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by The Strategic Studies Institute
November 13, 2015 02:27 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to eight SSI items of interest.
by Voice of America
November 13, 2015 01:38 PM | Comments (0)
"An anticipated annual winter reduction in fighting has prompted international and regional partners to intensify efforts to encourage a revival of Afghan peace talks."
by The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security
November 12, 2015 06:40 PM | Comments (0)
A look at the DoD’s language, regional expertise and culture program.
by War on the Rocks
November 11, 2015 06:26 AM | Comments (4)
"There are six rules in wargame design. JFCOM batted a thousand in violating all of them."
by Stars & Stripes
November 11, 2015 05:23 AM | Comments (0)
Joe Galloway’s account from the Battle of Ia Drang Valley.
November 10, 2015 02:55 PM | Comments (0)
"To downplay the attack would not be smart, because it did not come out of emotions that are not connected to the general mood of the country."
November 10, 2015 07:59 AM | Comments (0)
"Iraqi forces’ hopes of recapturing the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State have stalled, largely because their efforts to cut resupply routes into the city have failed."
by SWJ Editors
November 9, 2015 06:56 PM | Comments (0)
Happy 240th Birthday Marines. Continue on for Such as Regiments and Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921.
by Project Gray
November 9, 2015 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
"This symposium will bring together scholars, research institutes, practitioners and other interested parties to discuss Daesh Beyond the Levant."
by The Center for a New American Security
November 9, 2015 08:44 AM | Comments (1)
Continue on for a CNAS press release concerning this report, with links.
by Associated Press
November 9, 2015 03:21 AM | Comments (4)
"Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers has done little to stop the country from pursuing activities beyond its shores that the U.S. considers destabilizing."
by Shawn Snow
November 8, 2015 11:32 AM | Comments (0)
The fractious Taliban movement is a symptom of the changing economic and political dynamics within Afghanistan.
November 8, 2015 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ's "Drudge-like" National Defense & Foreign Affairs News & Opinion Page (Updated 24/7)
by National Public Radio
November 6, 2015 04:38 PM | Comments (0)
“NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley, a retired drone pilot who wrote the tactical manual for the Predator. His new memoir is called Hunter Killer.”
by Belmont Club
November 6, 2015 11:08 AM | Comments (0)
"The new methods meant that war, which was once a supreme crisis governed by constitutional limitations, was converted almost at stroke into something routine."
November 6, 2015 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
The U.S. focus has been on treating the symptoms of the growing instability and not the cause, weak governance by the NUG.
by The Brookings Institution
November 6, 2015 07:15 AM | Comments (0)
"The American strategic community has largely turned away from thinking about ground combat."
by The New York Times
November 6, 2015 12:05 AM | Comments (0)
"The term 'band of brothers' has become almost a cliché to describe how the close personal bonds formed between soldiers translate into combat effectiveness."
November 5, 2015 08:04 PM | Comments (0)
"VOA's Senate correspondent spoke with multiple lawmakers about a weighty issue before Congress: authorizing the fight against the Islamic State group."
November 5, 2015 03:36 AM | Comments (26)
“The battle between Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power and rebel fighters, played itself out on social media over the course of several hours.”
November 5, 2015 03:00 AM | Comments (12)
Continue on for information on the new CNAS ISIS Study Group.
by The Atlantic Council
November 4, 2015 07:42 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the agenda, location, how to watch it live and a registration link.
by The Jamestown Foundation
November 4, 2015 04:05 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the agenda and a link for registration for this December 8 event.
by The NATO Multimedia Library
November 4, 2015 01:46 AM | Comments (0)
"The Multimedia Library has set up a list of books and journal articles on the history of United Nations peacekeeping forces and operations."
by The Joint Special Operations University Library
November 3, 2015 05:35 PM | Comments (4)
The Joint Special Operations University Library posts multiple reading lists. Continue on for the link.
by Taylor & Francis Group: Small Wars & Insurgencies
November 3, 2015 02:42 AM | Comments (0)
"Vietnam was a complex conflict, which historians and political scientists have struggled to understand."
by The Diplomat
November 2, 2015 08:26 PM | Comments (30)
"With the apparent lack of progress and success in Afghanistan and Iraq, COIN has fallen out of favor within the political and military establishments in the U.S. and elsewhere."
by Task & Purpose
November 2, 2015 06:49 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the debate at Task & Purpose.
November 2, 2015 06:25 PM | Comments (1)
When it comes to national security, should one advise President Barack Obama on the best course of action or just the best course of action that he is likely or able to accept and implement?
November 2, 2015 05:37 PM | Comments (0)
A U.S. Government watchdog reported the military spent nearly $43 million, on a natural gas automobile filling station.