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Cyber Warfare Now – Tales from the Digital Battlefield

Democracies worldwide are facing critical challenges from ever expanding cyberwarfare operations with the ability to not just threaten infrastructure, but to control information. Until recently, it was generally accepted that there were just five countries that had the capability of carrying out offensive and defensive… Keep Reading

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North Korea By the Numbers – Little Choice Remains for Trump and Kim

OPINION: Despite another Trump-Kim meeting, by the numbers, America’s choices don’t appear promising. “You hear the power of that voice, nobody’s heard the voice before,” President Trump said praising North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un this Sunday as he sat beside Kim during an impromtu press… Keep Reading

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Getting to Yes in Syria – Negotiating Peace

After an 8 year bloody conflict in Syria all sides have a lot to gain from a negotiated peace. The battle for control rages on in Syria. The Syrian Civil War has continued its metamorphosis from a large-scale civil war, to a gruelling counterinsurgency operation,… Keep Reading

The Art of Foreign Influence: The Russian Military Adviser [Lima Charlie News]
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The Art of Foreign Influence: The Russian Military Adviser

History’s superpowers have long employed military advisers around the world as extensions of a country’s power and influence. Russia has a wealth of experience when it comes to optimizing and maximizing the use of advisers. A prime example is the advisory operations of the former… Keep Reading

The Mind of Bolton - AUMF and the New Iran War [Lima Charlie News]
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The Mind of Bolton – AUMF and the New Iran War (A Parody)

John Bolton, President Trump’s National Security Advisor, is searching for a way to use the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) to bypass Congress. Evidence. All I needed was the evidence … As I exited the Oval Office, that objective repeated in my… Keep Reading

A Trump war crime pardon dishonors us all [Lima Charlie News]
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Opinion | A Trump war crime pardon dishonors us all

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering granting pardons for several military members who have been accused or convicted of war crimes, including some who have not yet gone to trial. The pardons may be issued this Memorial Day. OPINION by U.S. Army Veteran William Stuebner.… Keep Reading

STRATEGIC OPTION | Syrian Endgame - The Hard Truth [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Bulent Kilic]
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STRATEGIC OPTION | Syrian Endgame – The Hard Truth

A harsh reality is that the Syrian revolution is an abject failure. Nothing will rescue the dream of Syrian democracy. It’s time for radical policy initiatives, even distasteful ones, to stop the needless slaughter of countless innocents. It’s time for realpolitik. It’s time for an… Keep Reading

Israel-Hamas Cyberwar, when old warfare meets new [Lima Charlie News]
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Israel-Hamas Cyberwar, when old warfare meets new

While strategies shift, Israel and Hamas continue to battle in both cyberspace and conventional space. Israel struck 320 ground targets in the Gaza Strip last weekend targeting Hamas, the Islamist militia and governing political party of Palestine. The attack included a strike against the headquarters… Keep Reading

Image Putin’s Great Game in the Balkans, and Beyond [Lima Charlie News]
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Putin’s Great Game in the Balkans, and Beyond

OPINION | Russia’s Vladimir Putin has a clear vision of his international objectives and how to achieve them. The Balkans and Turkey play a role in these plans, especially those aimed at weakening NATO, stopping its expansion, and diminishing the desire of countries to join… Keep Reading

Image What exactly is the extent of Russia’s influence on North Korea? [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Yuri Kadobnov]
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What exactly is the extent of Russia’s influence on North Korea?

With America’s stalled progress in achieving the denuclearisation of North Korea, on a phone call this Friday, Donald Trump urged Vladimir Putin to put more pressure on Kim Jong Un. By Saturday morning, North Korea fired several short-range projectiles that crashed into the Sea of… Keep Reading

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