Sunday, May 30, 2010

US Marine 'female engagement teams'

Afghanistan to investigate aid groups for 'spreading Christianity'

Follow-on to an earlier post on the Afghan government asking over 150 NGOs to shut down:

U.N. Official to Ask U.S. to End C.I.A. Drone Strike

An expected outcome: increasingly bad press for civilian controlled drones operating in active combat roles-

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ISAF collaborating with Super Mario?

ISAF seems to be taking the winning of hearts and minds to new levels-

Security Council votes to end UN mission in Chad and Central African Republic

The trend of reducing peacekeeping missions continues:

Monday, May 24, 2010 resource

Not sure who is behind this, but an interesting looking resource nonetheless:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eight U.S. Troops Will Remain in Haiti, Down From 20,000+

Looks like a textbook draw-down of the US support to Haiti- captured well in this quote:

'As Nancy Youssef notes in an excellent piece today for McClatchy, the U.S. military, faced with tightening budgets and a lingering economic crisis, seems to be quietly stepping away from large-scale commitments that require lots of money and manpower. Smarter and smaller seem to be the new watchwords.'

Friday, May 07, 2010

The new bloggers: security contractors

Have to admit this isn't a source that I've been following: