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Apocalypse soon

Accessing the media nowadays risks plunging into a sea of grime and gloom. At this stage in human history there appears to be so much to go wrong.  But this is true of any age.  The feeling has been personified … Continue reading

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Three courses of action

Can anyone help me trace a quotation? One of my favourite ones is the dictum of Field Marshall Count Helmuth von Moltke: “In war you will generally find that the enemy has at any time three courses of action open … Continue reading

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Why Afghanistan?

Whatever the true reasons for the war in Afghanistan, NATO leaders’ official line is that to lose there would be to place the rest of the world in danger. As President Obama has recently put it, “this mission is fundamental … Continue reading

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