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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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al Quds “Marg-bar Amreeka!”

WoI’s expert ex Spy guy, Persian Gulf Military Expert and academ au courant contact gives up some hot deets and 1st thoughts about the crazy asseted news re: Iran’s al Quds Praetorian Guards acting out along the death to America … Continue reading

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Sexyful Psy Ops

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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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Libya: Airpower, SOF and the NTC

Nick Prime gets his cherry popped over at das Elkus gruppen’s “Fear, Honor and Interest” (a group hug strategic website featuring sev cutting edge all stars) with a delish bit about Libyavention and future ‘ventions. Wild Blue Yonder + De … Continue reading

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Smart Power, Soft Power, Gunpowder And Lead

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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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Churchill, Strategy, and Positive Thinking

This is a rather excellent piece by Joseph Fouche. I recommend reading in full, as illustrates something rather important about strategy–what we understand as iron rules of strategy can sometimes be misleading. Fouche’s basic thesis is that by all accounts, … Continue reading

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The Attack On Soft Power

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Oh snap! Just remember kids – Soft Power is totally fake believe without hard power hanging in the hood or just over the horizon! Pic – “Piece of Me” by the soft sexyful sirens of hard hyper puissance at GrEaT … Continue reading

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NATOmunications

As best understood, aside from collective defense, the same (mostly) aircraft, and the ability to xform certain member states conscript soldaten “fat, drunk and stupid,” the alliedlicious NATO also inspired a cool phonetic alphabet that gave us phrases like Whisko … Continue reading

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>Whither the Strategists

> I’ve been taking the time to catch up on some reading on the topic of strategy after  hearing a number of prominent bloggers bemoan the lack of strategic planning and theory, especially in the 21st Century, and in recent American … Continue reading

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