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Ireland And Iraq: When COIN Works And When It Cant

The Irish Civil War is a conflict that is widely ignored in military circles, outside of the Irish Army, which has always seemed strange to me. The Irish Civil War is that rarest of things: an example of a successful … Continue reading

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Took Long Enough: Addendum

Ugh. So, under-representation that the British first-past-the-post system would be proud of, walk-outs, repeated votes needed to elect a President…and all in the first three hours. One wonders how this country will ever be able to function at all.

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Took Long Enough

It’s taken a criminally long time for the Iraqi parliament to make a government…and to re-elect the same guy as Prime Minister. This extended drama in the Parliament, just trying to form a government that really cannot be described as … Continue reading

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