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The Cost of Ignoring Military Innovation

January 31, 2015 - 06:04 -- Admin

For all the “4th Generation of War” intellectuals running around today saying that the nature of war has fundamentally changed, the tactics are wholly new, etc, I must respectfully say … “Not really”: Alex the Great would not be in the least bit perplexed by the enemy that we face right now in Iraq, and our leaders going into this fight do their troops a disservice by not studying (studying, vice just reading) the men who have gone before us."  

Gen. James Mattis - 2013.

Journal: Why ISIS is killing teen boys

January 21, 2015 - 09:53 -- Admin

Here's some interesting outliers.  Information that isn't easy to parse.  Over the last week, local ISIS forces have:

  • Publicly executed 13 teens in Mosul who were watching a soccer game (Iraq vs. Jordan).  
  • Rounded up 15 teen boys for raising pigeons as a hobby in Diyala.  They executed three of them and burned the birds.

Why did they do this?  It wasn't just because they were being strict.  The key to unlocking this is found in this simple statement:

Lawfare vs. Uber

December 28, 2014 - 08:22 -- Admin

The number of lawsuits and police raids aimed at Uber is pretty amazing.  

Here's a smattering of the lawfare being waged against Uber (there are many, many others): 

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