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Bush Might Want Another Go at “Democratizing” Iraq
Author critiques possible US troop increases. By Claude Salhani. (IA-Forum, 12/22/2006) Read More...


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Responses to Iraq Study Report
Global commentary and discussion about the Iraq Study Report. (12/13/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.)
IA Forum speaks with Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, former Director of the National Security Agency ... Read More...


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The Cold Wars are coming
An increase in the number of nuclear armed states may lead to multiple regional cold wars with the ability to cause greater destruction than the first Cold War. By Niall Ferguson, (Los Angles Times, ... Read More...


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Service in Iraq: Just How Risky?
The Pentagon is very forthright about casualty lists for Iraq. However, as the authors point out, deaths alone don't indicate the risk for an individual serving in Iraq. By Samuel Preston and Emily Bu... Read More...


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Killing Won't Win This War
The author says defeating an insurgency requires more than simply killing insurgents, but rather winning the "hearts and minds" of the population, an essential strategy for prying the population away ... Read More...


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End of Days?
The state of the U.S. military; projecting power and how President Bush's goal of reasserting American dominance in the Middle East has failed. By Michael Hirsh (Newsweek, 31/07/2006). Read More...


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A New Enemy Gains on the U.S.
United States officials worry that they’re not prepared for Hezbollah’s style of warfare — a kind that pits finders against hiders and favors the hiders. Certain that other terrorists are learning fro... Read More...


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To Disarm Shadowy Guerrilla Army, Israeli Air Power May Not Be Enough
The limited effectiveness of air power and military power in general in Israel's pursuit of security. By Thom Shanker (The New York Times, 20/7/2006). Read More...


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Send in the Advisors
The author writes that the US military advisors assigned to every battalion of the new Iraqi army are critical to the success of the US war effort, but criticizes the US for sending too few to do the ... Read More...


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Russian arms sales: A rising worry
This article examines the state of the Russian arms industry; the role of ethical export practices, and whether the industry is in decline. By Oliver Bullough (Reuters, 6/21/2006) Read More...


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How to stop the Darfur genocide
Discusses the prospects for NATO intervention in Darfur, and argues that it is our moral responsibility. (The New Republic, 6/12/06) Read More...


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United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
UN body responsible for conducting peacekeeping missions. Read More...


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Continental Integration of Military Command Structures: A Threat to Canada's Sovereignty
The issue of continental integration of military command structures has been on the US-Canada agenda since April 2002. Until recently, it has barely been mentioned by the Canadian media. By Michel Ch... Read More...


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The Dangers of a Middle East Nuclear War
Author explores the repercussions of nuclear war in the Middle East. By Michel Chossudovsky. (Global Research, 2/17/2006) Read More...


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China's bid to expand air defense takes hit
China's path towards military modernization has been partially disrupted by the crash of one of its recently unveiled AWACS planes. By Joseph Kahn (International Herald Tribune, 06/06/06) Read More...


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Japan and the Two Koreas: The Challenges and Prospects of Confidence Building
Research paper that explores Korean-Japanese relations, providing a historial perspective and analysis. By Dr. John Olushola Magbadelo. (3/14/2006) Read More...


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The Weaponization of Space: U.S. Strategy in Global Context
This speech considers how the Bush administration has expanded plans for the weaponization of space, and critiques this expansion. By Wade L. Huntley, Ph.D. (Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC, 26/0... Read More...


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The Russian Nuclear Arsenal
This case study examines evolution of the Russian nuclear forces since the fall of the Soviet Union in the context of adjusting the size and role of the nuclear arsenal to the requirements of the po... Read More...


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International Crisis Behavior Project
This web site offers access to primary data collections and it contains information on 443 international crises, 32 protracted conflicts, and 975 crisis actors from the end of World War I through 2003... Read More...


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IA-Forum Transcript: General Anthony Zinni
Transcript of event featuring frormer United States Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni who spoke about military conflict and his new book, Battle for Peace. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 4/112006) Read More...


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Defense developments in key Balkan states, 2000-2005
Author presents a comparative analysis of defense procurement in four key Balkan states. By Ioannis Michaletos. (4/20/2006) Read More...


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Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld
Junior and midlevel officers are discussing whether the war plans for Iraq reflected unvarnished military advice, whether the retired generals should have spoken out, whether active-duty generals will... Read More...


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Iran's Sitting Duck
The arguments for using tactical nuclear weapons against Iran in an effort to destroy deeply-hidden or unknown weapons laboratories are invalid. By Michael Levi. (New York Times, 4/18/2006) Read More...


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Why Are They Speaking Up Now?
The retired US military generals who have recently criticized the Iraq war should have spoken up while on active duty. By Melvin R. Laird and Robert E. Pursley. (Washington Post, 4/19/2006) Read More...


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Why Are They Speaking Up Now?
The retired US military generals who have recently criticized the Iraq war should have spoken up while on active duty. By Melvin R. Laird and Robert E. Pursley. (Washington Post, 4/19/2006) Read More...


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A General Misunderstanding
Author argues that it is wrong to point the finger at one person, Donald Rumsfeld, for problems encountered in Iraq. By Michael DeLong. (New York Times, 4/16/2006) Read More...


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Behind the Military Revolt
The calls by six retired generals for the resignation of Rumsfeld have created the most serious public confrontation between the military and an administration since Truman fired MacArthur in 1951, wr... Read More...


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A General Misunderstanding
Author argues that it is wrong to point the finger at one person, Donald Rumsfeld, for problems encountered in Iraq. By Michael DeLong. (New York Times, 4/16/2006) Read More...


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Behind the Military Revolt
The calls by six retired generals for the resignation of Rumsfeld have created the most serious public confrontation between the military and an administration since Truman fired MacArthur in 1951, wr... Read More...


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