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by The Washington Post
October 26, 2016 02:11 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa, deploying unmanned aircraft and U.S. military personnel to a facility in Tunisia."
by The Wall Street Journal
October 26, 2016 05:32 AM | Comments (0)
“Jihadist group courts al-Shabaab members in Somalia with promises of an easier life; lower taxes, fewer political diatribes.”
October 26, 2016 04:15 AM | Comments (0)
"When the US fights its wars in the Middle East, it has a habit of recruiting local forces as proxies and then jettisoning them when the going gets tough or regional politics intervene."
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
October 25, 2016 05:17 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for links to the October 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by Smithsonian Magazine
October 25, 2016 10:25 AM | Comments (0)
"These men risked their lives for the U.S. military. Now many would like to come to America but are stranded — and in danger."
October 25, 2016 05:31 AM | Comments (7)
"The 21st-century U.N. doctrine called Responsibility To Protect (R2P), set up by the world body's member states to prevent mass killings, has only had limited success."
by Rachel Rizzo and Adam Twardowski
October 24, 2016 01:17 PM | Comments (0)
Russia’s apparent success in exploiting fissures within the Alliance is the greatest threat the United States and its NATO allies face from Moscow.
by Voice of America
October 24, 2016 03:51 AM | Comments (0)
Fugitive Afghan Taliban leaders are being increasingly pressured to relocate from Pakistan along with their families and businesses for refusing to join peace talks with Kabul.
by National Public Radio
October 23, 2016 02:20 PM | Comments (1)
Dr. David Kilcullen interview (audio) on National Public Radio.
by The Week
October 23, 2016 11:17 AM | Comments (1)
“When everybody else decided it was a good idea to forestall a public debate about enormously important and complicated policy questions, the press decided to go along and let it happen....
by National Defense University Press
October 23, 2016 10:16 AM | Comments (1)
"The current revision of Joint Publication 5-0, Joint Operation Planning, provides an opportunity to fix the flawed description of the center of gravity concept."
October 23, 2016 02:54 AM | Comments (0)
IS leaders accept they will lose control of the city of Mosul but are planning to defend their last major urban stronghold in Iraq tenaciously, U.S. and Kurdish officials say.
October 22, 2016 03:06 PM | Comments (0)
Dunford and other military leaders have called countering violent extremism a "generational problem," one they privately concede the U.S. may never resolve.
by Stars & Stripes
October 22, 2016 02:47 AM | Comments (0)
“The Islamic State group is expected to fall back from its outer perimeter defenses in Mosul and wage what could be brutal urban combat inside the city.”
October 21, 2016 03:19 AM | Comments (0)
While Saudi Arabia and other US allies, or individuals close to their governments, have long been suspected of financing extremist groups in the region, this accusation is more specific.
by The Daily Beast
October 20, 2016 01:51 PM | Comments (17)
“Four days ago, the U.S. Defense Secretary was predicting a ‘lasting defeat’ of ISIS. Now, a top general is warning that the terror group is preparing for a guerrilla war.”
by U.S. News & World Report
October 20, 2016 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
“The Obama administration's willingness to appease Tehran is costing us in Yemen.”
October 20, 2016 08:52 AM | Comments (0)
Zipline International is using drones to deliver vaccines, medicine and blood to some of the most hard-to-reach populations in Rwanda.
October 20, 2016 08:22 AM | Comments (0)
“All Colombians want peace. Any future deal with FARC, however, must address citizens’ concerns.”
October 19, 2016 04:42 PM | Comments (0)
"American troops are poised to expand their hands-on support to local forces battling the Islamic State."
by Associated Press
October 19, 2016 07:29 AM | Comments (0)
AP analysis: "While the long-awaited Mosul offensive began earlier this week, there's no sign of an imminent campaign against Raqqa."
October 18, 2016 11:10 AM | Comments (0)
“On second day of the offensive, Kurdish fighters accuse the Iraqi army of inaction.”
by The Modern War Institute
October 18, 2016 08:24 AM | Comments (1)
In this MWI report, CPT John Chambers draws on this case study to recommend ways the US Army can improve its capacity to counter gray-zone hybrid threats.
by Robert Bunker and John P. Sullivan
October 18, 2016 06:56 AM | Comments (0)
This work is our fifth Small Wars Journal--El Centro anthology, covering writings first published in 2015.
by Think Broader
October 17, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
All women in the military and female veterans are invited to join LeanIn.org Military Women / Women Veterans and Think Broader Foundation to create a PSA.
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
October 17, 2016 09:16 AM | Comments (0)
Dr. Sean McFate discusses the future of warfare, what it might look like, and why.
October 17, 2016 05:31 AM | Comments (0)
The long-anticipated campaign to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State began Monday. It is the largest military operation in Iraq since U.S. forces left five years ago.
October 14, 2016 04:27 PM | Comments (7)
"But hope, as the old military saw goes, is not a plan."
by SWJ Editors
October 13, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for all the details.
October 13, 2016 06:44 AM | Comments (0)
The U.S. military said Thursday it struck three radar sites in Yemen in response to missile launches from territory controlled by Houthi rebels that targeted a U.S. Navy destroyer.