. I appreciate the insights on...
  21. Re-evaluating Roger Hilsman as a "counterinsurgency specialist"?

    Hello, folks.

    I am in the middle of a dissertation studying how T. E. Lawrence gets evoked in contemporary COIN theory, doctrine, and pop culture. Right now, I am looking through similar...
  22. That is pretty interesting. I wonder how many...

    That is pretty interesting. I wonder how many departments find themselves in this situation: "A cop sees on the screen who is wanted or owes DNA on his post, and he proactively goes after it....
  23. It doesn't seem to be working for me either.

    It doesn't seem to be working for me either.
  24. For those who may be looking for the podcast...

    For those who may be looking for the podcast itself, the PLI Podcast is available through iTunes as well as directly from this link. It is definitely worth a listen.



    I am not sure if this is...
  25. Podcast: Building A Law Enforcement Intelligence Operation Center, Part I

    Hi, folks.

    There is a new episode of the Police-Led Intelligence Podcast (http://policeledintelligence.com/), which describes the development and operation of the asset forfeiture and ...
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