• War Studies: Naval Diplomacy… What Navies Do.

    June 28, 2020 by

    “Naval diplomacy is about what navies actually do, rather than what they train for.” – Kevin Rowlands Naval diplomacy, a maritime, non-violent state’s activity that pursuits the national interest; an old practice, even observed by Thucydides’ when accounting of the power of the Athenian Fleet when it was deployed to impress members of the League of Delos,… Read more

  • Book review: Counterinsurgency, by David Kilcullen, 2010.

    June 24, 2020 by

    “Insurgents tend to ride and manipulate a social wave of grievances, often legitimate ones, and they draw their fighting power from their connection to a mass base. This mass base is largely undetectable to counterinsurgents, since it lies below the surface and engages in no armed activity” – David Kilcullen, Counterinsurgency D. Kilcullen’s book (2010) can well… Read more

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