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by SWJ Editors
March 4, 2015 08:00 AM | Comments (0)
"Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you'll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.
March 3, 2015 06:47 AM | Comments (2)
Over the past three decades, the Wall has become a hallowed spot, a place of pilgrimage, homage and reconciliation.
March 1, 2015 05:04 PM | Comments (0)
Been some time since we posted at least one weekly music video, so... H/T Larry Sampler via Facebook.
March 1, 2015 12:03 AM | Comments (0)
The US has made substantial direct and indirect contributions to the counterterrorism efforts within these states, with varying returns on investment.
by Joe Byerly
February 28, 2015 10:46 AM | Comments (0)
I’m currently wrapping up an amazing year at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. I can honestly say that this has been one of the highlights of my military career.
February 28, 2015 03:55 AM | Comments (0)
Yes, they would follow me. I also received affirmation to a more sinister question: Yes, I could kill.
by Keith Nightingale
February 28, 2015 03:34 AM | Comments (0)
We should not fool ourselves into thinking that after viewing, we understand. It’s only a movie.
February 26, 2015 06:43 PM | Comments (4)
The world is awash in change. The international order, so painstakingly put together by the greatest generation coming home from mankind’s bloodiest conflict, is under increasing stress.
February 26, 2015 01:46 PM | Comments (0)
Funded by Christian groups from abroad, mainly from the US, the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit aims to bring a local Christian militia to bear against the IS.
February 25, 2015 12:01 PM | Comments (4)
General H.R. McMaster has been making the rounds lately, emphasizing the enduring difficulty of war and the fallacy of technological fixes.
February 25, 2015 10:08 AM | Comments (8)
Why the failure of the Afghan Surge doesn’t make counterinsurgency theory wrong.
February 24, 2015 08:26 PM | Comments (1)
A new study suggests reforms to help improve United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.
February 23, 2015 08:00 PM | Comments (0)
Calling the Islamic State “hardly invincible,” new Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter gave his blessing Monday to the US-led strategy.
February 18, 2015 08:44 AM | Comments (4)
Untruthfulness is surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it.
February 18, 2015 05:38 AM | Comments (3)
ISIS is not al Qaeda. It is not an outgrowth or a part of the older radical Islamist organization, nor does it represent the next phase in its evolution.
February 17, 2015 11:51 AM | Comments (0)
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's message to DOD personnel.
February 16, 2015 12:14 PM | Comments (9)
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths.
February 16, 2015 04:58 AM | Comments (0)
The White House this week hosts a summit on countering violent extremism, coincidentally just days after murderous attacks with multiple victims.
February 16, 2015 03:44 AM | Comments (1)
Since ISIS has become prominent for a variety of issues - all bad, there has been a steady drumbeat for US boots on the ground to resolve the problems.
February 15, 2015 08:48 PM | Comments (0)
So why do the United States and its allies take pretty much the same approach to all?
February 15, 2015 04:14 AM | Comments (0)
The Islamic State is expanding beyond its base in Syria and Iraq to establish militant affiliates in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt and Libya.
February 14, 2015 05:26 AM | Comments (0)
Sharing the love....
February 13, 2015 04:34 PM | Comments (26)
The Obama administration and its strongest opponents in Congress may not have much in common, but one thing they do share is the constant misuse of the word “strategy.”
February 13, 2015 12:30 PM | Comments (0)
Stars & Stripes Special Report.
by Robert Bunker and Byron Ramirez
February 13, 2015 11:04 AM | Comments (1)
Derived from the location of where the armored vehicles were found, it is believed that they belong to a faction of the Cartel del Golfo. (In Spanish and English)
February 13, 2015 07:59 AM | Comments (0)
The Taliban in this northern province allows girls to attend school. It doesn’t execute soldiers or police. Its fighters are not Pashtun...
February 13, 2015 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
There have been a few unsophisticated probes of user accounts in our forum. Our front line security measures are working and triggering notices to users.
February 9, 2015 02:20 PM | Comments (10)
Estimates of the number of fighters in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are extraordinarily wide-ranging.
February 9, 2015 09:29 AM | Comments (1)
Finally, a welcome development in the wild e-west.
February 9, 2015 05:54 AM | Comments (1)
Attempting to take back the city of Mosul, the country’s second-largest, as well as Tikrit and Fallujah, will test not only the fighting power of Iraqi forces...