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Catalyst for Military Reform

It’s sad, but safe, to conclude that Russian politics has always been pretty violent. Always being the last several hundred years.  And that violence has claimed its latest high-profile victim. 466 more words

Serdyukov's Reforms

White House: Obama to restrict media’s reporting of anti-jihad articles

By Michael Dorstewitz on January 14, 2015

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At Monday’s White House press briefing, chief spokesman Josh Earnest indicated that in light of the terrorist raid of Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices by jihadists, President Barack Obama would be taking a serious swipe at the First Amendment freedom of the press as it pertains to future anti-Jihadist articles. 428 more words


Notes from 'Fighting to the End: the Pakistan Army's Way of War'

I recently finished Christine Fair’s new book, ‘Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War‘, which is based on an extensive survey of essays, books, and manuscripts written by Pakistani military personnel.  1,204 more words

Can (or should) soldiers disobey unlawful orders from superiors? The issue for the SAF

I was having a conversation with a buddy of mine, a former regular soldier (as opposed to conscripted) in the SAF, about the recent pronouncement… 987 more words

Civil-Military Relations Theory for the Modern World

After the World War II period, the security environment facing the United States has become increasingly complex, with threats coming more from non-state armed groups or new generation offensive capabilities like cyber-attacks. 1,380 more words

Security Studies

Another one bites the dust

President Obama has now lost his third Secretary of Defense in a six-year period, the latest in a series of unusually short-tenured leaders at the Pentagon. 587 more words

American Politics

Analysis Paper- A Shift in Pakistani Civil-Military Relations: Factors That Led to the Successful 2013 Civilian Transition of Power

The path of civil-military relations has been tumultuous for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Since the country’s founding in 1947, Pakistan has faced several military coups and alternated between civilian and military regimes. 127 more words