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by The New York Times
September 10, 2016 05:31 AM | Comments (0)
"Russia and the United States agreed early Saturday on a new plan to reduce violence in the Syrian conflict that, if successful, could lead for the first time to joint military targeting."
by SWJ Editors
September 6, 2016 01:32 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the Australian Army doctrine page.
September 5, 2016 01:56 PM | Comments (2)
“Four out of five Americans killed at the hands of the enemy have come from a force that makes up less than 4 percent of the men and women in uniform.”
September 3, 2016 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on the Marine Corps Gazette Irregular Warfare Essay Contest.
by Military Review
September 3, 2016 09:36 AM | Comments (1)
The September-October 2016 issue of Military Review is now online. Continue on for a short description of each article and a link to download the entire journal.
by The Modern War Institute
September 3, 2016 09:09 AM | Comments (3)
This article is a critique of the dominant approach within the counter-terrorism community that failed to analyze IS’s trajectory as a distinct group.
by Time Magazine
September 1, 2016 10:37 AM | Comments (8)
“As conflict enters its third year, endgame still elusive.” Generals Mattis and Zinni weigh in on the war against ISIS.
August 31, 2016 08:07 AM | Comments (1)
Stability operations require careful targeting, design, implementation, and evaluation.
by The Washington Times
August 31, 2016 05:34 AM | Comments (1)
“Obama’s second chances shouldn’t be just for common convicts.”
August 31, 2016 04:53 AM | Comments (0)
“Scholars have struggled to find evidence that killing leaders is an effective way to dismantle terrorist organizations, instead finding ample evidence that it makes little difference.”
by Army News Service
August 30, 2016 04:25 PM | Comments (0)
The G-2 said he can foresee a time in the near future when Army ground-based systems will be used to create favorable conditions for the Navy and the Air Force.
by The Interpreter
August 30, 2016 03:40 PM | Comments (0)
“Duterte is making good on his campaign promise to push the process forward. But there is less clarity now than there was at the end of last year.”
by Keith Nightingale
August 30, 2016 01:51 PM | Comments (0)
The Bush is ugly and beautiful at the same time. The Bush is forever.
by The Center for a New American Security
August 29, 2016 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on to read the introduction and to download the full report.
August 29, 2016 03:02 PM | Comments (1)
“This data set consists of twenty-one teleoperated weapons systems used by terrorist and insurgent groups.”
by John Mosbey
August 29, 2016 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
As usual, some elements in Congress have agreed to re-make the world to fit its peculiar notion that reality, in the end, will conform to Congressional perspective.
by The Washington Post
August 29, 2016 07:50 AM | Comments (0)
“For Afghan infantry troops who bear the brunt of the war, just getting enough food, rest and ammunition can be a challenge on long deployments.”
August 28, 2016 08:02 AM | Comments (0)
"Putin has invested heavily in a program of 'weaponized' information, using a variety of means to sow doubt and division."
August 27, 2016 01:19 PM | Comments (0)
The “Mortal Moment” - that moment when an Infantryman is shot at for the first time and responds appropriately.
by The Jamestown Foundation
August 27, 2016 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
"Consisting of public opinion warfare, psychological warfare, and legal warfare, the three warfares have been critical components of China’s strategic approach in the South China Sea....
by National Defense
August 25, 2016 11:42 AM | Comments (0)
“The DoD and Air Force do not have quality information on the full implications of A-10 divestment, including gaps that could be created by divestment and mitigation options.”
August 25, 2016 08:24 AM | Comments (0)
"What’s focusing the minds of U.S. Army leaders right now is the fear that they will be in a major war within five years."
August 24, 2016 07:25 PM | Comments (1)
"Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict."
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and SWJ Editors
August 24, 2016 04:25 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an introduction and a download link for the Mad Scientist: Megacities and Dense Urban Areas Compendium.
by Voice of America
August 24, 2016 06:58 AM | Comments (0)
While IS fighters there are expected to battle to the very end, the group’s best and most effective forces most likely will not be among them.
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
August 23, 2016 10:44 AM | Comments (0)
"Iraq’s highly fissiparous military and militia landscape maintains a common enemy but not a common cause."
August 23, 2016 10:36 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the August 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by War on the Rocks
August 23, 2016 09:46 AM | Comments (0)
“A Westerner with extensive on-the-ground experience in Syria and Iraq tackles conventional Western views of the civil wars in Iraq and Syria and proposes a dramatic rethinking.”
August 22, 2016 01:39 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to individual articles and departments.
by Nicole Heydari
August 22, 2016 11:05 AM | Comments (0)
What captivated me the most was the unique bond between U.S. Special Forces and local Afghan security teams, who risked everything for their families and communities.