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Author: DFNS

ISIL Is The Symptom, Syria’s al-Assad Is The Disease

WASHINGTON: The enemy of my enemy is….who exactly? That is the question U.S. Central Command planners confronted recently when they targeted the Khorasan Group, a hardcore Al Qaeda cell in Syria suspected of planning...

47 Seconds From Hell: A Challenge To Navy Doctrine

WASHINGTON: Someone shoots a cruise missile at you. How far away would you like to stop it: over 200 miles out or less than 35? If you answered “over 200,” congratulations, you’re thinking like...

The China-Australia FTA: Option 4

Thanks to Hugh White for responding to my post on the China-Australia free trade agreement (FTA). Hugh lays out three options for interpreting China’s decision to go ahead with the FTA despite the Abbott...

ASPI suggests

‘The warrior ethos is at risk!’ Headlining today’s round-up is a speech by the US Army’s Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster at a Veterans Day ceremony. Specifically, it’s worth reading the second half, which discusses...

Shinzo Abe risks ire of disaffected voters

Why would a prime minister with a two-thirds majority in the lower house of parliament go to the polls two years early? While Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is experiencing a slump in the...

Questions, Praise for UAE's Terrorist List

Although the United Arab Emirates’ list of designated terrorist organizations has raised questions about who it does and does not include, officials see the move as necessary for the Arabian Gulf sheikhdom. …read more

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