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by Gary Anderson
September 14, 2016 05:28 PM | Comments (0)
Americans may despise the Taliban but ISIS makes them look like choirboys.
by Foreign Policy
September 14, 2016 04:55 PM | Comments (0)
“The troubled Admiral Kuznetsov has had lots of problems but will soon head out on its first combat deployment.”
by National Center for Policy Analysis
September 14, 2016 11:25 AM | Comments (0)
Current U.S. security assistance programs are ineffective, and often undermine American security, according to a new report from the NCPA.
by Lauren Fish
September 14, 2016 10:19 AM | Comments (0)
The new President will need to have a plan to address this issue without unnecessarily escalating tensions - a tightrope, to be sure, but a necessary one to avoid conflict.
by Voice of America
September 14, 2016 07:22 AM | Comments (0)
Top U.S. defense officials insist they are not turning a blind eye to fears that Russian hackers are trying to hijack upcoming U.S. presidential and local elections.
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
September 13, 2016 03:14 PM | Comments (0)
SIGAR will release its first lessons learned report, "Corruption in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan”, tomorrow. Continue on for details.
by The Washington Post
September 13, 2016 01:45 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon and intelligence community are expected to recommend soon to President Obama that he break up the joint leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command."
by The Cipher Brief
September 13, 2016 11:10 AM | Comments (6)
"Our traditional tools of warfare, having been focused on state-on-state war, are in many ways ill-suited in war among the people where large-scale expeditionary warfare is not feasible."
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
September 13, 2016 02:27 AM | Comments (0)
The Center for Security Studies Lunch Series: "Interrogation, Intelligence Gathering, and Public Policy" - A Conversation with John McLaughlin and Dr. Elizabeth Arsenault.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
September 13, 2016 01:00 AM | Comments (0)
*Starts Today* - This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.
by The Center for a New American Security
September 12, 2016 01:03 PM | Comments (2)
BLUF: "The most significant weakness of the new deal is that there is no mechanism to punish the Assad regime and Russia."
by The Philippine Star
September 12, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (4)
"After blasting the US for supposedly interfering with his anti-drug war, Duterte called for the pullout of US troops in Mindanao as he blamed the US for the conflict and security threats....
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
September 12, 2016 07:43 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the September 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by The Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2016 05:42 AM | Comments (0)
“A mix of encrypted chat apps, face-to-face meetings, written notes and misdirection leaves few electronic clues for Western intelligence agencies.”
by Alex Quade
September 11, 2016 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
Three ODAs of 34-men on horseback worked with the Northern Alliance after 9/11 to overthrow the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Continue on for the video.
by Keith Nightingale
September 11, 2016 05:04 AM | Comments (0)
Every generation has a cataclysmic event that forever flashes for the participants - the visualization of the moment. Years pass and yet the greatest degree of detail is recalled.
September 11, 2016 03:52 AM | Comments (0)
"Top Afghan officials and representatives of an anti-government armed group have reported major progress in their protracted peace negotiations."
September 10, 2016 08:41 AM | Comments (0)
"Turkey and a key Syrian opposition group pledged to support a complicated and partly-secret cease-fire deal agreed upon by the United States and Russia."
September 10, 2016 07:40 AM | Comments (0)
Here are some points to consider as compiled from numerous grunt-level communications ranging from junior enlisted to senior flags.
September 10, 2016 06:25 AM | Comments (0)
"The flow of foreign fighters to the ranks of the IS, once a mighty current of thousands of radicalized men and women from nations across the globe, has been cut to a trickle this year."
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and SWJ Editors
September 10, 2016 05:41 AM | Comments (0)
This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.
by The New York Times
September 10, 2016 05:31 AM | Comments (0)
"Russia and the United States agreed early Saturday on a new plan to reduce violence in the Syrian conflict that, if successful, could lead for the first time to joint military targeting."
by SWJ Editors
September 6, 2016 01:32 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the Australian Army doctrine page.
September 5, 2016 01:56 PM | Comments (2)
“Four out of five Americans killed at the hands of the enemy have come from a force that makes up less than 4 percent of the men and women in uniform.”
September 3, 2016 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on the Marine Corps Gazette Irregular Warfare Essay Contest.
by Military Review
September 3, 2016 09:36 AM | Comments (1)
The September-October 2016 issue of Military Review is now online. Continue on for a short description of each article and a link to download the entire journal.
by The Modern War Institute
September 3, 2016 09:09 AM | Comments (3)
This article is a critique of the dominant approach within the counter-terrorism community that failed to analyze IS’s trajectory as a distinct group.
by Time Magazine
September 1, 2016 10:37 AM | Comments (8)
“As conflict enters its third year, endgame still elusive.” Generals Mattis and Zinni weigh in on the war against ISIS.
August 31, 2016 08:07 AM | Comments (1)
Stability operations require careful targeting, design, implementation, and evaluation.
by The Washington Times
August 31, 2016 05:34 AM | Comments (1)
“Obama’s second chances shouldn’t be just for common convicts.”