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Ireland’s Wars: The Plan Of Campaign And Parnell’s Fall

The “Kilmainham Treaty” had alleviated some of the land crisis in Ireland, but the issue was far from solved. Amid the increasing tension and occasional hysteria that accompanied events like the Phoenix Park Murders and the Dynamite Campaign in Britain, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Land War

In the last entry we discussed the rise of the home rule movement, with the Home Rule League becoming Britain’s first legitimately powerful third party. With that came the attention of the IRB and the so-called “New Departure”. But behind … 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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