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December, 2016

12/02 - Mad Dog, as in ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis: The Colorful History of a Great American Nickname by The Washington Post
12/06 - Latest Issue of Parameters Now Online by SWJ Editors
12/06 - Democrats Uncertain They’ll Take Shot to Block Gen. Mattis From Trump’s Cabinet by The Wall Street Journal
12/07 - ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’ by The New York Times
12/07 - Does the Pentagon Really Waste $125 Billion on Pencil Pushers? by Mother Jones
12/08 - Trump’s Selection of Third General for Cabinet Fuels Concern About Military Clout by The Washington Post
12/08 - 'Warrior Monk' Mattis a Strong Voice at Defense by USA Today
12/08 - The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper by The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation
12/08 - The U.S. Needs a New Approach to Counterinsurgency. This is What it Can Learn from El Salvador. by The Washington Post
12/09 - Then and Now: Comparing the Flow of Foreign Fighters to AQI and the Islamic State by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
12/09 - Visa Program for Afghan Translators Is Renewed, With New Restrictions by The New York Times
12/09 - Russian Military Draws Lessons From Ukraine and Syria Ops by Foreign Policy
12/09 - A Memo to the Next President on Winning in Afghanistan by War on the Rocks
12/09 - Trump’s Generals, Hardened by War, See Militant Islam, Iran as Dire Dangers by The Washington Post
12/10 - Pentagon Prepares Tougher Options on Fighting Militants to Show Trump Team by The Wall Street Journal
12/10 - A New American Grand Strategy by The Hoover Institution
12/11 - Spotlight Turns to US Forces' Role as IS Fight Continues by Agence France-Presse
12/13 - Rex Tillerson, From a Corporate Oil Sovereign to the State Department by The New Yorker
12/13 - So You Want to Be a Diplomat? CEOs Need Not Apply by The Wall Street Journal
12/14 - Islamic State's 'Battle Ready' Fighters Hit New Low by Voice of America
12/14 - New Law Would Reorganize VOA, Other US Government Broadcasters by Voice of America
12/14 - To Protect Civilians, Pentagon Tightens Rules on Combat by The New York Times
12/16 - Russian Special Forces Seen as Key to Aleppo Victory by The Wall Street Journal
12/16 - Assad’s Lesson From Aleppo: Force Works, With Few Consequences by The New York Times
12/16 - Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Incident in South China Sea by SWJ Editors
12/17 - How to Wage Hybrid War on the Kremlin by Foreign Policy
12/18 - Russia’s Influence Has Risen But Iran is the Real Winner in Aleppo by The Guardian
12/18 - Obama Confronts Complexity of Using a Mighty Cyberarsenal Against Russia by The New York Times
12/18 - Rep. Hunter Warns Army to Back Off Whistle-Blower by USA Today
12/19 - Trump Taps Billionaire West Point Grad for Army Secretary by Stars & Stripes
12/19 - Special Operations Forces in the Gray Zone: An Operational Framework for Employing Special Operations Forces by American Enterprise Institute
12/20 - The Central African Republic: $2.2 Billion Won’t Buy Peace by Marcel Plichta
12/20 - When Air Power Works, And When It Doesn’t by The Washington Post
12/21 - Bugs, Beasts and Things by Keith Nightingale
12/21 - Can Mattis Make Peace Through Technology? by The Washington Post
12/21 - Pentagon Heritage Display Honors Foreign Area Officers by DoD News
12/21 - US-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine On Front Lines by Reuters
12/22 - A New Development in the Fight Against Online Extremism by Georgetown Security Studies Review
12/22 - Colombian Army Counter-Narcotics Brigade Honors US Special Forces by Army News Service
12/22 - Special Operations Forces: Let SOF Be SOF by Center for Strategic & International Studies
12/22 - Rethinking the Threat of Islamic Extremism: The Changes Needed in U.S. Strategy by Center for Strategic & International Studies
12/23 - We Have a Stake in Syria, Yet We Have Done Nothing by The Washington Post
12/23 - Aleppo and American Decline by The Washington Post
12/23 - Berlin Attack Echoes ISIS Propaganda Shift by The Wall Street Journal
12/23 - Boxes by Keith Nightingale
12/24 - U.S. Forces Embedding More to Help Iraqis Retake Mosul by Reuters
12/24 - Grunts and Gifts by Keith Nightingale
12/25 - Fears Growing Islamic State Successfully Weaponizing Refugees by Voice of America
12/25 - Trump Team Seeks Names of Officials Working to Counter Violent Extremism by Reuters
12/25 - Weakened Militarily, ISIS Still Has Power to Sow Mayhem by The New York Times
12/25 - Top US General: Two More Years to Beat ISIS by The Daily Beast
12/26 - They Served an Abusive Regime. The U.N. Made Them Peacekeepers Anyway. by The Washington Post
12/26 - IS's Looming Death Could Be Hiding Bad News by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
12/27 - Why ISIL Fights in Europe by Politico
12/27 - Insurgency and Deterrence on NATO’s Northeastern Flank by The Modern War Institute
12/27 - Will Trump Break the Special Forces? by The Atlantic
12/27 - Full Text of Speech by Japanese PM Abe at Pearl Harbor by SWJ Editors
12/28 - Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution in 'Serious Jeopardy' by Voice of America
12/29 - A Rare Visit to Raqqa Front Line Shows How Defeat of Islamic State is So Close and Yet So Far by The Washington Post
12/29 - Kerry's Blunt Words for Israel Denounced by Lawmakers in Both Parties by The New York Times
12/29 - Kerry’s Rage Against Israel by The Wall Street Journal
12/29 - The COIN Conundrum: The Future of Counterinsurgency and U.S. Land Power by The Strategic Studies Institute
12/30 - Iraq Shifts Tactics in Mosul as Forces Advance on New Fronts by The Wall Street Journal
12/30 - The Fable of Edward Snowden by The Wall Street Journal
12/31 - Moscow’s Cyber Strategy Crystallized in 2013 Article by The Wall Street Journal
12/31 - U.S. Special Operations Numbers Surge in Africa’s Shadow Wars by The Intercept

December, 2016

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