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HMS Repulse in the 1920s
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Look to the Brits for the Keys to a Successful Offset Strategy

17 Dec 2014 Security Watch

What can the US learn from the way Great Britain managed its relative global decline? The answer, according to Steven Wills, is that by undertaking a similarly aggressive self-assessment of its strategic goals and capabilities, Washington will discover that it can still protect its global interests. More on «Look to the Brits for the Keys to a Successful Offset Strategy»


The Red Shirt Protest, courtesy of Takeaway
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A Coup Ordained? Thailand’s Prospects for Stability

17 Dec 2014 Security Watch

Thailand’s long-term political future remains unclear. What’s needed, say our partners at Crisis Group is 1) a national dialogue on the country’s political future; 2) a shared understanding of what democracy entails; and 3) branches of government that are able to protect the interests of all Thai citizens. More on «A Coup Ordained? Thailand’s Prospects for Stability»


AGM 65 Maverick Missile Loaded on an FA18 Hornet
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Welcome to the Post-Precision World

17 Dec 2014 Security Watch

Precision-guided munitions are accurate but they don’t necessarily make militaries more discriminate. As Irvin Oliver sees it, this means land power – and the human agency that it involves – must remain an essential feature in the use of force. More on «Welcome to the Post-Precision World»