posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 10:02 AM
Mods, move as needed. This seemed the best fit for the value, reference and importance of what the resource contains, relevant to the subjects this
forum is dedicated to.
I've been holding this for a awhile as a source I was trying to figure out a way to best make use of some data from. It isn't really fair to hold
back something with so much to offer though, so I'm throwing it out there now.
Institute for the Study of War
As near as I've been able to determine by reading a great deal of what they have published now? They do as much of their own analysis as they cover
the work of others. Those others, being carefully selected and sourced, for another reason I feel comfortable sharing this with everyone. Not
everything is 100% spot-on, but then is it from the billion dollar agencies either? (See CIA reference before the first Korean war for the example of
Our current crisis is
and this is the link I've been reading and looking at neighborhood level detail of control
across Damascus and other areas of Syria at (That link and resources linked off from it). They also show regular updates to strike areas from both
ground and air force attacks from Assad or ground from the FSA, as fits.
It's a wealth of info for perspective the Media see themselves, but don't have the room or think we have the interest to actually see as well. Maybe
others don't...and that's fine. This is one of those places where quick reads across headlines aren't near as valuable as reading the full material
behind them, and fair warming, that's an investment of time....concise being a relative term as used below.
** A Personal Note
I have no affiliation with that site and hadn't even heard of them until recently. What had drawn my interest for value and worth is a good number of
their PDF publications covering in very concise language, what I've read in deeply buried and loooooong...bored to tears type BORING....government
analysis papers or congressional reports. (The kind of reports you feel like you mentally gave birth after finding something worthwhile in.)
I hope this is as helpful for getting an overall picture of events in a few different areas for others...as it has been for me. They have areas
dealing with hot spots all over.
Enjoy and if you have time today, there are worse places to spend it for News/Info junkies. It's not Stratfor...but then, nothing really will be what
they once were. This one is also free. lol...