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South Korean Marines participate in a mock amphibious landing exercise.
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Personal Theories of Power: Joint Action

31 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Why is joint action so important to conducting and terminating wars? Rich Ganske thinks it boils down to its ability to blend sequential and cumulative strategies together, and thereby achieve national-level objectives. More on «Personal Theories of Power: Joint Action»


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Shinzo Abe’s Balancing Act with Russia

31 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Will the specter of diplomatic isolation and a desire to contain China’s regional influence spur Russia to meet Japan’s energy needs? Not until they resolve their dispute over the Kuril Islands, writes John Hemmings. More on «Shinzo Abe’s Balancing Act with Russia»


NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg during a press conference.

Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?

30 Oct 2014 Security Watch

NATO has been trying to reinvent itself for years now. So, is it finally ready to operate in a world of multi-domain violence and warfare? We still have to wait and see, says Paul Ingram. However, the Wales Summit and the appointment of a new secretary general are providing the Alliance with at least the veneer of new-found self-confidence. More on «Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?»