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by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
January 23, 2017 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest issue of the Combating Terrorism Center’s Sentinel.
by Defense News
January 22, 2017 08:42 AM | Comments (2)
"A handgun is not an aircraft carrier... The system is broken."
by SWJ Editors
January 20, 2017 08:04 PM | Comments (0)
Short and sweet - Via USNI - SECDEF Mattis’ first message.
January 20, 2017 07:29 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a video recording and the transcript of President Trump’s inaugural address.
by Fox News
January 20, 2017 04:25 PM | Comments (0)
“President-elect Trump should zero in on the following lessons from the Surge.”
January 20, 2017 11:23 AM | Comments (0)
"Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq."
by Voice of America
January 19, 2017 10:50 AM | Comments (116)
Trump has professed no great power doctrine and his advisers discourage applying labels to his vision of the world.
by The Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2017 07:05 AM | Comments (0)
“The U.S.-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic State into the city of Raqqa.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 18, 2017 07:26 PM | Comments (1)
“The so-called Islamic State lost almost a quarter of its territory in 2016, according to new analysis.”
January 18, 2017 04:30 PM | Comments (0)
President-elect Donald Trump's campaign pledge to wage war on "radical Islamic terrorism" is about to become U.S. policy.
by The New York Times
January 18, 2017 07:24 AM | Comments (0)
"With just days left as commander in chief, President Obama is confronting a wrenching decision on whether to move ahead with plans to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters battling the IS."
by The Washington Post
January 18, 2017 06:20 AM | Comments (0)
“A top NATO general said aspects of the alliance were ‘obsolete’, saying that the Western military alliance needs to adapt for a changing world.”
by CNN News
January 17, 2017 03:07 PM | Comments (0)
“These options would increase the risk for US troops beyond what Obama accepted. One option would put hundreds of additional US troops into a combat role to take Raqqa.”
January 17, 2017 01:42 PM | Comments (0)
“Officials credit their slow-and-steady strategy, centered on local combat power backed by U.S. air support, for the gradual recapture of much of the territory held by IS militants.”
January 17, 2017 04:46 AM | Comments (2)
"In a 33-page white paper, 'Restoring American Power,' McCain says the US military cannot do what he says it must."
by War on the Rocks
January 17, 2017 04:26 AM | Comments (0)
“A period of looming unpredictability will make the role of the Department of Defense unusually important in shaping the Trump team’s thinking during its first year and beyond.”
January 17, 2017 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
"They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations."
by Divergent Options
January 16, 2017 11:24 AM | Comments (4)
A grand U.S. strategy for Syria - three options and the risks and gains for each.
January 16, 2017 04:37 AM | Comments (2)
"The president-elect favors people who have been successful in the private sector and amassed personal wealth over those who have achieved prominence in academic or policy fields."
January 15, 2017 12:23 PM | Comments (0)
"Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday issued a stern parting rebuke to Republican Donald Trump."
January 15, 2017 11:50 AM | Comments (0)
To be sure all governments collect intelligence, including damaging information on rivals, real or imagined. But "kompromat" is an entrenched Russian practice.
by Defense One
January 15, 2017 10:51 AM | Comments (1)
“Commanders say they’re already fighting ISIS the right way: ‘by, with, and through’ local forces.”
January 13, 2017 05:29 PM | Comments (0)
U.S. officials are hailing the latest push by Iraqi forces into Mosul, confirming reports that a key government building has been retaken from Islamic State fighters.
January 13, 2017 04:21 PM | Comments (0)
"Twitter doesn’t do enough to proactively monitor, identify and remove terrorist-related accounts and hasn’t made an effective or prolonged effort to ensure that the accounts are...
by Lexington Institute
January 13, 2017 11:09 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the executive summary and a link to this 11 January Lexington Institute study.
January 13, 2017 03:42 AM | Comments (0)
"It was encouraging that he had no qualms in stating views at odds with positions Mr. Trump campaigned on, including America’s relationship with Russia."
January 12, 2017 02:30 PM | Comments (0)
Mattis: ‘If we did not have NATO today we would need to create it.’
by The Center for a New American Security
January 12, 2017 12:16 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for an overview, the executive summary, and a link to the full report.
by Army Times
January 12, 2017 08:19 AM | Comments (0)
An important issue that is not confined to any one rank or position.
January 11, 2017 03:03 PM | Comments (0)
US Naval War College Joint Maritime Operations Students present their thoughts and approaches to one of the world’s most pressing national security problems - Ukraine.