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September 1, 2015 02:54 AM | Comments (1)
"The military's U.S. Special Operations Command is bracing for a new book about its most secretive units, sending out warning letters to special-forces operators."
August 31, 2015 12:12 PM | Comments (1)
"The politicization of intelligence is not new, but despite the lessons learned, the mistakes keep getting repeated."
August 30, 2015 09:40 PM | Comments (0)
“Adversity, they say, makes strange bedfellows. This is especially true in the contemporary Middle East.”
August 30, 2015 08:27 PM | Comments (0)
"Is the United States at war? Even our top leaders do not know."
August 30, 2015 12:29 PM | Comments (0)
The dissemination of the correct interpretation of Islam is one way Islamic scholars could help defeat al-Shabab, according to a VOA panel discussion held Saturday in Nairobi."
by Dave Dilegge
August 29, 2015 01:20 PM | Comments (0)
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August 29, 2015 12:26 PM | Comments (3)
"US military academy official William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate."
August 29, 2015 11:29 AM | Comments (0)
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August 28, 2015 02:50 PM | Comments (0)
"The science of Target Audience Analysis is now so well advanced that it must become a key component of future strategic decisionmaking."
August 28, 2015 02:34 PM | Comments (1)
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August 28, 2015 10:16 AM | Comments (0)
"Fierce fighting is raging in southern Afghanistan, where national security forces with the help of the US-led foreign military coalition have undertaken a counteroffensive."
by A.C. Hall
August 27, 2015 07:06 PM | Comments (4)
In order to succeed, battlefield innovation is required. The tactical leader needs the courage to move past old intellect and embrace innovation.
August 27, 2015 05:41 PM | Comments (0)
"Afghan security forces have had to battle the Taliban pretty much on their own. So far, they are standing their ground where it matters."
August 27, 2015 04:09 PM | Comments (0)
"One of the biggest battles between Congress and the Pentagon over the past year has been over a snub-nosed grunt of an airplane, so ugly and fierce it’s nicknamed the Warthog."
August 27, 2015 02:37 PM | Comments (0)
"This manuscript focuses on the present threat posed by terrorist and insurgent use of unmanned aerial vehicles as well as associated future threat potentials."
August 27, 2015 02:26 PM | Comments (0)
"The oil-rich kingdom is becoming increasingly confident acting without the USA, and will soon turn its attention to the Syrian civil war."
by Matthew Saintsing
August 26, 2015 04:32 PM | Comments (0)
What is the track record of security assistance in preventing or ending terrorism?
August 26, 2015 08:36 AM | Comments (0)
"Afghanistan needs sustained U.S. partner support, ex-envoys say."
August 26, 2015 07:17 AM | Comments (0)
"The predominantly self-financed Islamic State is awash in cash – despite the group’s finances having been a target of the anti-IS coalition."
August 25, 2015 07:05 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the...
by Gary Anderson
August 25, 2015 05:42 PM | Comments (1)
One of the primary fallacies regarding Fourth Generational Warfare is that the United States must totally retool its force structure to deal with this emerging evolution in warfare.
August 25, 2015 10:23 AM | Comments (0)
"Oil, the lifeblood of many countries that produce and sell it, appears to be rapidly turning into an ever-cheaper economic curse."
August 24, 2015 01:49 PM | Comments (0)
Maneuver Center of Excellence Media Advisory: Fort Benning to Host the 2015 Maneuver Warfighter Conference, 15-17 September.
August 24, 2015 01:26 PM | Comments (0)
August 24, 2015 10:12 AM | Comments (0)
"Today, SIGAR published its response to USAID concerning the accuracy of location data for health facilities supported by a $210 million USAID-funded program in Afghanistan."
August 24, 2015 09:20 AM | Comments (1)
"The Defense Department plans to test the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet against the Cold War-era A-10 attack aircraft in close air support tests."
August 22, 2015 04:25 PM | Comments (0)
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August 22, 2015 02:51 AM | Comments (1)
"The United States has spelled out its maritime security strategy so that all nations understand the American position."
August 21, 2015 08:19 AM | Comments (2)
"At the same time the world is less inclined to go to war, weak governments are failing and the tools of warfare are far cheaper and accessible to both states and nonstate actors."
August 21, 2015 08:10 AM | Comments (0)
"A case can be made that today America is asking its Army to do too much."