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CIVILIAN: NOW THAT’S A NAME I HAVE NOT HEARD IN A LONG TIME – PART 1

Whatever civilian life was like for you before joining the Armed Forces, your military career is bound to have been life-altering. Like me, you might not have been the most organised or disciplined, or in the best physical shape, and joined with an attitude problem; we all quickly found out that a military existence is a whole new world compared to civilian life.

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Proelium Law Weekly PICINTSUM

Proelium Law is proud to launch a series of weekly picture intelligence summaries (PICINTSUMS) for the use of our clients, colleagues and contacts.  Focusing on Iraq/Syria, Libya and Afghanistan/Pakistan these reports will be updated weekly on a Wednesday.

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Barcelona Attack

The vehicle-borne attack in Barcelona on Thursday the 17th August served to highlight the ongoing vulnerability of urban centres to this terrorist tactic. The Las Ramblas attack, which killed 13 and injured over 100, is only the latest in a string of vehicle-based attacks in Europe, and came only shortly after a far-right extremist carried out a similar attack in Charlottesville on Saturday August 12th, killing one.

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Sayf al-Islam Gaddafi

In a surprising turn of events, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was released from prison on the 9th of June. Often seen as the heir-apparent to his father’s rule, as well as the public face of the regime in the west, Saif al-Islam has been held by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, one of the many groups who make up the Zintan Brigades, since 2011.

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Done More – Been More

Veterans getting a foot in the door of employment may require the overcoming of negative perceptions. Even once inside, Veterans face unique challenges that can set them apart from their civilian colleagues and could even limit their careers.

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General Data Protection Regulation

In order to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) was approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. The EU GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is perceived as the “most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years”.

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South Sudan Army

A UN investigation has accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) of committing mass atrocities, killing at least 114 civilians in the area of the town of Yei between June 2016 year and January 2017.

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REORG!

When I left the Army, I was often asked, “How was your transition to civvy street?” assuming it was difficult. It was not, although it did contain some negative aspects and in turn, they became part of the experience that carried me forward in life.

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Drone Warfare and Gender

In his previous blogs for Proelium Law LLP, Barry Harris describes the asymmetry that drone warfare produces in fighting unfairly. This blog continues the discussion by looking at the ethical asymmetry in deciding to go to war and in using lethal force, as well as the disruption of traditional gender symmetries in combat.

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Where do Veterans work?

The UK’s servicemen and women operate in a highly professional, high-tech dynamic environment. They have acquired the type of skills that employers highly value in this modern digital economy, so where do Veterans work?

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Qatar Crisis

The diplomatic rupture between Qatar and a Saudi-led coalition has now been going on for over a month, with no clear way to resolving the dispute apparent.

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The Plight of the Rohingya

On March 16th, the European Union called upon the United Nations to urgently investigate claims of torture, rape and extra-judicial killings alleged to have been carried out by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya Muslim minority in that country. 

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Heed the Call

You took the Queens shilling, the bugle sounded, and you reported. Back in Civvy Street, now who is calling, how do you answer that call, and what are the hidden obstacles?

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Back in the Office on Monday

“I was in the desert on Thursday and was back to work on Sunday,” said a Reservist, speaking about his return from Iraq. After active service, many Reservists then return to their civilian jobs within days.

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What else do you consider when choosing that job?

So, you have gotten over that awkward feeling of self-promotion, and you are marketing yourself globally on Linkedin or Xing. You have also produced a great CV, and have been sending it out far and wide. Job offers are coming in, how do you choose which one to take?

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Drones as a threat

In this second of two blogs, Barry Harris, senior advisor to Proelium Law LLP and commercial Drone expert, gives an introduction to this new asymmetric threat.

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Iran and The West

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran was adopted on 18 October 2015 and implemented on 16 January 2016. The JCPOA, or ‘nuclear deal’, has been seen as a stabiliser in relationships between Iran and Western countries to “make the world a safer place”. The agreement seems to be broadly working so far, with benefits on both sides.

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5 Minutes Early is On Time

The “5 minutes before parade” thing … yes, still guilty after all these years. How many other Veterans are doing the same? It is a habit born of military service that will carry you well in Civvy Street so do not abandon it.

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German XRW threat in the military highlighted

A Lieutenant in the German military was arrested on April 26th in Hammelburg, Bavaria, for planning and preparing a terrorist attack. The soldier was picked up by the German Federal Criminal Police after a two-month investigation that was initiated after he was discovered attempting to recover a firearm hidden in Vienna airport.

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WCry Ransomware

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Attack of the drones

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The Iraqi Army in Mosul

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Pear Insights

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