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Soft Subversion and Palestinian Statehood

August 31, 2011

The study of asymmetric warfare has become a favored topic at war colleges and security conferences that analyze the fighting tactics of groups like Hezbollah and Iran’s Quds Force, whose purpose is to export an Islamic “revolution” to foreign countries. But what receives less scrutiny is the far more effective “soft subversion” perpetrated by dysfunctional […]

Border Security and the Terrorist Threat

August 31, 2010

On October 14, 2010, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a provocative trip to Bint Jbeil, a strategic city about two and a half miles from Lebanon’s southern border with Israel. Called “the capital of resistance” by Hezbollah and its supporters, Bint Jbeil was the hub for Hezbollah terrorist actions during the 18 years that Israel […]

Preclusionary Engagement

May 31, 2010

Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator, known to modernity simply as Fabius, served as a Roman general during the second century BC. He remains relevant today for the indirect, delaying tactic he advocated and utilized successfully against Hannibal’s forces in the Second Punic War. His unorthodox method was considered cowardly at the time and several upstart […]