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Tripoli Is Not The End

Due in no small part to NATO support, support that remains up in the air to an extent, the Libyan rebels continue to advance, getting closer and closer to Tripoli. Allow me to continue my patented “rain on the parade” … Continue reading

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COIN: Not Dead, Only Sleeping

A lot has been made of the remarks of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates the other day, when he appeared to signal the end of the US’s focus on counter-insurgency and a drawdown on its armed forces. In particular, Gates seemed to draw a … Continue reading

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