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by The Washington Post
March 28, 2016 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
“The carnage is a direct result of Europe’s refusal to accept that terrorists must be treated differently than common criminals.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
March 27, 2016 10:44 PM | Comments (0)
“A Taliban splinter group says it carried out a suicide attack on a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which killed more than 70 people, including children.”
by The New York Times
March 27, 2016 10:19 PM | Comments (1)
“Despite millions of dollars of government-sponsored research there is still nothing close to a consensus on why someone becomes a terrorist.”
by SWJ Editors
March 26, 2016 05:20 PM | Comments (0)
Just day-dreaming on a Saturday…
by The Daily Beast
March 26, 2016 04:02 PM | Comments (3)
“He’s retired Marine General James Mattis. He’s an extraordinary American. Yes, it’s a longshot. But he is exactly what we need.”
by The Military Leader
March 26, 2016 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
"When was the last time you participated in a unit leader development event that was focused on the practice of leadership?"
by Agence France-Presse
March 25, 2016 11:55 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future."
by Masoud Kazemzadeh
March 25, 2016 10:20 PM | Comments (5)
There is no doubt that we have been at war with Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. However, we have not been at war with the overwhelming majority of Muslims.
March 25, 2016 10:15 AM | Comments (0)
"The United States killed a top Islamic State commander in Syria who was believed to be in line to lead the terrorist group."
March 25, 2016 09:33 AM | Comments (27)
“The president’s muted response to the attacks is difficult to fathom.”
by The Center for a New American Security
March 25, 2016 08:39 AM | Comments (0)
Michèle Flournoy has written a new report examining 70 years of U.S. national security policy and processes and making recommendations for the next President.
by Gary Anderson
March 24, 2016 08:00 PM | Comments (0)
This Secretary of the Navy has lost the trust and confidence of the career professionals he purports to lead. Congressman Hunter is right; Mabus should go.
March 24, 2016 06:55 PM | Comments (0)
"On the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the Islamic State is a rapidly diminishing force."
by Marc Tyrrell
March 24, 2016 09:35 AM | Comments (2)
Shall we compare the United States’ and Belgium’s apples and rocks?
March 24, 2016 09:20 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the details and for links concerning this very prestigious grant program for aspiring scholars.
by Voice of America
March 24, 2016 06:28 AM | Comments (0)
"A senior Defense Department official told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that Americans have been killed by detainees who were released from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
by Associated Press
March 24, 2016 05:49 AM | Comments (0)
“The Iraqi military backed by US-led coalition aircraft on Thursday launched a long-awaited operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from IS militants.”
by The Wall Street Journal
March 23, 2016 03:43 PM | Comments (0)
“Peril grows even as military campaigns against the group show signs of progress.”
by Voice of America, The Washington Post and The New York Times
March 23, 2016 02:30 PM | Comments (0)
Obama says defeating IS his top priority, but he will not change his strategy.
March 23, 2016 04:28 AM | Comments (0)
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by Keith Nightingale
March 23, 2016 03:16 AM | Comments (16)
Today, we wander and dither before the faceless beast that calls itself ISIS.
March 23, 2016 02:59 AM | Comments (8)
“Europe is facing a security threat that’s unprecedented in its modern history, at a time when its border security and intelligence-sharing are all under severe stress.”
March 22, 2016 03:59 PM | Comments (0)
"U.S. officials have renewed calls to defeat Islamic State and are taking immediate protective steps against new terrorist attacks."
March 22, 2016 11:03 AM | Comments (1)
Continue on for a link to NYT's live coverage page.
March 22, 2016 10:20 AM | Comments (0)
"Defense Secretary Carter said Tuesday that the United States is working to account for all U.S. civilians and service members in Belgium after attacks there killed at least 31 people."
March 22, 2016 10:03 AM | Comments (0)
"At least 31 people have been killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station."
March 22, 2016 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
“From military.com reporter Hope Hodge Seck’s ‘All Marines to Get Unconscious Bias Training as Women Join Infantry,' March 18.”
March 22, 2016 01:39 AM | Comments (0)
The U.S. military has established the first all-American fire base in Iraq since the start of the war against Islamic State, a U.S. military spokesman said Monday.
March 21, 2016 09:21 AM | Comments (3)
"Ignorance, arrogance and incompetence by the local Provincial Reconstruction Team, Anne and her State peers surely contributed to her death, and the death of multiple soldiers."
March 21, 2016 08:45 AM | Comments (0)
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