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by National Public Radio
October 23, 2016 01:20 PM | Comments (1)
Dr. David Kilcullen interview (audio) on National Public Radio.
by The Week
October 23, 2016 10:17 AM | Comments (1)
“When everybody else decided it was a good idea to forestall a public debate about enormously important and complicated policy questions, the press decided to go along and let it happen....
by National Defense University Press
October 23, 2016 09:16 AM | Comments (10)
"The current revision of Joint Publication 5-0, Joint Operation Planning, provides an opportunity to fix the flawed description of the center of gravity concept."
by Voice of America
October 23, 2016 01:54 AM | Comments (0)
IS leaders accept they will lose control of the city of Mosul but are planning to defend their last major urban stronghold in Iraq tenaciously, U.S. and Kurdish officials say.
October 22, 2016 02:06 PM | Comments (0)
Dunford and other military leaders have called countering violent extremism a "generational problem," one they privately concede the U.S. may never resolve.
by Stars & Stripes
October 22, 2016 01:47 AM | Comments (0)
“The Islamic State group is expected to fall back from its outer perimeter defenses in Mosul and wage what could be brutal urban combat inside the city.”
October 21, 2016 02:19 AM | Comments (0)
While Saudi Arabia and other US allies, or individuals close to their governments, have long been suspected of financing extremist groups in the region, this accusation is more specific.
by The Daily Beast
October 20, 2016 12:51 PM | Comments (17)
“Four days ago, the U.S. Defense Secretary was predicting a ‘lasting defeat’ of ISIS. Now, a top general is warning that the terror group is preparing for a guerrilla war.”
by U.S. News & World Report
October 20, 2016 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
“The Obama administration's willingness to appease Tehran is costing us in Yemen.”
October 20, 2016 07:52 AM | Comments (0)
Zipline International is using drones to deliver vaccines, medicine and blood to some of the most hard-to-reach populations in Rwanda.
by The Wall Street Journal
October 20, 2016 07:22 AM | Comments (0)
“All Colombians want peace. Any future deal with FARC, however, must address citizens’ concerns.”
by The Washington Post
October 19, 2016 03:42 PM | Comments (0)
"American troops are poised to expand their hands-on support to local forces battling the Islamic State."
by Associated Press
October 19, 2016 06:29 AM | Comments (0)
AP analysis: "While the long-awaited Mosul offensive began earlier this week, there's no sign of an imminent campaign against Raqqa."
October 18, 2016 10:10 AM | Comments (0)
“On second day of the offensive, Kurdish fighters accuse the Iraqi army of inaction.”
by The Modern War Institute
October 18, 2016 07:24 AM | Comments (1)
In this MWI report, CPT John Chambers draws on this case study to recommend ways the US Army can improve its capacity to counter gray-zone hybrid threats.
by Robert Bunker and John P. Sullivan
October 18, 2016 05:56 AM | Comments (0)
This work is our fifth Small Wars Journal--El Centro anthology, covering writings first published in 2015.
by Think Broader
October 17, 2016 08:30 AM | Comments (0)
All women in the military and female veterans are invited to join LeanIn.org Military Women / Women Veterans and Think Broader Foundation to create a PSA.
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
October 17, 2016 08:16 AM | Comments (0)
Dr. Sean McFate discusses the future of warfare, what it might look like, and why.
October 17, 2016 04:31 AM | Comments (0)
The long-anticipated campaign to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State began Monday. It is the largest military operation in Iraq since U.S. forces left five years ago.
October 14, 2016 03:27 PM | Comments (7)
"But hope, as the old military saw goes, is not a plan."
by SWJ Editors
October 13, 2016 05:50 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for all the details.
October 13, 2016 05:44 AM | Comments (0)
The U.S. military said Thursday it struck three radar sites in Yemen in response to missile launches from territory controlled by Houthi rebels that targeted a U.S. Navy destroyer.
by The New York Times
October 11, 2016 01:36 AM | Comments (0)
"The vaunted propaganda operations of the Islamic State, which helped lure more than 30,000 foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, have dropped off drastically."
October 10, 2016 03:35 PM | Comments (0)
"The terror state would survive the loss of Mosul, but not the fall of Raqqa."
October 10, 2016 07:18 AM | Comments (1)
"A Critical Exploration of America’s Role as the Policeman in a Globalized World"
October 9, 2016 07:42 AM | Comments (1)
"One strain of thought holds that America has a mission to champion democracy and human rights, granting it a unique role in the world, along with special powers and obligations."
October 9, 2016 06:56 AM | Comments (0)
The visit to Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand, the largest Afghan province, came after overnight battlefield advances brought the insurgents extremely close to the city.
by Gabriel White
October 8, 2016 07:49 PM | Comments (63)
Should Aleppo fall, the options for a military solution will require significantly higher levels of risk and a political solution will rely on terms dictated by Moscow and Tehran.
October 8, 2016 04:10 PM | Comments (6)
"It may be no small irony that Obama’s peripatetic secretary of state will travel next week to Rwanda, where up to a million people were killed in a three-month ethnic genocide."
by Association of the United States Army
October 8, 2016 06:45 AM | Comments (0)
A discussion of the changing character of war at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting.