Confidential

The Mahari Desert Patrol: An Anachronistic Throwback or Practical Unit?

Le Groupement Territorial Saharien Deep in the South of Tunisia, the Mahari Desert Patrol or “Groupement Territiral Saharien” (GTS), a part of the Tunisian Army, protects the border areas and remote deserts of Tunisia from all who may do Tunisia…

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Confidential

UFOs: A Fringe Conspiracy, or National Security Threat?

UFOs are a cultural phenomenon, and a controversial one at that. For millennia, Unidentified Flying Objects have been the subject of great mystery and speculation. Society often characterizes UFOs as more of a pseudoscience or misinterpretation of reality than a…

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Confidential

Turkey’s Failing Currency: A Reshuffle of Regional Hegemony

Summary: Traditionally, Turkey has been a main regional actor. However, Turkey’s recent economic impediments caused by a diminishing economy nullified operations to increase its scope of influence. As such, Turkey has been forced to make amends and turn foes into…

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NZSAS
Confidential

The New Zealand Special Air Service: Who Dares Wins

The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) is proof that elite Special operations units exist beyond the ones commonly associated with that designator. DEVGRU, Delta Force, SAC, British Special Air Service (SAS): the usual suspects that often come to mind,…

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Israeli Special Forces
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The Israeli Special Forces

The Israeli Special Forces consist of multiple units with alternating operational foci and specializations. As highly specialised units, they operate on domestic, regional, and international levels. Unit specializations come into play underneath these tiers, with some conducting operations to protect…

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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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Confidential

Germany in Namibia: The Herero and Namaqua Genocide

Germany in Namibia? Yes, they have a past in common. To commit an act intending to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group is an act of genocide. Genocide, as a term, is quite…

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NOHED
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NOHED: Iran’s Special Forces

Nohed Key Findings NOHED “airborne special forces” Brigade, established in 1959 as part of the Imperial Iranian Special Forces. US Special Forces during the 1960s before the 1979 Iranian Revolution trained the group. Iran mainly utilised NOHED in the Iran-Iraq…

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Confidential

Nanda Devi: Nuclear Detection in the Himalayas

Nanda Devi: the Folklore Behind The Indian regions of Garhwal and Kumaon are rife with plains and foothills leading up to the Himalayan Mountain range. The glorious mountain is home to some of the tallest peaks on the earth, where…

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Confidential

Ratnik: Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions

Modern warfare Ratnik is not just a force development program, it’s a reaction to a contemporary global trend. In the words of comedian Dave Chappelle, “modern problems require modern solutions”. Warfare is no different, and as new geopolitical threats emerge,…

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