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2013-08-01 23:26:44

Canter Consulting, Inc. is introducing the first Terrorism Control and Violence Prevention System in the United States to enable the government to drastically reduce spending and create jobs at the same time without the need to raise taxes or borrow more money. By eliminating fighting terrorism and violent crimes, hundreds of billions of dollars will be saved and keep civilians and troops far safer. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 For the last 12 years, the War in Afghanistan has...

2013-02-27 23:02:11

Highly acclaimed Conference covering Technological, Political and Social Dimensions with internationally renowned speakers from INTERPOL, NATO and Government Security Organisations Singapore (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Asia-Pacific´s Premier Exhibition and Conference focusing on Counter Terrorism, Internal State Security, Law Enforcement and Civil Defence, Global Security Asia (GSA) 2013 will be will be returning to the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore from 2nd to 4th April...

2011-10-04 18:17:11

U.S. efforts to bring stability to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years have focused less on killing insurgents and more on gaining the cooperation of the local population. But does this population-centered approach to counterinsurgency actually work? A study published today (October 4, 2011) in the Journal of Political Economy finds evidence that it does. The study, by economist Eli Berman (University of California, San Diego) and political scientists Jacob Shapiro (Princeton) and Col....

2011-08-17 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), a leading non-partisan, non-profit research organization focused on national security policy, announces the publication Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats. Hard hitting essays by national security luminaries, including Steven Biddle, Martin van Creveld, Sebastian Gorka, Frank Hoffman, Congressman Adam Smith as well as up and coming professionals, many of whom have been on the...

2011-05-10 13:36:09

Despite contrary belief, reducing unemployment in locations with active insurgencies does not decrease the rate of insurgent attacks against government and allied forces. Additionally, it was found that unemployment in these same locations also had no impact in reducing the deaths of civilians. A new study released in the recent issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (published by SAGE) found that there is no correlation that aiding countries with high rates of unemployed young men leads...

2010-01-22 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To stabilize Afghanistan, President Barack Obama has called for a surge of American and NATO troops. His counternarcotics strategy, a major departure from previous ineffective and counterproductive policies, is also crucial to the war effort. In Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs, Brookings fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown, shows that although success in suppressing illicit economies cannot be achieved without first addressing the...

2009-12-17 18:30:44

University of Miami scientists have developed a mathematical model to explore scenarios, assess risks and make predictions for present and future insurgent wars When bombs and bullets left 37 dead during Friday prayers at a mosque in Pakistan, earlier this month, the insurgency was using the element of surprise. Unpredictability is the hallmark of modern insurgent attacks such as this one. However, the likelihood of such events, their timing and strength can now be estimated and managed...

2009-07-16 13:18:55

Insurgent groups like the Taliban can only be effectively engaged with timely and accurate military intelligence, and even good intelligence may only succeed in containing the insurgency, not defeating it, according to a new study in the current issue of Operations Research, a flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®). "Why Defeating Insurgencies is Hard: The Effect of Intelligence in Counterinsurgency Operations...

2006-07-10 06:02:58

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - The international community underestimated the ability of the Taliban to recover from their 2001 defeat and the world should now respond by stepping up support for Afghanistan, the United Nations said on Monday. An announcement by Britain expected on Monday that it will send more troops was "excellent news" and other countries should increase help, whether military, political or financial, the U.N. secretary-general's special representative said....

2006-05-16 07:13:58

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Iraq, locked in a war that cannot be won by military force alone, are facing a weapon that tends to favor insurgents -- time. The war is in its fourth year and public support is waning. According to opinion polls taken in May, a majority of Americans think that invading Iraq was a mistake and that things in Iraq are going badly. The souring public mood does not bode well for the prospects of prevailing...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'