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by Stars & Stripes
January 28, 2016 10:22 AM | Comments (0)
“Afghanistan’s national unity government has ‘squandered important opportunities’ to end torture, protect women’s rights and reduce civilian casualties.”
by Foreign Policy
January 28, 2016 02:27 AM | Comments (0)
"The general overseeing U.S. special operations forces has written a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding the Pentagon stop talking about what his elite troops are up to."
by Voice of America
January 28, 2016 02:11 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. military forces are on the ground in Libya looking for potential partners in what could soon be an expanded campaign against the Islamic State terror group.
by DoD News and The New York Times
January 28, 2016 01:50 AM | Comments (0)
NATO Land Forces commander to succeed Campbell in Afghanistan.
by The Washington Post
January 28, 2016 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
“The Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets.”
January 27, 2016 02:29 AM | Comments (0)
“A simulation exercise was run by Israel’s INSS as part of its annual conference. The outcome illustrated the paradoxical reality of the conflict against the Islamic State.”
by Defense One
January 27, 2016 02:26 AM | Comments (1)
“In Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations fostered helpful investment - and pioneered an essential component of future missions.”
by George Washington University's Program on Extremism
January 27, 2016 02:18 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the ISIS recruits in the U.S. legal system information graphic by GWU’s Program on Extremism.
by The Christian Science Monitor
January 27, 2016 02:09 AM | Comments (0)
“The unveiling of the Washington memorial's design is a sign of how far America has come in its willingness to acknowledge dark corners of US history.”
by Keith Nightingale
January 26, 2016 07:55 PM | Comments (0)
Dedication is the sinew that binds all Soldiers and Marines to their unit and their people.
by The Modern War Institute
January 26, 2016 05:06 PM | Comments (0)
A MWI Contemporary Battlefield Assessment – Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Study of Urban Conflict and Multinational Operations
January 26, 2016 03:28 PM | Comments (0)
“Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is facing an open revolt in his own ranks.”
by War on the Rocks
January 26, 2016 10:07 AM | Comments (0)
“Wargames must be designed well and used appropriately. For decision-makers with limited wargaming experience, this can be a daunting challenge.”
January 26, 2016 07:49 AM | Comments (0)
“U.S. military commanders are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep thousands of troops in the country for decades.”
by Bloomberg News
January 25, 2016 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
"Is there a fundamental difference between war fought for reasons of belief and war fought out of self-interest? Is one more primitive than the other, or morally superior?"
by Paul Olsen
January 24, 2016 07:58 PM | Comments (0)
My respect goes to Nick Brown as he endeavors to capture the essence of a band of brothers nearly lost to time.
by Institute for the Study of War
January 24, 2016 07:33 PM | Comments (1)
“The U.S. cannot rely heavily on international partners to achieve its objectives.”
by The New York Times
January 24, 2016 04:42 PM | Comments (0)
“For Camus, true rebellion entails great tension. It holds fast to the moral center, resisting oppression while resisting one’s own tendency to oppress.”
January 24, 2016 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
"Analyst Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi of the Middle East Forum, a U.S.-based think tank, has amassed an archive of official IS documents."
January 23, 2016 02:26 AM | Comments (1)
“Kerry that progress has been made in combating the Islamic State and violent extremism, and called fighting government corruption an integral part of the battle.”
January 23, 2016 01:07 AM | Comments (0)
"As Defense Secretary Carter calls for continued U.S. "boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State, the public is still trying to figure out the current role...
January 22, 2016 03:13 PM | Comments (0)
“As Russia and the U.S. work to bring Syria’s government and its domestic opponents to peace talks next week, the two countries are jockeying for position on the ground.”
by SWJ Editors
January 22, 2016 09:48 AM | Comments (0)
“Whatever the administration is thinking, it is clear that they have failed to learn at least five important lessons from the experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.”
by Gary Anderson
January 21, 2016 05:13 PM | Comments (5)
We are likely stuck with the lead from behind Global Shepherd doctrine until January 2017; this administration is not going admit that it is wrong at this point.
by RAND Corporation
January 21, 2016 04:53 PM | Comments (0)
“Potential adversaries know U.S. military capabilities and vulnerabilities.”
by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
January 21, 2016 11:31 AM | Comments (0)
"Peace in Afghanistan is possible, but first the parties need to let go of five pernicious myths."
January 21, 2016 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
“The balance of power in the Pacific is slipping away from the U.S. because the ‘pivot’ has been hampered by budget cuts, lack of clear policy goals and China’s willingness...
by National Defense
January 21, 2016 09:05 AM | Comments (0)
“A former Navy SEAL and current Defense Department official is being called on to revamp the federal government's effort to counter ISIS and other groups' recruitment propaganda....
January 20, 2016 10:56 PM | Comments (4)
“Slowly but surely al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate - Jabhat al Nusra - appears to be positioning itself to emerge as the victor in the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State.”
by Associated Press
January 20, 2016 03:51 PM | Comments (0)
“The main 26 nations in the anti-IS coalition, as well as Iraq, will assemble in Brussels next month, after a NATO defense ministers' meeting, to continue the talks.”