Post Tagged with: "Military"

Oliver North: A New Low for the Military-Industrial-Entertainment Network

Oliver North: A New Low for the Military-Industrial-Entertainment Network

American geopolitical entertainment has become brutal. Games play with relish for pro-American killing & bloodlust, morally fig-leafed by patriotism.

The U.S. Navy – Navigating Through a Changing Climate

The U.S. Navy – Navigating Through a Changing Climate

Predicting the range of future challenges is no easy matter, but it is a necessary part of how military organizations prepare, invest in platforms and weapon systems, conduct training, and concentrate their forces.

What to Do? The Climate Security Policy Conundrum

What to Do? The Climate Security Policy Conundrum

One of the dominant themes of this entire literature is that physical exposure is not destiny. Governance and political dynamics are as, if not more, important in explaining whether or not environmental shocks, scarcity, and abundance lead to conflict.

Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations

Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations

Identimetrics adds identity to the operational and strategic context of counterinsurgency, which must be considered when operating in foreign environments and within foreign cultures.

Climate Change and the Military

Climate Change and the Military

While knowledge about the impact of climate change on the role of militaries is scant, planning for a future with climate change has begun.

Climate Change, the Laws of War and the Military

Climate Change, the Laws of War and the Military

The laws of war may need to be amended in order to protect those facilities and components such as forests and flood defences that societies will rely upon in the future to protect us from the impacts of climate change.

To Strike or Not to Strike: What is the Endgame in Iran?

To Strike or Not to Strike: What is the Endgame in Iran?

Amid all the debate over whether to attack Iran, the most important question to ask is whether this policy will keep Iran non-nuclear indefinitely?

Assessing the Risk of Global Climate Change on the Australian Defence Force

Assessing the Risk of Global Climate Change on the Australian Defence Force

While other militaries around the world have taken notice of climate change and are now acting, defence planners and policy elite in Australia are pre-occupied by global power shifts. In confining climate change as a third order issue, they are overlooking major risks.

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

The appearance of social media is less a major change than simply one more development in the long history of propaganda. In focussing on technological changes, governments and their armed forces miss the wider political and social issues.

HTS Redux: A “Halfie” Calls for an Anthropology of the Military

HTS Redux: A “Halfie” Calls for an Anthropology of the Military

If we insist on using our military as a tool of diplomacy then it is essential that cultural training be a core part of the military skill set.

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