India Armed Forces Officer: A Breed Apart

By Lt. Gen A K Singh
Source: Centre for Landwarfare Studies
June 9, 2017

Of late the Indian Army has been in the news more than what is desirable. Whilst some focus on important issues is to be expected in todays transparent world, some of the issues taken up by overenthusiastic TV channels and anchors have left us all perplexed.

The armed forces are composed of essentially two elements : Human & Material resources, each having many related facets. This article will focus on, what in my opinion, remains the most important and critical to the well being and effectiveness of the organization- “ The Leadership”.

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Trump's Sword Dance Sets Off the War of the Wahhabis

Source: By Pepe Escobar, Global Research

Sputnik, June 7, 2017

US President Donald Trump could not possibly have predicted the game-changing after-effects of his triumphal sword dance in Riyadh.

Or could he?
The fact is the House of Saud went amok, in a flash, going after Qatar and bombing from the inside that glorious Arab NATO project – call it NATOGCC — sworn with pomp over a glowing orb.

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Serbia and the Balkans Wars: The Future Belongs to Those Who Do Not Surrender

Source: Global Research, June 03, 2017
By Milos Kovic

How accurate is the theory that there are tragic events of exceptional strength that really shape the identity of a nation? How is this happening and what if we do not learn a lesson out of those experiences?

– The prominent French writer Renan wrote in his lecture “What is a Nation?” that people are often connected by memories of shared suffering, and Serbs are no exception. Today, when Yugoslavia is no more, there is no reason why Jasenovac should not be brought back to the center of the Serbian identity, just like the Jews did with Auschwitz.

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The Real Story of Zbigniew Brzezinski That the Media Isn’t Telling

By Darius Shahtahmasebi
Global Research, June 02, 2017
Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, died Friday at a hospital in Virginia at the age of 89. Though the New York Times acknowledged that the former government advisor was a “hawkish strategic theorist,” misrepresenting his legacy as one of otherwise infinite positivity may not be as easy as the establishment might like to think.

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The Human Shield and the Ethics of Non-International Armed Conflict (NIAC) - 1

By Ghansyam Katoch
Source: Centre for Landwarfare Studies,

May 29, 2017
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) represents a balance between military necessity and humanitarian considerations in the context of conflict.[ii] The value of human life which ranks high in the ethics of any religion or school of philosophy, represents the imperative during conflict to alleviate suffering and save lives, and also to treat each individualhumanely and respectfully. In practice military necessity is the justification of measures necessary to achieve a military goal.  Legally and ethically, even military necessity should comply with IHL.

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Tracing the History of the Partitioning of Iraq

By Rayyan Dabbous, Global Research
Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca

Dividing Iraq – From Op-Eds, To News, To Truth

Readers of newspapers in 2017 might not remember a time in which they haven’t read about an ongoing war in Iraq – the Iran-Iraq war persisted throughout the 80s, Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the Gulf War, and ongoing US bombings reigned throughout the 90s, and the US intervention and the Iraqi civil war that followed ran throughout the first decade of the new millennia.

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