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Ceuta and Melilla: Spain’s Overseas Territories in Morocco Disputed?

Political polarization in Spain has led to divisive comments which likely disrupt the status quo in Ceuta and Melilla. Despite president El Othmani placing both regions under the spotlight following the confrontations in Western Sahara, tensions over their sovereignty status…

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Moroccan Influence: Expansion and Regional Presence

Summary: Morocco faces an environment of potential growth and almost certain threats. The conflict in the Western Sahara coincides with cooperation agreements between Morocco, the US and Israel. Spain and the EU continue to be pressured through unconventional means with…

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BOEL: Spanish Legion’s Elite

Despite the integration of the Legion amongst normal infantry units, a special forces unit commonly referred to as ‘BOEL’ acts as the Spanish Legion’s Elite forces. The Spanish Legion, originally the ‘Foreign Legion’, was established as a Rapid Reaction Force…

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Operation Anthropoid: A Semi-Improvised Assassination

Despite training, practice and resources, paramilitary operations are affected by time constraints as well as operational limitations and losses. In World War 2, attempted assassinations like ‘Operation Valkyrie’ remain visible due to the target and the nature of a targeted…

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Confidential

White Hats: Ethical Hacking in Practice

White Hats are security professionals in high demand. Ethical Hackers draw on a large range of skills and knowledge to enhance cybersecurity.

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The Safari Club

The Safari Club would have likely never existed had it not been for the ideas of Karl Marx. “Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow…

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Native American WW2 Veteran part of the Navaho Code Talker
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Native Americans in World Wars: Bravery and Sacrifice

Native Americans fought in foreign world wars because they wanted to belong. All humans want to belong. It’s an objective reality, and a universal desire of our species.    Belonging comes in many forms. Some forms align vertically, with a…

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Taskforce Takuba
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Task Force Takuba: European Special Forces in the Sahel

Importance of Task Force Takuba Task Force Takuba (TFT) is an example of the new geopolitical scenario relevant to European states. Takuba increases the share of a military burden against insurgents in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. France continues to…

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Ashraf Marwan
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The Angel: No Perfect Spy, No Double Agent

Of HUMINT and Ashraf Marwan There is a current argument as to the relevance of HUMINT, or Human Intelligence, in today’s world. The recent appearance of US Navy personnel attempting to provide information to a foreign service regarding Virginia-class submarines…

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