Russia (Sputnik) – The Syrian campaign proved to be a test of Russian military capability. One combat system which received a lot of attention was Russia’s Ratnik future infantry combat system. Recently the system was put to further tests, according to…
A new kind of warfare: how urban spaces are becoming the new battlefield, where the distinction between intelligence and military, and war and peace is becoming more and more problematic.
In the late 18th century the institutional building of the so called panopticon, was designed by British Jeremy Bentham. The aim was to obtain “power of mind over mind”. Since its design the panopticon has served as an inspiration for the construction of prisons since it allows for people to be observed without their knowing whether or not they are being observed. The constant uncertainty of being under surveillance serves as a behaviour changer.
US officials recently tipped journalists off to a new Pentagon-sponsored Syrian rebel training program. Modeled after an earlier failed project, this new program plans to train dozens of fighters to push back against ISIS. It’s activation comes as US clandestine operations escalate, troop numbers grow, and the surrounding fighting intensifies beyond proportion.