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US LCS 3 at Sea Trials, courtesy of Naval Surface Warriors
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The LCS and SSC Survivability Dilemma

26 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Is the United States’ littoral combatant ship (LCS) and follow-on small surface combatant (SSC) more survivable than larger combat vessels? Not according to Steven Wills. That’s because these vessels’ ‘operational profiles’ are defined more by weight limitations than anything else. More on «The LCS and SSC Survivability Dilemma»


Mapping Global Trends, courtesy of Climate Changem Agriculture and Food Security
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Annual Forecast 2015 – the View from Stratfor

26 Jan 2015 Security Watch

An oversupplied oil market, the relative decline of Europe and China, and Russia’s confrontation with the West dominate Stratfor’s predictions for the year ahead. But that’s not all. Find out here how the globe’s economic, political and security trends might evolve during 2015. More on «Annual Forecast 2015 – the View from Stratfor»


Guns and rocket launcher
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Is the Concept of Terrorism Still Useful?

23 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Jarrod Hayes argues that there is nothing analytically distinctive about the tactics, perpetrators and psychology of ‘terrorism.’ As a result, he thinks scholars and policymakers should stop using the term, particularly since it tends to undermine our efforts to tackle political violence. More on «Is the Concept of Terrorism Still Useful?»