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by The Washington Post
January 23, 2016 01:26 AM | Comments (1)
“Kerry that progress has been made in combating the Islamic State and violent extremism, and called fighting government corruption an integral part of the battle.”
by Voice of America
January 23, 2016 12:07 AM | Comments (0)
"As Defense Secretary Carter calls for continued U.S. "boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State, the public is still trying to figure out the current role...
by The New York Times
January 22, 2016 02:13 PM | Comments (0)
“As Russia and the U.S. work to bring Syria’s government and its domestic opponents to peace talks next week, the two countries are jockeying for position on the ground.”
by SWJ Editors
January 22, 2016 08:48 AM | Comments (0)
“Whatever the administration is thinking, it is clear that they have failed to learn at least five important lessons from the experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.”
by Gary Anderson
January 21, 2016 04:13 PM | Comments (5)
We are likely stuck with the lead from behind Global Shepherd doctrine until January 2017; this administration is not going admit that it is wrong at this point.
by RAND Corporation
January 21, 2016 03:53 PM | Comments (0)
“Potential adversaries know U.S. military capabilities and vulnerabilities.”
by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
January 21, 2016 10:31 AM | Comments (0)
"Peace in Afghanistan is possible, but first the parties need to let go of five pernicious myths."
by Stars & Stripes
January 21, 2016 10:06 AM | Comments (0)
“The balance of power in the Pacific is slipping away from the U.S. because the ‘pivot’ has been hampered by budget cuts, lack of clear policy goals and China’s willingness...
by National Defense
January 21, 2016 08:05 AM | Comments (0)
“A former Navy SEAL and current Defense Department official is being called on to revamp the federal government's effort to counter ISIS and other groups' recruitment propaganda....
January 20, 2016 09:56 PM | Comments (4)
“Slowly but surely al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate - Jabhat al Nusra - appears to be positioning itself to emerge as the victor in the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State.”
by Associated Press
January 20, 2016 02:51 PM | Comments (0)
“The main 26 nations in the anti-IS coalition, as well as Iraq, will assemble in Brussels next month, after a NATO defense ministers' meeting, to continue the talks.”
by The Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2016 10:17 PM | Comments (0)
“The Pentagon may strip the former general of a star. And Hillary?”
January 19, 2016 09:34 PM | Comments (0)
“His death was shocking: Suicide was rare among SEALs, unusual during a deployment in a war zone and unprecedented for a high-achieving SEAL officer.”
January 19, 2016 09:16 PM | Comments (2)
“Russia’s military intervention in Syria is finally generating gains on the ground for Syrian government forces.”
by CTC Sentinel
January 19, 2016 11:32 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the January issue and the table of contents.
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
January 19, 2016 10:58 AM | Comments (0)
Videos: “The Radicalized Foreign Fighter Threat: Real or Imagined?” & “Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 19, 2016 06:51 AM | Comments (0)
“The UN says violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering, with at least 18,800 killed between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015.”
January 18, 2016 08:17 PM | Comments (0)
“The generals and admirals, who have been at war for 15 years, know that success can’t be bought cheaply.”
January 18, 2016 11:25 AM | Comments (0)
“Discovery of more civilians than expected, after what was a deliberate effort by fighters to use them as shields, suggests future battles against IS could be more complicated.”
January 18, 2016 08:17 AM | Comments (5)
A months-long struggle for control of the northern Aleppo countryside between Syrian insurgent factions and Islamic State militants is at a stalemate.
by Marine Corps Times
January 18, 2016 07:31 AM | Comments (0)
“A look at some issues that will shape the secretary’s legacy.”
by Dzerkalo Tyzhnia
January 17, 2016 06:35 PM | Comments (0)
Military Strategy of Ukraine by Yurii Butusov in his article for Dzerkalo Tyzhnia. Translation source is Censor.net.
by National Defense University Press
January 17, 2016 03:45 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.”
January 17, 2016 11:31 AM | 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 09:55 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 12:42 AM | Comments (0)
“There was something almost biblical that transcended the spectacle of prime-time pyrotechnics and space-age war machines.”
January 17, 2016 12:19 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 16, 2016 11:46 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the latest Georgetown Security Studies Review and the table of contents.
January 16, 2016 03:41 PM | Comments (0)
“The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers.”
January 16, 2016 09:40 AM | Comments (0)
New York Times twofer: The manhunt for El Chapo and why Mexico's mayors are cartel targets.