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January 31, 2014 05:01 AM | Comments (0)
The ranks of the paramilitary movement have dwindled since the US military withdrawal in 2011, and Maliki is facing insurrection from parts of the country’s wider Sunni minority.
January 30, 2014 09:14 PM | Comments (6)
“The United States should, with a focused effort and in partnership with other states, make a significant push to improve security in Africa.”
January 30, 2014 09:01 PM | Comments (0)
The concept of federalism goes beyond having provincial, regional, and sub-regional governing institutions.
January 30, 2014 08:40 PM | Comments (0)
A study obtained by VOA shows that Afghan citizens overwhelmingly oppose Taliban rule.
by Robert Bunker
January 30, 2014 07:33 AM | Comments (1)
Mexico essentially legalized the country’s growing “self-defense” groups while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar...
January 29, 2014 11:12 PM | Comments (0)
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January 29, 2014 10:29 PM | Comments (0)
Military Plans Reflect Afghanistan Uncertainty by Thom Shanker, New York Times.
January 29, 2014 02:33 PM | Comments (1)
"The future of NATO must remain among the West's highest security priorities. For a number of reasons, that isn't happening."
January 29, 2014 05:46 AM | Comments (0)
January 28, 2014 08:07 PM | Comments (5)
Violence and instability rage in the Middle East and Africa. Preserving forces’ readiness and capabilities in PACOM means less elsewhere. Can we afford to take risk in CENTCOM or AFRICOM?
January 28, 2014 02:56 PM | Comments (18)
"Rather than allowing the Afghans to find their own solutions to the insurgency, the United States bequeathed its ally a reductionist approach. "
January 28, 2014 12:27 AM | Comments (0)
January 27, 2014 05:13 AM | Comments (6)
Continue on for information concerning the Modern Warfare’s Complexity and the Human Dimension: Implications for Policymakers, Warfighters, NGOs and the Private Sector conference.
January 27, 2014 05:02 AM | Comments (0)
January 27, 2014 04:45 AM | Comments (0)
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have wound down, President Barack Obama has spent significantly less time on the topics of national security and veterans policy.
January 26, 2014 07:41 PM | Comments (0)
Military Brass, Behaving Badly: Files Detail a Spate of Misconduct Dogging Armed Forces by Craig Whitlock, Washington Post
January 26, 2014 12:47 AM | Comments (0)
January 25, 2014 08:23 AM | Comments (4)
Yesterday, four mid-grade military officers — one from each armed service – made a remarkable public recommendation to their boss, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
January 25, 2014 07:04 AM | Comments (0)
January 24, 2014 09:15 AM | Comments (4)
The legacy and future of American counterinsurgency remains perhaps the most contentious issue in contemporary military affairs.
January 24, 2014 07:27 AM | Comments (1)
Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 17: Civil Self-Defense Groups Have Emerged in 11 Mexican States
January 23, 2014 11:27 PM | Comments (0)
January 23, 2014 08:29 PM | Comments (3)
Dempsey's Wise Words on the Military Profession by Michael Noonan, US News and World Report
January 23, 2014 03:44 PM | Comments (0)
Zone Defense: A Case for Distinct Service Roles and Missions by Clay Beers, Gordon Miller, Bob Taradash, Parker Wright, Center for a New American Security
January 23, 2014 01:06 PM | Comments (0)
Strategic Horizons: As Insurgency Mutates, U.S. Response Must Evolve by Steven Metz, World Politics Review (Registration Required)
January 23, 2014 11:22 AM | Comments (0)
Despite widespread recognition of this success, the Air Force wants to junk all 340 aircraft by 2020.
January 22, 2014 11:05 PM | Comments (0)
January 22, 2014 06:31 PM | Comments (0)
The U.S. military has recommended that President Barack Obama maintain 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan.
by Scott Forster
January 22, 2014 05:19 PM | Comments (0)
This year will be a year of transitions within the Joint Force. With the QDR looming many experts anticipate significant reductions in the capacity or size of American Landpower.
January 22, 2014 06:12 AM | Comments (0)
Understanding War’s Enduring Nature Alongside its Changing Character by Christopher Mewett, War on the Rocks