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Nightfall and the Cloud

Date Posted:  8/28/2015

This article argues that the transformation of airpower to a force centered on remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) is a more difficult proposition than simply a technical hurdle to overcome. Significant technological barriers to autonomy exist, but overcoming them would still leave economic, political, legal, and organizational challenges to fielding significant numbers of fully autonomous aircraft in war...

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Diplomatic Counterterrorist Deterrence: Moving beyond Military Means

Date Posted:  7/23/2015

This article examines diplomatic deterrence strategies as an alternative to military-centric operations for the purpose of countering terrorism. Such strategies are designed to increase international security and build lasting partnerships at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Their goal is to delegitimize the threat of terror and to enhance democracy and security in affected regions. Thus, these options dif...

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Strategic Deterrence for the Future - Adm Cecil D. Haney, USN

Date Posted:  7/16/2015

Although strategic deterrence is underpinned and reinforced by our nuclear capabilities, it is more than the nuclear triad. This article reviews the diverse, complex, and uncertain security environment we currently face and the investments that both nation-state and nonstate actors are making to both their strategic arsenals and asymmetric capabilities.



The Palestine Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction, 2nd ed.

The Palestine Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction, 2nd ed., by Gregory Harms with Todd M. Ferry. Pluto Press, 2008, 288 pp., 20.95.



“A basic introduction” perfectly describes Gregory Harms’ and Todd Ferry’s book, The Palestine Israel Conflict. The book serves as a broad-brush primer on the arena of the Palestine-Israel conflict. It addresses the issues chronologically and provides an event-by-event description of the region and the conflict from ancient times to the present.

The authors may strive... Read Full Review