Monthly Archives: June 2012

Stratfor on Insurgency

Protracted War: “The insurgent strategy of fighting a long, protracted war means that insurgents’ recent withdrawals from cities and towns in Yemen, Syria and Somalia do not necessarily mean that the wars in those regions will end anytime soon.” “One … Continue reading

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VA Deputies take & return fire in driveway of DV call

A domestic violence call in Grayson County, Virginia found two deputies in a gunfight as they approached the front door of the residence.  “… a deputy was shot in his stomach while responding to a domestic dispute” “… shot in … Continue reading

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Knoxville Deputies Kill Shotgun Wielding EDP

Knoxville, TN: “Deputies Michael Bartleson and Orlando Dixson had gone to the house just before 6 p.m. on a disturbance call.” “…an angry man with a shotgun met them at the door…” “…Biljak had an alcohol and drug problem and … Continue reading

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Egypt’s New President

Mohammaed Morsi explains his political philosophy during the campaign for presidency…and the primacy of Shari’a, Jihad and death for the sake of Allah regardless of what the consitution says…should make for a lively neighborhood…

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NATO Intervention and Military Defections in Syria

High level defections from the Syrian military, and most notably from the Air Force, indicate a turning point in Syrian instability. As tensions rise between Syria and Turkey, in light of the downing of Turkish military aircraft, the response from … Continue reading

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Drone War in Mali?

The Long War may have just migrated into Mali: “a “mystery airstrike” targeted a convoy of the “Yahya About al Hammam Brigade,” a unit of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operating in northern Mali, and killed seven fighters.” “If … Continue reading

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Special Warfare boats for Kenya

Foreign Aid & Trade to Kenya: “The Obama Administration has arranged to provide several customized special-operations military vessels to the Government of Kenya…” “The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command is awarding a noncompetitive “sole-source contract to United States Marine Incorporated … Continue reading

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Evolving ways of war…

Washington Post: “Secret wars are not new.  For decades, the CIA has carried out covert operations abroad at the president’s direction and with congressional notice.” “Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm’s way. Small teams … Continue reading

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Gold is the new value for FARC

BBC reporting on the 49 year insurgency: “Putumayo used to produce up to 100 tonnes of cocaine a year. Now it produces around 40 tonnes.” “But the shortfall in Farc revenue has been more than made up with illegal mining of … Continue reading

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Aikido for Protection Details

Third person and dignitary protection tactics…

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