It’s information operations on steroids in The Small Wars Journal’s: U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: The View From Pyongyang. Taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, Foreign Affairs has an excellent, in a depressing kind of way, online magazine chronicling Who Won the War on Terror? Robert D. Kaplan manages to find the positives of our relative geographical isolation in: Robert D. Kaplan on why America can recover from failures like Afghanistan and Iraq from the Economist. Kaplan’s Revenge of Geography should be mandatory reading by the way. Just in case you did not know, With nothing able to eat them, cane toads are eating each other and so much more in Today’s Daily Dump.
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August 24, 2021
Story Telling and Strategy: How Narrative is Central to Gray Zone Warfare – Modern War Institute
Podcast: AFGHANISTAN: WHERE WAS THE INTEL? – A Better Peace
#Reviewing The Hype Machine – The Strategy Bridge
Migration Crisis in Lithuania: An Opening for Domestic Upheaval – RUSI Commentary
Podcast: Episode 60: Rory Stewart: Failure, and the Villains of the Western Campaign in Afghanistan – Western Way of War
Iran’s New President, Public Opinion, and the Prospects for Negotiations – War on the Rocks
Driving a Wedge Between China and Russia Won’t Work – War on the Rocks
U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: The View From Pyongyang – Small Wars Journal
Subject: Your Request Regarding Possible Incursion into Afghanistan – Small Wars Journal
8/23/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
Afghanistan Aftershocks – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Event: Afghanistan Aftershocks – Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Event: Safeguarding Humanitarian Action in Afghanistan – Friday, August 27, 2021 9:30 am – 10:30 am – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Who Won the War on Terror? – Foreign Affairs
Them and Us: How America Lets Its Enemies Hijack Its Foreign Policy – Foreign Affairs
Imran Khan- the Taliban have broken the shackles of slavery – Times of India
Taliban may have biometric data of US military aides – Asia Times
Japan’s F-X ‘Godzilla’ fighter is taking shape – Asia Times
Live Updates: Taliban Block Afghans’ Access to Kabul Airport – The New York Times
Saudis Sign Military Cooperation Agreement With Russia – Radio Free Europe
Armenian PM Says Almost 3,800 Soldiers Killed In War With Azerbaijan – Radio Free Europe
Afghanistan Braces for a Brain Drain – Foreign Policy
Taiwan Isn’t Afghanistan, Whatever Beijing Says – Foreign Policy
The Middle East Is Becoming Literally Uninhabitable – Foreign Policy
Escape From Afghanistan – The Atlantic
We need to talk about RAF Air Transport – Wavell Room
The David Kilcullen Interview: An Afghan and Iraq War Retrospective – Grounded Curiosity
Russia Accuses U.S. of Forcing Afghans on Central Asia – The Moscow Times
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