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February 26, 2014 03:47 PM | Comments (7)
Hagel says that if the reductions are not scaled back or removed, the joint force will be smaller, less ready, and less well equipped than national security requires.
February 26, 2014 05:10 AM | Comments (0)
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February 25, 2014 02:35 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama today informed Afghan President Karzai that he has asked the Pentagon to ensure that it has adequate plans in place to accomplish an orderly withdrawal by the end of the year.
February 25, 2014 01:54 PM | Comments (1)
It does not take much vision to predict that Secretary Hagel and the Obama Administration’s FY2015 defense budget submissions are going to be the subject of bitter partisan criticism.
February 25, 2014 06:45 AM | Comments (0)
Strategy is a form of communication; a message that you have the intentions and capabilities to impose your will, and the enemy cannot impose theirs.
February 25, 2014 06:33 AM | Comments (4)
When the Obama Administration sends its proposed 2015 defense budget to Congress on March 4, two high-profile armored vehicle programs will be missing in action.
February 25, 2014 06:18 AM | Comments (0)
February 24, 2014 10:02 PM | Comments (20)
The Navy’s Pacific Fleet chief of intelligence recently cemented his reputation for blunt assessments of China.
February 24, 2014 09:56 PM | Comments (0)
West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has released the February 2014 issue of the CTC Sentinel. It is a special issue on Africa.
February 24, 2014 03:51 AM | Comments (0)
February 24, 2014 02:43 AM | Comments (12)
Defense Secretary Hagel plans to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.
February 24, 2014 02:21 AM | Comments (0)
One of the four options President Obama is considering for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan beyond this year would leave behind 3,000 troops.
February 23, 2014 12:30 PM | Comments (0)
The A-10 might be around for a little while longer, after a tough-talking senator compelled the Air Force to keep the attack jet’s software up to date.
February 23, 2014 03:41 AM | Comments (0)
February 22, 2014 07:01 PM | Comments (0)
Thinking Critically: On “We Were Caught Unprepared” by Rich Ganske, The Bridge
February 22, 2014 04:55 AM | Comments (0)
February 21, 2014 05:23 PM | Comments (3)
As Army leadership ponders who and what to cut from its budget, the first groups in the crosshairs are the junior and mid-level officers.
February 21, 2014 03:01 PM | Comments (2)
“There’s a fundamental need to have a conversation about what kind of military we need to have and what we should expect it to do.”
February 21, 2014 07:34 AM | Comments (2)
... in light of Iraq and Afghanistan, the benefits of this doctrine are far more apparent…
February 20, 2014 11:29 PM | Comments (0)
by Joe Byerly
February 20, 2014 03:00 PM | Comments (2)
Recently several lieutenants have written me to share their fears and anxieties about their own particular development as the tectonic plates of the Army and budgets continue to shift.
February 20, 2014 02:18 PM | Comments (0)
Not Your Grandfather's Insurgency - Criminal, Spiritual, and Plutocratic by Dr. Robert J. Bunker, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
February 19, 2014 11:11 PM | Comments (0)
by George Fust
February 19, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments (1)
The guiding principle that can best reform or take an organization to the next level is efficiency.
by Robert Bunker
February 19, 2014 12:27 PM | Comments (0)
Strategic Horizons: All Options Bad If Mexico’s Drug Violence Expands to U.S. by Steven Metz, World Politics Review
February 19, 2014 10:07 AM | Comments (0)
There’s no talk of “victory,” or how the U.S. should spend its share of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth, or how to use the peace dividend from a world made safe from Al Qaeda.
February 19, 2014 06:45 AM | Comments (0)
Counterinsurgency Expert: We Need to Rethink How We Fight by Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune.
February 19, 2014 12:33 AM | Comments (0)
February 18, 2014 06:59 PM | Comments (2)
A new era of security burden-sharing could be on the horizon for a war-weary US, with France taking an aggressive lead in Africa and Germany showing a willingness to take a more assertive role.
by Scott Forster
February 18, 2014 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
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