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Forum: Middle East 01-10-2018
Replies: 248
Views: 105,944
Posted By Windows97
Trump and the Yemen War: Misrepresenting the...

Trump and the Yemen War: Misrepresenting the Houthis as Iranian proxies

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/analysis/5201
Forum: Asia-Pacific 01-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 93,526
Posted By Windows97
Secret City. Not the Neighbours or Home and away...

...I grew up with. This espionage thriller serial ranks with Smiley's People in quality, conception and class. It's a slow burner to be sure, unlike US TV series (the amazing and, unfortunately,...
Forum: Small Wars Council Book Club 12-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 4,509
Posted By Windows97
Superiority: A short story by Arthur C. Clarke... (Pt.3)

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html
Forum: Small Wars Council Book Club 12-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 4,509
Posted By Windows97
Forum: Small Wars Council Book Club 12-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 4,509
Posted By Windows97
Superiority: A short story by Arthur C. Clarke... (Pt.1)

...that could very well be re-titled Death Spiral. Contemporary analogies can be drawn with the F-35 fighter programme, the American ide fixe of techno-mania (3rd Offset) and that old canard;...
Forum: Europe 12-07-2016
Replies: 263
Views: 254,977
Posted By Windows97
No sure if posted elsewhere but a damning...

No sure if posted elsewhere but a damning indictment of HMGs procurement and management of the Type 45 destroyer (precise: it's not all BAe's fault, surprisingly)
...
Forum: Europe 12-07-2016
Replies: 263
Views: 254,977
Posted By Windows97
Sad but true and very funny

For those like me that scratch their heads when trying to get to grips with Army 2020 the following is funny, insightful and ever so sarcastic in a very Monty Python-esque way and is specifically...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-30-2016
Replies: 186
Views: 161,053
Posted By Windows97
Dr. Russell Glenn, Australian National...

Dr. Russell Glenn, Australian National University, presents, "Megacities: The Good; The Bad and the Ugly" during the 2016 Megacity Mad Scientist Conference at Arizona State University April 21-22,...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-30-2016
Replies: 186
Views: 161,053
Posted By Windows97
Attrition vs Exhaustion...

I don't get it (then again I don't get a lot of things (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YRAGyCW328)) but I still don't see or, rather, cannot envisage, why a military would want to operate in...
Forum: Law Enforcement 08-26-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 204,750
Posted By Windows97
I always thought, and I think there was some...

I always thought, and I think there was some journalistic reporting along similar lines, that the bomber was leaving his stomping ground of Edgware Road (large Arab population) and then bottled it,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 03-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 33,562
Posted By Windows97
Confessions of a Stratfor subscriber...

Confessions of a Stratfor subscriber (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-29/corcoran-confessions-of-a-stratfor-subscriber/3859418)


Stratfor Is a Joke and So Is Wikileaks for Taking It Seriously...
Forum: Military - Other 03-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 24,448
Posted By Windows97
How Good Is Russian Electronic Warfare? (Part I)

https://russiandefpolicy.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/how-good-is-russian-electronic-warfare-part-i/
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 20,329
Posted By Windows97
Speaking of Norway...

...I am reminded of a classic British TV series called The Sandbaggers (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandbaggers). The opening episode revolves around a downed Norwegian spy plane somewhere...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 20,329
Posted By Windows97
Cannot agree....

More! Have been watching this on UK television. Absolutely brilliant. The use of pseudo-operations by the Russians, their ability to illicit knee jerk reactions from the Norwegians that play into...
Forum: Middle East 02-05-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 45,284
Posted By Windows97
Outlaw...

...how can anyone have a reasoned debate with someone who cherry picks (note you've thrown a lot of information I have already stated back at me in accusation that I have limited it!), dissimulates,...
Forum: Middle East 02-04-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 45,284
Posted By Windows97
Requesting...

... clarification of your statements is hardly trolling. It is good practice when discussing any half serious topic. If I don't know what you are talking about I cannot respond and whatever discourse...
Forum: Middle East 02-04-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 45,284
Posted By Windows97
Outlaw...

So if the Nazis turned around and said "hey, you know what, the SS is a different organisation! Nothing to do with us!" You would accept their argument? What unites all the organisations you mention?...
Forum: Europe 11-14-2015
Replies: 247
Views: 129,529
Posted By Windows97
http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed

http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed
Forum: Europe 11-14-2015
Replies: 247
Views: 129,529
Posted By Windows97
Vive la France

Vive la France
Forum: International Politics 09-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 28,013
Posted By Windows97
This is a pretty good book and IMO a neglected...

This is a pretty good book and IMO a neglected gem that I think is germane to the discussion...

The Captain America Complex...
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