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by The New Yorker
May 22, 2017 11:53 AM | Comments (0)
“The former Marine Corps general spent four decades on the front lines. How will he lead the Department of Defense?”
by The Washington Post
May 22, 2017 07:40 AM | Comments (0)
“With some of the most difficult areas of the city held by militants - and tens of thousands of civilians still trapped in their homes - the fighting could last well into the weeks ahead....
by The New York Times
May 22, 2017 07:01 AM | Comments (0)
“Challenging the orthodoxies around Vietnam is as important today as it has ever been.”
May 22, 2017 05:57 AM | Comments (0)
“A fight that the US cannot and should not avoid. It’s also an opportunity for Trump to accomplish what his administration says it wants to do in the Middle East.”
by InSight Crime
May 21, 2017 10:54 AM | Comments (0)
“The US security strategy in Latin America under the new administration has yet to find its footing.”
May 21, 2017 10:30 AM | Comments (0)
“The speech is meant as a reset from the harsher tone and policies Mr. Trump adopted as a candidate last year.”
May 21, 2017 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
“Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the United States had opened a new channel between senior U.S. and Russian military officials.”
by National Defense University Press
May 20, 2017 08:34 PM | Comments (0)
Theme: The Struggle for Security in Africa
by The Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2017 10:09 AM | Comments (1)
“No longer will we have slowed decision cycles because Washington, D.C., has to authorize tactical movements on the ground.”
by DoD News
May 20, 2017 08:57 AM | Comments (2)
"The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS will continue to build on the progress made to date to accelerate the campaign to annihilate the vicious group wherever it tries to form."
May 18, 2017 06:40 PM | Comments (1)
No one is satisfied with a stalemate in Afghanistan and NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in the country.
by Foreign Policy
May 18, 2017 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
“And four other questions the President's team needs to answer before expanding America’s longest war.”
May 18, 2017 10:52 AM | Comments (1)
“What we saw yesterday - a violent attack on a peaceful demonstration - is an affront to D.C. values and our rights as Americans,” said D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.
by The Modern War Institute
May 18, 2017 06:50 AM | Comments (1)
“Yet, still, we don’t read doctrine. Why? Well, it’s complicated.”
May 17, 2017 08:25 AM | Comments (2)
“Continuing down a path of overly ambitious and unrealistic advising initiatives, coupled with restricted advising divorced from tactical realities will guarantee that we will lose.”
May 17, 2017 08:07 AM | Comments (0)
“Suddenly, Middle Eastern intellectuals are coming to me for ‘ground truth.’”
by Voice of America
May 16, 2017 12:11 PM | Comments (5)
McMaster said Tuesday that information about terrorism and threats to international aviation that President Trump shared with Russian diplomats last week was “wholly appropriate”.
May 16, 2017 07:04 AM | Comments (1)
The arguments that the Army need not devote time, manpower, or money to better preparing to operate in megacities are not uniform in their objections.
by Defense News
May 16, 2017 05:36 AM | Comments (3)
“The Pentagon is studying gray zone conflict - otherwise known as hybrid warfare - beginning with a focus on Russia and later moving on to study Iran and China.”
May 15, 2017 03:10 PM | Comments (2)
"Senior Trump administration officials have proposed sending 3,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Their mission? Advise and assist Afghan security forces."
May 15, 2017 11:14 AM | Comments (0)
“Previous rounds of talks have produced agreement that the warring sides will discuss a four-part agenda, but no progress has yet been made on any topic.”
by RAND Corporation
May 15, 2017 12:22 AM | Comments (0)
New RAND report by Ben Connable, Natasha Lander and Kimberly Jackson.
by The National Interest
May 15, 2017 12:18 AM | Comments (0)
“The two weakened terrorist organizations might find a new lease on life together.”
May 15, 2017 12:09 AM | Comments (0)
The Islamic State has lost ground in Iraq and Syria and its financial future is in flux. Here are several scenarios for the IS’ future operations, finances, and overall sustainability.
by SWJ Editors
May 14, 2017 11:40 AM | Comments (0)
A letter from President John F. Kennedy to his mother, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, dated 3 November 1962.
May 14, 2017 02:55 AM | Comments (0)
Strategy Bridge, Military Leader and From the Green Notebook announce that beginning on May 14th they are hosting a 3 week series focused on the current Draft FM 3-0: Army Operations.
by The Modern War Institute and SWJ Editors
May 14, 2017 12:35 AM | Comments (0)
Major Dan Maurer has a new book, Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations, scheduled for release by Palgrave Macmillan Press next month.
May 13, 2017 03:13 PM | Comments (4)
Continue on for the video. As a colleague related on a closed email discussion group: “As usual, he is interesting, insightful, inflammatory, and everything between.”
by The Hill
May 13, 2017 11:44 AM | Comments (0)
“Daesh fighters are dedicated jihadists. Some will die fighting, but others will try to slip away for the next battle. We have to track them down, cell by cell.”
May 13, 2017 05:22 AM | Comments (0)
“Mark A. Green serves as a rebuttal to the hyper-partisanship of Washington.”