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The War Nerd discovers van Creveld’s “power of weakness” and demography

Gary Brecher, aka The War Nerd publishing at The Exile, has written a long and fascinating article about the intersection of military and demographic trends in the 21st century.  This just sketches out his thinking.  I recommend reading the full article. “War of the Babies: When Modern Warfare and Demography Square Off, Demography Wins“ Gary …

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Two stories about Basra and Sadr City – you decide who is winning

Summary:  Here are two stories about Iraq.  One by Ralph Peters, which says we are winning.  One by Gary Brecher, which says we are losing.  Can anyone tell us which is correct? Ralph Peters writes “Success in Iraq: a Media Blackout“, New York Post (20 May 2008) — Excerpt: Do we still have troops in …

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Experts’ views about the recent fighting in Basra

(#9 in a series)   The recent events in Basra provide a test, allowing comparison of a war blogger’s analysis vs. that of experts.  The previous post showed Bill Roggio’s view of the Basra fighting (as a sample of war-bloggers’ reporting).  This post looks at both mainstream reporting and expert analysis.  In the next few days or …

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Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq

What comes next in Iraq? Here are some straight-line extrapolations. Nothing certain, but these seem like good bets. 1.  American public support for the Iraq War has evolved to the tipping point — the critical level at which mainstream politicos move to explicit opposition. In this sense Iraq is a second Vietnam: a foreign war …

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