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Lance Crowe

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  • What's an IED and why does it matter?

    What's an IED and why does it matter?

    8 years ago

     An IED is an Improvised Explosive Device.  Well, we use factory made or commercial grade explosive devices all the time.  IEDs often use the same military grade munitions that Coalition forces use, but they Jerry-rig them to detonate differently; perhaps by a command wire and trigger or a...

  • PMESII Analysis Afghanistan June 2010 Information & Infrastructure Analysis

    PMESII Analysis Afghanistan June 2010 Information & Infrastructure Analysis

    4 years ago

    The language barrier is a major obstacle to winning the hearts and minds of noncombatants There is no consistent or dependable mass communication system in Afghanistan and much news travels by word of mouth. The credence given to the information is...

  • PMESII Analysis Afghanistan June 2010:  Political Analysis

    PMESII Analysis Afghanistan June 2010: Political Analysis

    8 years ago

    At present, there are three main issues that affect the political environment of Afghanistan: the recent, abrupt change of command from General McChrystal to General Petraeus, the projected July 2011 troop withdrawal date, President Karzai’s reported communications with Haqqani Network leaders...

  • Good Muslim, Bad Terrorist

    Good Muslim, Bad Terrorist

    22 months ago

    “Why are some Muslims nice people while there are those in Afghanistan in these terrorist groups?” there will always be the outliers at one extreme or the other probably with about 80% caught in the middle. So the answer to the question is that in Afghanistan, the Muslims that attract the...

  • Intelligence Operations in Darfur, Sudan

    Intelligence Operations in Darfur, Sudan

    22 months ago

    The situation in Darfur bears a striking resemblance to the condition in Afghanistan and Pakistan today. There is an ongoing insurgency and there has been Al Qaeda influence over the years. The border is insufficiently patrolled and locals cross it regularly without resistance. While these are...

  • PMESII Analysis:  Darfur, Sudan

    PMESII Analysis: Darfur, Sudan

    22 months ago

    Sudan is an essentially land locked nation surrounded by nine other countries. border region between Sudan and Chad & the Central African Republic, which seems comparable to the FATA in Afghanistan/Pakistan


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