“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
“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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