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by SWJ Editors
January 30, 2017 02:25 AM | Comments (4)
National Security Presidential Memorandum - Full Text - The White House Office of the Press Secretary
by ABC News
January 29, 2017 04:20 PM | Comments (0)
“The Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director called it "a big mistake" by President Trump to downgrade the status of the director of the DNI and the CJCS on the NSC.”
by National Public Radio
January 29, 2017 02:16 PM | Comments (81)
President Trump has reorganized the NSC by elevating his chief strategist Steve Bannon and demoting the DNI and the CJCS.
January 28, 2017 05:48 PM | Comments (1)
“Any shifts by the U.S. military would have broad repercussions for U.S. relationships across the Middle East.”
by The Hill
January 28, 2017 11:01 AM | Comments (0)
"Many critics have focused on the downsides of alliances and have lost sight of what allies and coalition partners contribute to American interests."
by The Strategic Studies Institute
January 27, 2017 10:01 PM | Comments (1)
The application of international law and legal principles in cyberspace is a topic that has caused confusion, doubt, and interminable discussions.
by The Washington Post
January 27, 2017 05:25 PM | Comments (0)
"New ships and planes, additional Special Operations forces and the modernization of the nuclear arsenal, while cutting projects that are not considered the highest priorities."
by CNN News
January 27, 2017 05:46 AM | Comments (0)
"President Donald Trump will likely give the Joint Chiefs of Staff Friday a series of objectives for fighting ISIS so the military can design the strategic and tactical options."
by The Christian Science Monitor
January 26, 2017 09:07 PM | Comments (0)
"A draft executive order, reportedly from the White House, could revive currently prohibited interrogation methods, which include waterboarding, and secret, 'black site' prisons."
by Stars & Stripes
January 26, 2017 03:28 PM | Comments (0)
"The operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul is the most intense urban combat anywhere in the world in recent times."
January 26, 2017 08:28 AM | Comments (1)
“President Trump inherits the battle at a moment when the extremist group is losing ground in Iraq and Syria. The group's self-declared caliphate is looking increasingly fragile.”
by Voice of America
January 26, 2017 03:54 AM | Comments (1)
Senator McCain said he had been assured by defense chief Mattis and new CIA Director Pompeo that they would adhere to the Army Field Manual's limits on interrogation of terrorist suspects.
by The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 25, 2017 03:49 PM | Comments (0)
"It appears that new Defense Secretary James Mattis is preparing to start as early as Friday, when Trump is scheduled to visit the Pentagon."
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
January 25, 2017 01:48 PM | Comments (0)
"There are times when quick action can do more harm than good. The way in which the United States deals with violent Islamic extremism and terrorism is a case in point."
January 25, 2017 11:58 AM | Comments (0)
"With Britain set to leave the bloc within the next few years, the calls for a European Union military force could grow louder."
January 24, 2017 05:33 PM | Comments (0)
"Use of the law as a weapon of war may find favor with the Trump administration, according to some scholars and attorneys. The concept is popularly known as lawfare."
by The New York Times
January 24, 2017 02:42 PM | Comments (0)
“Not enough was being done by the government of South Vietnam to remove the causes of the insurgency or the conditions that had driven so many to want to live under Communism.”
by Marine Corps Times
January 24, 2017 07:24 AM | Comments (0)
"The reality is, the U.S. military continues to rely on the Marines as a land force for confronting the nation’s most challenging ground-level, infantry-oriented missions."
by Fifth Domain
January 23, 2017 10:48 PM | Comments (4)
"Experts see one hybrid tactic – narrative and cyber – playing an increasingly prominent role in current conflicts."
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
January 23, 2017 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest issue of the Combating Terrorism Center’s Sentinel.
by Defense News
January 22, 2017 08:42 AM | Comments (2)
"A handgun is not an aircraft carrier... The system is broken."
January 20, 2017 08:04 PM | Comments (0)
Short and sweet - Via USNI - SECDEF Mattis’ first message.
January 20, 2017 07:29 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a video recording and the transcript of President Trump’s inaugural address.
by Fox News
January 20, 2017 04:25 PM | Comments (0)
“President-elect Trump should zero in on the following lessons from the Surge.”
January 20, 2017 11:23 AM | Comments (0)
"Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq."
January 19, 2017 10:50 AM | Comments (753)
Trump has professed no great power doctrine and his advisers discourage applying labels to his vision of the world.
by The Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2017 07:05 AM | Comments (0)
“The U.S.-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic State into the city of Raqqa.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 18, 2017 07:26 PM | Comments (1)
“The so-called Islamic State lost almost a quarter of its territory in 2016, according to new analysis.”
January 18, 2017 04:30 PM | Comments (0)
President-elect Donald Trump's campaign pledge to wage war on "radical Islamic terrorism" is about to become U.S. policy.
January 18, 2017 07:24 AM | Comments (0)
"With just days left as commander in chief, President Obama is confronting a wrenching decision on whether to move ahead with plans to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters battling the IS."