Tag Archives: Iraq

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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Principle-Agent & The Security Contractor

Private military contractors and private security companies are oft maligned for their involvement with the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. This criticism is justified to the degree that they were violently carrying out failed foreign policies and misguided interventions. As … Continue reading

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Drones for Iraqi Navy

The US office for Security Cooperation in Iraq has announced: “the sale of roughly 12 of the U.S. Navy’s Scan Eagle unmanned drones”… “with surveillance packages that will allow the aircraft to conduct day and night missions”… “operated by members … Continue reading

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Macgregor on the state of defense.

LtCol(ret) Doug Macgregor & The Daily Bell discuss defense issues Here is an all too familiar tale about pyrrhic victory: The generals were, as usual, very timid and reluctant to fight. We assembled this monumental military force designed to take … 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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