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Iran Update, January 27, 2024

Key Takeaways: Northern Gaza Strip: Palestinian fighters claimed clashes with Israeli forces. Hamas and other Palestinian fighters have contested Israeli raids in certain areas of the northern Gaza Strip throughout January 2024.Central Gaza Strip: Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s militant wing targeted an Israeli supply line with mortars and rockets.Southern Gaza Strip: …

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The Costly Failures of Intelligence

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Yogi Berra The investment in intelligence collection and analysis continues to grow, and the failures of intelligence grow as well. In some of the most costly failures, the intelligence collection was adequate, occasionally spot on, but the analysis was inadequate. …

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The Next Global War

How Today’s Regional Conflicts Resemble the Ones That Produced World War II The post-Cold War era began, in the early 1990s, with soaring visions of global peace. It is ending, three decades later, with surging risks of global war. Today, Europe is experiencing its most devastating military conflict in generations. …

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Aux armes, gueux non-citoyens !

Aïe les oreilles ! Dans le pavillon desquelles résonnent de stridents appels «Aux Armes, Gueux Sous-Citoyens !» tels que ceux qu’ose émettre le Général Sir Patrick Sanders.1 Ainsi, depuis le podium de Twickenham Stadium lors d’un rassemblement des industries de l’armement cette semaine a-t-on pu entendre Sir Patrick hurler que …

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NATO Societies Must be Ready for War

Since Russia’s 2022 large-scale invasion of Ukraine, NATO militaries have been getting ready to fight. Thus far, less attention has been given to societal readiness for war, but there are signs that this imbalance is starting to be addressed. The 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea was an insufficient wake-up call …

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