Tag Archives: Insurgency

Werewolves!

Decentralized resistance movements require true autonomy, yet the difficulty and enhanced liabilities that come with insurgent life make them difficult to sustain. Sabotage, assassination and attacks on infrastructure have been the mainstay of guerilla units since before the use of … Continue reading

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Asymmetric War: Countering Airpower

Changing tactics… Employing new armaments… Penetrating centers of gravity… Adaptive insurgent warfare…

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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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Not so secret support for Syrian rebels…

An intelligence “finding” approved by US President Obama authorizes covert support for the insurgency movement in Syria: “…permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.” “The White House is for now … Continue reading

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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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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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The Division of Mali

NightWatch update on Mali Mali: Today, 6 April, the Tuaregs declared independence for their territory known as Azawad, in northern Mali. They declared Gao as their capital. Ultra-fundamentalists in league with the Tuaregs already have imposed and are enforcing Sharia … Continue reading

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The Burning Tanker

I watched it burn for days.  Four days straight before I had a one day break.  Then I watched it smoldering for another three.  Quite an odd sight to witness five thousand liters of gasoline going up in flames with … Continue reading

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