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A classified policy doesn't do much to communicate allied resolve to push back against aggression in space https://t.co/6sCeUVpXSYStudent evaluations at the end of the course provide only incomplete, reactionary data. https://t.co/tatMF58dfGJust don't call it BARPA https://t.co/YSsRF1eZZmThe conventional wisdom in defense budget forecasting is that economic downturns trigger a decline in defense spend… https://t.co/4DKdNpMYdiNATO’s Return to Space @WarOnTheRocks https://t.co/ugPc8poQ2Z
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Retweeted by War on the RocksSince the end of the Cold War, debris has become the main enemy of national security and civilian space operations. https://t.co/iYqZZuKqAU"The America I choose to represent overseas ... is the America that foreign interlocutors have constantly praised t… https://t.co/iSq9AXL93FThe countries backing Haftar are implicated in the barbaric rule of the Kaniyat militia, whether they were aware or… https://t.co/cjOxO73RlyA region of troubled borders https://t.co/wR8nOBKsMCWe've heard a lot about the effect of social media on domestic politics. What about international politics? https://t.co/xQG6Lz2ZiXRegular reader? Consider leveling up. https://t.co/Xh2pCOHXRDHere's what we look for. https://t.co/QvKsYUBCQiWere ISIL to gain ground again, some returnees the authors interviewed might rejoin. https://t.co/8Eb5CaMWrvMost observers of civil-military relations agree that a line was crossed in 2016. Can the damage be undone? https://t.co/Jrp7RNZiI8Reads and listens from the serious to the not so https://t.co/c78VyEpE4HThe deliberate pursuit of instability might make sense against some adversaries but not others. https://t.co/6z7Tg7Z7SMThis week the band is back together https://t.co/4fF3mqgyXVEmotion and memory always play an important role in how citizens decide what government initiatives they will or wi… https://t.co/kWgmcASBRkDon't let political point-scoring and competitive rhetoric obscure the importance of action https://t.co/aO2CaAOEjvNo one can truly win a space war. https://t.co/iYqZZuKqAUA U.S. diplomat looks back at the experiences he didn't want to call racism, and forward to a Foreign Service that… https://t.co/986aqLw7dwLibya's tragedy is far from over and foreign meddlers, including Turkey and Egypt, may grow even more brazen. https://t.co/QUzXqtdKfIWho owns the memories of the Ba'thist party dictatorship? It matters more than you might think. https://t.co/dwbLvWbWyR
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The people in the People's Liberation Army are mostly conscripts serving two-year tours. https://t.co/PbXaw8HPx9"The Ministry of Defence has a large budget, an excellent research and development structure, and a great deal of e… https://t.co/pwEuBZ7rDPElizabeth Threlkeld joins the Warcast to discuss developments along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. https://t.co/wR8nOBKsMCProfessor Sarah Kreps of Cornell University unpacks the ways online shapes the international sphere https://t.co/xQG6LzkAavCome for the political predictions, stay for the charts https://t.co/HcWrWz4Ks0"Enduring interest in living under a caliphate doesn't in itself mean Hamza or other returnees are poised to strap… https://t.co/hAxwGlEIB4When candidates come knocking, retired flag officers need to just say no https://t.co/Jrp7ROgTzGSome of the best natsec books, articles, podcasts, and films to engage your brain and divert your attention from th… https://t.co/EivIoWwwwdVery happy with how this piece turned out for @WarOnTheRocks - there’s a lot to think about when understanding what… https://t.co/qOMzGdc7Ii
Retweeted by War on the RocksWhen tweets replace carefully calibrated signals, and new technology makes disarming strikes more tempting, we've l… https://t.co/0n2p6wnKhzOn this podcast episode: Mike Pompeo's China speech, global COVID trends, and the world-famous Missile Technology C… https://t.co/pa00tHi4a2Three generations of scholars and practitioners with whom Gray worked on both sides of the Atlantic remember him https://t.co/6roFAWENTbRead before submitting. https://t.co/QvKsYUBCQiComplementary articles: @BHL visits Tarhuna mass grave & pens @wsj op-ed about himself https://t.co/5EsU388liFhttps://t.co/rtN5YYbR4s
Retweeted by War on the RocksGlad to join @WarOnTheRocks to discuss the recent Af-Pak border clashes and regional implications. The Durand Line… https://t.co/WPSZdQE6CQ
Retweeted by War on the RocksJoin WOTR today. https://t.co/Xh2pCOHXRDWar isn't an appropriate metaphor for the struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, but one wartime necessity s… https://t.co/hQ3Ij8MGSRThe UK's Intelligence and Security Committee is brutal in dissecting what it sees as an uncoordinated process in Wh… https://t.co/b78xESFFR8The Cold War mentality of matching any and all Soviet capabilities should not be the way the United States responds… https://t.co/lx71jKWjXoTrue power lies with a nation that is capable of self-reflection and corrective action. https://t.co/CUh6o3LVRNEl papel de las #RedesSociales en las Relaciones Internacionales. #podcasts de @WarOnTheRocks https://t.co/SY2i7Al9a9
