"Just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria, Russian military outposts in the country have come under rebel attacks that are challenging Moscow's gains."
The eight-part show premiered last night at the Newseum here -- showing the first episode “By, With, Through.”
“The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.” Continue on for an interview with the author - Mak Boot.
"Mysterious attacks against the main Russian military base in Syria, including one conducted by a swarm of armed miniature drones, has exposed Russia’s vulnerability."
Today, SIGAR released a full audit of the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations' operations in Afghanistan. TFBSO is a temporary organization created by DOD.
"Making such a nonfiction movie somewhat limits Spielberg’s ability to create 'Jaws'-like tension, as he does in his fictional classics. Still, a couple of sharks lurk."
“Afghanistan’s old wounds—no longer bandaged by U.S. dollar bills—are opening once again.”
The Small Wars Journal article “The United States’ Covert Efforts in Syria Enabled the Development of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq” has been retracted.
"The death of a Green Beret in Nangarhar province was a grim reminder of continued violence in the deadliest province in the deadliest country where Americans are deployed."
Airstrikes on narcotics processing labs may be forcing the Taliban to seek new ways to finance their insurgency in southern Afghanistan.
"The period was a bridge in Kelly’s late-career transformation from four-star general to field marshal of the Trump White House."
"Brian Wilson knows he’s not the only veteran fascinated by ancient texts, and that’s one reason he’s bringing his expertise to the masses in a new literary podcast."
"Sponsored by the CIA, Phoenix used paramilitary teams to target undercover Communist operatives in villages throughout South Vietnam."
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“No partnership can survive a country's harboring of militants and terrorists who target U.S. service members and officials.”
"For those who can’t get enough of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, a documentary about the close-air support jet has surfaced allegedly after nearly four years of being kept off the net."
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“Too Weak for Victory, Too Strong for Defeat”
The announcement followed a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier this week alleging that Pakistan gives “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan.”
"If there is one consensus among Afghan leaders and their American counterparts, it is that dealing with Pakistan is both vital and difficult.
"Anti-government protests in Iran, where demonstrations of political unrest are rare, have left at least 20 people dead — and do not appear to be subsiding."
"When does 32,200 – 60,000 = 109,000?"
"Why does the U.S. need these capabilities? Because the main peacetime mission of the Navy is diplomatic and political."
"Rising populations, denser urban areas and existing security threats are forcing military and civilian emergency workers underground."
"The goal is to get the Afghan military moving on its military campaign sooner, rather than later."