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by SWJ Editors
December 31, 2015 06:22 PM | Comments (0)
Fair winds and following seas to you and yours from SWJ...
by The Washington Post
December 31, 2015 02:23 PM | Comments (248)
“What they needed was to do a better job of explaining it. Obama ordered what the official called an ‘uptick in our communications tempo.’”
by The Wall Street Journal
December 31, 2015 11:14 AM | Comments (3)
“The Obama record in 2015 suggests that our struggle to determine how best to shepherd and use U.S. power continues.”
by The Hill
December 31, 2015 10:03 AM | Comments (2)
"The Pentagon faces major challenges ahead in 2016 as it works to make good on a pledge to open all U.S. military combat jobs to women."
December 31, 2015 02:58 AM | Comments (0)
"A U.N. plan to suspend Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire."
December 31, 2015 02:23 AM | Comments (0)
"Some experts believe that some purported Islamic State internal documents shared online are hoaxes, deliberately designed to deceive."
by The Christian Science Monitor
December 30, 2015 03:20 PM | Comments (1)
“An end to male bonding, infidelity in the field, and a sense that the special forces would be 'less elite' were among the worries cited in two recently released studies.”
by Agence France-Presse
December 30, 2015 09:05 AM | Comments (2)
“General John Campbell will ask Barack Obama to delay the withdrawal of troops for as long as possible as the Taliban offensive gathers strength.”
by Voice of America
December 29, 2015 08:32 PM | Comments (0)
"Afghans are fleeing to Europe in numbers not seen even under the repressive Taliban regime."
by Foreign Policy
December 29, 2015 05:04 PM | Comments (0)
"With Iraqi forces claiming victory in Ramadi, Baghdad finds itself facing a pair of difficult tests."
December 29, 2015 03:33 PM | Comments (0)
"Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi visited Ramadi Tuesday after government forces recaptured the government compound in the key western city."
by Pamela Ligouri Bunker
December 28, 2015 05:08 PM | Comments (0)
Sponsored and organized jointly by TRENDS Research and Advisory, the UAE and the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
December 28, 2015 04:34 PM | Comments (0)
"Calling for integrity in an election year may be a particularly good way to ensure that any resolutions that follow will be broken early and often."
December 28, 2015 12:26 AM | Comments (3)
Frequent SWJ contributing author Ben Zweibelson has two military design articles out recently, as design continues to become an international affair.
by The New York Times
December 27, 2015 10:59 PM | Comments (4)
"The White House has steadily expanded the global missions of American Special Operations troops."
December 27, 2015 01:05 PM | Comments (0)
“A surprise visit on Christmas Day between the leaders of India and Pakistan hint at a mutual desire to no longer let historic tensions hinder their drive against poverty.”
December 27, 2015 12:46 PM | Comments (0)
"Iraq's army said on Sunday it had defeated Islamic State fighters in a provincial capital west of Baghdad."
December 26, 2015 09:04 PM | Comments (0)
SWJ Fire Team in Wedge Formation
December 26, 2015 03:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Unlike so many abuses against Afghan women that unfold in private, this killing in March prompted a national outcry."
December 26, 2015 03:31 PM | Comments (0)
"The IS released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claiming that his self-styled 'caliphate' is doing well."
December 26, 2015 09:08 AM | Comments (0)
"One major problem, according to current and former intelligence and military officials, is that U.S. policy has simply not adjusted to the complex realities on the ground."
by DoD News
December 25, 2015 10:16 AM | Comments (0)
"Over the history of the U.S., several big military actions have taken place on Dec. 25. Here are four noteworthy ones."
December 25, 2015 03:04 AM | Comments (2)
"Washington’s reluctance to risk civilian casualties in the U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State terror group is again being questioned."
December 24, 2015 01:43 PM | Comments (0)
"We join with people around the world in praying for God’s protection for persecuted Christians and those of other faiths."
December 24, 2015 01:26 PM | Comments (1)
Merry Christmas from SWJ to you and yours.
by The Washington Institute
December 24, 2015 11:44 AM | Comments (0)
“Working alongside Russian forces will likely enhance the group's ongoing shift toward a more offensive-minded strategy.”
December 23, 2015 05:53 PM | Comments (0)
"Russia is exchanging information with the Taliban and sees shared interest with the insurgents when it comes to counteracting the spread of the Islamic State."
December 23, 2015 04:48 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for the Mad Scientist Call for Papers.
December 23, 2015 04:41 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the Mad Scientist Conference: Megacities and Dense Urban Areas Information Paper.
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
December 23, 2015 12:05 PM | Comments (0)
"A switch in tactics has provided the Iraqi Security Forces with some victories in their battle against the so-called Islamic State, notably in Ramadi, says the US military."