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by The Washington Post
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.”
by Voice of America
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.”
by Stars & Stripes
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.”
by The New York Times
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.
January 16, 2016 08:39 AM | Comments (0)
"Lasting defeat" has become a mantra for top U.S. officials when talking about the strategy to defeat Islamic State terrorists.
January 15, 2016 03:31 AM | Comments (2)
A refueling rendezvous that went astray and an engine issue are pieces of the puzzle behind the incident involving the 10 U.S. Navy sailors who were held earlier this week by Iran.
January 15, 2016 12:44 AM | Comments (0)
"The modest number of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan operate with one hand tied behind their backs — at a time when Afghan forces are struggling."
January 14, 2016 11:14 PM | Comments (0)
Indonesian officials estimate there are between 200 and 300 IS sympathizers in country.
by SWJ Editors
January 13, 2016 04:15 PM | Comments (0)
Secretary of State John Kerry at approximately 1100 this morning (from prepared remarks).
by The Atlantic Council
January 13, 2016 04:09 PM | Comments (0)
“Does the future find need for fewer troops, on more ships, in more units, and more focused on small wars?”
January 13, 2016 09:24 AM | Comments (3)
The United States confirmed that Iran released 10 U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday, a day after they were detained when they drifted into Iranian territorial waters.
January 13, 2016 01:54 AM | Comments (0)
"He gave only glancing mention to America’s longest war, one whose conclusion Obama once touted among his chief foreign policy accomplishments."
January 13, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (0)
"Islamic State extremists are advising their supporters and recruits in the West to shave their beards and pretend to be Christians."
January 12, 2016 05:06 PM | Comments (0)
“These are some of Islamic State’s tips to help jihadists blend in as they plan attacks in western countries.”
January 12, 2016 04:43 PM | Comments (0)
"The crew of two small U.S. Navy vessels are being held by Iran."
by The Week
January 12, 2016 03:48 PM | Comments (0)
“Africa is likely to become one of the biggest stories of 2016, and not because of some horrific new disease or harrowing new war.”
by The Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2016 12:01 PM | Comments (19)
“Having become president by strongly opposing the Iraq war, Obama is loath to commit ground forces to combat.”