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by Gary Anderson
January 7, 2015 06:33 PM | Comments (9)
We need to destroy the Islamic State army sooner than later.
by SWJ Editors
January 7, 2015 02:23 PM | Comments (0)
Surveys are now a common, though largely unacknowledged, counterinsurgency tool of the contemporary battlefield.
January 6, 2015 09:09 PM | Comments (1)
Read, connect, and discuss..
January 4, 2015 02:17 PM | Comments (86)
Washington Post book review by Carter Malkasian.
January 3, 2015 03:52 PM | Comments (2)
The newly dominant zealots calling themselves Islamic State produced gruesome videos...
December 31, 2014 09:51 AM | Comments (0)
"I found three types of conflicts that were not on many lists but should be. Each, for different reasons, represents a trend worth paying attention to."
December 30, 2014 08:50 AM | Comments (2)
The key factor is senior leadership that has not kept faith with its troops.
December 29, 2014 05:43 PM | Comments (0)
A retired four-star Marine Corps general, now the U.S. ‘special envoy’ in the war against the terrorist army, on reasons for optimism even as a long fight looms.
December 29, 2014 11:08 AM | Comments (2)
The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed.
December 29, 2014 09:05 AM | Comments (17)
The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation…
December 28, 2014 12:22 PM | Comments (0)
The United States and NATO formally marked the end of their war in Afghanistan Sunday.
December 22, 2014 01:59 PM | Comments (0)
Back to the future for headline junkies. Updated 29 Dec and now to 24/7 ops!
December 18, 2014 07:04 PM | Comments (0)
"And they are impressive warriors! We have not come across bad ones, as strange at it may seem to you when you know how critical French people can be."
December 17, 2014 02:18 PM | Comments (1)
Obama announced a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, after the country’s communist leaders released Alan Gross, an American who had been imprisoned there for five years.
December 15, 2014 10:28 PM | Comments (2)
CTC Islamic State Report & Resources
by Paul Avallone
December 13, 2014 11:47 AM | Comments (6)
Thrice bitten, once shy, we opt to bury our heads in the sand.
December 12, 2014 07:04 PM | Comments (5)
Some food for thought (and hopefully start some discussion) concerning prisons and radicalization.
December 12, 2014 05:43 PM | Comments (3)
"The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decades..."
December 12, 2014 04:44 PM | Comments (0)
A list of professional reading lists.
December 12, 2014 07:46 AM | Comments (2)
Robert B. Oakley, a career diplomat and three-time ambassador with a reputation for shrewdness in Washington and toughness in crisis zones.
December 12, 2014 06:42 AM | Comments (0)
Gen. John Allen must sometimes feel as if he’s navigating a maze as he organizes the coalition to defeat the Islamic State.
December 11, 2014 04:56 PM | Comments (0)
It was Voltaire who said that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. Some would say the same of IS - that it is neither Islamic, nor a state.
December 11, 2014 04:27 PM | Comments (1)
One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers.
by Robert Bunker
December 11, 2014 04:06 PM | Comments (0)
Jihadist attacks killed more than 5,000 people in just one month, an investigation by the BBC World Service and King's College London has found.
December 10, 2014 01:31 PM | Comments (0)
CTC Sentinel : Volume 7, Issue 11 (Nov/Dec 2014)
December 10, 2014 12:18 PM | Comments (0)
Rebuilding America’s Defenses – Highlights from the 2014 FPI Forum.
December 5, 2014 11:28 PM | Comments (27)
The U.S. military has established a new command that will oversee operations in both Iraq and Syria, military officials said Friday.
December 5, 2014 06:46 PM | Comments (1)
Your personal Drudge-like report...
December 5, 2014 01:20 PM | Comments (0)
After weeks of internal maneuvering to find new leadership for the Pentagon, President Obama on Friday announced his selection of a new defense secretary by nominating Ashton B. Carter.
December 5, 2014 11:43 AM | Comments (4)
Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas advert. Made in partnership with The Royal British Legion. Inspired by real events from 100 years ago.