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Iran War Game – Day One (Deux)

19 December 2011 Caracas (AP) State ran media announced Venezuela was sponsoring a ‘freedom flotilla’ to set sail tomorrow for Guantanamo Bay. Calling indefinite detention a “war crime against humanity,” the government slammed the U.S. based facility in Cuba, claiming additional … Continue reading

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Wargame Teaze

As Starbuck notably noted earlier – yours truly got to partake of the infamous Committee of 5‘s Iran Wargame @ that ancient Preysbsomething something school in Davidson (“Ain’t no big deal – it’s innocent”). Let’s just say it’s gon wreak … Continue reading

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Strong Defense – Strong America

Congresscat Randy Forbes fires up the initiative called, “Strong Defense, Strong America.” “Some argue that another $600 billion of defense cuts will not hurt America. We can do more with less, they say. Or, we can just do less. They … Continue reading

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Sexyful Psy Ops”>their

Shee Poh!  Soko’s Def Min is thinking of linking unconventional irregular land warfare with asymmetrical weaponized assets. The Defense Ministry is apparently minded to use songs and music videos by manufactured girl bands such as Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, After … Continue reading

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Smart Power, Soft Power, Gunpowder And Lead”>Who

Kindred spirit Caitlin deploys asymmetrical tactical delights: Lowy Interpreter, Rodger Shanahan has written a post wondering why women are unwilling to write or talk publicly about international relations. At the end of this rather troubling post, Mr. Shanahan states that … Continue reading

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Info Age Arms Race

Dr Michael Horowitz – the cat that put the ‘option’ in ‘Adoption-Capacity’ theory in the essential “The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for Internat’l Politics” shares that PACRIM is on the verge of an Information Age arms race: … Continue reading

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Hot Diplopolititary”>

Diplopolititary – adj (dip -lo- polit -itary) Of, relating to, or characteristic of diplomatic, political and military concerns, endeavors of pre, au courant or future Westphalian or nonWestphalian nation states and non state actor outers. Often academia influ is implied. … Continue reading

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>Get this man a blog!

>I hope that Pakistani Major Mehar Omar Khan doesn’t stop composing intriguing articles when he finishes his stint at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Last week, we were treated to his essay “Is There an Islamic … Continue reading

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>Excellent articles from Adam Elkus

>If you haven’t checked out Adam Elkus’ latest articles in Red Team Journal and at Open Democracy, you need to. A few snippets… From “New Years’ Resolutions for Strategic Theory”, regarding the COINdinistas and COINtras: The emerging strategic debate of … Continue reading

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>The Phantom Menace: Attack of the Drone Watchers”>the

>Many milbloggers have been as shocked as I have been regarding the revelation that insurgent groups in Iraq and Afghanistan have the ability to view the live video footage from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) which patrol the skies of Iraq, … Continue reading

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