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by The Washington Post
February 22, 2017 09:14 PM | Comments (0)
"President Trump’s developing plan to defeat the Islamic State may lead to significant alterations in the Syria strategy that Trump inherited from Barack Obama."
February 22, 2017 08:24 PM | Comments (0)
"The Islamic State is seeping back into areas it once controlled, taking advantage of rampant corruption in Iraq’s security forces and institutions."
by The New York Times
February 22, 2017 07:28 PM | Comments (0)
"More U.S. troops may be needed in Syria to speed the campaign against the Islamic State, the top United States commander for the Middle East said on Wednesday."
by Associated Press
February 22, 2017 12:58 PM | Comments (0)
Declaring the formation of dedicated information warfare troops, the Russian Defense Minister noted that "propaganda needs to be clever, smart and efficient."
February 22, 2017 02:52 AM | Comments (1)
"At one point or another, they each strode the sands of Iraq, fighting on the unforgiving battlefield of America’s costliest war since Vietnam."
February 21, 2017 05:57 PM | Comments (0)
“More than any other officer of his generation, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s military career has been defined by a willingness to dissent - often forcefully.”
by The Center for a New American Security
February 21, 2017 01:38 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an overview and a link to download this latest CNAS report.
by CNN News
February 21, 2017 10:45 AM | Comments (0)
"President Donald Trump's appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser is a brilliant decision." Continue on for a detailed op-ed.
February 21, 2017 06:22 AM | Comments (0)
"The literature on the Vietnam War is enormous and growing, but Fall’s work still stands out for its insight and sagacity. He remains our greatest writer on the struggle.."
by Voice of America
February 21, 2017 05:56 AM | Comments (0)
Transparency International says corruption is one of the root causes of violent extremism.
by The Wall Street Journal
February 20, 2017 09:23 PM | Comments (0)
WSJ editorial - “H.R. McMaster wrote a book about the duty to challenge a President.”
February 20, 2017 08:42 PM | Comments (0)
“McMaster is highly respected in the conservative foreign policy community, and a man with little pretense and a great deal of battlefield experience.”
by The Daily Beast
February 20, 2017 07:06 PM | Comments (0)
“The new National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is famous in military circles for calling out big egos. How long can he make it in a White House packed with them?”
February 20, 2017 02:38 PM | Comments (1)
Outstanding choice for the job, any job for that matter...
by SWJ Editors
February 20, 2017 01:36 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on to view the first entry into SWJ’s ANMIHOS. H/T to Doctrine Man.
February 20, 2017 05:07 AM | Comments (0)
"White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders denied reports that the new adviser would not have the authority to build a new team in the National Security Council."
February 19, 2017 02:19 PM | Comments (0)
"As the Pentagon looks for new ways to reach out to Silicon Valley, some unexpected characters are getting a shot at the action."
February 19, 2017 02:09 PM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal / El Centro’s latest book, Jihadi Terrorism, Insurgency, and the Islamic State, is now available at Amazon.
by Keith Nightingale
February 18, 2017 11:31 PM | Comments (0)
Burning buildings. Criminals and gunfire. Common definitions. Climbing upstairs at WTC when all others are going down. A common image.
February 18, 2017 08:40 PM | Comments (0)
The four are John Bolton, H. R. McMaster, Robert L. Caslen Jr., and Keith Kellogg.
February 18, 2017 11:21 AM | Comments (0)
“The International Center for the Study of Radicalization study estimates that the group's revenue has fallen by about 50 percent over the past two years.”
by The Atlantic and Defense One
February 18, 2017 08:58 AM | Comments (7)
“When President Obama turned the affairs of state over to President Trump on January 20th, the Islamic State was in full retreat across Iraq and Syria.”
February 18, 2017 07:22 AM | Comments (2)
“The Vice President’s comments aim to reassure Europe on U.S. commitment to NATO.”
February 18, 2017 06:41 AM | Comments (0)
“The broadcaster’s purpose isn’t just to entertain, or even to inform. It’s to wage the battle of ideas.”
February 17, 2017 05:17 PM | Comments (0)
Video and transcript of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' address at the Munich Security Conference. H/T to Real Clear World.
February 17, 2017 12:40 PM | Comments (0)
"The announcement about the finalists comes a day after retired Vice Adm. Bob Harward turned down the job."
by Breaking Defense
February 17, 2017 09:36 AM | Comments (1)
"After a decade of debate, the US Army is finally creating permanent units dedicated to advising foreign forces."
by U.S. News & World Report
February 17, 2017 08:43 AM | Comments (0)
“The intensity of the ISIS campaign has required the Pentagon to draw from its stores around the globe.”
by Army Times
February 17, 2017 05:57 AM | Comments (3)
The first of six planned security force brigades will activate in October at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Army announced on Thursday.
by USNI News
February 16, 2017 12:30 PM | Comments (0)
"Al Qaeda and the Islamic State could reconcile their differences to present a different but persistent security challenge to the United States for the foreseeable future."