Yesterday’s Daily Dump focused on a region that in some ways has been neglected during the war on terror and today’s will be no different as The Center for Strategic and International Studies asks the question, Is Latin America Important to China’s Foreign Policy? If you care about Conflict in the Grey Zone, Great Power Competition, Political Warfare or Competition Below the Threshold, whatever you want to call it, Latin America matters. Interestingly, near the end of the latest Net Assessment Podcast, Did Anyone Win the ‘Global War on Terror’? they make the point that prior to 9/11 this was going to be a focus of the Bush Administration. Meanwhile, back in Afghanistan, the Royal United Services Institute writes: The Lessons Not Learned: Afghanistan After the Fall of Panjshir. If you like reading about tactics, this article is for you. And if you think this loss didn’t have consequences, Reuters covers that with, Brother of Afghan opposition figure executed by Taliban, family says. And for something different, how about Ars Technica’s: Rocket Report: Next Falcon Heavy launch date set, Soyuz 5 engines clear tests which provides a rundown of the latest news and information. All of this and more in Today’s Daily Dump.
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September 10, 2021
Podcast: Did Anyone Win the ‘Global War on Terror’? – Net Assessment
Back to the Future: Rediscovering Operational Art in an Era of Great Power Competition – Modern War Institute
Podcast: Ambush in a Restive Valley – The Spear
Michelangelos of Strategy: Linguistic Chisels, Sculptural Forms, and the Art of Strategy – The Strategy Bridge
The Lessons Not Learned: Afghanistan After the Fall of Panjshir – Royal United Services Institute
The British and 9/11: So Near and Yet So Far – Royal United Services Institute
Podcast: Episode 63: John Spencer: Urban Warfare as the Great Leveller – Western Way of War
Analysis: The Islamic State’s expansion into Congo’s Ituri Province – Long War Journal
Reflections on 9/11 Twenty Years After – War on the Rocks
9/11 in Islamabad: The First 72 Hours – War on the Rocks
Russian Rear Area Operations and the Resistance Operating Concept – Small Wars Journal
The Forensic Crisis in Mexico – Small Wars Journal
9/9/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
Navigating Social Media – The Civil Affairs Association
Is Latin America Important to China’s Foreign Policy? – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Civics at Work: Constitution Day Training for Federal Employees – Center for Strategic and International Studies
What has the state of siege in eastern DRC achieved? – Institute for Security Studies
CNAS Responds: American Security, Two Decades After 9/11 – Center for a New American Security
Podcast: Iraqis fear worse chaos amid waning US presence, says Bilal Wahab – Al Monitor
How Students in 12 Countries Are Taught About 9/11 – The New York Times
Taliban Violence Against Protestors / Journalist Rising: The Latest RFE – Radio Free Europe
Tigray forces accused of mass killing – Africa News
Pakistan Is an Arsonist That Wants You to Think It’s a Firefighter – Foreign Policy
Is Lithuania the West’s First Line of Defense? – Foreign Policy
Russia, Belarus Launch Massive Military Drills as NATO Watches – The Moscow Times
The Biden Doctrine Should Start with Ukraine – The United States Institute of Peace
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