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by Voice of America
July 13, 2016 07:44 PM | Comments (3)
A White House spokesman said with May as Britain’s new leader, there was confidence that the ‘special relationship’ would not only be protected but advanced.
by The New York Times
July 13, 2016 02:50 PM | Comments (20)
"The idea of the United States saving the Middle East from itself appeals to liberal hawks and neoconservatives alike."
July 13, 2016 09:41 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. forces are using new authorities - which include airstrikes against the Taliban - "almost daily” in support of the Afghan government.
by James Sheehan and ICSR
July 12, 2016 03:08 PM | Comments (0)
Early government efforts to counter extremist narratives have proven to be uninspired and unsuccessful.
by SWJ Editors
July 12, 2016 01:16 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to all the new JFQ articles. Good stuff!
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
July 12, 2016 11:11 AM | Comments (0)
"It is too easy to dismiss the upsurge in violence in Kashmir as just another cycle in a conflict that has ebbed and flowed ever since the India's independence in 1947."
July 12, 2016 10:01 AM | Comments (1)
In a landmark ruling, the U.N. arbitration court is dismissing China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying it has "no historic title" to the vast maritime region.
by Foreign Policy
July 12, 2016 01:32 AM | Comments (0)
"The Islamic State’s attacks prove that, despite its recent losses, it remains strong and capable of executing its global strategy to undermine modern states."
July 11, 2016 06:56 PM | Comments (0)
"Even after two months in the role, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada remains something of a mystery to the Taliban rank and file, according to analysts and insurgent commanders."
July 11, 2016 11:33 AM | Comments (0)
The United States will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq to help shape the fight to retake Mosul from IS, following the recent seizure of a key airbase near the city by Iraqi forces.
by The Washington Post
July 11, 2016 04:44 AM | Comments (1)
“Obama’s 2013 directive on security assistance seeks to ensure that the billions of aid dollars the United States provides to allied nations each year are used more effectively.”
July 10, 2016 05:06 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the communiqué issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Warsaw 8-9 July 2016.
July 10, 2016 12:22 AM | Comments (3)
"President Obama, who had pledged to end America’s wars, described the landscape he was leaving to his successor as a state of quasi-war that could extend for years to come."
by Keith Nightingale
July 9, 2016 05:23 PM | Comments (1)
Close your eyes. Relax. Imagine with the deeply stored memories of your mind…
July 9, 2016 09:48 AM | Comments (3)
"We propose a strategy that applies a consistent, long-term approach to Iraq and Syria, based on four interlocking effort."
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
July 8, 2016 11:48 AM | Comments (0)
"The US needs a far more serious review of its strategy in Afghanistan. It needs one that stops focusing on deadlines and total troop levels."
July 8, 2016 08:58 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the definition under current US law.
July 8, 2016 08:04 AM | Comments (1)
It is being called the most critical NATO summit since the end of the Cold War.
by The National Interest
July 7, 2016 06:03 PM | Comments (1)
Sean Lavelle, a U.S. Navy Officer, says “The U.S.-European alliance would benefit from specialization”.
July 7, 2016 07:47 AM | Comments (0)
Military setbacks in Iraq and Syria are having little impact on the Islamic State terror group’s ability to gain ground in cyberspace.
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
July 7, 2016 07:09 AM | Comments (0)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction review of location data and operating conditions of USAID-funded health facilities.
by The Daily Beast
July 7, 2016 05:28 AM | Comments (1)
“There is no desire to end the war in Afghanistan. There is a desire to… make it a problem for the next administration,” one defense official tells The Daily Beast.
July 7, 2016 05:03 AM | Comments (0)
Read President Obama's statement of the US troop level in Afghanistan through 2016.
July 6, 2016 08:03 AM | Comments (3)
Continue on for a Voice of America summary and additional news links.
July 6, 2016 05:52 AM | Comments (0)
Americans retain an obligation to care about Iraqis after the government US citizens elected in 2000 overthrew Iraqi leadership 3 years later and failed to establish security.
July 5, 2016 08:15 AM | Comments (0)
United Nations data from June showed 236 of the 382 civilians killed in Iraq last month died in Baghdad. Those numbers will go up in July.
by The Wall Street Journal
July 5, 2016 08:02 AM | Comments (0)
“This July 4, Cadet Tom Surdyke was laid to rest alongside his brothers in the long gray line.”
July 4, 2016 10:44 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for Ft. Bragg and Major League Baseball…
July 4, 2016 08:58 AM | Comments (0)
The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription by The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
July 4, 2016 06:37 AM | Comments (0)
Iraqi officials said Monday at least 142 have died from Sunday's suicide truck bombing in the country's capital.