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For a while, expeditionary warfare has been a taboo in Bundeswehr. The setting up of Bundeswehr, some 55 years ago, strictly controlled by the Western allies, was intended to beef up the Atlantic Alliance forces against the gigantic Red Army. Bundeswehr, which founding fathers were designated among the former Wehrmacht generals, abandoned the souvenir of… » read more

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Next to come

As I have some posts stored in my computer, I can already unveil those next to come: – German armed forces reform and the idea of expeditionary warfare. -To continue with comprehensive approach, a more generic post on the issue. -Iran, the most compliant adversary when speaking about missile defence. Enjoy your weekend.

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The EU operations in Somalia reveal a complex landscape, as involved in Somalia are two military operations with different commanders, both referring, I suppose, to the EU military staff, a multitude of programs, NGOs, organizations in charge of the civilian side and getting money from the EU. By the way and because of the ongoing… » read more

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I have just finished reading a long article expressing a harsh criticism of European construction. My overall impression is that I hope the author, Mr Robert Crowcroft is wrong, but his arguments mostly hit the bull’s eye. I really encourage you to read this post at the following address: http://www.defenceviewpoints.co.uk/articles-analysis/fear-honour-and-interest-the-fragility-of-european-stability-part-1 and then, for the part… » read more

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The German Institute for International and Security affairs has recently issued a very interesting study on piracy and maritime security. I hope you speak German as this document is available only in this language; if so, I strongly recommend you to read it. After having read it thoroughly, I went to the website of the… » read more

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