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December 2, 2014 03:12 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama has settled on Ashton B. Carter to be the next defense secretary.
by Richard Lee-Smith
December 2, 2014 12:33 PM | Comments (3)
Our soldiers, diplomats and aid workers have paid a high cost. We should make sure that their lives have not been lost in vain.
December 1, 2014 07:12 PM | Comments (0)
Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by criticism.
December 1, 2014 01:07 PM | Comments (0)
"We must undo the excessive bureaucracy that has hobbled our ability to conduct effective night raids."
December 1, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments (110)
"America risks shoveling more troops into Iraq to replicate a strategy that never worked in the first place."
December 1, 2014 03:14 AM | Comments (0)
Don't forget the new SWJ News and Opinion Roundup.
November 30, 2014 07:22 PM | Comments (0)
What Kind of Pentagon Chief Does Obama Need? New York Times 'Room for Debate' (Four Op-Eds).
November 30, 2014 11:15 AM | Comments (2)
Sopko is concerned the Afghans don't know how to operate or maintain the aircraft and sending them to the country is futile.
November 30, 2014 09:26 AM | Comments (0)
2015 Global Forecast by Center for Strategic & International Studies
November 29, 2014 04:31 PM | Comments (12)
On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army unceremoniously stood up a new headquarters—the 1st Special Forces Command—at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
November 29, 2014 03:54 PM | Comments (0)
Less than a decade ago, counterinsurgency doctrine (COIN, to aficionados) was the hottest thing going in military intellectual circles.
November 29, 2014 03:11 PM | Comments (2)
After a decade of counterinsurgency, the Army is trying to retrain the force to fight other types of conflicts.
November 27, 2014 12:38 AM | Comments (0)
by Jade Wu
November 26, 2014 04:14 PM | Comments (3)
For many, the nagging doubts and frustrations over the waste of time, money, resources, and lives readily come back to haunt.
November 26, 2014 03:21 PM | Comments (2)
An attack aircraft that the Pentagon is trying to get rid of has been deployed to the Middle East to take on the Islamic State.
November 26, 2014 11:48 AM | Comments (0)
Here are some facts about the holiday that you may not have known.
November 26, 2014 08:23 AM | Comments (0)
The Human Dimension White Paper has continued a much needed discussion about how the military should respond to its experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 26, 2014 07:38 AM | Comments (0)
Stability: International Journal of Security and Development Special Collection
by Dave Dilegge
November 26, 2014 01:00 AM | Comments (0)
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November 25, 2014 05:54 PM | Comments (7)
Michèle Flournoy, the most widely rumored candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, has taken herself out of the running for the job.
November 25, 2014 03:46 PM | Comments (0)
The 2014 Foreign Policy Initiative Forum, Wednesday, 3 December, The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
November 25, 2014 11:44 AM | Comments (0)
The saying "the buck stops here" derives from the slang expression "pass the buck" which means passing the responsibility on to someone else.
November 24, 2014 11:35 AM | Comments (0)
The fine gents at WarCouncil.org have released the Cliff Notes of Strategy in their “WarCouncil.org 300 Word Strategic Education”. It is excellent.
November 24, 2014 08:56 AM | Comments (8)
The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary to step down last Friday.
November 21, 2014 05:09 PM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.
November 21, 2014 03:20 AM | Comments (35)
“American attention to the Middle East is disproportionate compared to the Middle East’s strategic impact."
November 20, 2014 06:51 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on Atlantic Council's Art of Future Warfare Project...
November 20, 2014 02:39 PM | Comments (1)
"Our political and military leaders ought to go back to the origins of special warfare and learn what needs to be done to keep the 'special' in special operations."
November 20, 2014 11:14 AM | Comments (4)
"The DoD has reached a decision point; it is undergoing a paradigm shift, deciding what its capabilities will be in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
November 20, 2014 10:08 AM | Comments (2)
"In fighting our post-9/11 wars, we have won nearly every battle but are far from winning the war."