Are We Prepared for ‘Hybrid Warfare’? From Russia in Ukraine to China in the East China Sea, it is worth assessing how the world may respond. http://thediplomat.com/2015/ 02/are-we-prepared-for-hybrid- warfare/ 7XRzjYON By Prashanth Parameswaran February 13, 2015 \ Earlier this week, the Institute of International and Security Studies, a leading British think tank, released the 2015 […]
Islamic State Militants Attack/Seize Iraqi Town Of al Baghdadi — Just A Few Miles From Where U.S. Marines Are Deployed/Training Iraqi Soldiers — Probe To Assess Weaknesses/Vulnerabilities? Precursor To Bigger Attack?
Islamic State Militants Attack/Seize Iraqi Town Of al Baghdadi — Just A Few Miles From Where U.S. Marines Are Deployed/Training Iraqi Soldiers — Probe To Assess Weaknesses/Vulnerabilities? Precursor To Bigger Attack? http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Reuters News Agency, among other news and wire services, reported overnight that “Islamic State militants had overrun much of the Iraqi town/district of […]
Excerpt: At its most basic, insurgency is a strategy of violence used by the weak-most often a nonstate organization-against the strong, normally a government. To have any chance of success, insurgents must goad counterinsurgents into mistakes. This plays out in several ways. Osama bin Laden’s grand strategy was to provoke the U.S. into over-extension with […]
Looks like an interesting and worthy read Conclusion: While one can disagree with his retrospective estimate of the feasibility of a complete 1968 U.S. withdrawal, Mr. Scotton’s book offers fresh insight on a much-chronicled era. Moreover, “Uphill Battle” is a useful reminder of the enduring truths of effective counterinsurgency-particularly the need to build security and […]