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On Military History

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On July 15, 2017
I must dissent from Brother Loomis on several points. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a political scientist who studies military organizations, which often places me in the company (methodologically, epistemologically, and physically) with professional military historians. Thus, I am generally familiar with professional, academic treatments of military organizations, ideas, and campaigns, […]
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Nork ICBM

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In Robert Farley
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On July 7, 2017
So as you’ve probably heard, North Korea tested a missile earlier this week that fits the extant definition of “ICBM.”  In its current form it can probably hit the thriving metropolis of Anchorage.  I hope that LGM’s Alaska correspondent can fill us in on the panic that is even at this very moment undoubtedly overtaking […]

Updates

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On June 29, 2017

Things seem to be looking solid for the moment regarding the Disqus transition.  Please let me know if there are any enduring issues, either through comments or e-mail (still resolving a couple of ou

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Some thoughts on how Sino-Indian naval competition is manifesting in the Indian Ocean: In a recent article, Abhijit Singh explains how the Indian Navy has stepped up its humanitarian operations in the Indian Ocean since 2004. The purpose of this action is twofold; to simultaneously provide a foundational maritime maintenance function in the region, while […]
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Oppose Any Foe

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In Robert Farley
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On June 27, 2017
My review of Mark Moyar’s Oppose Any Foe is now up at H-Net. In Oppose Any Foe, Mark Moyar chronicles the history of American special forces since World War II, casting a critical eye on the development and employment of these units. While Moyar acknowledges the heroism of such forces, and their effectiveness in certain […]
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