COMBATING TERRORISM EXCHANGE

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The Combating Terrorism Exchange staff are happy to bring you the May 2014 issue of CTX.

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Leadership in Afghanistan: Three Takes Part 1

Part One: Little Norway in Big America: Soft Leadership on the Modern Battlefield

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Leadership in Afghanistan: Three Takes Part 2

Part Two: The PRT Kunduz: An Unsuccessful Command Structure 

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Leadership in Afghanistan: Three Takes

Part Three: The Misunderstood Strategic Purpose of SOTF in Afghanistan

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The Indian Mujahideen: The New Face of Jihadist Consolidation

On 29 February 2000, a one-page note, scribbled on a piece of paper, arrived at a newspaper office in Hyderabad, in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The “Indian Muslim Mohammadi Mujahideen (IMMM)has been formed,” it announced. According to ...

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An Interview with Nir Maman: Founder and Chief Instructor, Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga

Nir Maman served in one of the most elite units in the Israeli Special Forces: the Central Command Counter-Terror Unit (CTU) and the Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School (CTSO). ...

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Drones: A Challenge to the Professional Military Ethic

The military use of drones receives significant public attention, particularly regarding their technological advantages and combat superiority. While the many advantages of this new military technology are important for modern combat and other operations, the use of drones ...

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CTAP INTERVIEW

This interview is taken from the collection of the Combating Terrorism Archive Project (CTAP).1 On 13 November 2013, CTAP co-director Leo Blanken spoke with an Afghan Special Forces officer, who asked to remain anonymous. ...

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ETHICS AND INSIGHTS

I have been thinking lately about mercy and the limitations we put on who can render it and who can receive it, and whether those limitations can ever be morally justified. Mercy, I’m discovering, has become a complicated subject, particularly in armed conflict. But should it be? Consider, for example, the two cases I describe here. ...

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THE WRITTEN WORD

I have been thinking lately about mercy and the limitations we put on who can render it and who can receive it, and whether those limitations can ever be morally justified. Mercy, I’m discovering, has become a complicated subject, particularly in armed conflict. But should it be? Consider, for example, the two cases I describe here. ...

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THE MOVING IMAGE

American Suicide Bomber: There is a distinction to be made between the WWII-WWII movie, that is, a movie about World War II made during the war, and the postwar WWII movie. In the WWII-WWII movie, the characters in the film ... 

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This journal is not an official DoD publication. The views expressed or implied within are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any governmental or nongovernmental organization or agency of the United States of America or any other country.

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EDITORIAL STAFF

  • ELIZABETH SKINNER Managing Editor
  • LAYOUT AND DESIGN Graduate Education Advancement Center, Naval Postgraduate School

EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD

  • VICTOR ASAL, University of Albany SUNY
  • CHRIS HARMON, Marine Corps University
  • TROELS HENNINGSEN, Royal Danish Defense College
  • PETER MCCABE, Joint Special Operations University
  • IAN C. RICE, US Army
  • ANNA SIMONS, Naval Postgraduate School
  • SHYAMSUNDER TEKWANI, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • CRAIG WHITESIDE, Naval War College