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Russia’s anti-air & air defense systems in Syria: more for show than substance?

by Roger Näbig (Twitter). He works as a lawyer and freelance journalist in Berlin with a focus on global conflicts, defense, security, military policy, armaments technology, and international law. He also gives lectures on defense policy issues. For a German … Continue reading

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US-Japan Military Relations Endure As Trump Wages Expanding Trade Wars

by Kimberly Westenhiser US-Japan military relations could be bolstered as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to amend Japan’s constitution. A revision would include the explicit mention of Japan’s military, whose existence and role has been controversial since its founding in … Continue reading

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Bahrain: a quiet conflict continues to simmer

by Bernd Debusmann Jr. Over the past several years, Shia militants have waged a low-intensity insurgency against the Sunni rulers of the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an important frontline in the proxy war between Iran and its rivals in … Continue reading

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EUTM Mali’s problematic strategy – more rebuilding rather than fielding an army

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. The European Union’s effort to beef up Mali’s armed forces (Forces armées et de sécurité du Mali, FAMA) since 2013 is in its … Continue reading

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Syria remains the foremost proving ground for the world’s most powerful armed forces

by Paul Iddon For years now Syria has been the foremost proving ground for major military powers to test their equipment in real combat conditions. The first half of 2018 has proven no exception and in fact demonstrates that this … Continue reading

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America’s failed efforts to establish an anti-IS Syrian fighting-force

Since the Islamic State (IS) rose to infamy in the summer of 2014 the United States has been trying to spearhead efforts to build a new Syrian fighting-force outside of Syria to combat these militants on the ground. 
This ultimately … Continue reading

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Iran Expands Presence in Syria With Special Forces Deployment

by Galen Wright. Recent comments by Iranian military personnel suggest that their support for the Assad government in the Syrian Civil War includes previously unknown contributions by the country’s conventional armed forces (the Artesh). Specifically, the deployment of advisors including … Continue reading

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Video Games, Virtual Reality, and International Conflicts with Robert Rath

by John W. Little. He is the creator of Blogs of War. His work and analysis have been featured in major media around the globe. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter … Continue reading

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Tactical medicine: the required medical service in the modern army

by Major Omar Abdel Aziz, MD, Staff Special Forces Command of the Swiss Armed Forces, Board Member of the Swiss Association for Tactical Medicine. This article was previously published in German on the OG Panzer blog and on offiziere.ch (English … Continue reading

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Die Taktische Medizin – Der notwendige Sanitätsdienst in der modernen Armee

This article is also available in English. von Major, Dr. med., Arzt Stab Kommando Spezialkräfte, Omar Abdel Aziz, Vorstandsmitglied Schweizerische Vereinigung für Taktische Medizin. Dieser Artikel wurde zuvor auf dem Blog der OG Panzer veröffentlicht — ich danke dem Autor … Continue reading

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