Quick Hits: Sometimes arguing isn’t necassary

Last week I published an article about using arguments and different perspectives to write new and informative pieces on old subjects. I generally adhere to this idea and believe that having an argument or thesis is a good way to write an article, especially when it is a history related article. Modern politics and the garbage …

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Campaigning to Victory: The End of An Era? A bit on the “theory” of campaigns

Throughout history there has been a focus on various campaigns, battles and wars. Each of these has their definition and place within military history. A campaign is a long term, large scale military operation that incorporates multiple battles and is usually a part of a larger scale conflict (a war). Campaigns have an end goal, …

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Viewpoints and Angles: Making or Breaking an Article

When I read an interesting piece that I really enjoy, it often advances some sort of argument. The blandest, most boring articles I read are just flowery non-sense that spit out facts anyone can find on Wikipedia. I prefer to read articles grounded on facts and solid research, but that mainly have an idea or …

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Quick Hits: New Directions, Same Old Stuff

Good morning everyone. Today's article is about the interplay of technology and "real life". More specifically, it's about how podcasts can make a long drive to work more tolerable, or even beneficial. It's good to be back writing, and I'm grateful I still have interested readers. We will continue to grow and improve, thanks again …

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Overthinking or Underthinking; The problems of doctrine, planning and execution

Military doctrine, strategy and tactics are usually honed over the course of years, and carefully decided by experts. Developing a successful doctrine and strategy takes years of effort and time, and having a coherent doctrine to work from makes managing and running an Army a whole lot easier. In other words, you need to spend …

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ISIS, Al Qaeda and others: Some context of Islamic Terrorist groups

The Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda are fundamentally different from groups that existed decades ago. 40 years ago, groups similar, but fundamentally different to ISIS and Al Qaeda wanted to see an Islamization of society and government, but did not seek for the unification of the world, and the Islamic World under one caliphate. …

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Haqqani Network: Your Local Caliphate

Introduction to The Haqqani Network As much as the powers that be want everyone to believe that “terrorism” is a giant catch-all covering every group, the truth is that terrorist groups are extremely varied and unique. They can be massive groups like ISIS and smaller, localized cells. Regardless, one of the most effective ways to …

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