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  1. remnant

    Israel's dilemma

    Israel is facing a major dilemma with regard to the conflict in Syria. On one hand is the old foe in Assad who is hinged to the Iran Hezbollah nexus. The alternative is ISIS which is a sworn enemy, by virtue of its ideological leanings and radical Islamism. The secular opposition is fronted...
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    Reactive orientation to crisis

    It seems that the international community especially the West is being caught offguard by the global flux of contingencies especially in the arena of war and terrorism. Nobody saw Al Qaeda and the Taliban coming. In Somalia, the Islamic Courts, a disciplined force was ousted by Ethiopia at the...
  3. BLACKEAGLE

    War against ISIS

    Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes...
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    Fighting a faceless enemy

    I don't know whether this is the right place for this thread but isn't it odd that soldiers on opposite sides of the battlefield go for each others jugular dispensing with each other with absolute resolve yet they never met? They could even be compatible and become the best of mutual friends...
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    Russia in the eye of the storm.

    By committing to support Assad militarily, Russia has just plunged itself into the limelight of attention from jihadi groups. And there are precedents in Beirut where over 200 American marines were killed. I believe that something is in the offing and Russia should tread carefully in Syria...
  6. remnant

    The strategic nature of Aleppo

    The siege on Aleppo seems imminent with govt forces seeking to seal off the city and lay a deadly siege. The ceasefire looks fragile with Russian warplanes in action as ground fighting rages on. Aleppo is a gamechanger in the Syrian conflict and could either lead to a ceasefire along the lines...
  7. remnant

    Is decapitation feasible?

    The war in Syria has been ranging on for 5 years now. It seems that Russia has given the Syrian regime a new lease of life and Assad is about to turn the tables decisively in his favour. I postulate that the quickest way to stop the war is to hit directly at the decision makers and their...
  8. Gasoline

    Nuclear Bomber Signaling Doesn’t Work

    By JIM DOYLEon March 21, 2016 at 4:01 AM B-52 Stratofortress conducts a low-level flight with a South Korea F-15K and a U.S. F-16 In a recent article in Breaking Defense, Adam Lowther and Chris Winklepleck argue that the strategic aircraft leg of the triad provides unique “nuclear...
  9. remnant

    Strategic defeat in Syria

    When the US and its allies began their air campaign in Syria, thie basically targeted ISIS and tin Nusra Front which were the most credible opponents of Assad. They should have bombed Assad simultaneously. This resulted in the balance of power tipping in the favour of Assad. The Obama...
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    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria

    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria In a speech before his senior Defense Ministry officials in Moscow on Friday, President Vladimir Putin ordered his armed forces to “act as toughly as possible” in defending its air contingent currently deployed in combat operations in...
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