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by The Cipher Brief
September 13, 2016 11:10 AM | Comments (6)
"Our traditional tools of warfare, having been focused on state-on-state war, are in many ways ill-suited in war among the people where large-scale expeditionary warfare is not feasible."
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
September 13, 2016 02:27 AM | Comments (0)
The Center for Security Studies Lunch Series: "Interrogation, Intelligence Gathering, and Public Policy" - A Conversation with John McLaughlin and Dr. Elizabeth Arsenault.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
September 13, 2016 01:00 AM | Comments (0)
*Starts Today* - This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.
by The Center for a New American Security
September 12, 2016 01:03 PM | Comments (2)
BLUF: "The most significant weakness of the new deal is that there is no mechanism to punish the Assad regime and Russia."
by The Philippine Star
September 12, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (4)
"After blasting the US for supposedly interfering with his anti-drug war, Duterte called for the pullout of US troops in Mindanao as he blamed the US for the conflict and security threats....
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
September 12, 2016 07:43 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the September 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by The Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2016 05:42 AM | Comments (0)
“A mix of encrypted chat apps, face-to-face meetings, written notes and misdirection leaves few electronic clues for Western intelligence agencies.”
by Alex Quade
September 11, 2016 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
Three ODAs of 34-men on horseback worked with the Northern Alliance after 9/11 to overthrow the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Continue on for the video.
by Keith Nightingale
September 11, 2016 05:04 AM | Comments (0)
Every generation has a cataclysmic event that forever flashes for the participants - the visualization of the moment. Years pass and yet the greatest degree of detail is recalled.
by Voice of America
September 11, 2016 03:52 AM | Comments (0)
"Top Afghan officials and representatives of an anti-government armed group have reported major progress in their protracted peace negotiations."
September 10, 2016 08:41 AM | Comments (0)
"Turkey and a key Syrian opposition group pledged to support a complicated and partly-secret cease-fire deal agreed upon by the United States and Russia."
September 10, 2016 07:40 AM | Comments (0)
Here are some points to consider as compiled from numerous grunt-level communications ranging from junior enlisted to senior flags.
by The Washington Post
September 10, 2016 06:25 AM | Comments (0)
"The flow of foreign fighters to the ranks of the IS, once a mighty current of thousands of radicalized men and women from nations across the globe, has been cut to a trickle this year."
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and SWJ Editors
September 10, 2016 05:41 AM | Comments (0)
This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.
by The New York Times
September 10, 2016 05:31 AM | Comments (0)
"Russia and the United States agreed early Saturday on a new plan to reduce violence in the Syrian conflict that, if successful, could lead for the first time to joint military targeting."
by SWJ Editors
September 6, 2016 01:32 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the Australian Army doctrine page.
September 5, 2016 01:56 PM | Comments (2)
“Four out of five Americans killed at the hands of the enemy have come from a force that makes up less than 4 percent of the men and women in uniform.”
September 3, 2016 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on the Marine Corps Gazette Irregular Warfare Essay Contest.
by Military Review
September 3, 2016 09:36 AM | Comments (1)
The September-October 2016 issue of Military Review is now online. Continue on for a short description of each article and a link to download the entire journal.
by The Modern War Institute
September 3, 2016 09:09 AM | Comments (3)
This article is a critique of the dominant approach within the counter-terrorism community that failed to analyze IS’s trajectory as a distinct group.
by Time Magazine
September 1, 2016 10:37 AM | Comments (8)
“As conflict enters its third year, endgame still elusive.” Generals Mattis and Zinni weigh in on the war against ISIS.
August 31, 2016 08:07 AM | Comments (1)
Stability operations require careful targeting, design, implementation, and evaluation.
by The Washington Times
August 31, 2016 05:34 AM | Comments (1)
“Obama’s second chances shouldn’t be just for common convicts.”
August 31, 2016 04:53 AM | Comments (0)
“Scholars have struggled to find evidence that killing leaders is an effective way to dismantle terrorist organizations, instead finding ample evidence that it makes little difference.”
by Army News Service
August 30, 2016 04:25 PM | Comments (0)
The G-2 said he can foresee a time in the near future when Army ground-based systems will be used to create favorable conditions for the Navy and the Air Force.
by The Interpreter
August 30, 2016 03:40 PM | Comments (0)
“Duterte is making good on his campaign promise to push the process forward. But there is less clarity now than there was at the end of last year.”
August 30, 2016 01:51 PM | Comments (0)
The Bush is ugly and beautiful at the same time. The Bush is forever.
August 29, 2016 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on to read the introduction and to download the full report.
August 29, 2016 03:02 PM | Comments (1)
“This data set consists of twenty-one teleoperated weapons systems used by terrorist and insurgent groups.”
by John Mosbey
August 29, 2016 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
As usual, some elements in Congress have agreed to re-make the world to fit its peculiar notion that reality, in the end, will conform to Congressional perspective.