Category Archives: Terrorism

Never Mind Article 9, Japan needs PMCs

Never mind amending Article 9 of the constitution, what Japanese people need are private military & security companies. The murder of two Japanese men by Jihadi John and the Islamic State highlights the inability of the Japanese government to protect … Continue reading

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All sides value propaganda…

Flames Of War.  Glorifying sacrifice and the honor of death in battle is the clarion call of all militants.  All belligerent groups engage in it.  History is not solely written by the victors.  Modern communications allow competing narratives.  As the jihadist … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu and the ISIS Threat

Sun Tzu wrote in Chapter 8 of The Art of War: “Do not depend on the enemy not coming, but depend upon our readiness against him. Do not depend on the enemy not attacking, but depend on our position that … Continue reading

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For a few dollars more: Africa to deploy joint intervention force

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/features/2014/07/02/feature-02 “The gravity of the new threats posed by terrorism, organised crime and all forms of illegal trafficking require the union to adopt a global strategy… Africa is duty-bound…to act with a single iron fist to curb violence and terror…Volunteer … Continue reading

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The Inward Look: Political Risk & Resistance

Following up on the advocacy of building resilient home-based national defense in The Sovereignty Solution, Anna Simons advises fully engaged populations to adopt a “don’t tread on me”/ ”beware: poison” approach to resist invasions. Recognizing that the United States have … Continue reading

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Boko Haram as a political means

A terrorist group has kidnapped over two hundred schoolgirls and threatened to sell them off as slaves or under-aged wives. It’s sensational. It captures headlines and stirs the emotions of outside observers, prompting calls for Western governments to “do something”. … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Public Security

How would you feel about entering into a contract for services with a security provider that gets to determine unilaterally the terms of service? What if this security company solely determined the price for its services and then was able … Continue reading

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Let the security buyer beware…

In the security sector, let the buyer beware. The 12 October 2012 edition of the Financial Times has an article by Farhan Bokhari that details the growth of private security in Karachi, Pakistan. According to Bokhari, “Armed robberies and extortion … Continue reading

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Right Mindedness & Free Speech

Takuan Soho, the Zen monk and mentor to the famous Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, wrote extensively on the importance of “right mindedness” in the realm of military strategy and tactics. His deep wisdom and wise counsel led him to become … Continue reading

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Wierdness & Militants in the Caucusus

Russia is obsessed with controlling its near abroad in order to secure the core homeland.  The strategic calculus from the Russian perspective requires their sphere of influence over the Caucusus Mountains.  It is for this reason that Russian leaders despise … Continue reading

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