Irregular Warfare and Defense News

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  • German Plotters, Long Dismissed as Fringe, Got a Lift From QAnon
    by Katrin Bennhold and Erika Solomon on December 8, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Reichsbürger, the movement behind a plan to overthrow Germany’s government, gained momentum from conspiracy theories that grew during the pandemic, turning it into a potent new threat.

  • Who Is Viktor Bout, Arms Dealer in Swap for Brittney Griner?
    by Valerie Hopkins and Alan Yuhas on December 8, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Viktor Bout has been accused of supplying arms to Al Qaeda, the Taliban and rebels in Rwanda. His exploits helped inspire a 2005 film, “Lord of War,” that starred Nicolas Cage.

  • 12/8/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on December 8, 2022 at 11:23 am

    12/8/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 7 2. A Better Understanding of Chinese Covert Operations (Book Review) 3. The Pentagon Marches Off to Climate War 4. IntelBrief: How Counterterrorism and Great Power Competition Coexist 5. Compromise NDAA released with $857.9 billion topline 6. Military sources: Ukraine missiles […]

  • Making Hard National Security Choices
    by Christopher Preble on December 8, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Chris, Zack, and Melanie sit down to discuss Richard Fontaine’s recent Foreign Affairs article on prioritizing national security threats. Why is it so hard for those in charge of the nation’s security to pick and stick to the most important national security priorities? How should the United States determine where scarce resources are allocated? If China The post Making Hard National Security Choices appeared first on War on the Rocks.

  • NATO’s Nordic Enlargement: Contingency Planning and Learning Lessons
    by Minna Ålander on December 8, 2022 at 8:45 am

    In Finland, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered memories of the Winter War, when Finnish forces fought off a similar assault in 1939-40 with the assistance of thousands of Swedish volunteers. These memories prompted a swift and decisive response, as both Nordic countries abandoned their longstanding military nonalignment and applied for NATO membership less than three The post NATO’s Nordic Enlargement: Contingency Planning and Learning Lessons appeared first on War on the Rocks.

  • Cognition and Curiosity: A Conversation with Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson
    by Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson on December 8, 2022 at 8:00 am

    War on the Rocks threw a party for almost 200 people on the sidelines of I/ITSEC, the premier modeling and simulations conference held every year in Orlando. At this party, we had a special guest for a live podcast recording: Lt. Gen. Brian “Smokey” Robinson, the commander of Air Education and Training Command. In a The post Cognition and Curiosity: A Conversation with Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson appeared first on War on the Rocks.

  • Doug Emhoff Emerges as Face of White House Fight Against Antisemitism
    by Zolan Kanno-Youngs on December 8, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, has become a forceful voice against what he called an “epidemic of hate” against the Jewish community.

  • A Social Network Analysis of Mexico’s Dark Network Alliance Structure
    by ZFTWARNING on December 7, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    A Social Network Analysis of Mexico’s Dark Network Alliance Structure Wed, 12/07/2022 – 5:23pm A Small Wars Journal−El Centro team just published a research article, “A Social Network Analysis of Mexico’s Dark Network Alliance Structure” at the Journal of Strategic Security. The team included SWJ−El Centro Senior Fellows Nathan P. Jones and John P. Sullivan, along with Fellow […]

  • Germany Arrests More Than Two Dozen Over Alleged Coup Plot
    by Reuters on December 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Twenty-five people suspected of belonging to a far-right domestic terrorist group were arrested across the country for allegedly planning to overthrow the government and install a prince as the new head of state.

  • 12/7/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on December 7, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    12/7/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. Russia-Ukraine live updates: Ukrainian special forces were in Russia during strike 2. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, DECEMBER 6 3. Looking the People’s Daily in the Eye 4. TikTok National-Security Deal Faces More Delays as Worry Grows Over Risks 5. Three questions following the Army’s FLRAA decision 6. Hawley […]