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by Stars & Stripes
April 20, 2017 03:04 AM | Comments (0)
“ISIS is using human shields, embedding armed fighters among fleeing residents, and firing on escaping women and children to draw Iraqi forces into the open in rescue attempts.”
by SWJ Editors
April 19, 2017 04:54 PM | Comments (0)
Justice in Mexico recently completed its 2017 annual report on drug violence in Mexico. Continue on to download the report.
by Voice of America
April 19, 2017 06:22 AM | Comments (0)
More than illegal immigrants who try to cross the border, more than drugs, what worries Homeland Security Secretary Kelly is the criminal network that lays all of it on America's doorstep.
by The Wall Street Journal
April 18, 2017 09:52 AM | Comments (0)
“Near the blast site of the “Mother of All Bombs,” U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State from a mountain stronghold.”
by Defense One
April 17, 2017 10:05 PM | Comments (2)
“Defense officials can’t tell you how many contractors they employ or at what cost. Finding out is critical to personnel reform.”
April 17, 2017 01:54 PM | Comments (0)
“A limited troop presence would support a strategy aimed at containing Iranian aggression.”
April 17, 2017 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster made the remarks Sunday after talks with Afghan leaders on his first trip to Kabul since taking office.
by The National Interest
April 17, 2017 02:03 AM | Comments (1)
“Good strategies are essential for the priority national-security challenges America faces, whether it is Syria, ISIS, Russia, China, North Korea or Afghanistan.”
by The Tampa Bay Times
April 16, 2017 10:54 AM | Comments (13)
“It was born out of deadly failure and evolved into an organization that other nations seek to emulate.”
by Associated Press
April 16, 2017 09:53 AM | Comments (0)
“The military is looking for new ways to bring in more civilians with high-tech skills who can help against IS and prepare for the new range of technological threats the nation will face....
April 15, 2017 04:31 AM | Comments (0)
“Pentagon brass take lead on decisions that were made by White House under Obama; ‘I authorize my military,’ Trump says.”
April 15, 2017 03:46 AM | Comments (1)
"Eastern Afghanistan was chosen for the first use of the bomb Thursday for what may seem like a counterintuitive reason: to avoid civilian casualties, because the target was in such a remote...
by Gary Anderson
April 14, 2017 05:22 PM | Comments (0)
The decision to strike the Shayrat airbase in Syria after it was linked to the Sarin gas attack on civilians has generally received bipartisan support in the U.S. and found approval among our...
by Military Times
April 13, 2017 09:41 PM | Comments (0)
"President Trump called the recent high-profile military actions overseas proof that he’s fulfilling his promise to let defense leaders act decisively without interference."
April 13, 2017 09:13 PM | Comments (0)
Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and African Union Mission in Somalia forces fighting extremism in Somalia.
April 13, 2017 09:04 PM | Comments (0)
As the United States and Russia clash on Syria, another war-torn nation could play out as a renewed theater for the U.S.-Russia rivalry: Afghanistan.
by DoD News
April 13, 2017 05:12 PM | Comments (0)
The Defense Department released this 2003 footage today of a MOAB test after news of the Afghanistan strike was released and published.
by United Press International
April 13, 2017 01:19 PM | Comments (0)
"The U.S. Air Force dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb for the first time in combat on Thursday, targeting an underground Islamic State complex."
April 12, 2017 10:05 PM | Comments (0)
U.S., coalition and partner forces are edging toward victory in the campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in and around Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.
by Georgetown Security Studies Review
April 12, 2017 08:57 AM | Comments (0)
"If the United States wishes to maintain its place as a world leader and wisely secure its own interests, it must stay decisively engaged in Africa."
April 11, 2017 08:31 PM | Comments (0)
The provincial police chief in Uruzgan told Afghan media that intelligence reports showed visiting Russian generals were providing Taliban militants with weapons and training.
April 11, 2017 06:29 PM | Comments (0)
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command, conduct a joint briefing from the Pentagon Briefing Room, April 11, 2017.
April 11, 2017 04:17 PM | Comments (0)
"Several EU and NATO countries signed up to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to tackle tactics such as cyber attacks, propaganda and disinformation."
April 10, 2017 11:14 PM | Comments (0)
A short note concerning SWJ signup issues, the News Page, and book review authors.
April 10, 2017 03:30 PM | Comments (0)
The top U.S. diplomat, meeting for the first time with other leaders from the world's major advanced economies, is looking for support for U.S. military action before heading to Russia.
April 10, 2017 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Dr. Mark E. Green of Tennessee to become the next Secretary of the Army.
by Evan Salbego
April 8, 2017 11:28 AM | Comments (2)
In the Information Age, the principles of warfare remain basically the same. Our engagement area still resides within the minds of our opponents.
April 7, 2017 06:15 PM | Comments (2)
"Soldiers believe that their job is to fight and win battles. So it should come as no surprise that military leaders aren’t adept at forging peace." Review by Robert H. Scales.
by The Washington Post
April 7, 2017 02:42 AM | Comments (0)
"Even for a president who advertised his coldblooded pragmatism, the moral dimensions of leadership find a way of penetrating the Oval Office."
April 7, 2017 01:56 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest note to include information on the writing contest.