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Ireland’s Wars: Into The Holy Land

We must now turn back to the fate of the other named Irish Division, the 10th, that up to this point in the war had not had the same opportunities as the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) to garner fame … Continue reading

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Thoughts On “Pillar Of Defence”

On Wednesday I was so wrapped up in Irish news that I missed Israel re-starting large-scale military operations in Gaza. The following is an expanded version of my thoughts that I shared on social media throughout yesterday, so forgive me … Continue reading

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Six Days By Jeremy Bowen

I finished this a few weeks ago, so I’d like to offer my brief thoughts on the book and the Six Day War in general. On the book: -It’s a decent read, overall, not too biased towards either side which … Continue reading

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Israel And Douhet

A fascinating piece by Jeffrey Goldberg on Bloomberg about Israeli expectations of war with Iran. Especially of note is this paragraph: A widely held assumption about a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities is that it would spur Iranian citizens … Continue reading

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Cornering Israel

This story reminded me of something I thought about writing for a while now. The idea that the best way to get change out of Israel is to be aggressive towards them, diplomatically in most cases. It is something I … Continue reading

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Bin Laden: Some Brief Thoughts

Bin Laden’s death is a long time coming, and it is something that should be celebrated. One cannot begrudge the glee of Americans celebrating at Ground Zero today. But all of this celebration must be tinged with a degree of … Continue reading

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Libya: A Growing Mess

This story of an American plane crashing in Libya – not due to enemy fire, but mechanical problems of all things – is very concerning and a gigantic example of what could go wrong. As it is, the intervention force has … Continue reading

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