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Forum: Historians 1 Day Ago
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Posted By ganulv
‘Guardian’ interactive online WWI documentary

The Guardian put together an online interactive Great War documentary earlier in the week. I’m rarely impressed by fancy, “feature rich” Web 2.0 presentations. This one works fairly well for me,...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Segmentary opposition.

In the world of anthropology we call this segmentary opposition (http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/anthropology/courses/122/module6/seg_oppb.html). “Me against my brother, both of us against our...
Forum: Trigger Puller 1 Week Ago
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Views: 50,505
Posted By ganulv
Do the U.S. Army and Marine Corps have official...

Do the U.S. Army and Marine Corps have official doctrine on the use of body armor in jungle operations? That’s one environments where I find it hard to imagine that the benefits would outweigh the...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Week Ago
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Views: 11,764
Posted By ganulv
Do you know if there is a decent history of the...

Do you know if there is a decent history of the Great War and the vie ferrate, Firn?
Forum: Middle East 06-15-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Your thing is that the essential nature of Islam...

Your thing is that the essential nature of Islam explains it all. It has been pointed out to you that it does not in the case of Indonesia. That is more than a stray data point considering Indonesia...
Forum: Middle East 06-14-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Yes, Indonesia is uniquely different. Just like...

Yes, Indonesia is uniquely different. Just like every other country.
Forum: Middle East 06-14-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
So are you saying that JPEL doesn’t actually...

So are you saying that JPEL doesn’t actually exist? Or that it needs to be longer and less burdened by restrictions?
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Is the history of Shi'ism in Iraq and Iran...

Is the history of Shi'ism in Iraq and Iran ultimately tied to the Buyid dynasty?
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
I find it difficult to imagine that that would...

I find it difficult to imagine that that would ever occur in a coordinated fashion. If word were to get out – and it would – the political leaders of both sides would have a whole lotta ’splaining to...
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
The Syrian government is in Alawite hands, but...

The Syrian government is in Alawite hands, but 3/4 of the Syrian population is Sunni.
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
The Maoists and the m267 movement had already...

The Maoists and the m267 movement had already built the bones of a legitimate government over the course of the previous years and that was there for them when they seized control of the state. Even...
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Seems to me that ISIS has a nice AfPak situation...

Seems to me that ISIS has a nice AfPak situation going for itself knowing that Assad is going to cry bloody murder if there’s a U.S. drone strike inside Syrian airspace that he can’t deny happened. I...
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
If I recall correctly, the plan to leave a...

If I recall correctly, the plan to leave a so-called residual force hinged on delicate Status Of Forces Agreement negotiations that ended up being handled less than delicately on both sides.
Forum: Middle East 06-12-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
So ISIS effectively controls Iraq Highway 12 and...

So ISIS effectively controls Iraq Highway 12 and Syria Highway 4?
Forum: Middle East 06-12-2014
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Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Well, it’s all relative. This is the region where...

Well, it’s all relative. This is the region where food crops were initially domesticated. It took a lot of generations working together to pull that one off.

If you think humans are unable to act...
Forum: Middle East 06-12-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
That sounds a whole lot like the quote attributed...

That sounds a whole lot like the quote attributed to Churchill, “Americans will always do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.”
Forum: Middle East 06-12-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Also to be taken with a pinch of salt, but NPR’s...

Also to be taken with a pinch of salt, but NPR’s All Things Considered ran a piece this afternoon that has soundbites from Mosul residents who say they are fleeing not ISIS, but rather the ISF’s...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 06-10-2014
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Views: 853
Posted By ganulv
What are combat photographers like?

Publications and television run pieces in which the public gets to see combat photographers from the perspective of other media professionals, but I can’t recall ever reading or seeing anything where...
Forum: Middle East 06-10-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 16,672
Posted By ganulv
Does the Kurdistan Regional Government control...

Does the Kurdistan Regional Government control (using the word loosely) any de facto or de jure paramilitary forces?
Forum: Historians 06-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By ganulv
Did experiences in the South Pacific campaigns...

Did experiences in the South Pacific campaigns contribute to the planning for the Normandy invasion in any significant way?
Forum: Historians 06-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By ganulv
Could D-Day have been in 1943?

A friend passed along a link yesterday to an article in the Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal by Cornell University history professor John H. Weiss (http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-weiss.php)....
Forum: Africa 06-04-2014
Replies: 119
Views: 8,810
Posted By ganulv
But the ISI would appear to be providing arms and...

But the ISI would appear to be providing arms and information to the Taliban as a part of official policy. What the Nigerian officers have been convicted of doing looks like a horse of a different...
Forum: International Politics 06-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By ganulv
I suspect there is quite a bit of schadenfreude...

I suspect there is quite a bit of schadenfreude associated with this. My African and Brazilian friends, including those born after Angolan and Mozambican independence, all hold a bit of contempt...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-30-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 52,329
Posted By ganulv
This is related to the fact that they are...

This is related to the fact that they are dichromats (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichromat#Color_detecting_abilities_of_dichromats), yes?



By the same token, this is related to the fact that...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-26-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 52,329
Posted By ganulv
UCP replacement.

The Army has apparently chosen a replacement for UCP. It looks a lot like MultiCam.

I put together a related blog post [LINK...
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