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by CNN News
April 8, 2016 01:59 AM | Comments (0)
“After 15 years, billions of dollars and thousands of American casualties, U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan are in a perilous state.”
by Voice of America
April 8, 2016 01:04 AM | Comments (0)
"Executions in Mosul occur every few days, says Mohammed, an exercise that keeps people following IS rules publicly."
by The Center for a New American Security
April 7, 2016 09:44 AM | Comments (0)
“Project Will Provide a Positive Vision for Collaboration Between DOD and Cutting-Edge Industries.”
by The Strategic Studies Institute
April 7, 2016 08:58 AM | Comments (0)
“So-called gray zone wars are not new, but they have highlighted shortcomings in the way the West thinks about war and strategy.”
by RAND Corporation
April 6, 2016 10:05 PM | Comments (35)
This report examines the 14-year experience of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines from 2001 through 2014.
by Elad Popovich
April 6, 2016 09:27 PM | Comments (0)
In general, these campaigns were moderate and mostly failed to cause substantial damage to Israel.
by The Wall Street Journal
April 6, 2016 08:55 PM | Comments (0)
“In fighting terrorism, ‘building local capacity is one of the best weapons we have,’ the Secretary-General says.”
by The New York Times
April 6, 2016 07:39 AM | Comments (33)
“… none of the efforts achieved the kind of self-sustaining democratizing order we wanted…”
by Parag Khanna
April 5, 2016 02:27 PM | Comments (1)
“In this talk, Khanna asks us to embrace a new maxim for the future: ‘Connectivity is destiny.’”
by Defense News
April 5, 2016 02:07 PM | Comments (2)
“Carter’s proposals come under the aegis of reforming the 1986 Goldwater Nichols Act, which gave the Pentagon its modern structure.”
by Military Times
April 5, 2016 01:58 PM | Comments (4)
“Terrorists’ next target in Europe could be U.S. troops and Defense Department civilians working there, a panel of experts warned lawmakers Tuesday.”
by Dan Johanknecht
April 5, 2016 12:44 PM | Comments (0)
My notes led to this short book on navigation in channelized terrain – using basic methods.
by Keith Nightingale
April 5, 2016 04:22 AM | Comments (2)
Our Nation in this election year is consumed by a search for the desired verities and qualities of the respective candidates each of us may wish for our next President.
by The National Interest
April 3, 2016 09:05 PM | Comments (2)
“Senior U.S. military leaders, held by many Americans to be above moral reproach, are rapidly becoming indistinguishable from their political counterparts.”
by The Daily Beast
April 3, 2016 08:31 PM | Comments (0)
"The growing scandal over cooked intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war."
by The Washington Post
April 3, 2016 06:52 PM | Comments (0)
"The shaky debut last week of a new unity government in Libya brings Western nations, including the United States, much closer to a renewed military mission there."
April 3, 2016 06:36 PM | Comments (0)
"U.S. Special Operations forces are using rifle sights that are supposed to help shooters accurately hit their targets."
by Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy
April 3, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (1)
“One of the most historically significant efforts to encapsulate lessons from irregular wars, or ‘small wars,’ comes from the pen of British officer C. E. Callwell.”
by The Daily Mail
April 1, 2016 10:56 AM | Comments (3)
“A bullet found in the Jordan desert was from a pistol only Lawrence would have had.”
April 1, 2016 03:00 AM | Comments (0)
In the era of cyber-threats, small waves can create a tsunami.
by Best Defense
March 31, 2016 02:19 PM | Comments (5)
Review of Game Changers: Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists.
by SWJ Editors
March 31, 2016 09:13 AM | Comments (0)
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March 31, 2016 08:00 AM | Comments (5)
Continue on for U.S. Army War College’s Parameters, Winter 2015-16, Vol. 45 No. 4.
March 30, 2016 12:49 PM | Comments (0)
"Banks are closing the accounts of customers they fear may be up to no good, evicting from the financial system those the government most wants to watch."
March 30, 2016 12:00 PM | Comments (1)
"Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll."
by Center for International Maritime Security
March 30, 2016 11:22 AM | Comments (0)
“HA/DR operations entail unique, unscripted collaboration with joint and interagency partners with unity of effort and time as the common enemy.”
by USNI News
March 30, 2016 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the next military strategy document will be kept classified."
by Stars & Stripes
March 29, 2016 06:26 PM | Comments (0)
"The United States must adjust its approach to preparing for wars that in the future will likely be fought across multiple regions and in a variety of domains."
by The Christian Science Monitor
March 29, 2016 12:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Such efforts also would confront a fundamental problem of differing priorities and approaches – and even distrust."
March 28, 2016 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
“The carnage is a direct result of Europe’s refusal to accept that terrorists must be treated differently than common criminals.”