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by The Washington Post
March 21, 2017 08:03 PM | Comments (1)
"These people are not saints. They are young middle-class and poor people who often joined up because they had no idea what else to do with their lives."
by The New York Times
March 21, 2017 07:32 PM | Comments (0)
"If Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson hopes to reverse a growing impression of his own inefficacy in government, he will have no better opportunity than this week."
by Breaking Defense
March 21, 2017 04:52 AM | Comments (0)
"Pouring hundreds of billions into pay and benefits has not and cannot solve the military’s personnel problems."
by The Wall Street Journal
March 21, 2017 04:06 AM | Comments (0)
“Prime Minister Abadi’s visit comes as Trump administration weighs options against extremist group.”
March 20, 2017 05:27 PM | Comments (0)
“The foreign-aid budget is vital. But it includes plenty that’s wasteful and counterproductive.”
by The Aviationist
March 20, 2017 03:43 PM | Comments (0)
“For nations without big defense budgets, small tactical air forces are the trend.”
by The United States Institute of Peace
March 20, 2017 02:30 PM | Comments (0)
USIP - A Conversation During His Washington Visit to Meet President Trump - Watch Live Today at 5 PM EST
March 20, 2017 12:38 PM | Comments (0)
“President Trump is shifting more authority over military operations to the Pentagon reversing the tendency by the Obama White House to micromanage issues.”
March 20, 2017 03:12 AM | Comments (1)
“He had promised to be more aggressive in taking on the Islamic State - but had also signaled a desire to rein in the notion of the United States as the world’s peacekeeper.”
by Military Times
March 19, 2017 07:13 AM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon has quietly unveiled a new kind of mission: It's called reassurance and deterrence.”
by James Robert “Rob” DuBois
March 18, 2017 04:51 AM | Comments (4)
We should continue to do our little part because we have the economic power many other countries don't, because it comes at very small actual cost to us.
by Voice of America
March 18, 2017 12:25 AM | Comments (0)
An ad hoc arrangement that curtailed conflict in a Syrian flashpoint town could be a blueprint in other areas of Syria and Iraq for peace and stability once IS fighters have been routed.
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
March 17, 2017 11:35 PM | Comments (0)
The Trump administration has to clearly understand that North Korea is not going to unravel or abandon its nuclear weapons.
March 16, 2017 11:07 PM | Comments (0)
A damn shame, the U.S. Institute of Peace is on the chopping block. The USIP costs the taxpayer $35.3 million. One F-35A costs $102.1 million.
March 16, 2017 01:44 PM | Comments (2)
“Secretary of State Tillerson told agency employees in a letter Thursday morning that next year’s budget proposal is a harbinger of new priorities.”
by The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security
March 16, 2017 11:58 AM | Comments (0)
The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security announces its Call for Papers for its Fall 2017 issue.
by Keith Nightingale
March 16, 2017 11:42 AM | Comments (0)
It is very hard to explain combat and its effect on people that have not been there. It requires no explanation for those that have.
by SWJ Editors
March 15, 2017 02:24 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information concerning the TRADOC / Georgetown University conference and call for papers.
March 15, 2017 01:04 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on the SRF Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition.
by The Modern War Institute
March 15, 2017 04:18 AM | Comments (2)
“There has been a recent wave of fretting about our inability to train foreign militaries; one attempt to address this has been the establishment of new ‘Advise and Assist’...
March 15, 2017 02:22 AM | Comments (0)
“The U.S. has been relying too heavily on Shiites and Kurds. It needs to cultivate Sunni Arab partners.”
by Katie Durham
March 15, 2017 12:22 AM | Comments (1)
Growing up with Distributed Common Ground System-Army has been both painful and insightful.
by RAND Corporation
March 14, 2017 01:46 PM | Comments (0)
RAND Report: How the Past Can Inform the Present and Future
by The Guardian
March 14, 2017 04:44 AM | Comments (0)
“The White House is asked to designate ‘temporary areas of active hostility’, giving commanders same latitude to launch actions as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.”
March 13, 2017 08:09 PM | Comments (4)
What does Kim Jung-un want? He knows that the United States is not going to accept his country’s status as a nuclear weapons state.
by The Independent Journal Review
March 13, 2017 01:19 PM | Comments (2)
“Dr. Mohib led a vibrant, gracious conversation about the struggles of his home country and displayed deep appreciation to the family members of the Americans lost on its soil....
March 13, 2017 12:44 PM | Comments (1)
No bugs. Thick book on a boring day. The first round of supporting artillery. The lazy red circle of Spooky working your front. Getting to the top.
March 12, 2017 02:11 PM | Comments (0)
The U.N. is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organization's creation. Without funding and full, safe and unimpeded access for aid workers, people will die.
March 11, 2017 08:11 PM | Comments (0)
“President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly declared the war with Boko Haram over. But the radical Islamist terrorist group is still waging deadly attacks across the countryside.”
March 11, 2017 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
John Sopko’s message to the Afghan people is simple: Corruption kills.