On February 6, 2015 Boko Haram attacked two towns in Niger but lost over 100 terrorists when the local military counter-attacked.
On December 27, 2003 unidentified ‘insurgents’ attacked military barracks in the Iraqi city of Karbala, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 200.
The war on terrorism has led to an over-dependence on military tactics and analyses on ways to counter it. Time to retire this term.
When you call it a ‘war on terrorism’ you’d expect a military role, no? But is it the best approach?
On May 9, 2002 an explosion hit the main thoroughfare of Kaspiysk in the southern republic of Dagestan, killing 44 people and wounding 133
The Proud Boy who smashed a US Capitol window is a former Marine. How is that detail important?
Why military interventions are hard to evaluate, especially ones in really broken lands like Afghanistan.
In this Quick Hits podcast, Phil Gurski explains why we must refrain from using military terminology during the coronavirus crisis.
Does the military have a significant role to play in counter terrorism? Yes….and no. Have a listen to this quick hits episode!
This blog entry may get snarky at times and for that I apologise in advance. But there are a few things I have noticed of late.