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Forum: Middle East 1 Hour Ago
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We did what we had to

On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, was killed by a VBIED in Damascus, in a joint Israeli-US operation, as a long WaPo article...
Forum: Africa 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 20,455
Posted By davidbfpo
Small nation helps Africa's biggest nation

Yes Nigeria needs help, step forward Chad:
Link:http://www.pulse.me/ap/254100d2c6d94b6387006e317d893b78?
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 14,902
Posted By davidbfpo
Did ISIS strike across the border?

From Newsweek:
Link:http://www.newsweek.com/isis-attack-saudi-border-post-and-infiltrate-town-302652

Wiki shows Rafha as having 80k inhabitants in 2010 and it is located close to the border. You...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 2 Days Ago
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Views: 478
Posted By davidbfpo
How Russia outfoxes its enemies

What was behind the now famous 'Little Green Men' in the Crimea? Maskiroka, the old Russian practice of military deception and the Crimea was a textbook example. Based on five principles:
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Forum: Law Enforcement 2 Days Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 86,259
Posted By davidbfpo
The Myth of the Terrorist Safe Haven: a riposte

A short reply to the cited FP article (in the previous post) from Lawfare; which ends with:
Link:http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/01/safe-havens-still-matter/
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By davidbfpo
Taliban capture IS leader in Kajaki District, Helmand

An interesting development, especially as the leader has a particular CV:
Link:http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2015/01/28/taliban-capture-leader-mullah-rauf-45-supporters
Forum: OEF - Horn of Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 68,591
Posted By davidbfpo
The Role of Finance in Defeating Al-Shabaab

Link:https://www.rusi.org/publications/whitehallreports/ref:O54A2A05DDC85F/
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 2 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By davidbfpo
Dilemmas of counter-terror, stabilisation and statebuilding

'It is time to apply the lessons of past experience much more rigorously to the dilemmas of the next generation of conflicts' taken from Saferworld, a UK NGO, that has published online two papers on...
Forum: Law Enforcement 4 Days Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 86,259
Posted By davidbfpo
Haystacks and Havens

Two useful articles today. Their focus is on the USA, although a number of aspects have a wider application.

A long piece in The New Yorker, with a title and sub-title:...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By davidbfpo
Mitt, A timely BBC analysis, it names two...

Mitt,

A timely BBC analysis, it names two sources:Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30933860

In April 2015 Hurst (London) are publishing a book by Virginia Comolli, 'Boko Haram:...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 7,760
Posted By davidbfpo
Foreign fighter in Syria/Iraq now exceeds 20k; surpasses Afghanistan conflict

The latest ICSR estimate:Link to short document:http://icsr.info/2015/01/foreign-fighter-total-syriairaq-now-exceeds-20000-surpasses-afghanistan-conflict-1980s/
...
Forum: OEF - Philippines 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 38,433
Posted By davidbfpo
The BBC's report, no doubt compiled at a...

The BBC's report, no doubt compiled at a distance:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30978014
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 240
Views: 10,534
Posted By davidbfpo
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Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,689
Posted By davidbfpo
Now the real fight begins: a mixed picture

One of the first comprehensive assessments of the ANSF, alongside the wider, mainly political context, by Professor Theo Farrell, of Kings War Studies, following a Q&A...
Forum: South Asia 5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 767
Posted By davidbfpo
Two pylons down, a surge and Pakistan goes dark

Sky TV News reports that:
Link:http://news.sky.com/story/1414477/attack-leaves-80-percent-of-pakistan-without-power

A Pakistani account has more details, notably on a drammatic drop in power...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 11,316
Posted By davidbfpo
AdamG, There are infrequent reports on...

AdamG,

There are infrequent reports on Westerners going to fight alongside the Kurds too. A month ago two ex-UK soldiers were id'd and interviewed & released upon their return at Xmas. Today an...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By davidbfpo
How Daesh Rules

A useful, long article on Daesh rules Raqqa, Syria:http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/feb/05/how-isis-rules/

Interesting to note as those Syrians who can leave go they appear to be...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 3,281
Posted By davidbfpo
Necessity is the mother of adaptation

Once again, a fascinating article on the Orynx blog this time on the Soviet-era APC, the BMP-1 and BMP-2. The emphasis being on the local DIY upgrading of the armour and...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 23,648
Posted By davidbfpo
A map recommended via Twitter by a SME, it comes...

A map recommended via Twitter by a SME, it comes from the AEI Critical Threats Project:http://www.criticalthreats.org/yemen

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Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 23,648
Posted By davidbfpo
Not politics, just people

A press release from Oxfam on the humanitarian situation:


It appears for depth there is an OCHA report with more details linked in.
...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By davidbfpo
Miit, Welcome aboard. Personally I doubt...

Miit,

Welcome aboard. Personally I doubt that classified information would help that much, in part as external observers have very limited awareness of the situation, rely mainly on open sources...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By davidbfpo
Boko Haram and Nigeria RFI

Created for Mitt, a new member, to explain his RFI.
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 23,648
Posted By davidbfpo
An introduction to Yemen's emergency

An article from a Yemen SME, who it appears is still in country which helps IMHO:https://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/helen-lackner/introduction-to-yemen%27s-emergency

I had been wondering...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By davidbfpo
A book for MG Nagata and a few more

In August 2014 MG Nagata, Centcom SOF commander, stated 'We do not understand the movement...'. Well there is a book coming that aims to do so. The linked article gives a glimpse into...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 13,436
Posted By davidbfpo
We were defending British values, say Syria Britons

A C4 report based on two British citizens who went to Syria and have returned. There are is a film clip using two interviews, with some footage on the conflict and a less valuable studio session with...
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