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Old 02-14-2017   #21
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Default Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs

Charlie Winter under the auspices of ICSR @ Kings War Studies is the author of a report 'Media Jihad: The Islamic State's Doctrine for Information Warfare'.

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The King’s College report draws many of its conclusions from an Islamic State propaganda guidebook that surfaced online last year. Called “Media Operative, You Are a Mujahid, Too,” the booklet equates propaganda teams with armed operatives in their importance to the terrorist group and provides guidance on how to #develop messages that exploit mainstream media coverage and advance the organization’s ideology.

“Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs,” one passage proclaims, according to the King’s College report.
Link to article and the report is within:http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u...5&e=dd94a5c57b
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Default Responding to ISIS (after President Trump took office)

A new thread as President Trump may pursue ISIS / Daesh differently. So some posts from 2017 will be moved here.

Old threads will be closed. The main threads were:

1) Beyond the frontline: watching ISIS
With 220 posts and 142k views.

2) ISIS: an essential reading collection
With 20 posts and 47.7k views.

3) Foreign fighters in Iraq & Syria
With 39 posts and 24k views.

Direct combat with ISIS appears in the current Iraq and Syrian war threads. A few other threads exist and are not suitable for merging:

a) Iraq: Out of the desert into Mosul (closed)

b) A hundred SWJ Blog entries
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Counter-terrorism Pitfalls: What the U.S. Fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda Should Avoid
https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-e...a-should-avoid

This report examines President Trump’s emerging counter-terrorism policies, the dilemmas his administration faces in battling ISIS and al-Qaeda across the Middle East and South Asia, and how to avoid deepening the disorder both groups exploit.

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The title has just been changed to widen it from just ISIS, so is now Responding to ISIS & Terrorism under President Trump and being wider than the Middle East moved to this arena Global Threats etc. A few SWJ Blog items have been moved here too.
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Interview with RAND's Patrick Johnston on tackling the Islamic State's finances.

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