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by National Defense University Press
January 17, 2016 04:45 PM | Comments (17)
“The Gray Zone is intense political, economic, informational, and military competition more fervent than normal steady-state diplomacy, yet short of conventional war. It is hardly new.”
by Stars & Stripes
January 17, 2016 12:31 PM | Comments (0)
“It would go down as the largest battle of Operation Desert Storm, yet it wasn't much of a fight.”
January 17, 2016 10:55 AM | Comments (0)
“Six weeks of relentless bombing. A ground war lasting all of 100 hours. Victory declared.”
by U.S. News & World Report
January 17, 2016 01:42 AM | Comments (0)
“There was something almost biblical that transcended the spectacle of prime-time pyrotechnics and space-age war machines.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 17, 2016 01:19 AM | Comments (0)
"On 17 January 1991, exactly 25 years ago, Kuwaitis woke up to the news that the war to liberate their country, after five months of Iraqi occupation, had begun."
by Georgetown Security Studies Review
January 17, 2016 12:46 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the latest Georgetown Security Studies Review and the table of contents.
January 16, 2016 04:41 PM | Comments (0)
“The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers.”
by The New York Times
January 16, 2016 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
New York Times twofer: The manhunt for El Chapo and why Mexico's mayors are cartel targets.
by Voice of America
January 16, 2016 09:39 AM | Comments (0)
"Lasting defeat" has become a mantra for top U.S. officials when talking about the strategy to defeat Islamic State terrorists.
January 15, 2016 04:31 AM | Comments (3)
A refueling rendezvous that went astray and an engine issue are pieces of the puzzle behind the incident involving the 10 U.S. Navy sailors who were held earlier this week by Iran.
by The Washington Post
January 15, 2016 01:44 AM | Comments (0)
"The modest number of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan operate with one hand tied behind their backs — at a time when Afghan forces are struggling."
January 15, 2016 12:14 AM | Comments (0)
Indonesian officials estimate there are between 200 and 300 IS sympathizers in country.
by SWJ Editors
January 13, 2016 05:15 PM | Comments (0)
Secretary of State John Kerry at approximately 1100 this morning (from prepared remarks).
by The Atlantic Council
January 13, 2016 05:09 PM | Comments (0)
“Does the future find need for fewer troops, on more ships, in more units, and more focused on small wars?”
January 13, 2016 10:24 AM | Comments (3)
The United States confirmed that Iran released 10 U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday, a day after they were detained when they drifted into Iranian territorial waters.
January 13, 2016 02:54 AM | Comments (0)
"He gave only glancing mention to America’s longest war, one whose conclusion Obama once touted among his chief foreign policy accomplishments."
January 13, 2016 02:10 AM | Comments (0)
"Islamic State extremists are advising their supporters and recruits in the West to shave their beards and pretend to be Christians."
January 12, 2016 06:06 PM | Comments (0)
“These are some of Islamic State’s tips to help jihadists blend in as they plan attacks in western countries.”
January 12, 2016 05:43 PM | Comments (0)
"The crew of two small U.S. Navy vessels are being held by Iran."
by The Week
January 12, 2016 04:48 PM | Comments (0)
“Africa is likely to become one of the biggest stories of 2016, and not because of some horrific new disease or harrowing new war.”
by The Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2016 01:01 PM | Comments (19)
“Having become president by strongly opposing the Iraq war, Obama is loath to commit ground forces to combat.”
January 12, 2016 12:18 PM | Comments (0)
The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld a defense pact with the United States.
January 11, 2016 09:31 PM | Comments (0)
“The secretive history of U.S. manhunts in Latin America.”
January 11, 2016 09:52 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the Infinity Journal Special Edition - International Relations in Professional Military Education.
January 11, 2016 07:38 AM | Comments (1)
“The Obama administration strongly denies that it has now resigned itself to merely containing the seemingly intractable conflicts.”
January 11, 2016 05:27 AM | Comments (0)
A South Korean official said Monday Seoul and the United States are discussing other U.S. "strategic assets" that can be deployed on the Korean peninsula.
by The Atlantic
January 11, 2016 03:37 AM | Comments (0)
“If Russia’s military adventure unravels, what happens next?”
by The Hoover Institution
January 10, 2016 02:11 PM | Comments (4)
The era called “modern” inexorably began to come to its end when a concatenation of foretold events unraveled the so-called modern world order.
by The Foreign Policy Research Institute
January 10, 2016 09:13 AM | Comments (0)
“In some instances it is either implied or inferred that containing ISIS means something qualitatively different than defeating ISIS (whatever that itself means).”
by The Wall Street Journal
January 9, 2016 11:08 AM | Comments (0)
“Members of an elite unit led the way in retaking the Iraqi provincial capital.”