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November 30, 2014 12:15 PM | 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 10:26 AM | Comments (0)
2015 Global Forecast by Center for Strategic & International Studies
November 29, 2014 05:31 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 04:54 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 04:11 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 01:38 AM | Comments (0)
by Jade Wu
November 26, 2014 05:14 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 04:21 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 12:48 PM | Comments (0)
Here are some facts about the holiday that you may not have known.
November 26, 2014 09:23 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 08:38 AM | Comments (0)
Stability: International Journal of Security and Development Special Collection
by Dave Dilegge
November 26, 2014 02:00 AM | Comments (0)
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November 25, 2014 06:54 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 04:46 PM | Comments (0)
The 2014 Foreign Policy Initiative Forum, Wednesday, 3 December, The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
November 25, 2014 12:44 PM | 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 12:35 PM | 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 09:56 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 06:09 PM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.
November 21, 2014 04:20 AM | Comments (35)
“American attention to the Middle East is disproportionate compared to the Middle East’s strategic impact."
November 20, 2014 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on Atlantic Council's Art of Future Warfare Project...
November 20, 2014 03:39 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 12:14 PM | 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 11:08 AM | Comments (2)
"In fighting our post-9/11 wars, we have won nearly every battle but are far from winning the war."
November 20, 2014 10:34 AM | Comments (1)
"Special warfare has particular relevance to the current global security environment as policymakers seek options short of large-scale intervention."
November 19, 2014 01:20 PM | Comments (1)
The Army is going to shrink, the service’s chief of staff said here today, but leaders must be careful that cuts aren’t draconian.
November 19, 2014 11:03 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for additional information and a link to the official web site.
November 18, 2014 10:08 PM | Comments (6)
Continue on for a link to the speech.
November 17, 2014 05:50 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the Autumn 2014 issue of Parameters.
November 17, 2014 12:59 PM | Comments (1)
History will show that the ending of the Islamic State didn’t begin with a bang or a whimper but rather a rant.
November 16, 2014 11:34 PM | Comments (0)
Socom is looking to R&D groups, academia, industry and individuals for technologies that can cloak electronic “signatures” from commandos and their equipment in the field.