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August 13, 2021
LEADERSHIP IS NOT A BUZZWORD – WAR ROOM
After lengthy siege, Lashkar Gah is taken by the Taliban – Long War Journal
Kandahar City falls to the Taliban – Long War Journal
Taliban overrun Herat City, Qala-i-Naw – Long War Journal
Ghazni City falls to the Taliban – Long War Journal
Syria, Airpower, and the Future of Great-Power War – War on the Rocks
8/12/2021 National Security And Korean News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal
Podcast: Mexico, a Complement or an Inhibitor of North American Competitiveness? – Mexico Matters
The Biden-Harris Strategy on the Root Causes of Migration (and Fragility) in Central America – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Humanitarian Suspensions and the Politicization of Aid in Ethiopia – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Biden Delivers on Trump’s Afghan Exit as the Taliban Surges – Bloomberg Politics
Watch: #BruteCast – Col Sönke Marahrens – The Landing
A Saigon moment looms in Kabul – Asia Times
Mixed military messaging in South China Sea – Asia Times
Ghani out of options as Taliban neutralizes warlords – Asia Times
Reckoning with Xi’s new Great Wall of China – Asia Times
Could the Taliban Take Over Afghanistan? Here’s What We Know. – The New York Times
When The Wall Went Up: Berlin 1961 – Radio Free Europe
The West Prepares for the Fall of Kabul – Foreign Policy
How Did Things Go So Bad So Fast in Afghanistan? – Foreign Policy
Climate Change and Defence: Are we ready for its impact? – Wavell Room
What Went Wrong: Two New Books Get It Right on Afghanistan – Just Security
Can the Taliban Be Stopped? Three Scenarios for What’s Next in Afghanistan – United States Institute of Peace
What’s Next for Tunisia’s Transition? – United States Institute of Peace
The Story of the SR-71 Blackbird – Popular Mechanics
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