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by DoD News
August 17, 2016 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
If you’re in the military, you know what the “cocoms,” or combatant commands, are. But for those who might be new to the Defense Department or who work outside of it, you might...
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and SWJ Editors
August 17, 2016 09:24 AM | Comments (0)
Couldn’t make the 2016 Mad Scientist Conference? Continue on for the video presentations.
by The Washington Post
August 16, 2016 04:10 PM | Comments (0)
"The recapture of an Islamic State stronghold in Syria will serve as a model for future U.S.-backed operations there."
by Keith Nightingale
August 16, 2016 06:27 AM | Comments (0)
The smell of the issue facility as you move through. There is a lot of old stuff here. Your first night in country. Will you know the last?
August 15, 2016 09:58 PM | Comments (1)
Iraq would see a “robust civilian presence,” Clinton told reporters afterward, summing up the Obama administration’s pledges to Maliki. “We are working to achieve that....
by Mark Gilchrist
August 14, 2016 10:29 AM | Comments (1)
The nature and character of war is not only the most important concept for the profession of arms, it also the central understanding upon which the profession thrives or fails.
August 13, 2016 02:10 PM | Comments (0)
They carried P-38 can openers and heat tabs, watches and dog tags, insect repellent, gum, cigarettes, Zippo lighters, salt tablets, compress bandages, ponchos, Kool-Aid...
by Defense News
August 13, 2016 01:46 PM | Comments (0)
"Let’s set our sights on 2050: what will the strategic security environment look like then?"
August 13, 2016 07:07 AM | Comments (0)
"There is no question that the Islamic State will be defeated in Mosul; the real question is what comes afterward."
by The Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2016 01:58 AM | Comments (0)
“The militant group has forced thousands to become child jihadists. As many escape, Nigeria wonders what to do with them.”
by SWJ Editors
August 12, 2016 01:51 PM | Comments (0)
A huge SWJ BZ to Irina A. Chindea.
August 12, 2016 06:40 AM | Comments (0)
"The defeat of the IS’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq, at least in terms of territory, is on the horizon. And so too are new problems and potentially new conflicts."
August 11, 2016 04:05 PM | Comments (1)
An investigation has found that the U.S. military’s Central Command regularly produced intelligence that distorted the results of the campaign against the Islamic State.
by Voice of America
August 11, 2016 02:21 AM | Comments (0)
Tensions are increasing, not only in the Donbas but on the Ukraine-Crimea frontier following the off-and-on closure over the weekend of all three border crossings by Russia.
August 11, 2016 01:58 AM | Comments (0)
More than half the men and women who have left the U.S. to join the conflict in Iraq and Syria may actually be battling against the Islamic State instead of fighting for it.
August 10, 2016 03:57 AM | Comments (2)
“For those concerned that America’s military is in decline or somehow not up to the next challenge, we offer a few reassuring facts.”
by The New York Times
August 10, 2016 03:34 AM | Comments (1)
“We’ve really been trying to reinforce the fact to Afghans that we are committed to you, and this gives the enemy some propaganda to say, ‘Hey, these people really aren’t...
by Army News Service
August 9, 2016 06:43 PM | Comments (1)
TRADOC’s commander challenged military, industry and academic leaders attending the Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University to think differently about the future.
August 9, 2016 05:57 PM | Comments (0)
Every Grunt has a well of courage that is drawn upon as he moves through his tour. It is a pool that resides in us all.
by William Rothrock and The Modern War Institute
August 9, 2016 01:28 PM | Comments (0)
Dumping large sums of money into solutions that have provided no relief will only weaken the current state.
by James Sheehan
August 9, 2016 06:46 AM | Comments (0)
Governments should double down on this unfortunate incident and encourage police departments to highlight the positive contributions of Muslim officers.
August 7, 2016 04:13 AM | Comments (0)
After years of undercover work, the U.S. is starting to pull back the veil on what appear to be loose-knit, perhaps deeply rooted networks of would-be terrorists.
August 6, 2016 05:09 PM | Comments (0)
“Russia has won the proxy war, at least for now.”
August 6, 2016 04:12 AM | Comments (0)
“The Continent’s jihadists plot attacks while on the dole.”
August 5, 2016 07:28 PM | Comments (18)
“Ukraine had become Russia’s means for showcasing what might happen if we ever fought a firepower-intensive battle against it.”
August 3, 2016 05:34 PM | Comments (4)
Continue on for a summary and a link to download the US Army Special Operations Command’s UW Pocket Guide.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
August 3, 2016 04:03 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a Mad Scientist Initiative information video.
August 3, 2016 03:40 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on the upcoming U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Mad Scientist Conference (includes info on the live stream).
August 3, 2016 09:04 AM | Comments (0)
“A jailhouse interview with a German man who joined IS reveals the workings of a unit whose lieutenants are empowered to plan attacks around the world.”
by U.S. News & World Report
August 2, 2016 10:48 AM | Comments (0)
"In the years after the collapse of the Soviet empire, the need diminished in Ukraine and elsewhere for a state-of-the-art army following Western promises."