Yearly Recap: Happy Holidays from all of us at DefRep
20 December 2015 – Canada, Finland, the US and the UK
From everyone at the DefenceReport team, we wish you all season’s greetings and happy holidays. The DefenceReport staff will be taking a break until January 4th and on that week we will bring you a list of stories that you should keep your eye on throughout 2016.
We would like to thank each and every on of our readers. We know that many of our readers have probably noticed that this year has had its ups and downs for DefenceReport. We were hacked by a Russian IP address earlier this year and were down for many months. We are still attempting to upload the previously published content. It has been a heavy slog. Of course, the DefenceReport team have been busy with other endeavours.
One large project, of course, Stewart Webb‘s editing of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War with Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, which is available here through Taylor and Francis’ CRC Press. The book examines global insurgent movements, their rise, fall and impact in a country or region and has several chapters contributed from DefenceReport team members. It may please our readers to know that the book has been received well and that the DefenceReport team is also involved in writing and editing three additional books. The subject matter, of course, will be kept secret until close to publication dates.
In early January, Stewart Webb published an article in the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism Review entitled: Improvements Required for Operational and Tactical Intelligence Sharing in NATO. The DefenceReport team will be continuing to publish scholarly articles in other publications in 2016 as well. This year, DefenceReport started its Analysis section and we are committed to publish as much as we can here, but also submit lengthier pieces to other publications on important topics. Naturally, we will link our external articles on DefenceReport in the form of an op-ed brief for our readers.
Which then, of course, brings us to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and for the very seldom that use Google+ we encourage our readers to follow via these social media sites and the reason is simple. There is content on the site that we cannot post, because we only contributed towards it. An example would be when our Associate Editor, Chris Murray, was interviewed in August by al-Arabiya News concerning why the Canadian military was looking into Israel’s Iron Dome radar technology. Stewart Webb has also been a fixture on the CTV National News channel concerning ISIS. Without following along with the DefenceReport team via social media you will miss pieces we publish elsewhere like There’s More in Common with Air Strikes in Iraq and Casual Sex than You’d Think which Stewart Webb wrote for Canada’s most read military magazine, Esprit de Corps. So, we will make the plea and say “follow us through social media and encourage your friends to take a gander at DefenceReport”.
We all wish you the best of luck in 2016.
Stewart Webb Chris Murray Robert Densmore Mark Collinson Timo Mustonen
Editor Associate Editor Owner Staff Journalist Staff Analyst
Feature Photo: “Thanksgiving dinner, c. 1918” – Wikimedia Commons, 2015
Inset Photo: “Cover of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War” – CRC Press, 2015