If masochism is your thing, then might I suggest The Drive’s: Huge Taliban Parade Features Throngs Of U.S.-Bought Vehicles And A Black Hawk Helicopter. As someone who has been on-line walking through the woods for hours looking for lost equipment this is something…Since we are approaching the anniversary of 9/11 FRONTLINE has you covered with, 9/11, 20 Years Later: 17 Essential Documentaries to Watch. I think that I am going back to the beginning to watch, The Man Who Knew, which chronicles former FBI Agent John O’Neill and his struggle to get the FBI to pay attention to Al Qaeda. There are lots of questions and perhaps some soul searching on the recent events in Afghanistan. To which, Reuters provides: Analysis: Afghanistan pullout spurs EU to revive rapid reaction force. It looks like the EU might get serious about standing up an operational force this time. To wrap things up, how about learning from science fiction? The Australian Defense Corps has sponsored a Sci-Fi Writing Competition that they publish over on The Forge. The 2021 winner, The Innermost Heart, is very good and definitely worth your time. All of this and so much more in Today’s Daily Dump.
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September 1, 2021
What’s In a Name? The Disaggregation Problem that Undermines Counterterrorism Strategy – Modern War Institute
Podcast: VALUES, INTERESTS, AND LEADERSHIP BEYOND AFGHANISTAN – A Better Peace
The Painful Choices Facing the NATO Coalition Over Afghanistan – Royal United Services Institute
Podcast: Episode 23: Sailing East of Suez – the Royal Navy and the Indo-Pacific – Bridging the Oceans Podcast
Repression and Isolation: Four Ways a Stolen Election has Changed Belarus – Royal United Services Institute
Analysis: Gaza’s militant-led border riots – Long War Journal
The Evolving Geography of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base – War on the Rocks
The Innermost Heart – ADC Sci-Fi Writing Competition 2021 – The Forge
9/1/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
Watch: Maritime Security Dialogue: An Update on the Marine Corps with Commandant Gen. David H. Berger – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Podcast: Burkina Faso with Kamissa Camara – 49
Middle East Studies Insights – Vol 12, Issue 4 – The Landing
China flexes sea power with new foreign ship law – Asia Times
Not clear yet if US is withdrawing or regearing – Asia Times
Live Updates: Taliban Set to Name Supreme Leader of Afghanistan – The New York Times
Afghanistan Before the Fall – The New York Times
Watch: In The Shadow Of Chinese Mines, A Serbian Village Cries For Help – Radio Free Europe
China In Eurasia Briefing: A New Reality For Beijing In South And Central Asia – Radio Free Europe
Nigeria: New oil law fuels tensions in the Niger Delta – Africa News
Libya told to kick out foreign fighters, mercenaries – Africa News
Australia’s Principles of War: A Review – Grounded Curiosity
Artificial Intelligence Primer: Time to understand AI – Wavell Room
Watch: 9/11, 20 Years Later: 17 Essential Documentaries to Watch – FRONTLINE
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