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July 17, 2014 10:08 AM | Comments (0)
Read on for the new NATO Multimedia Library website...
by Robert Bunker
July 17, 2014 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust...
July 15, 2014 09:41 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
July 14, 2014 05:05 PM | Comments (2)
Iraq’s security forces are so infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could be at risk.
July 14, 2014 05:17 AM | Comments (0)
July 13, 2014 08:14 AM | Comments (0)
July 13, 2014 07:36 AM | Comments (0)
Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster is a combination of warrior, intellectual and leader. He was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
July 12, 2014 07:45 PM | Comments (1)
The war in Afghanistan is not over. Nor is it ending any time soon. The U.S. role may end in 2016, in whole or in part, but the war will continue, and its ultimate outcome is very much in doubt.
July 11, 2014 11:16 PM | Comments (0)
July 11, 2014 01:32 PM | Comments (0)
Insurgents, political organizations and governments have all adopted social media platforms to press their case, confuse opponents, seize world attention and gain advantage.
July 10, 2014 11:17 PM | Comments (0)
July 10, 2014 07:23 PM | Comments (5)
A conflict looms between the Army’s wartime ethos of individual initiative and the bureaucratic malaise that peacetime brings.
by Scott Forster
July 10, 2014 03:05 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest Landpower update.
by Geoffrey Demarest
July 10, 2014 01:17 PM | Comments (0)
On July 6th, retired Colombian General Álvaro Valencia Tovar died at the age of 94.
by Gary Anderson
July 10, 2014 12:34 PM | Comments (23)
Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his vision of an Islamic caliphate transcending traditional international borders is becoming a reality in the form of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
July 9, 2014 11:16 PM | Comments (0)
July 9, 2014 05:41 PM | Comments (5)
"Army officials acknowledge problems with DCGS-A. ...the Army is working to improve the system in its next generation, which is being put out for bids next year."
July 9, 2014 02:29 PM | Comments (0)
“… for too long, U.S. military strategy has relied on mass and money. Ultimately, we overwhelmed the enemy or lost as in Vietnam or did not prevail as in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
July 8, 2014 11:16 PM | Comments (0)
July 8, 2014 05:10 PM | Comments (0)
"In real terms the announcement of Baghdadi's caliphate may mean little, but the Jihadi movement has turned a significant corner and what remains to be seen is what he can use it to do...
July 7, 2014 11:18 PM | Comments (0)
July 7, 2014 12:29 PM | Comments (2)
Creating or conducting “strategy by op-ed” is a fundamentally flawed approach, but has become increasingly popular and influential.
by James “Jamie” E. Hayes III
July 6, 2014 11:32 PM | Comments (7)
I have a suggestion for the proper U.S. response. It isn’t Apache gunships, or Predators, or even the advisors that President Obama most recently ordered back into theater.
July 6, 2014 11:18 PM | Comments (0)
July 6, 2014 10:54 AM | Comments (5)
A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America.
July 5, 2014 11:13 PM | Comments (0)
July 5, 2014 05:36 PM | Comments (4)
"The Islamist radicals who have declared an Islamic caliphate on land they control straddling Iraq and Syria are waging an audacious publicity stunt, according to some analysts."
July 4, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
July 4, 2014 08:27 AM | Comments (0)
The Special Operations Research Association is pleased to announce the 2014 SORA conference, Special Operations and Strategic Implications, 24-25 October 2014, at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
July 4, 2014 08:21 AM | Comments (0)
Book Review: War From the Ground Up by Emile Simpson, Book Review by Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Routledge.