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LOOT THE DEAD – The Dark Side of Supply

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LITTLE BLUE MEN — The Dragon Goes Asymmetric

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FROM THE FRONT – Manbij Offensive Continues…

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TECH BEAT: Rethinking The Fortress

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How The Sultan Got His Groove Back

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ON THE EDGE OF THE BLADE – From REFORGER To RAND

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DEFENCE BITE: Poking The Bear

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DEFENSE GEAR – Non-Weapon Military Supply On A Budget

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PRODUCT REVIEW – The HESCO Revolution Continues

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HISTORICAL REVIEW: The Martello Tower – Anchor of Empire

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Burmese Ceasefire Not Truly “National”

W. R. Collier Jr.- In a statement released on 15 October of 2015, John Kirby, spokesman for the...
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The Coming Era of Micronations

OPINION By W.R. Collier Jr-  Micronations- it's new, it's hot, and its happening. A burgeoning...
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Terror Attack NOT Sophisticated

W. R. (Bill) Collier Jr- The terror attacks in Paris were not "sophisticated" attacks, as is often...
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LOOT THE DEAD – The Dark Side of Supply

  Most people giving any thought to the subject, even people in the regular militaries of various nations, have a reasonably uniform view (assuming that they give it much thought at all) of the unit supply section: a view that ranges from people working in a...
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LITTLE BLUE MEN — The Dragon Goes Asymmetric

There is an amphibious invasion underway. But most of the media isn't covering it. That's because it doesn't look like the archival footage of amphibious assaults. The People's Republic of China (PRC) upped its ante in its quarrel with Japan over the Senkaku Islands...
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FROM THE FRONT – Manbij Offensive Continues…

Returning for a moment to our focus on the war in Syria, the various commands of the Syrian Democratic Forces continue their advance in recapturing the town of Manbij on the Syria-Turkey border, slowly grinding down trapped ISIL forces throughout the city, carving the...
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TECH BEAT: Rethinking The Fortress

     We've all seen them -- whether picturesque castles, grim fortresses, chaotic and open firebases, or grimy underground tunnel warrens -- most people know a "fort" when they see it. Most people, however, also assume that such things are passe, obsolete ideas...
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How The Sultan Got His Groove Back

             In the last two weeks, we have witnessed massacres of civil police in the United States, and of Bastille Day revelers in France...and the spectacle of Turkey's dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan surviving a "coup attempt". That last is in...
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ON THE EDGE OF THE BLADE – From REFORGER To RAND

            Amid the ongoing morass of the so-called "Global War On Terror" (the much-derided "GWOT"), the world awoke, in August of 2008, to a specter it was believed was dead and gone: Russian armor and artillery hammered holes for swarms of infantry...
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DEFENCE BITE: Poking The Bear

                           As "Anakonda-16" gets underway in Poland, being the largest deployment of NATO combat forces (up to 31,000 or more, from 24 countries) in the defense organization's largest wargame training exercise since the end of...
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DEFENSE GEAR – Non-Weapon Military Supply On A Budget

Guns are sexy. It's a known fact that linking firearms (as well as many other odd things) to sex increases sales. That's what keeps good-looking models, both male and female, working. However, as anyone who has dealt with any kind of military force understands, there...
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PRODUCT REVIEW – The HESCO Revolution Continues

First deployed in 1991 by the British firm HESCO Bastion, Ltd, the HESCO Barrier is a modern-day gabion originally developed for flood control and coastal erosion remediation in the late 1980's. However, as soon as the British military's Royal Engineers saw it, they...
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HISTORICAL REVIEW: The Martello Tower – Anchor of Empire

The Martello Tower -- One of Great Britain's 'anchors of empire', towers of this design were placed all over the British Empire at its height. While essentially useless after the advent of heavy rifled artillery, they were highly resistant against the smoothbore...
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