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by RAND Corporation
March 14, 2017 01:46 PM | Comments (0)
RAND Report: How the Past Can Inform the Present and Future
by The Guardian
March 14, 2017 04:44 AM | Comments (0)
“The White House is asked to designate ‘temporary areas of active hostility’, giving commanders same latitude to launch actions as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.”
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
March 13, 2017 08:09 PM | Comments (4)
What does Kim Jung-un want? He knows that the United States is not going to accept his country’s status as a nuclear weapons state.
by The Independent Journal Review
March 13, 2017 01:19 PM | Comments (2)
“Dr. Mohib led a vibrant, gracious conversation about the struggles of his home country and displayed deep appreciation to the family members of the Americans lost on its soil....
by Keith Nightingale
March 13, 2017 12:44 PM | Comments (1)
No bugs. Thick book on a boring day. The first round of supporting artillery. The lazy red circle of Spooky working your front. Getting to the top.
by Voice of America
March 12, 2017 02:11 PM | Comments (0)
The U.N. is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organization's creation. Without funding and full, safe and unimpeded access for aid workers, people will die.
by The New York Times
March 11, 2017 08:11 PM | Comments (0)
“President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly declared the war with Boko Haram over. But the radical Islamist terrorist group is still waging deadly attacks across the countryside.”
March 11, 2017 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
John Sopko’s message to the Afghan people is simple: Corruption kills.
March 11, 2017 05:39 PM | Comments (0)
The new plan by the U.S. to counter Islamic State in Syria and Iraq involves the deployment of 1,000 soldiers to Kuwait, a U.S. military official told VOA on Friday.
by Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017 05:09 PM | Comments (1)
“In a letter to Congress last month, more than 120 retired military leaders underscored their conviction that elevating and strengthening diplomacy and development are critical to keeping...
by The Wall Street Journal
March 11, 2017 06:36 AM | Comments (0)
“In a final push to vanquish Joseph Kony’s murderous Lord’s Resistance Army, the U.S. is waging a psychological battle to draw the last rebels from the Central African bush.”
by Adam Twardowski
March 10, 2017 12:48 PM | Comments (0)
The Trump administration can’t shake off the specter of Russia and it’s well-established why Russian intelligence intervened in the US presidential election.
by Defense One
March 10, 2017 11:37 AM | Comments (2)
“The president’s proposal to boost military spending at the expense of diplomacy and foreign aid won't lead to victory.”
March 10, 2017 06:12 AM | Comments (2)
"Even if extremist groups in Africa were wiped out militarily, the continent's massive population of young people would continue to be susceptible to terror groups."
by The Washington Post
March 10, 2017 05:57 AM | Comments (0)
"If Tillerson doesn’t develop a stronger voice, control of foreign policy is likely to move increasingly toward Stephen K. Bannon."
March 9, 2017 06:32 PM | Comments (0)
"There appears to be no final agreement on the disposition of the Raqqa attack force - whether U.S.-backed Kurdish militiamen or Turkish-led Syrian rebels will be in the vanguard."
March 9, 2017 02:54 PM | Comments (1)
“The battle to recapture Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria risks drawing world powers deeper into the country’s long war.”
March 9, 2017 01:32 PM | Comments (0)
"A strategy session on how to counter the Islamic State after a widely expected U.S.-backed military assault on the extremists’ home base."
by The Washington Institute
March 8, 2017 09:11 PM | Comments (0)
“The U.S. should take a closer look at where the fighting is stalemated, where political progress can be made, and where urgent humanitarian action is needed.”
by Bloomberg News
March 8, 2017 07:48 PM | Comments (27)
"The U.S. and Russia have found themselves teaming up for the first time in the war in Syria - against a country both call an ally - Turkey."
by DoD News
March 8, 2017 06:39 PM | Comments (0)
The enemy is being degraded by every measure and is on a trajectory to lasting defeat, a defense official told reporters on background today.
March 8, 2017 10:34 AM | Comments (2)
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March 8, 2017 12:12 AM | Comments (0)
Acting DoS Spokesman Mark Toner rejected suggestions that the State Department has been marginalized in the new Trump administration.
March 7, 2017 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
The latest alleged bombshell meant to send shockwaves through the U.S. intelligence community is stoking renewed fears about the ability to secure classified information.
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
March 7, 2017 01:45 PM | Comments (0)
“This struggle, or "war," will be won or lost at a global level. It is a fight for the hearts and minds of some 1.6 billion Muslims throughout the world—some 23% of the world...
by The Modern War Institute
March 7, 2017 12:15 PM | Comments (2)
"In a COIN environment where the population is the center of gravity, access to the entire population is an obvious necessity for operational success."
March 6, 2017 01:29 PM | Comments (0)
“The military’s favored option among several variations currently under White House review, would ease a number of restrictions on U.S. activities.”
March 6, 2017 11:12 AM | Comments (0)
“In the absence of a coherent national strategy, arbitrary increases in the defense budget will do little to make America safer.”
by The Washington Times and Defense News
March 6, 2017 10:22 AM | Comments (0)
NSA H.R. McMaster to appear before the SASC and on defeating ISIS.
February 26, 2017 04:57 AM | Comments (39)
The U.S. administration’s new national security adviser has reportedly told his staff that Muslims who carry out terrorist acts are corrupting Islam.