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America’s failed efforts to establish an anti-IS Syrian fighting-force

Since the Islamic State (IS) rose to infamy in the summer of 2014 the United States has been trying to spearhead efforts to build a new Syrian fighting-force outside of Syria to combat these militants on the ground. 
This ultimately … Continue reading

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Iran Expands Presence in Syria With Special Forces Deployment

by Galen Wright. Recent comments by Iranian military personnel suggest that their support for the Assad government in the Syrian Civil War includes previously unknown contributions by the country’s conventional armed forces (the Artesh). Specifically, the deployment of advisors including … Continue reading

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Video Games, Virtual Reality, and International Conflicts with Robert Rath

by John W. Little. He is the creator of Blogs of War. His work and analysis have been featured in major media around the globe. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter … Continue reading

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Tactical medicine: the required medical service in the modern army

by Major Omar Abdel Aziz, MD, Staff Special Forces Command of the Swiss Armed Forces, Board Member of the Swiss Association for Tactical Medicine. This article was previously published in German on the OG Panzer blog and on offiziere.ch (English … Continue reading

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Die Taktische Medizin – Der notwendige Sanitätsdienst in der modernen Armee

This article is also available in English. von Major, Dr. med., Arzt Stab Kommando Spezialkräfte, Omar Abdel Aziz, Vorstandsmitglied Schweizerische Vereinigung für Taktische Medizin. Dieser Artikel wurde zuvor auf dem Blog der Blog OG Panzer veröffentlicht — ich danke dem … Continue reading

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Trident Juncture 2015: NATO and the Joint Warfare Learning Curve

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Challenging Relationship: Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa / AFRICOM / Embassy

by Major Arnold Hammari. He is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa who has worked at the U.S. embassies in Senegal, Uganda, and Chad as well as U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force Horn … Continue reading

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China’s Strategic Bomber: A Flight of Fancy?

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. This article was published there at first. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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India: INS Hansa’s SBTF In Operation

The latest imagery acquired in May 2014 of INS Hansa, a location on India’s western coast in Goa, confirms that the Navy’s Shore Based Testing Facility (SBTF) is operational. Although India inaugurated the facility back in March, it was unknown at … Continue reading

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