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January 30, 2015 03:08 PM | Comments (1)
Since 2009, the Pentagon’s civilian workforce has grown by 7 percent and the number of active-duty military personnel has been slashed by 8 percent.
January 30, 2015 01:25 PM | Comments (0)
The Foreign Policy Initiative believes that the following excerpts from the hearing will help to inform lawmakers...
January 28, 2015 04:14 PM | Comments (10)
Without a clear strategy from the White House and the return of a robust defense budget, the United States is set for failures in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
January 25, 2015 12:36 PM | Comments (0)
Hope is the belief that ideology will prevail. Hope drives motivation or, in the psychologist’s jargon, a “response initiation.”
January 23, 2015 03:12 PM | Comments (16)
What is the best war movie you’ve seen?
January 22, 2015 05:44 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ's "Drudge-like" National Defense & Foreign Affairs News & Opinion Page (Updated 24/7)
January 21, 2015 08:05 PM | Comments (0)
Terrorism experts are now seeing growing similarities between Boko Haram and ISIS.
January 20, 2015 11:15 PM | Comments (1)
Understanding the nature of violent conflict in the world's most dangerous flashpoints may help find ways to peace and stability, according to a Stanford expert.
January 20, 2015 02:32 PM | Comments (0)
A series of recommendations for what the President should say about key issue areas.
January 20, 2015 02:16 PM | Comments (36)
Creatively thinking about warfare ought to be encouraged and we must resist institutional attempts to codify how to approach thinking.
January 20, 2015 04:59 AM | Comments (0)
A list of books recommended by Security Studies Program faculty members.
January 19, 2015 08:47 AM | Comments (0)
A team of analysts at King’s College in London is building an exhaustive database of western Islamic State fighters – through Twitter and Facebook.
January 8, 2015 12:15 PM | Comments (3)
There is no question that the United States should do what it can to minimize civilian casualties.
January 7, 2015 11:02 PM | Comments (0)
I Am Charlie.
by Gary Anderson
January 7, 2015 06:33 PM | Comments (9)
We need to destroy the Islamic State army sooner than later.
January 7, 2015 02:23 PM | Comments (0)
Surveys are now a common, though largely unacknowledged, counterinsurgency tool of the contemporary battlefield.
January 6, 2015 09:09 PM | Comments (1)
Read, connect, and discuss..
January 4, 2015 02:17 PM | Comments (86)
Washington Post book review by Carter Malkasian.
January 3, 2015 03:52 PM | Comments (2)
The newly dominant zealots calling themselves Islamic State produced gruesome videos...
December 31, 2014 09:51 AM | Comments (0)
"I found three types of conflicts that were not on many lists but should be. Each, for different reasons, represents a trend worth paying attention to."
December 30, 2014 08:50 AM | Comments (2)
The key factor is senior leadership that has not kept faith with its troops.
December 29, 2014 05:43 PM | Comments (0)
A retired four-star Marine Corps general, now the U.S. ‘special envoy’ in the war against the terrorist army, on reasons for optimism even as a long fight looms.
December 29, 2014 11:08 AM | Comments (2)
The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed.
December 29, 2014 09:05 AM | Comments (17)
The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation…
December 28, 2014 12:22 PM | Comments (0)
The United States and NATO formally marked the end of their war in Afghanistan Sunday.
December 22, 2014 01:59 PM | Comments (0)
Back to the future for headline junkies. Updated 29 Dec and now to 24/7 ops!
December 18, 2014 07:04 PM | Comments (0)
"And they are impressive warriors! We have not come across bad ones, as strange at it may seem to you when you know how critical French people can be."
December 17, 2014 02:18 PM | Comments (1)
Obama announced a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, after the country’s communist leaders released Alan Gross, an American who had been imprisoned there for five years.
December 15, 2014 10:28 PM | Comments (2)
CTC Islamic State Report & Resources
by Paul Avallone
December 13, 2014 11:47 AM | Comments (6)
Thrice bitten, once shy, we opt to bury our heads in the sand.