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Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

Just when the world thought that Libya’s civil war would drag on beyond the summer, the breakthrough has happened. Rebel forces, including 200 rebels from Misrata arriving by sea, have taken large parts of Tripoli. Sporadic fighting was observed on Tripoli’s seafront and at Moammar Gadhafi’s Bab Al Aziziya compound.

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Japan Security Watch: China Rocks the Boat

by JAMES SIMPSON It was a disturbing week for China-watchers. March 2 saw the Chinese causing trouble with their neighbors: two Y-8 planes headed to the Senkaku islands causing the Japanese ASDF to scramble into action, illegal fishing inside Korean waters, and the harassment of Philippine vessels near the Spratly Islands. Add the other concerning [...]

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Libyan Civil War: Dusty, Confusing, Terrifying

Via Youtube user “basketlibya,” we can glimpse the fighting between Libyan rebels and the forces of dictator Muammar Gadhafi. It is, in short, dusty, confusing and terrifying.


Kyle’s Links 10/13/10

by KYLE MIZOKAMI * Britain to reveal security strategy ahead of sweeping defense cuts * North Korea debuts three new ballistic missiles * Russian draft dodgers: “Why would anyone want to serve?” * India to help enhance Vietnamese military * Pakistanis detained in Thailand on terror suspicions

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Kyle’s Links 5/3/10

by KYLE MIZOKAMI * Iran claims to have developed gun-based anti-cruise missile system * Somali Islamists enter pirate haven, may or may not get into local business * South Korean defense minister vows retaliation after Cheonan sinking * India commissions first stealth warship, INS Shivalik * Japan opens first overseas military base … in Africa

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Kyle’s Links 3/15/10

by KYLE MIZOKAMI * Drone warfare: “The Soldiers Call it ‘War Porn’” * Should the U.K.’s Human Rights Act apply to soldiers in combat? * With the Coldstream Guards in Afghanistan * U.S. to resume training of Indonesian special forces * Austrian bomb-sniffing dog jumps out of planes

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Kyle’s Links 12/7/09

by KYLE MIZOKAMI * U.S. leaving millions in equipment in Iraq * Philippines pursuing 3,000 armed fighters of massacre clan * Marxist Tamil group vows new war for Tamil state * Indian air force: 265 MiGs lost in 20 years * New “Battleship” board game movie: U.S. Navy vs. aliens

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Axe on C-SPAN

by DAVID AXE On Thursday at 2:45 PM EST, C-SPAN will air a 40-minute interview with yours truly, on all things Afghanistan. The spot will air again on Saturday at 11:20 in the morning. So after gorging on turkey and stuffing and family-time, take your pumpkin spice latte to the living room and doze off [...]


Kyle’s Links 11/11/09

by KYLE MIZOKAMI * FARC attack kills nine soldiers in Colombia * Iran to Saudi Arabia: stay out of Yemen * Yemen, U.S. allegedly sign counterrorism deal * Rift developing between Sri Lankan military, civilian government? * U.S. gov’t denies Hersh report on Pakistani nukes, seizure plans

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Kyle’s Links 11/04/09

by KYLE MIZOKAMI * Claim: Afghan police infiltrated by Taliban * Israel seizes arms ship off coast of Cyprus * After Mindinao attacks, Philippines stands up anti-IED unit * Indian Army predicts long war as it trains anti-Maoist police and paramilitary forces * Yemeni gunmen kill one in Saudi border raid

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Axeghanistan ’09: Parachute Day-Laborers

It was a war we thought we’d won. But after eight years of escalating violence, the Afghanistan conflict has morphed into something perhaps unwinnable. U.S.-led forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to deny sanctuary to Al Qaeda, a goal we’ve largely achieved. But in years of occupation, Washington has apparently conflated counter-terrorism with nation-building. Now the [...]