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August 26, 2013 02:31 AM | Comments (0)
The Middle East remains the central focus of American foreign policy. Whatever 'pivot' may have been anticipated has yet to be implemented.
August 25, 2013 06:53 PM | Comments (0)
US influence is declining in the ME as violence and instability rock Arab countries. An ambitious attempt to reset relations with Russia faltered and failed.
August 25, 2013 03:30 PM | Comments (0)
Narco-Politics: How Mexico Got There and How It Can Get Out by Pamela F. Izaguirre, Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
August 25, 2013 08:44 AM | Comments (1)
Steven Salaita at Salon: “Compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives -- but props up those who profit from war”.
by Mike Grater
August 25, 2013 07:58 AM | Comments (2)
The purpose of this paper is to explore Political Liberalism as applied to the Regionally Aligned Forces concept in order to explain the “why” of strategic implementation.
by John C. Hale
August 25, 2013 05:11 AM | Comments (0)
Preparing for a disaster, whether it is a hurricane, flood, power blackout, or nuclear event is not just a job for FEMA.
August 25, 2013 04:41 AM | Comments (0)
No matter how much the cartels tried, and continue to try, to hide their evil acts with continued threats against journalists, a group of citizens emerged to fill in the gap of local cartel...
August 25, 2013 04:05 AM | Comments (0)
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August 24, 2013 04:18 PM | Comments (0)
Saturday Lite: Air-Sea Battle Much More Than Just A Concept (Hat tip to H Lucien Gauthier III).
August 24, 2013 03:06 PM | Comments (8)
The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East - Wall Street Journal Saturday Essay by Walter Russell Mead.
August 24, 2013 01:22 PM | Comments (0)
The Causes of Instability in Nigeria and Implications for the United States by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.), US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute monograph.
August 24, 2013 08:33 AM | Comments (0)
Penguin Group announces Erik Prince’s book Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror.
August 23, 2013 10:16 PM | Comments (0)
August 23, 2013 03:14 PM | Comments (2)
"The Defense Department may have to fire at least 6,272 civilian employees if automatic cuts known as sequestration slice $52 billion from its fiscal 2014 budget..."
August 23, 2013 02:39 PM | Comments (8)
U.S. Options in Syria: Obama’s Delays and the Dempsey Warnings by Anthony H. Cordesman, CSIS.
August 23, 2013 12:53 PM | Comments (0)
Military Jury Finds Fort Hood Gunman Guilty on All Counts by Manny Fernandez, New York Times - More...
August 23, 2013 12:31 PM | Comments (0)
The Long Road: Uruzgan, Afghanistan, on the Path to Stability by Sgt. Jessi McCormick, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
August 22, 2013 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
August 22, 2013 08:22 PM | Comments (0)
2013-14 Key Strategic Issues List - US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.
by Peter J. Munson
August 22, 2013 07:58 AM | Comments (5)
Will We Ever Stop Bleeding Talent? An interview with Tim Kane by Roxanne Bras at Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.
August 22, 2013 01:44 AM | Comments (0)
August 21, 2013 11:39 PM | Comments (0)
FPRI is proud to announce the release of a new E-Book, American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students.
August 21, 2013 04:22 PM | Comments (0)
Drones: Actually the Most Humane Form of Warfare Ever - The Atlantic op-ed by Michael W. Lewis.
August 21, 2013 02:43 PM | Comments (0)
Army, Navy Target Top Brass, Headquarters Spending in Latest Cuts by Chris Carroll, Stars and Stripes.
August 21, 2013 05:40 AM | Comments (2)
Learning from Our Wrong Turn - “Why American counterinsurgency has proved to be unworkable.” Bing West interview with Gian Gentile, National Review.
August 21, 2013 05:14 AM | Comments (0)
August 20, 2013 10:59 AM | Comments (14)
2013’s Greatest Leadership Failure by CDR Salamander, USNI Blog.
August 20, 2013 04:18 AM | Comments (1)
US Troops Prepare to Leave Afghanistan by Eric Thomas, ABC News (w/ video).
August 20, 2013 03:51 AM | Comments (0)
by Dave Dilegge
August 19, 2013 01:34 PM | Comments (11)
3 August post on COIN continues to evoke stimulating commentary...