Category Archives: COIN / CT / CRW

French Lessons From Mali: Support Together, Fight Alone

This article was originally published on – copyright 2013 Breaking Media, Inc.   Murielle Delaporte, a respected French military analyst, was embedded with French forces in Mali for 10 days in late April and offers this early look at … Continue reading

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Friday Foto

This photo taken March 8, 2013 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French soldiers patrolling in the Mettatai region in northern Mali. France’s Presidential office on Saturday March 23 2013 said that DNA testing has shown that … Continue reading

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Operation Serval – French intervention in Mali

I predict that we’re going to be seeing a lot more in the news about Western military, especially counter-insurgency, operations in Africa in the months ahead – as this continent appears most definitely to be the next front in the … Continue reading

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Bayonet Charge Foils Enemy Ambush

We featured this modern-day “They don’t like it up ‘em!” Corporal Jones on our Facebook page a few days ago, now here’s the full story from the Ministry of Defence, Defence News… A soldier who led a bayonet charge over … Continue reading

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RAF Force Protection Wing defends Camp Bastion during Taliban attack

Members of No 5 RAF Force Protection Wing, working alongside the US Marine Corps (USMC), have spoken about quickly regaining control of Camp Bastion Airfield following an insurgent attack on Friday 14 September, killing 14 and capturing one of the … Continue reading

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