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by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 17, 2016 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
"On 17 January 1991, exactly 25 years ago, Kuwaitis woke up to the news that the war to liberate their country, after five months of Iraqi occupation, had begun."
by Georgetown Security Studies Review
January 16, 2016 11:46 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the latest Georgetown Security Studies Review and the table of contents.
January 16, 2016 03:41 PM | Comments (0)
“The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers.”
by The New York Times
January 16, 2016 09:40 AM | Comments (0)
New York Times twofer: The manhunt for El Chapo and why Mexico's mayors are cartel targets.
by Voice of America
January 16, 2016 08:39 AM | Comments (0)
"Lasting defeat" has become a mantra for top U.S. officials when talking about the strategy to defeat Islamic State terrorists.
January 15, 2016 03:31 AM | Comments (2)
A refueling rendezvous that went astray and an engine issue are pieces of the puzzle behind the incident involving the 10 U.S. Navy sailors who were held earlier this week by Iran.
by The Washington Post
January 15, 2016 12:44 AM | Comments (0)
"The modest number of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan operate with one hand tied behind their backs — at a time when Afghan forces are struggling."
January 14, 2016 11:14 PM | Comments (0)
Indonesian officials estimate there are between 200 and 300 IS sympathizers in country.
by SWJ Editors
January 13, 2016 04:15 PM | Comments (0)
Secretary of State John Kerry at approximately 1100 this morning (from prepared remarks).
by The Atlantic Council
January 13, 2016 04:09 PM | Comments (0)
“Does the future find need for fewer troops, on more ships, in more units, and more focused on small wars?”
January 13, 2016 09:24 AM | Comments (3)
The United States confirmed that Iran released 10 U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday, a day after they were detained when they drifted into Iranian territorial waters.
January 13, 2016 01:54 AM | Comments (0)
"He gave only glancing mention to America’s longest war, one whose conclusion Obama once touted among his chief foreign policy accomplishments."
January 13, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (0)
"Islamic State extremists are advising their supporters and recruits in the West to shave their beards and pretend to be Christians."
January 12, 2016 05:06 PM | Comments (0)
“These are some of Islamic State’s tips to help jihadists blend in as they plan attacks in western countries.”
January 12, 2016 04:43 PM | Comments (0)
"The crew of two small U.S. Navy vessels are being held by Iran."
by The Week
January 12, 2016 03:48 PM | Comments (0)
“Africa is likely to become one of the biggest stories of 2016, and not because of some horrific new disease or harrowing new war.”
by The Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2016 12:01 PM | Comments (19)
“Having become president by strongly opposing the Iraq war, Obama is loath to commit ground forces to combat.”
January 12, 2016 11:18 AM | Comments (0)
The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld a defense pact with the United States.
January 11, 2016 08:31 PM | Comments (0)
“The secretive history of U.S. manhunts in Latin America.”
January 11, 2016 08:52 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the Infinity Journal Special Edition - International Relations in Professional Military Education.
January 11, 2016 06:38 AM | Comments (1)
“The Obama administration strongly denies that it has now resigned itself to merely containing the seemingly intractable conflicts.”
January 11, 2016 04:27 AM | Comments (0)
A South Korean official said Monday Seoul and the United States are discussing other U.S. "strategic assets" that can be deployed on the Korean peninsula.
by The Atlantic
January 11, 2016 02:37 AM | Comments (0)
“If Russia’s military adventure unravels, what happens next?”
by The Hoover Institution
January 10, 2016 01:11 PM | Comments (4)
The era called “modern” inexorably began to come to its end when a concatenation of foretold events unraveled the so-called modern world order.
by The Foreign Policy Research Institute
January 10, 2016 08:13 AM | Comments (0)
“In some instances it is either implied or inferred that containing ISIS means something qualitatively different than defeating ISIS (whatever that itself means).”
by The Wall Street Journal
January 9, 2016 10:08 AM | Comments (0)
“Members of an elite unit led the way in retaking the Iraqi provincial capital.”
January 9, 2016 06:55 AM | Comments (0)
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by Christian Science Monitor
January 9, 2016 05:27 AM | Comments (0)
“Russia's recent forays into Ukraine and Syria have been followed by a shift in US rhetoric.”
January 9, 2016 03:38 AM | Comments (0)
"The Islamic State has a new front: an established foothold in Libya. And Libya gives IS a new opportunity: a place from which to expand into Africa and Europe."
by US Department of State
January 9, 2016 03:14 AM | Comments (0)
The State Department is revamping its counter-violent-extremist communications efforts through a new Global Engagement Center.