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by Voice of America
February 2, 2016 12:20 PM | Comments (0)
Seventeen coalition member countries have sent more than 6,500 soldiers to Iraq to help in the fight against IS – and the U.S. is calling for more.
February 2, 2016 11:43 AM | Comments (0)
Secretary of Defense Carter has laid out his military spending priorities for the 2017 budget, reflecting efforts to counter Russia's assertiveness and fight Islamic State militants.
January 31, 2016 03:22 PM | Comments (1)
China’s armed forces are undergoing a sweeping five-year reorganization aimed at creating central control over the military’s nearly autonomous branches.
by SWJ Editors
January 31, 2016 10:31 AM | Comments (0)
Improving the Sustainment of SOF Distributed Operations in Access-Denied Environments by former SWJ Editor Robert Haddick.
by Christian Science Monitor
January 31, 2016 03:08 AM | Comments (0)
“In the wake of Russia's warplane being shot down by Turkey two months ago, the Turkish foreign ministry is claiming another incursion. What lies behind Russian aggression?”
by The New York Times
January 31, 2016 01:12 AM | Comments (13)
“The age of the commando, though, is more than pop cultural fantasy emanating from Hollywood. It’s now a significant part of our military strategy.”
January 30, 2016 01:59 AM | Comments (0)
The borders of IS’s self-declared caliphate are steadily eroding, but it will likely be months before U.S. and coalition-backed forces are ready to take on the strongholds in Mosul or Raqqa.
January 29, 2016 07:30 PM | Comments (2)
“The measures announced by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, including paid maternity leave, are intended to support service members and their families.”
by Institute for the Study of War
January 29, 2016 04:58 PM | Comments (0)
Results from an intensive planning exercise to frame, design, and evaluate potential courses of action that the US could pursue to defeat the IS in Iraq and al Sham and al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.
by Real Clear Defense
January 29, 2016 04:21 PM | Comments (0)
“Evidence is now mounting that the DoD Task Force for Business and Stability Operations may have been the most catalytic agent for economic growth since the Marshall Plan.”
January 29, 2016 06:57 AM | Comments (1)
“Pentagon officials have concluded that hundreds more trainers, advisers and commandos from the United States and its allies will need to be sent to Iraq and Syria.”
January 28, 2016 04:33 PM | Comments (1)
The U.S. Army general picked to lead U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan warns the security situation there is deteriorating.
January 28, 2016 03:55 PM | Comments (0)
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by Stars & Stripes
January 28, 2016 09:22 AM | Comments (0)
“Afghanistan’s national unity government has ‘squandered important opportunities’ to end torture, protect women’s rights and reduce civilian casualties.”
by Foreign Policy
January 28, 2016 01:27 AM | Comments (0)
"The general overseeing U.S. special operations forces has written a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding the Pentagon stop talking about what his elite troops are up to."
January 28, 2016 01:11 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. military forces are on the ground in Libya looking for potential partners in what could soon be an expanded campaign against the Islamic State terror group.
by DoD News and The New York Times
January 28, 2016 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
NATO Land Forces commander to succeed Campbell in Afghanistan.
by The Washington Post
January 28, 2016 12:09 AM | Comments (0)
“The Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets.”
January 27, 2016 01:29 AM | Comments (0)
“A simulation exercise was run by Israel’s INSS as part of its annual conference. The outcome illustrated the paradoxical reality of the conflict against the Islamic State.”
by Defense One
January 27, 2016 01:26 AM | Comments (1)
“In Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations fostered helpful investment - and pioneered an essential component of future missions.”
by George Washington University's Program on Extremism
January 27, 2016 01:18 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the ISIS recruits in the U.S. legal system information graphic by GWU’s Program on Extremism.
January 27, 2016 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
“The unveiling of the Washington memorial's design is a sign of how far America has come in its willingness to acknowledge dark corners of US history.”
by Keith Nightingale
January 26, 2016 06:55 PM | Comments (0)
Dedication is the sinew that binds all Soldiers and Marines to their unit and their people.
by The Modern War Institute
January 26, 2016 04:06 PM | Comments (0)
A MWI Contemporary Battlefield Assessment – Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Study of Urban Conflict and Multinational Operations
January 26, 2016 02:28 PM | Comments (0)
“Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is facing an open revolt in his own ranks.”
by War on the Rocks
January 26, 2016 09:07 AM | Comments (0)
“Wargames must be designed well and used appropriately. For decision-makers with limited wargaming experience, this can be a daunting challenge.”
January 26, 2016 06:49 AM | Comments (0)
“U.S. military commanders are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep thousands of troops in the country for decades.”
by Bloomberg News
January 25, 2016 04:45 AM | Comments (0)
"Is there a fundamental difference between war fought for reasons of belief and war fought out of self-interest? Is one more primitive than the other, or morally superior?"
by Paul Olsen
January 24, 2016 06:58 PM | Comments (0)
My respect goes to Nick Brown as he endeavors to capture the essence of a band of brothers nearly lost to time.
January 24, 2016 06:33 PM | Comments (1)
“The U.S. cannot rely heavily on international partners to achieve its objectives.”