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Erik Fogg
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Flash Update: Fallujah Liberated
ISIS has been driven completely out of Fallujah, and mop-up operations have begun to clear the highways between Fallujah and Ramadi. But ISIS troops there have nowhere to hide, and the Iraqi Army has the numerical and mechanical advantage. It should take a ...

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Flash Update: ISIS Abandons Far Northwest
Through yesterday, ISIS had been pressing the northwestern Free Syrian Army forces away from Dabiq and into the mountains. Possibly due to the Kurdish advance on Manbij (where ISIS was at risk of leaving their backside totally exposed), they've evacuated ba...

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It's actually looking pretty good on a few fronts.

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Coordinated Summer Offensive Against ISIS
One of the tricky things about hitting ISIS is that they can hit back pretty well while you're mired down in IEDs and sniper fire. ISIS can go on the offensive somewhere if you've concentrated all your troops for a single offensive. Frequently ISIS responds...

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The South China Sea is probably the riskiest region in the world, and we know very little about it. Time to learn.

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Little Rocks, Big Deal: Podcast on the South China Sea
So for those of you wondering what I'm up to in my analysis time, here's the answer: I'm spending most of my effort on working on Something to Consider . We have a podcast called ReConsider , and we just dropped two great episodes on the South China Sea. Th...

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Russia's out of Syria. Very suddenly. Why? What's next? ALL WILL BE REVEALED I MEAN GUESSED HERE.

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Why Putin Pulled Out of Syria
Monday, 3/14: Putin announces sudden pullout of Syria , saying he conveyed it to Assad the day before, saying that Russia had "achieved its objectives." It was a surprise. With Putin's air power, As usual, it was unpredictable. As usual, Americans and the W...
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