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Operation Felix: the Planned Nazi Invasion of Gibraltar

Operation Felix and the Gibraltar’s Strategic Importance Operation Felix took place in 1941. It is no surprise that Gibraltar is in the eye of the most powerful people. Located in the Iberian Peninsula, a 6.7 km2 territory, it is the…

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The Great Toyota War: Birthplace of the Technical

The Great Toyota War was the birthplace of the “technical” – light-weight Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser variants that are used in underdeveloped countries for troop transport and combat. In 480 BC, the Battle of Thermopylae took place in Greece….

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Plausible Deniability: Hezbollah in South America

Plausible deniability is the ability of people, typically senior officials in a formal or informal chain of command, to deny knowledge of or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by others in an organizational hierarchy because of a lack or…

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The Plague of Climate Change in East Africa

In recent months, floods and landslides sparked by climate change have killed at least 280, and impacted an estimated 2.5 to 3 million people in the East Africa region. This comes amid an already disastrous food crisis in the region…

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Lessons from a Home Grown Peace Plan by Awatche’s People in C.A.R

This article attempts to examine an aspect of drought’s impact. Pastureland and water are in short supply. This has increased the competition between herders who need it to feed their cattle and farmers who depend on it for survival. The…

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British Military Playing Catch-up on Sub-Threshold Conflict

The British Military and Government are attempting to catch up to Russia and Hybrid Warfare Tactics, but a significant gap still exists. While this gap is being closed, Russia is operating with an advantage and has gained a strategic edge….

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AMLO’s New Plan for Security in Mexico

On 1 Jul 2018, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or AMLO as he is known in Mexico, won the presidency by a landslide. The two-time presidential candidate and former mayor of Mexico City campaigned on a new approach to the country’s…

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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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