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July 11, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments (0)
Insurgents, political organizations and governments have all adopted social media platforms to press their case, confuse opponents, seize world attention and gain advantage.
July 10, 2014 10:17 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
July 10, 2014 06:23 PM | Comments (5)
A conflict looms between the Army’s wartime ethos of individual initiative and the bureaucratic malaise that peacetime brings.
by Scott Forster
July 10, 2014 02:05 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest Landpower update.
by Geoffrey Demarest
July 10, 2014 12:17 PM | Comments (0)
On July 6th, retired Colombian General Álvaro Valencia Tovar died at the age of 94.
by Gary Anderson
July 10, 2014 11:34 AM | Comments (23)
Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his vision of an Islamic caliphate transcending traditional international borders is becoming a reality in the form of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
July 9, 2014 10:16 PM | Comments (0)
July 9, 2014 04:41 PM | Comments (5)
"Army officials acknowledge problems with DCGS-A. ...the Army is working to improve the system in its next generation, which is being put out for bids next year."
July 9, 2014 01:29 PM | Comments (0)
“… for too long, U.S. military strategy has relied on mass and money. Ultimately, we overwhelmed the enemy or lost as in Vietnam or did not prevail as in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
July 8, 2014 10:16 PM | Comments (0)
July 8, 2014 04:10 PM | Comments (0)
"In real terms the announcement of Baghdadi's caliphate may mean little, but the Jihadi movement has turned a significant corner and what remains to be seen is what he can use it to do...
July 7, 2014 10:18 PM | Comments (0)
July 7, 2014 11:29 AM | Comments (2)
Creating or conducting “strategy by op-ed” is a fundamentally flawed approach, but has become increasingly popular and influential.
by James “Jamie” E. Hayes III
July 6, 2014 10:32 PM | Comments (7)
I have a suggestion for the proper U.S. response. It isn’t Apache gunships, or Predators, or even the advisors that President Obama most recently ordered back into theater.
July 6, 2014 10:18 PM | Comments (0)
July 6, 2014 09:54 AM | Comments (5)
A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America.
July 5, 2014 10:13 PM | Comments (0)
July 5, 2014 04:36 PM | Comments (4)
"The Islamist radicals who have declared an Islamic caliphate on land they control straddling Iraq and Syria are waging an audacious publicity stunt, according to some analysts."
July 4, 2014 10:23 PM | Comments (0)
July 4, 2014 07:27 AM | Comments (0)
The Special Operations Research Association is pleased to announce the 2014 SORA conference, Special Operations and Strategic Implications, 24-25 October 2014, at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
July 4, 2014 07:21 AM | Comments (0)
Book Review: War From the Ground Up by Emile Simpson, Book Review by Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Routledge.
July 4, 2014 06:50 AM | Comments (0)
July 4, 2014 05:42 AM | Comments (2)
"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the...
July 2, 2014 12:34 AM | Comments (47)
"The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday."
June 30, 2014 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
As the summer heats up so do discussions concerning future war. Here are four different views of future war for your reading pleasure.
June 29, 2014 08:42 AM | Comments (1)
"What, in your opinion, do these people hope to gain from this war?"
June 29, 2014 03:11 AM | Comments (0)
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June 27, 2014 03:17 PM | Comments (0)
After more than a decade of land-based operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps’ new Expeditionary Force 21 doctrine is returning the service to its amphibious roots.
June 27, 2014 01:50 PM | Comments (1)
In a three-year-old conflict, with more than a hundred thousand estimated dead and now more rebel groups than some can count, what does $500 million buy you?