Category Archives: Military planning

Battle of the FOBS- Boko Haram ISWAPs 2018 Rainy Season Offensive (2)

In the previous instalment the author concluded that Boko Haram ISWAP has been conducting a successful campaign of spoiling attacks to prevent friendly forces from dominating Northern Borno and Yobe States with FOBs in order to forestall a friendly dry … Continue reading

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Defence and Security in an Election Year: Nigeria’s Security Environment

With less than a year to go before Nigeria’s general elections, it is pertinent to think about the defence and security issues that should be troubling the Federations leadership. As the most populous African nation and the continents biggest economy … Continue reading

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Thai Cave Rescue: Operational Lessons and Principles

Like most of the world the author has been fascinated by the exhilarating rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave complex in a mountain in Thailand. There are several key factors of the operation … Continue reading

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