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Disappearing the Dead: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a ?New Warfare?

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Disappearing the Dead: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a ?New Warfare?. Examines the Pentagon?s treatment of the civilian casualty issue in the Iraq and Afghan wars, reviews the "spin" and "news frames" used by defense officials to shape the public debate over casualties, and critiques the concept of a "precision warfare" as misleading. Case studies include the Baghdad bombing campaign. An appendix provides a comprehensive Guide to Surveys and Reporting on Casualties in the Afghan and Iraq Wars. By Carl Conetta.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.


Saving General Shinseki: on the future of wheeled armor

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Saving General Shinseki: on the future of wheeled armor by Lutz Unterseher presents the argument for and specifications of a new 'hybrid' combat vehicle featuring: considerable, versatile firepower (kinetic energy and fragmentation) without the weight penalty of a main gun system; about half the weight of an Abrams - only half the surface area; a high degree of crew protection; better strategic mobility; superior operational mobility; and acceptable tactical mobility.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.


Selected Major Terrorist Incidents Worldwide since the conclusion of Operation Enduring Freedom

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Selected Major Terrorist Incidents Worldwide since the conclusion of Operation Enduring Freedom. Coverage includes incidents possibly related to Al Qaeda and involving five or more fatalities -- except those occurring in Iraq, Kashmir, Israel, the West Bank, and Russia. Although the excluded areas undoubtedly involve some incidents linked to Al Qaeda, these are excluded because Al Qaeda?s overall role in these areas is probably not a major factor in the current level of activity. In total, more than 700 were killed and 2,000 were injured in these selected incidents. By Carl Conetta and Melissa Murphy.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.