Defence Capacity Building

First Ramadi, then Konduz and now Sangin looks decidedly suspect.  The West’s track record of building armies to fight its wars is looking suspect.  So what then are we to make of SDSR 15 and of General Houghton’s Christmas RUSI speech…

SDSR 15 – Following Boldly On

One of the hallmarks of a good officer is the ability to plagiarise with confidence. To that end as we all eagerly honehone our 300 word SDSR 15 submissions I thought it would be worthwhile to look at similar exercises that were…

The Management of Savagery

The Management of Savagery” is much more than the A-Z of how to establish a caliphate, it is an Islamist justification for the use of violence and in particular of exemplary violence for political (religious) ends. If Afghanistan was about…
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