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by The Washington Post
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."
by SWJ Editors
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.
by The New York Times
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 (2)
“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.”
by The Wall Street Journal
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."
by DoD News
February 16, 2017 08:31 AM | Comments (0)
Beginning with the counter-ISIS fight in Syria, British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones said the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian Arab Coalition continue to pressure and isolate Raqqa.
February 16, 2017 07:11 AM | Comments (0)
“The decision to withhold information underscores deep mistrust between the U.S. intelligence community and the President.”
by The Christian Science Monitor
February 15, 2017 05:35 PM | Comments (0)
"The head of UN peacekeeping said Haiti has made so much progress that he would recommend the Security Council pull out the nearly 5,000 multinational troops and police."
by CNN News
February 15, 2017 05:16 PM | Comments (3)
“The move would significantly alter US military operations in Syria if approved and could put troops on the ground within weeks.”
February 15, 2017 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
"Defense Secretary Mattis warned on Wednesday that the amount of American support for NATO could depend on whether other countries meet their own spending commitments."
by United Press International
February 15, 2017 08:04 AM | Comments (5)
“Few Americans are even aware or concerned over how long this nation has been engaged in armed conflicts over the past seven decades.”
February 15, 2017 05:52 AM | Comments (0)
“The Trump administration is in talks with Arab allies about having them form a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter their mutual foe, Iran.”
by Gary Anderson
February 14, 2017 08:08 PM | Comments (0)
Barriers sometimes work. The much-maligned Maginot Line actually did its job. The Germans never breached it; indeed, they made no attempt to do so.
by The Foreign Policy Research Institute
February 14, 2017 12:02 PM | Comments (2)
"Conventional military dominance means that few adversaries are likely to directly challenge the U.S. with the use of force, since doing so risks complete military defeat."
by ABC News
February 14, 2017 08:44 AM | Comments (2)
Retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward and former CIA Director David Petraeus are two of the potential candidates to replace Flynn.
by National Public Radio
February 14, 2017 12:14 AM | Comments (1)
Russia's operations in Afghanistan, which Nicholson said are increasing, could complicate any effort by President Trump to work more closely with Moscow on fighting terrorism.
February 13, 2017 08:39 PM | Comments (0)
“IS is devising a modified survival strategy that may involve surrendering control of its ‘caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria but seeks to preserve a virtual version of it online.”
February 13, 2017 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
“Russian military officials have vociferously denied that their airstrikes have killed civilians in Syria.”
by Federal Times
February 13, 2017 08:57 AM | Comments (1)
The United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives is seeking people to fill some much needed and critical positions.
by Voice of America
February 13, 2017 06:49 AM | Comments (0)
Russia is hosting a conference in Moscow this week that will bring together Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, India and Iran to discuss a possible solution of the conflict in Afghanistan.
February 12, 2017 09:57 PM | Comments (0)
"These are chaotic and anxious days inside the National Security Council, the traditional center of management for a president’s dealings with an uncertain world."