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Gary Brecher

Gary Brecher is the War Nerd.

  1. The War Nerd: OK, Who Rocketed?

    A funny thing happened on the Golan Heights.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the War desk

  2. The War Nerd: Don’t be fooled -- Turkey is attacking the Kurds

    You might be cheering for the Turkish Air Force, which has reportedly finally decided to strike Islamic State targets in Syria. Don’t believe it.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the The War Nerd desk

  3. The War Nerd: How many soldiers does Hezbollah actually have?

    The US and Israel want to exaggerate the power of Hezbollah’s rockets, while blacking out what really scares them.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the War desk

  4. The War Nerd: The YPG’s new problem against Islamic State is... Victory

    IS had the chance to make a Hezbollah-type stand along Highway 6. They skeedaddled.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the The War Nerd desk

  5. The War Nerd: A Glorious Victory, For Once!

    You’ve probably heard by now that the Syrian Kurds have taken Tal Abyad, the key border town due north of Islamic State’s capital, Raqqa.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the War desk

  6. The War Nerd: Scuds & Patriots -- The armies of this age are weird

    It’s a headline too good to resist: “Yemen Crisis: Saudi Arabia ‘Shoots Down’ Scud Missile.”

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the War desk

  7. The War Nerd: Doing the math on Alawite casualty numbers

    The Sunday Telegraph said recently that Assad’s Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will collapse soon, because one-third of Syrian Alawite “males of military age” have already died fighting the Sunni. Lack of manpower, the theory goes, will doom the Alawites.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the War desk

  8. The War Nerd: Escape from East Timor (Part Two)

    [Continued from Escape from East Timor: Part One]

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the War desk

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