Tag Archives: Syria

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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Seymour Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin

Seymour Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin. The tangled web is unravelling…

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Asymmetric War: Countering Airpower

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

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Israel’s Strategic Challenges…

“The Israeli Crisis is republished with permission of Stratfor.” “Israel now finds itself in a long-term crisis in which it is struggling to develop a strategy and foreign policy to deal with a new reality.” “How to preserve its superiority … 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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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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The Insurgent’s Health Care Plight

In Chapter 7 of The Art of War, Sun Tzu writes, “if an army is without its equipment it will lose; if an army is without its provisions it will lose; if the army is without its stores it will … Continue reading

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