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When All the World’s a War

War makes for dangerous metaphors By Rebecca Gordon   Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror.” Real soldiers have deployed to distant lands. Real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used. Real cruise missiles have been launched. The first MOAB, the largest non-nuclear bomb in

Approaching the North Korea challenge realistically

With Kim Jong-un once again raising the stakes with the flight test of a second, and more capable, ICBM-range missile—and U.S. intelligence assessing that North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads suitable for missile delivery—the United States and its allies must think realistically about possible approaches to addressing the increasingly acute

Why do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe go to hospital abroad?-BBC

By Damian Zane Editor’ note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel   The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common - an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home. In

Even A Small Nuclear War Would Still Have Effects On Global Scale

By David Bressan On November the 1st 1983, leading Russian and American scientists, including author Carl Sagan, discussed the possible consequences of a nuclear war. Apart from the immediate destruction of infrastructure and the loss of millions of lives, the scientists were mostly concerned about the possible aftermath of such a war.

Not Every Civil War Is a Guerilla War

Definitions matter Civil wars have been given fairly blunt analysis for years. Security analysts have painted all civil wars as “guerrilla wars.” It’s also common for civil wars to be depicted as featuring near-constant fighting until one side either gives up or is defeated. Very few analysts account for the

Ozubulu Massacre: Time to reorder our value systems-CLO, South East Zone

  The Civil Liberties Organisation, South East Zone is to say the least, saddened over the unfortunate massacre of innocent worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church, Umezekwe, Ofufe Amawa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo LGA, Anambra State on Sunday 06/08/17.   The killings is a manifestation of how low our society has sunk in imbibing the

From Concept To Combat: Making Multi-Domain Battle Real

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. The concept called Multi-Domain Battle – a single seamless offensive across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace – may seem futuristic, but the Army wants to start implementing at least parts of it right now. In wargames, doctrine, and interservice dialogue, “it’s actually becoming reality,” said Gen. David Perkins. As one of the fathers of