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by CNN News
June 24, 2016 06:28 AM | Comments (0)
“There have been several meetings to begin to determine if more troops are needed for the upcoming battle for Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul.”
by The Washington Post
June 24, 2016 06:19 AM | Comments (0)
“We have a military plan to defeat the Islamic State but we have yet to articulate a political plan to ensure Iraq’s long-term stability.”
by Voice of America
June 24, 2016 05:48 AM | Comments (6)
Britain has made a historic decision to leave the European Union in a referendum that stoked passions on issues of immigration and sovereignty.
by The Wall Street Journal and Gary Anderson
June 23, 2016 09:32 AM | Comments (0)
"Regrettably, the human-rights groups were intransigent, and most of us in the military concluded that we shouldn’t spend scarce dollars on systems that would never be used."
by The Strategic Studies Institute
June 23, 2016 08:08 AM | Comments (16)
A report sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch.
by The New York Times
June 23, 2016 04:36 AM | Comments (0)
“Since the American-led invasion in 2001, our service members and diplomats have relied on thousands of Afghans, particularly as interpreters.”
by Foreign Policy
June 22, 2016 06:36 PM | Comments (1)
“Washington’s top development agency needs to focus on building governments, not democracies, in chaotic foreign countries.”
June 22, 2016 03:41 PM | Comments (0)
“U.S. officials and outside experts warn that the U.S.-backed air and ground campaign is far from eradicating the radical Islamic group, and could even backfire.”
June 22, 2016 03:31 PM | Comments (0)
“What MacFarland is trying to do is again make another change. When MacFarland is talking about increasing the numbers again dramatically, that’s what he needs to do.”
by Andy Forney
June 21, 2016 10:42 AM | Comments (0)
Today’s infantry brigade combat teams share striking similarities with their World War I antecedents.
by Military Times
June 21, 2016 09:41 AM | Comments (0)
“For us, it’s not a question of if it will happen but when.”
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
June 21, 2016 09:31 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a cover story overview and a link to each article.
by Australian Army Research Papers
June 21, 2016 08:19 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the latest, 'Short War in a Perpetual Conflict', and previous Australian Army Research Papers.
by The Christian Science Monitor
June 20, 2016 09:43 PM | Comments (0)
“The true debate isn't about how much coverage ISIS merits, but what type.”
by The Center for a New American Security
June 20, 2016 12:04 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the executive summary and a link to the full report.
by Keith Nightingale
June 19, 2016 05:49 PM | Comments (0)
An Infantryman’s life is defined by boxes. They carry, they feed, they arm, they sustain and they contain.
June 19, 2016 03:15 PM | Comments (1)
"Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to open the door for more “lateral entry” into the military's upper ranks."
June 19, 2016 08:00 AM | Comments (0)
"More cash for Afghanistan’s army and police force — without any new conditions to try to ensure it doesn’t get gobbled up before making it to the battlefield."
June 19, 2016 07:32 AM | Comments (1)
"NATO is discussing how to step up its response to the European migrant crisis by expanding its presence in the Mediterranean region."
by Open Society Foundations
June 12, 2016 09:46 AM | Comments (0)
The report argues that the United States should develop a Uniform Policy on Civilian Protection.
June 12, 2016 09:06 AM | Comments (0)
“Conventional forces, Special Forces, guerrillas, terrorists, criminals all mixed together in a highly complex terrain environment, with potentially high densities of civilians.”
by Associated Press
June 11, 2016 01:45 AM | Comments (1)
"Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency."
by David S. Maxwell
June 10, 2016 02:10 PM | Comments (26)
Some excellent work by Special Forces students at the Naval Postgraduate School.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
June 8, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an updated Mad Scientist conference call for papers.
June 6, 2016 03:48 AM | Comments (0)
At the Hotel DeVille, the city hall of St Mere Eglise, France, the latest memorial ceremony highlights how tenuous is our hold on D Day first person participants.
by SWJ Editors
June 1, 2016 06:40 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information concerning “Shaping Our NATO”.
May 31, 2016 01:55 PM | Comments (0)
Islamic State has come under fierce attack on three fronts stretching from Iraq to Syria.
May 31, 2016 01:18 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for the Mad Scientist conference call for papers.
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
May 31, 2016 06:10 AM | Comments (0)
“A day after Iraqi troops advanced through the southern suburb of Nuaimiya, scores of IS fighters attacked them, army officers told news agencies.”
May 31, 2016 04:13 AM | Comments (0)
“The response was overwhelming, though not in the direction that the journalist, Jessikka Aro, had hoped.”