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February 6, 2015 04:49 AM | Comments (21)
President Obama is set to present his plan to deal with foreign policy concerns, ranging from the Islamic State to the rise of China, in a report to lawmakers.
February 5, 2015 09:52 PM | Comments (3)
At a confirmation for Ashton B. Carter, the nominee for defense secretary, Republicans repeatedly bemoaned what they called the lack of a coherent policy.
February 4, 2015 09:51 PM | Comments (2)
The group that calls itself the IS is reportedly expanding its reach. But it may start losing its appeal to potential recruits through actions that expose its extreme brutality.
February 4, 2015 09:59 AM | Comments (0)
"Any man I see out there, I'm gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only going to kill him, I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends..."
February 3, 2015 04:16 PM | Comments (0)
Recruiting an experienced hand at a critical moment will reassure those who seek continuity from the Administration’s policy.
by Robert Bunker
February 2, 2015 01:41 PM | Comments (0)
... relatively sophisticated nautical craft beneath the waves – we need to understand their capabilities and intent. This volume is a fine start. - Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret)
February 1, 2015 10:50 AM | Comments (0)
Contrary to what the Internet would have you believe there are ways of thinking about Chris Kyle other than war criminal or hero.
January 31, 2015 04:29 PM | Comments (3)
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Work and General Jean-Paul Palomeros on "The Third U.S. Offset Strategy and its Implications for Partners and Allies".
January 30, 2015 05:45 PM | Comments (0)
Guys, I feel for the two officers’ sense of frustration – but this growing stream of solutionless exit-route bitterness is becoming too much.
January 30, 2015 02:25 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the University of Pennsylvania's "2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index."
January 30, 2015 02:08 PM | Comments (1)
Since 2009, the Pentagon’s civilian workforce has grown by 7 percent and the number of active-duty military personnel has been slashed by 8 percent.
January 30, 2015 12:25 PM | Comments (0)
The Foreign Policy Initiative believes that the following excerpts from the hearing will help to inform lawmakers...
January 28, 2015 03:14 PM | Comments (10)
Without a clear strategy from the White House and the return of a robust defense budget, the United States is set for failures in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
January 25, 2015 11:36 AM | Comments (0)
Hope is the belief that ideology will prevail. Hope drives motivation or, in the psychologist’s jargon, a “response initiation.”
January 23, 2015 02:12 PM | Comments (16)
What is the best war movie you’ve seen?
January 22, 2015 04:44 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ's "Drudge-like" National Defense & Foreign Affairs News & Opinion Page (Updated 24/7)
January 21, 2015 07:05 PM | Comments (0)
Terrorism experts are now seeing growing similarities between Boko Haram and ISIS.
January 20, 2015 10:15 PM | Comments (1)
Understanding the nature of violent conflict in the world's most dangerous flashpoints may help find ways to peace and stability, according to a Stanford expert.
January 20, 2015 01:32 PM | Comments (0)
A series of recommendations for what the President should say about key issue areas.
January 20, 2015 01:16 PM | Comments (26)
Creatively thinking about warfare ought to be encouraged and we must resist institutional attempts to codify how to approach thinking.
January 20, 2015 03:59 AM | Comments (0)
A list of books recommended by Security Studies Program faculty members.
January 19, 2015 07:47 AM | Comments (0)
A team of analysts at King’s College in London is building an exhaustive database of western Islamic State fighters – through Twitter and Facebook.
January 8, 2015 11:15 AM | Comments (3)
There is no question that the United States should do what it can to minimize civilian casualties.
January 7, 2015 10:02 PM | Comments (0)
I Am Charlie.
by Gary Anderson
January 7, 2015 05:33 PM | Comments (9)
We need to destroy the Islamic State army sooner than later.
January 7, 2015 01:23 PM | Comments (0)
Surveys are now a common, though largely unacknowledged, counterinsurgency tool of the contemporary battlefield.
January 6, 2015 08:09 PM | Comments (1)
Read, connect, and discuss..
January 4, 2015 01:17 PM | Comments (86)
Washington Post book review by Carter Malkasian.
January 3, 2015 02:52 PM | Comments (2)
The newly dominant zealots calling themselves Islamic State produced gruesome videos...
December 31, 2014 08:51 AM | Comments (0)
"I found three types of conflicts that were not on many lists but should be. Each, for different reasons, represents a trend worth paying attention to."