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    I have today, 9th March 2016, merged in fifty-three threads which refer to blogs. I have not merged in many that debate the contents of a particular blog entry.

    Since many of the blogs date back to 2006 they may no longer be active. Some were Member Blogs, but from memory they have not posted here for a long time.

    There was a SWJ Blog Roll, but I cannot locate that now (Ends).


    Blogs that have most graciously plugged or linked to us as we started this grand adventure:

    The Adventures of Chester

    Caerdoria

    Cox and Forkum

    HeyDudeWhoa!

    Irregular Analyses

    Ludovic Monnerat

    Michelle Malkin

    Power and Control

    Prairie Pundit

    ZenPundit
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    Default Maybe I should plug my own blog here

    I got my own blog at http://hansmeister.blogspot.com/.

    I only recently restarted it after a long hiatus, I'm focusing it on foreign policy and domestic politics. It still needs some work, but it's a start.

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    Default Very nice blog...

    ... have added links on the SWJ page. Thanks.

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    Default Liberals Against Terrorism (COIN Page)

    Liberals Against Terrorism - Counterinsurgency. Stumbled on this while researchng another issue.... Some interesting discussions here at first glance - have not conducted any background research on the site - just throwing it out for our forum members' info.

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    I can't speak about all of the posters on LAT but regarding two of the psuedoanonnymous ones who occasionally visit Zenpundit:

    Nadezhda: A very bright, well educated lady. Would seem to have some real background on policy issues. Has another blog Chez Nadezhda

    praktike: currently studying Arabic in Cairo and is less active now than formerly. Smart and an effective debater who does not lose his cool. Surfs the net daily with a professional discipline and thoroughness that I find very impressive. Appears connected to liberal organizations in the real world. Guest blogged on high profile sites. Positions on issues are usually "liberal hawk" variety. Going out on a limb, I'd say he is foreign born or son of immigrants to U.S. or Britain.

    Always worth the time to read their stuff even if you disagree.

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    Thumbs up Sunday Spotlight: PrairiePundit

    PrairiePundit. Very good read for a quick down and dirty of current events and major issues. Maintained by SWC member Merv Benson.

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    Default Democracy Arsenal

    Democracy Arsenal:

    "A blog devoted to opinion, commentary and sparring on U.S. foreign policy and global affairs."

    Be sure to check out the 14 November post: Military peace and stability sites...
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    Default The View From On The Ground

    Blog by a Fairbanks Daily-News Miner embed - Reporting from Iraq.

    Think about everything youíve heard about the conditions in Iraq, the role of U.S. forces, the multi-layered complexities of the war.

    Then think again.

    Iím a journalist. I read the news everyday, from several sources. I have the luxury of reading stuff newspapers donít always have room to print. I read every tidbit I could on Iraq and the war before coming.

    Everything I thought I knew was wrong.

    Maybe not wrong, but certainly different than the picture in my head....

    More than anything in the last few days Iíve heard from soldiers and commanders that people back home donít quite get it. They donít see the real picture. They donít get the real story. Some of them, like Lt. Col. Gregg Parrish, look seriously pained in the face when he says only a part of the picture is being told; the part of car bombs and explosives and suicide bombers and death. Itís a necessary part of the picture, but not a complete one, he says.

    Iíve listened to the soldiers and Parrish about the missing pieces of the puzzles that donít reach home. My selfish, journalistic drive immediately thinks ďPerfect. A story that hasnít been told. Let me at it.Ē...

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    Default Battlefield Blogs Take Iraq War Into Homes of America

    26 Dec. London Daily Telegraph - Battlefield Blogs Take Iraq War Into Homes of America.

    ... In a development that is increasingly worrying US military commanders in Iraq, a growing number of American soldiers - 200 at the last count - have set up their own blogs, or internet diaries, and are updating them from the battlefield.

    The phenomenon, facilitated by the provision of internet cafes at almost all US camps to permit soldiers regular contact with home, has for the first time allowed personal reports of the reality of combat to be read as they happen...

    A US military spokesman said that failing to maintain some form of control of what soldiers were writing would be tactically naive as it could provide information that could aid the enemy.

    "We don't have a problem with most of what they write," he said. "But we don't want them to give away the farm."

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    Default Counterterrorism & Fourth Rail Blogs Merge


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    Default Blogs on COIN

    The Adventures of Chester - From Every Mountainside.

    Tom Ricksí book FIASCO: The American Military Adventure in Iraq has been climbing the charts of late. Ricks lists the work Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula as being very important to understanding the fight in Iraq today. Galula was a French officer who served in Greece, Algeria, and China, and observed various different insurgencies firsthand. His work is peppered with colorful anecdotes such as the things he learned after being captured by the Chinese Communists. Nevertheless, it very much attempts to develop a theory of counterinsurgency warfare that is extremely relevant today, despite the differences between Communist fighters and those of the Islamic ilk...
    Vital Perspective - Military Beefing Up Training, Instruction on Counter-Insurgency Techniques.

    Jane's Defence Weekly (subscription) reports that the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are putting the finishing touches on a new counter-insurgency manual that is designed to fill a crucial gap in U.S. military doctrine.

    Military leaders describe the new manual as part of a larger cultural shift that will affect the way the services train, equip and fight. The growing emphasis on counter-insurgency will require more language training and cultural awareness, skills traditionally the domain of special operations forces...
    More at both blogs...

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    Default Blogs to Watch

    New blog by Dr Mark Galeotti: In Moscow's Shadows
    This blog's author, Dr Mark Galeotti has been researching Russian security issues since the late 1980s. Educated at Cambridge University and the LSE, he is currently head of the History department at Keele University in the UK as well as director of its Organised Russian & Eurasian Crime Research Unit. From January 2009, he will be Clinical Associate Professor of Global Affairs at New York University. His books include the edited collections 'Russian & Soviet Organized Crime' (Ashgate) and 'Global Crime Today' (Routledge) and he is a regular contributor to Jane's Intelligence Review, Oxford Analytica and many other outlets.
    For good measure lets add Johnson's Russia List to this thread.

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    The great Steve Coll (Ghost Wars, The Bin Ladens) has started a blog at The New Yorker called Think Tank. SWJ is sitting pretty on the blogroll already. Coll joins George Packer and his Interesting Times blog at the NYer.

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    Thanks...some interesting reading there. Two great authors of some must read books.
    "But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet withstanding, go out to meet it."

    -Thucydides

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    Default Great finds

    On both counts. Nice job !

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    Default Jihadica

    Via searching for another item I came across this site: http://www.jihadica.com/ , now being run by a Norwegian team and this is from their 'About Us' page:

    Jihadica is a clearinghouse for materials related to militant, transnational Sunni Islamism, commonly known as Jihadism. At the moment, much of this material is diffuse, known only to a few specialists, and inaccessible to the public and policymakers unless they pay a fee. Jihadica provides this material for free and keeps a daily record of its dissemination that can be easily searched and studied. These records are accompanied by the expert commentary of people who have the requisite language training to understand the primary source material and advanced degrees in relevant fields.

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    Nice catch, David!
    Sic Bisquitus Disintegrat...
    Marc W.D. Tyrrell, Ph.D.
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    http://marctyrrell.com/

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