Retweeted by War on the RocksLibya's civil war is now exacerbated by the presence of other nations on each side, but the fundamental dynamics dr… https://t.co/QOxb6DhlI8Libya's civil war is now exacerbated by the presence of other nations on each side, but the fundamental dynamics dr… https://t.co/ZhT3g03rAAChina attempts to close the gap close between its conscription-style army and the U.S. all-volunteer force https://t.co/PbXaw8HPx9If a British ARPA is to thrive, it needs to be depoliticized--but it's the pet project of the man widely seen as th… https://t.co/7nVr0wbzCqThe frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan remains disputed and hard to defend, and holds the potential for furt… https://t.co/qi3K2TvU63Tune in to the latest Horns of a Dilemma episode https://t.co/xQG6LzkAavAnalysts should avoid assuming that the economic crisis and inflated deficits will lead to cuts in the defense budg… https://t.co/eTSPpYGPCTWhich former fighters pose a risk? Which should be prosecuted or rehabilitated? https://t.co/8Eb5CaMWrvWhen endorsements do emerge in the coming weeks, senior uniformed leaders should not hesitate to publicly condemn t… https://t.co/0oCoOI5VHlPublishing with us starts with following these guidelines https://t.co/QvKsYUBCQiWith your support, we bring you independent analysis from experienced voices. https://t.co/Xh2pCOHXRDA new ep of Bombshell is right here https://t.co/4fF3mpYXzlMake yourself a large quarantini, retreat into a quiet corner if you're lucky enough to have one, and dive in https://t.co/c78VyE83d9The threat of assured retaliation, which may have injected a dose of caution among those considering a preemptive a… https://t.co/MehwQBSa3CUnderstanding America's historical deliberations over national security and individual civil liberties may help us… https://t.co/Xxj58dR3oc6. Cultivate solidarity by defending others https://t.co/aO2CaAOEjvTargeting command and control facilities on the ground could negate adversary space capabilities without creating d… https://t.co/bDfoPT6QtvIn 2020, the U.S. diplomatic corps, regrettably, does not represent the true diversity and talent of the United Sta… https://t.co/wiMDzCsQUFThe violence in Libya has no overall thrust; it obeys ultra-local dynamics. https://t.co/QUzXqtdKfIThe high-tech military equipment China buys and develops gets attention, but the real change to watch is the milita… https://t.co/LtEbNdvoZvThe government should be building on what the United Kingdom does well, not simply transplanting a relic of the ear… https://t.co/0MyrFsJBF5
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New members-only briefing on the Jul 30 cross-border clashes https://t.co/wR8nOBKsMCSarah Kreps talks to @DoyleKHodges about her new book https://t.co/xQG6Lz2ZiXForecasting the defense budget in a second Trump administration, or a Biden presidency https://t.co/HcWrWz4Ks0The story of Hamza, one Turkish citizen who crossed into Syria to fight with jihadist groups, then came back home https://t.co/8Eb5CaMWrvPrecisely because concerns over politicizing the military have been in the news so much, current uniformed leaders… https://t.co/6rZldAcu6lFor your reading, viewing, and listening pleasure https://t.co/c78VyEpE4HThe U.S. nuclear force posture, in fact, seems to be based on the idea that a little instability can go a long way. https://t.co/6z7Tg7Z7SMThe latest roundtable, a set of short essays in conversation with one another, from our sister publication… https://t.co/joHIb5pmGHImportant insights not only for officials trying to get Americans to wear masks, but also for national security pra… https://t.co/221lh4r6clThe skills, policies, attitudes, and strategy adopted today are likely to be needed to face rather more problematic… https://t.co/RaCmYeV6iNThe U.S. military should focus on the development of non-kinetic systems that can disarm adversary satellites witho… https://t.co/3jZrVAtwW0"For America's career diplomats to be truly effective, the story we tell of the United States must be an honest one… https://t.co/lAKTSWEoIIThe years-long rise of the brutal militias that until June controlled the area where mass graves have been found https://t.co/QUzXqtdKfIRead this immensely detailed review of how the PLA recruits and conscripts, trains and promotes, and personnel chan… https://t.co/uF0ayFHeARThe new agency is the brainchild of Boris Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings, known for his eclectic policy interes… https://t.co/xPLeWtUPZ1A decline in defense spending may be in the cards, but not for the reasons you think. https://t.co/HcWrWz4Ks0What caused the recent incident between Afghanistan and Pakistan along their border? https://t.co/wR8nOBKsMCA must read. @JMJalel_H is a research fellow in the Conflict Research Unit of the Clingendael Institute based in Th… https://t.co/IZGGdzbEKs
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Retweeted by War on the RocksHorns up: new podcast content https://t.co/xQG6LzkAavHow can a democratic state best resist Moscow's meddling? https://t.co/aO2CaAOEjvSome things you should worry and learn about https://t.co/c78VyEpE4HThe logic of optimum instability informed U.S. nuclear targeting policy going back to at least the 1970s https://t.co/6z7Tg7Z7SMMembers can comment on and discuss articles, and get Warcast briefings. https://t.co/Xh2pCOHXRDHow do we handle pitches and submissions? Read this. https://t.co/QvKsYUBCQiDistinguished scholars who were influenced by Colin Gray remember the man and the scholar who passed away in Februa… https://t.co/44cGHHsNlcMore responsibility and career options for NCOs are part of China's attempt to reshape its enlisted forces https://t.co/PbXaw8HPx9Just don't call it BARPA https://t.co/YSsRF1eZZmThe conventional wisdom in defense budget forecasting is that economic downturns trigger a decline in defense spend… https://t.co/IhHcyIyQ5CSince the end of the Cold War, debris has become the main enemy of national security and civilian space operations. https://t.co/iYqZZuKqAU"The America I choose to represent overseas ... is the America that foreign interlocutors have constantly praised t… https://t.co/Qcv556P4fiThe countries backing Haftar are implicated in the barbaric rule of the Kaniyat militia, whether they were aware or… https://t.co/S1KerxKEUfRegular reader? Consider leveling up. https://t.co/Xh2pCOHXRDHere's what we look for. https://t.co/QvKsYUBCQi
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