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No More Mercenaries

When your own people aren’t in the mood to fight, the alternative is to hire other people to do it for you. The British Army, strapped and strained by operations in Afghanistan (and until recently, Iraq), has been forced to … Continue reading

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Moats in the desert?

Israel has announced a unilateral cease-fire in Gaza (Hamas reciprocated soon after) and then a unilateral withdrawal just in time to spare Obama from a Middle East crisis on Inauguration Day. Now comes the bickering and negotiating and accusations over … Continue reading

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Passing grade for Israeli army

The sign of a successful army is adaptability. After the shabby performance of its ground troops in the 2006 Lebanon War against Hezbollah, the Israeli Defense Force took a hard look at what went wrong (something the U.S. still needs … Continue reading

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