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Stratfor: The end of counterinsurgency and the scalable force

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The U.S. military for years has debated the utility of counterinsurgency operations. Drawing from a sentiment that harkens back to the Vietnam...

Book review: Victory among people

To mangle Clausewitz somewhat, the theory of war is simple, but the practice can be very hard. This also applies to counterinsurgency,...

Boeing Laser Avenger destroys IEDs in test

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Boeing and the US Army have successfully completed a test in which a laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle destroyed 50 improvised...

Analysis: Obama’s Afghan strategy

US President Barack Obama announced the broad structure of his Afghanistan strategy in a speech at West Point on Tuesday evening.   The strategy had three...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...