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August 18, 2014 05:12 PM | Comments (12)
“Despite the President’s warnings at West Point that we must not “rush into military adventures without thinking through the consequences.”
August 18, 2014 02:57 PM | Comments (0)
Simply put, he's the man who's going to save Iraq from the orgy of violence that is playing itself out in much of the country. Or at least he's going to try.
August 18, 2014 10:57 AM | Comments (4)
... Russia is resorting to a hybrid war, with snap exercises, secret commandos and smuggled missiles.
August 18, 2014 07:17 AM | Comments (0)
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August 17, 2014 07:47 PM | Comments (0)
An unanticipated result of advances by extremists has been the formation of a unified opposition front composed of oft-divided Kurdish factions from three nations—Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
August 17, 2014 08:07 AM | Comments (1)
" ... one of the world's most brutal terrorist groups isn't indifferent to what the western expert community has to say about them."
by Robert Bunker
August 17, 2014 07:13 AM | Comments (1)
“Most modern wars have become irregular or asymmetric conflicts between states and nonstate actors.”
August 17, 2014 06:59 AM | Comments (1)
The "black market" accounts for a quarter of Mexico's GDP and employs more than half its workforce. The numbers illustrate a failure of public policy and raise a red flag for the...
August 17, 2014 06:44 AM | Comments (0)
August 15, 2014 11:58 PM | Comments (0)
August 15, 2014 11:57 AM | Comments (0)
Vulnerability Assessment Method Pocket Guide: A Tool for Center of Gravity Analysis by Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Eric B. Larson, and Matthew E. Boyer, RAND Arroyo Center
August 14, 2014 11:28 PM | Comments (0)
August 14, 2014 01:30 PM | Comments (25)
Bing West on how to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
August 14, 2014 10:57 AM | Comments (0)
Amid new intelligence about its growing strength, a consensus is forming that the group presents an unacceptable terrorism risk to the United States and its allies.
August 14, 2014 10:25 AM | Comments (8)
“It is… both misleading and misguided to tout the successes of the Colombian case while glossing over the human suffering occasioned by Uribe-era strategies.”
August 14, 2014 07:44 AM | Comments (0)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview (video and transcript) with Dr. David Kilcullen.
August 13, 2014 11:14 PM | Comments (0)
August 13, 2014 08:04 PM | Comments (0)
An influx of fighters with links to the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) played a major role in driving the Islamic State from key areas.
August 13, 2014 07:53 PM | Comments (0)
Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation.
August 12, 2014 11:21 PM | Comments (0)
August 12, 2014 03:58 PM | Comments (1)
"As is all too common in today’s Middle East... the best option is ultimately the least bad option and filled with risk."
August 12, 2014 03:48 PM | Comments (0)
Iraq: What is Happening?: Live New America Foundation webcast on Thursday August 14, 2014, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
by Joe Byerly
August 12, 2014 01:09 AM | Comments (1)
This post is part of a series of weekly professional discussions that occur on Twitter among military leaders in the United States and students and professors at Kings College in London.
August 12, 2014 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
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August 5, 2014 01:13 PM | Comments (0)
An Afghan soldier killed a United States Army major general and wounded a German brigadier general and at least 14 other foreign and Afghan military service members.
August 5, 2014 09:05 AM | Comments (0)
by Hamid Lellou
August 4, 2014 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
ISIS’s intention was in their name, but we missed it.
August 4, 2014 10:36 AM | Comments (7)
The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.
August 4, 2014 04:19 AM | Comments (0)