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by London School of Economics & Political Science
October 25, 2015 01:16 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to this LSE book review.
by The Hill
October 25, 2015 10:34 AM | Comments (6)
"The raid to free captives held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is bringing up uncomfortable questions for the Obama administration."
by National Defense University Press
October 24, 2015 06:14 PM | Comments (0)
This NDU Book began as two questions: What were the costs and benefits of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what were the strategic lessons of these campaigns?
by Center for Complex Operations
October 24, 2015 11:07 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on this CCO event and how to attend or view it online.
by DoD News
October 23, 2015 12:58 PM | Comments (6)
"The United States is facing an unprecedented challenge in countering the propaganda of adversaries who recruit and easily spread misinformation through the Internet."
by Voice of America
October 22, 2015 11:05 PM | Comments (3)
"Combating Islamic State and other successful propagandists cannot be done by matching them tweet for tweet because that only validates their messages."
by SWJ Editors
October 22, 2015 04:10 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on to read the first edition of The Norwich Review of International and Transnational Crime.
by The National Interest
October 22, 2015 02:03 PM | Comments (0)
“You will not make Chief of Naval Operations in this country, you will not make First Sea Lord in the United Kingdom if you tell the truth, it’s as simple as that.”
October 22, 2015 10:56 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the statement.
by Gary Anderson
October 22, 2015 10:26 AM | Comments (4)
It is time for the United States to seriously consider a declaration of war on the Islamic State; it has already declared war on us.
by The Bridge
October 22, 2015 09:26 AM | Comments (0)
"The Bridge offers some sage advice on leadership and strategic thought that was originally given in the form of a speech in 2010 by Lieutenant General Sir Graeme C.M. Lamb."
October 22, 2015 02:20 AM | Comments (0)
Colonel Steven Warren, spokesperson for the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, briefed reporters from Baghdad about military operations in Iraq and Syria.
October 21, 2015 10:48 AM | Comments (0)
“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came to office a year ago promising to rebuild his country. But the Iraqi state has grown weaker as power has leaked to Shi’ite militia leaders.”
October 21, 2015 10:18 AM | Comments (0)
"Syrian President Assad returned home Wednesday after making a rare trip to Russia to meet with President Putin and discuss the 3-week old Russian military campaign."
by Army Magazine
October 21, 2015 08:51 AM | Comments (4)
"Generals and admirals are mistaken if they believe their only job in war is to execute the policymaker’s war aims."
October 20, 2015 10:33 AM | Comments (0)
"U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford flew into Iraq Tuesday to get an in-person assessment of the ongoing fight against Islamic State militants."
October 19, 2015 05:18 PM | Comments (4)
“The task goes far beyond what U.S. soldiers are trained to teach.”
by American Enterprise Institute
October 19, 2015 06:57 AM | Comments (0)
“In capacity, capability, and readiness, the US military is currently performing a juggling act that could come crashing down in the event of a significant contingency.”
by War on the Rocks
October 19, 2015 06:41 AM | Comments (2)
"As the administration rethinks its Syria strategy, it should start by redefining U.S. interests in the face of an increasingly fractured Syrian conflict."
by Kings of War
October 19, 2015 06:19 AM | Comments (0)
"In this piece, our author contends with the conflicts and contradictions of the various means to ‘do more with less.’"
October 18, 2015 05:52 AM | Comments (0)
"Boko Haram promotes its own version of Islam which forbids Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society."
October 17, 2015 01:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Some analysts suggest that the U.S. decision to maintain current troop levels in Afghanistan is basically kicking the can down the road."
by Christian Science Monitor
October 17, 2015 09:04 AM | Comments (0)
“The Obama administration claims leaving 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan is a sign that the US strategy is working. Is it?”
by Foreign Policy
October 16, 2015 07:40 AM | Comments (0)
"We could profitably spend some time looking at the life and times of Thomas Edward Lawrence, otherwise known to posterity as “Lawrence of Arabia.” "
by Agence France-Presse
October 15, 2015 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
"Despite billions of dollars and years of training, Afghan security forces are far from ready to go it alone."
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
October 15, 2015 12:11 PM | Comments (0)
"The new number is almost certainly too low to be effective. Like all of the President’s previous manpower totals, it is not explained and exploits news media."
October 15, 2015 09:08 AM | Comments (0)
"An unnamed senior administration official said the president will maintain the current number of troops in the war-torn country at 9,800 through most of 2016."
by The New York Times
October 15, 2015 04:11 AM | Comments (0)
“Two weeks of air and missile strikes in Syria have given the West a deeper appreciation of the transformation that Russia’s military has undergone under Putin.”
by The Guardian
October 14, 2015 12:04 AM | Comments (34)
“A role, still, for big armies. Ground forces can do what drones and air strikes cannot. Study a direct challenge to policy makers.”
by Jade Wu
October 12, 2015 01:49 PM | Comments (0)
Though over 6,000 miles away and safely back in the U.S., I have been hearing cries from Kunduz. Suddenly, these voices have stopped.