Category Archives: Armed Forces

Sea Control 61 – Land Based Anti-Ship Missiles

In October, LTC (US Army) Jan K. Gleiman and Harry White wrote a very interesting article about land based anti-ship missiles. In this article, they argue that the growing capability of China’s land-based anti-ship missile systems is forcing the United … Continue reading

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Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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Ghost in the (War) Machine

by Robert S. Kim and Stephanie Chenault. Robert S. Kim is one of the partners at the Loew & Kim lawyer’s office. From 2009-2010, he served with the U.S. mission in Iraq as the Deputy Treasury Attaché, responsible for Treasury … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Peacekeeper of the 21st Century

At the end of last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced an ambitious effort to identify and develop weapons systems to enable continued U.S. Military dominance in the 21st century. The new Defense Innovation Initiative — led by … Continue reading

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WEA: Infanteriebrigaden nicht restlos abschaffen!

Ein Kommentar zum Artikel “Die Weiterentwicklung der Armee und die Infanterie” von Eugen Thomann, Redaktor der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Militärzeitschrift, Oberstlt a D, zuletzt Chef eines Armeestabsteils im Militärischen Nachrichtendienst. Auch wer hinter der Weiterentwicklung der Armee (WEA) steht, will auf … Continue reading

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Rezension: Schlachtfeld Fulda Gap

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Der Kalte Krieg ist für die Generation der nach 1989 Geborenen kaum noch in seiner ganzen Radikalität begreifbar: Die Angst vor einem nuklearen Schlagabtausch der Super-Mächte, ständige Militärübungen … Continue reading

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China’s Extending Reach

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Cyber Power

by Billy Pope. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge-CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a … Continue reading

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Weiterentwicklung der Armee (WEA): Update 02

Die Weiterentwicklung der Armee (WEA) verfolgt zwei Ziele. Erstens sollen die Erkenntnisse des Sicherheitspolitischen Berichts 2010 und des Armeeberichts 2010 in die Praxis umgesetzt und zweitens die Unzulänglichkeiten der Armee XXI ausgemerzt werden. Zwar war die letzte Armeereform ein Schritt … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Troops Deploy Crowdfunded Drones

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. On Oct. 29, a Ukrainian drone flew towards the remains of … Continue reading

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