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September 11, 2015 03:04 AM | Comments (1)
"When classes began Aug. 17, the U.S. Army War College introduced a new seven-day introduction to strategic studies course, which includes a four-day Gulf War case study."
September 10, 2015 12:21 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the Marine Corps Gender Integration Research Executive Summary.
September 10, 2015 07:02 AM | Comments (0)
"No other American commander in recent years has had as much power within the Afghan military establishment and top government echelons."
September 9, 2015 09:51 PM | Comments (1)
"It’s being called a 'revolt' by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war—but are instead seeing reports turned into happy talk."
September 9, 2015 05:36 PM | Comments (1)
"The intelligence services remember how seriously the Department of Justice dealt with former CIA directors Deutsch and Petraeus. They will demand equal treatment here (Clinton)."
September 9, 2015 05:08 PM | Comments (0)
"One of the disclosures based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden prompted the shutdown of a key intelligence program in Afghanistan, the nation’s top spy said Wednesday."
September 9, 2015 11:45 AM | Comments (0)
The Special Operations Research Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Symposium, 11-12 December 2015. Continue on for additional information.
September 9, 2015 03:49 AM | Comments (1)
"The apparent Russian military preparations and the Obama administration’s attempt to block them have escalated long-running tensions between the White House and the Kremlin."
September 8, 2015 06:59 AM | Comments (1)
"The changes follow an attack on rebel graduates by members of NSF. The rebels were ill-prepared, too few in number, lacked local support and were deployed during the Eid holiday."
September 8, 2015 06:45 AM | Comments (5)
The Bridge interview with former DIA Director Lieutenant General (Retired) Michael Flynn.
September 7, 2015 06:42 PM | Comments (2)
The Pentagon Insider - Check it out - “A Comprehensive Policy and Defense Event and Publications List.”
September 7, 2015 05:54 PM | Comments (1)
"Although President Obama will probably not need to send U.S. ground–combat forces to Iraq and Syria, he should not publicly rule out that option."
by Greg Kleponis
September 7, 2015 05:27 PM | Comments (0)
If there is one thing we should have all learned, especially those of us who spent years there is that half measures when it comes to Iraq avail us nothing.
September 7, 2015 12:48 PM | Comments (2)
"There is an entire unit at USSOCOM dedicated to lessons learned. But those who don’t work there can learn a lot via a new book."
September 7, 2015 05:10 AM | Comments (3)
"In an acknowledgment of severe shortcomings in its effort to create a force of moderate rebels in Syria, the Pentagon is drawing up plans to revamp the program."
September 6, 2015 07:23 PM | Comments (1)
"We were blindfolded by our conventions of seeing extremism as a product of male violence. That is not true. Extremism is very much a systemic thing in which women have been involved."
September 6, 2015 03:20 PM | Comments (0)
Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell joined NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” In this interview he addressed the fight against ISIS.
September 6, 2015 12:15 PM | Comments (0)
"The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps projects Iranian military power across the Middle East. But it has become entangled in protracted conflicts that are testing its limits."
September 6, 2015 10:42 AM | Comments (87)
"Secretary of State Kerry expressed U.S. concern about reports of Russia's enhanced military buildup in Syria in a telephone call Saturday with his Russian counterpart."
September 5, 2015 02:02 PM | Comments (0)
"The situation is so dire that some analysts told VOA they worry the 'good guys' might never catch up."
September 5, 2015 09:25 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the video, H/T John Q. Public
September 5, 2015 09:19 AM | Comments (0)
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September 5, 2015 03:49 AM | Comments (0)
"At a time of constrained budgets, shuffling fiscal priorities, and escalating global instability, national defense choices must be as maximally informed as possible."
September 5, 2015 03:35 AM | Comments (0)
"IS has intensified its systematic destruction of treasured ruins, destroying pieces of an ancient city. They claim to be destroying idols, is that the whole story?"
September 4, 2015 05:43 PM | Comments (0)
"President Johnson and his team deserved honest analyses in order to optimize their decision-making during the 1960s. President Obama and his team deserve the same today."
September 4, 2015 03:22 PM | Comments (0)
Lowy Institute lecture with General David Petraeus, U.S. Army retired.
September 4, 2015 08:15 AM | Comments (1)
"Weapons experts say the systems on display showed hallmarks of China’s reputation for stealing technology and adapting it to its requirements."
September 3, 2015 03:09 AM | Comments (1)
"A relentless stream of tanks, ballistic missiles, and goose-stepping soldiers paraded into Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday in a massive display of military strength."
September 2, 2015 05:07 AM | Comments (0)
What’s the Greatest Threat to U.S. National Security? New York Times Room for Debate, Five Op-Ed pieces.
September 1, 2015 06:41 PM | Comments (0)
"Reading political science can usefully complicate and enrich practitioners’ thinking about how the world works."