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June 25, 2014 11:32 PM | Comments (1)
Africa is making progress towards a regional military force by the end of next year, a senior African Union official said.
June 25, 2014 02:45 PM | Comments (0)
The Obama administration is looking at the Sahwa, which still exist in smaller form, as a model for how to unite Sunni fighters against the rampant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
by Scott Forster
June 25, 2014 01:17 PM | Comments (0)
Landpower has a new lead article and several other additions as well.
June 24, 2014 11:51 PM | Comments (4)
Republicans and Democrats each share some of the blame for the situation in Iraq. The former for the way in which the US entered the country and the latter for the way in which it left.
June 24, 2014 11:41 PM | Comments (0)
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June 24, 2014 02:44 PM | Comments (2)
Statement By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Announcing Presidential Nominations
June 24, 2014 02:07 PM | Comments (5)
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently published a Land Warfare Paper titled “Special Operations Forces in Unlit Spaces: Understanding the World's Dark Spots in the Context of...
by Dennis P. Chapman
June 24, 2014 06:41 AM | Comments (0)
Resolution of the current military crisis in Iraq is complicated by a difficult underlying political crisis.
by Robert Bunker
June 23, 2014 11:37 PM | Comments (0)
How Government Structure Encourages Criminal Violence: The Causes of Mexico’s Drug War by Viridiana Rios Contreras
June 23, 2014 11:11 PM | Comments (0)
June 23, 2014 11:09 PM | Comments (1)
A special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies on U.S. counterinsurgency features three free-to-view articles as a promotion for the rest of the issue.
June 23, 2014 05:56 PM | Comments (4)
“We have a real global threat. The problems in Africa are going to land on our doorstep if we’re not careful.”
June 23, 2014 05:49 PM | Comments (3)
"There were plenty of warnings, of course. A look at how we got here"…
June 22, 2014 11:05 PM | Comments (0)
June 22, 2014 07:51 PM | Comments (34)
"Nigeria is studying the military tactics used by Sri Lanka to crush the rebel Tamil Tigers for its own battle against Islamist group Boko Haram."
June 22, 2014 07:29 PM | Comments (0)
When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington? Cato Institute, July 14, 2014, 11:00 am. Continue on for additional information.
June 22, 2014 07:00 PM | Comments (0)
Not All Heroes: An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971–1972. Book review by James R. Smither, Grand Valley State University.
June 19, 2014 07:33 AM | Comments (1)
The Iraqi soldiers tell of how they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under the onslaught of the Islamic militants.
June 19, 2014 06:53 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest from the U.S. War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.
June 19, 2014 05:48 AM | Comments (0)
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June 15, 2014 08:57 AM | Comments (12)
The Air Force insists the high-flying B-1 and other warplanes can adequately replace the A-10.
June 15, 2014 07:26 AM | Comments (0)
June 14, 2014 01:40 PM | Comments (9)
Obama’s intention to end the war in Iraq led to continual downward pressure on the planned number of advisers, until it fell to a small fraction of what military planners originally hoped for.
June 13, 2014 11:55 PM | Comments (3)
"Depending whether you are among the winners or losers, you jeer or curse American passivity."
June 13, 2014 11:19 PM | Comments (0)
June 13, 2014 02:56 PM | Comments (1)
President Obama said Friday the US will not send troops into Iraq to fend off a burgeoning Islamic insurgency. Continue on for a news roundup.
June 12, 2014 11:16 PM | Comments (0)
by Jeff Collins
June 12, 2014 12:43 AM | Comments (3)
While the capturing of Homs represents a major symbolic victory for Assad it also serves as another example of his incremental step-by-step approach.