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September, 2017

09/01 - Mattis Disputes Reports Of Being At Odds With Trump by Associated Press
09/01 - It Takes a Village to Raze an Insurgency by Defense One
09/01 - I Was a Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan Is Garbage. by Politico
09/02 - Lightning Tal Afar Battle Tests U.S. Soldiers’ Agility by Stars & Stripes
09/02 - Light Attack For Lower Cost: Off-the-Shelf Aircraft Demos Could Shake Up Acquisition Process by National Defense Magazine
09/03 - Victory Over IS on Lebanon-Syria Border Is Boon for Hezbollah by Voice of America
09/03 - The Forgotten Role of the Peace Corps in U.S. Foreign Policy by The Washington Post
09/05 - British Counter-insurgency Campaigns Since the End of the Second World War by SWJ Editors
09/06 - Report Recommends Consolidating State Department Foreign Aid Programs Under USAID by The Washington Post
09/06 - Engaging Religion and Religious Actors in Countering Violent Extremism by The United States Institute of Peace
09/06 - A Funeral of 2 Friends: CIA Deaths Rise in Secret Afghan War by The New York Times
09/06 - Redefining Winning in Afghanistan by The National Interest
09/07 - In Syria, New Conflict Looms as ISIS Loses Ground by The Wall Street Journal
09/07 - A-29 Super Tucano – A Force Multiplier in COIN by Real Clear Defense
09/07 - In Order for Afghanistan to Succeed, America Must Let it Decentralize by The National Interest
09/08 - The Mad Scientist Initiative Kicking Off The Fall 2017 Call For Ideas by U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative
09/08 - America Needs to Consider New Ideas in Afghanistan—Including Erik Prince's Plan by World Politics Review
09/09 - For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons by The New York Times
09/09 - A Growing Terrorist Threat on Another 9/11 by The Wall Street Journal
09/09 - Vast New Intelligence Haul Fuels Next Phase of Fight Against Islamic State by The Los Angeles Times
09/09 - U.S.-Backed Forces Announce Anti-ISIS Push In Syria’s Oil-Rich East by The Washington Post
09/09 - SWJ & a Girl Named Irma by Dave Dilegge
09/11 - SWJ Up and Running by Dave Dilegge
09/11 - 16 Years After 9/11: The State of the Terrorist Threat by CNN News
09/12 - Book Review - "In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban" by The Modern War Institute
09/12 - Russia Says Syria Government Seized Most Territory From ISIS by Associated Press
09/12 - Non-State Actors Biggest Threat in War Against the West by The Australian
09/13 - A Better Approach to Urban Operations: Treat Cities like Human Bodies by The Modern War Institute
09/13 - ISIS Recruits Fighters for the Philippines Instead of Syria by NBC News
09/14 - Al Qaeda Thrives Across Weak West African States by The Cipher Brief
09/14 - Advise and Assist: The Iraqi Army Through the Eyes of an American Advisor by Jerusalem Post
09/14 - Why is the Kurdistan Referendum Controversial? by Voice of America
09/15 - U.S. Special Envoy: Kurdish Referendum Could Undermine Fight Against IS by Voice of America
09/15 - ISIS Near Defeat in Iraq. Now Comes The Hard Part. by The Washington Post
09/15 - The Islamic State Is On The Run In Iraq, But Some Major Battles Remain by The Washington Post
09/16 - Pakistan Rallies Against U.S. Plan in Afghanistan by The Wall Street Journal
09/16 - U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses by The New York Times
09/16 - Documentary Review - Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ‘The Vietnam War’ by The Washington Post
09/17 - Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Docu-Series Premieres Today by Military Times
09/17 - U.S., NATO Still Trying to Map Out Afghanistan Strategy by The Washington Post
09/17 - Armies of U.S., India Begin Joint Military Drills Focused on Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism by The Diplomat
09/17 - In Libya, Islamic State Seeks Revival in Gateway to Europe by The Wall Street Journal
09/17 - America's Underrecognized Ally in the Fight Against Terrorism: Geography by The Washington Post
09/18 - As ISIS Falters, Syrian Regime and US Allies Maneuver for Advantage by The Wall Street Journal
09/19 - Austerity Cloud Hovers Over Pentagon Wish List for Guerillas and Climate by The Cipher Brief
09/19 - America Could Be in Afghanistan for Another 16 Years by The National Interest
09/19 - Trump Criticizes Rogue Nations in Highly-Anticipated U.N. Speech by Voice of America

September, 2017

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