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January, 2018

01/02 - Lines Blurring Between Special Ops, Conventional Forces, Mattis Says by DoD News
01/02 - Islamic State Returns to Guerrilla Warfare in Iraq and Syria by The Wall Street Journal
01/03 - Top U.S. Commander Wants More Aggressive Afghan Push This Year by Associated Press
01/03 - DoD Wants Your Ideas on How to Operate, Navigate Underground by Military Times
01/03 - A Floating Fortress Would Bolster America’s Naval Power by The Wall Street Journal
01/03 - Counterinsurgency Math Revisited by The Cato Institute
01/03 - Here’s Why Tens of Thousands of People are Protesting the Government in Iran by The Washington Post
01/05 - Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War by The New York Times
01/05 - Pakistan Says Alliance With U.S. Is Over by The Wall Street Journal
01/05 - Why the Taliban Isn't Winning in Afghanistan by Foreign Affairs
01/05 - The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources - An Online Research Guide by Wayne A. Selcher
01/05 - Watch "Grunts in the Sky" by SWJ Editors
01/06 - The Long History of Incredibly Fraught Relations Between the U.S. and Pakistan by The Washington Post
01/06 - CTC Sentinel - December 2017 Issue Now Online by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
01/07 - Behind the Phoenix Program by The New York Times
01/07 - ‘Combat and Classics’: New Podcast Brings Literary Discussions to a Military Audience by Military Times
01/07 - John Kelly Trained for a Job Serving Trump While Heading Up U.S. Military in Latin America by The Washington Post
01/07 - Taliban Looking for New Means to Support Insurgency in Southern Afghanistan by Voice of America
01/08 - Nangarhar is the Deadliest Afghan Province for U.S. Forces in the Past Year by Stars & Stripes
01/08 - SWJ Article Retracted by SWJ Editors
01/08 - The Politics of Washington Have Wrecked Afghanistan's Future by The National Interest
01/09 - The Movie is Called ‘The Post,’ But the Times Got the Scoop on the Pentagon Papers by The Boston Globe
01/09 - SIGAR Audit of the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
01/09 - Who is Attacking Russia’s Bases in Syria? A New Mystery Emerges in the War. by The Washington Post
01/10 - Was Vietnam Winnable? A New Book Suggests Yes and Offers Advice for the War in Afghanistan. by The Washington Post
01/10 - ‘Chain of Command’ TV Series Connects Strategy with Troops on the Ground by DoD News
01/11 - Russian Gains in Syria Threatened by Series of Rebel Attacks by Associated Press
01/11 - A Short History of the Beloved Colt 1911 Pistol by Sam Bocetta
01/11 - U.S. Turns Military Focus to Afghanistan as ISIS Battles Ebb by The Wall Street Journal
01/11 - Colombia is Trying to End 50 Years of War, But One Rebel Group Won’t Stop its Attacks by The Washington Post
01/11 - Army Advisers in Specialized Unit Set to Deploy to Afghanistan by Army Times
01/12 - The Lingering Dream of an Islamic State by The New York Times
01/12 - Philippine Muslim Group’s Violent Streak Raises Specter of New War by Voice of America
01/12 - Insurgents Lure U.S., Afghan Team To Meeting, Then Open Fire by Associated Press
01/13 - "Chain of Command" - DoD, National Geographic Team Up for Unrivaled DocuSeries on Fight Against Extremism by SWJ Editors
01/13 - A New American Leader Rises in ISIS by The Atlantic
01/13 - Hawaii False Missile Alert Explained: Worker 'Pushed Wrong Button' by Voice of America
01/14 - Africom Develops New Tool to Measure Women’s Progress by US Africa Command
01/14 - DoD IG: Afghan Attack Pilots are Helping Turn the Tide for Troops on the Ground by Military Times
01/14 - U.S.-Led Coalition Helps To Build Border Force In Syria by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
01/14 - Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea by The New York Times
01/15 - Russia is Looking to Engage the Taliban. Here’s Why. by The Washington Post
01/15 - Amid Concerns, Afghan Forces Ready to Hand over Security Responsibilities to Rural Communities by Voice of America
01/15 - 'Purpose-Built' Marine Unit Takes on Helmand Challenge by Stars & Stripes
01/16 - The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan by The New York Times
01/16 - ISIS Hasn't Yet Morphed Into an Insurgency in Iraq, U.S. Commander Says by The Washington Examiner
01/16 - Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants is Arrested by The New York Times
01/17 - Army Chief: Future of U.S. Troops in Iraq TBD as ISIS Crumbles by Defense News
01/17 - Turkey Threatens to Attack Kurdish Allies of U.S. in Syria by The Wall Street Journal
01/18 - U.S. Strategic Shift in Syria Turns Focus to Iran From ISIS by The Wall Street Journal
01/18 - U.S. Backpedals on New Kurdish Force as Turkey Prepares for War by The Washington Post
01/18 - Why Is Turkey Threatening Incursion Into Kurdish Enclave in Northern Syria? by Voice of America
01/18 - Pentagon: Military-Civilian Disconnect Could Endanger All-Volunteer Force by Stars & Stripes
01/18 - We’re Finally Letting the Middle East Fight its Own Battles by The Washington Post
01/18 - America Quietly Starts Nation-Building in Parts of Syria by The Atlantic
01/19 - America’s Forever War is Expanding. Again. by The Washington Post
01/19 - Air Force Weighs Squadrons to Strike Terror Targets by The Wall Street Journal
01/19 - U.S. Military Escalates War Efforts in the Philippine by The Wall Street Journal
01/19 - Mattis Unveils New Strategy Focused on Russia and China, Takes Congress to Task for Budget Impasse by The Washington Post
01/19 - Pentagon Shifts Away From Terrorism Threats, Sets Sights on Russia, China in New Defense Strategy by The Washington Times
01/19 - Mad Scientist Initiative Call for Ideas: Installations of the Future by U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative
01/20 - The Pentagon Says China and Russia are Bigger Problems for U.S. than Terrorists. American Voters May Not Agree. by The Washington Post
01/20 - Will U.S. Take a Side in War Between Two of America's Allies in Syria? by Newsweek
01/20 - Turkish Jets Pound Kurdish Militia in New Syria Offensive by Agence France-Presse
01/21 - How Homicide Charges for Two Skippers Will Shake Up the Entire Navy by Military Times

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