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by The New York Times
April 24, 2016 08:08 PM | Comments (0)
“The U.S. has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer-network attacks.”
by The Washington Post
April 24, 2016 07:38 PM | Comments (0)
“President Obama will announce the addition of 250 Special Operations troops to the American advisory force in Syria.”
by The Tampa Tribune
April 24, 2016 11:04 AM | Comments (5)
"If this trend of disrespect to the military continues it will undermine the strength of the officer corps to the point where good men and women will forgo service."
by Voice of America
April 24, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (0)
Khalilzad says one of the biggest problems facing Afghanistan continues to be its poor relationship with its neighbor, Pakistan.
by The Foreign Policy Research Institute
April 23, 2016 10:21 AM | Comments (0)
Russia’s ruse: Obscure outsiders’ understanding of what is taking place, and thereby prevent the US, NATO, or the EU from taking decisive action against Moscow.
by Keith Nightingale
April 23, 2016 09:40 AM | Comments (0)
Universal to all combatants is utter exhaustion, sleep deprivation and the occasional ability to sleep in the worst of environments when the body said it had to.
by RAND Corporation
April 22, 2016 08:51 AM | Comments (2)
This report assesses the campaign against the Islamic State, focusing on the military and political lines of effort.
by The United States Institute of Peace
April 21, 2016 09:52 PM | Comments (0)
The Government of Iraq this week formalized its work with the U.S. Institute of Peace to advance reconciliation at all levels.
by The Dallas Morning News
April 21, 2016 08:31 PM | Comments (2)
"Today’s American soldier is by common consent the world’s finest, even history’s finest, but the United States doesn’t win its wars."
by Alex Finley
April 21, 2016 02:56 PM | Comments (0)
We have met the enemy and the enemy is bureaucratic red tape.
by CNN News
April 21, 2016 02:11 PM | Comments (2)
"The White House moved to tamp down suggestions that ties with Saudi Arabia are fraying."
April 20, 2016 11:51 AM | Comments (2)
Dave Kilcullen’s latest, reviewed by the New York Times.
April 20, 2016 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
Above all else, this image is of determination. They will persevere and they will prevail.
April 19, 2016 09:28 PM | Comments (0)
“Riyadh has spent tens of billions on new US weaponry. But its intervention in neighbouring Yemen has not gone smoothly.”
by The Soufan Group
April 19, 2016 03:12 PM | Comments (0)
“The (US) increase is the latest indication that preparations for Mosul are ramping up, and that US troops will play a significant supporting role in the coming campaign.”
April 18, 2016 04:40 PM | Comments (0)
“Russian President Putin's special envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, told the Interfax news agency recently that ‘the Taliban interest objectively coincides with ours.’...
by Morgan Smiley
April 18, 2016 03:19 PM | Comments (1)
Our foreign policy will favor “show-of-force” theatrics designed to reinforce the image of US engagement but with an eye towards exploiting opportunities for American businesses.
by USA Today
April 17, 2016 11:24 PM | Comments (0)
“The U.S.-led coalition has ramped up its air campaign on the Islamic State’s finances, launching 15 strikes against cash depots and more than 125 attacks on oil infrastructure.”
April 17, 2016 03:28 PM | Comments (1)
“The central but little-known role that U.S. Special Operations troops can play in helping foreign forces plan and execute deadly missions against militant targets.”
April 17, 2016 03:11 PM | Comments (1)
“The missions - known often by some variation of ‘train, advise and assist’ - have served as an extension of America’s larger wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
April 17, 2016 02:38 PM | Comments (0)
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
by SWJ Editors
April 16, 2016 01:09 PM | Comments (0)
US Secretary of Defense Carter and Philippine Secretary of National Defense Gazmin shaking hands on a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey over the South China Sea.
April 16, 2016 10:18 AM | Comments (0)
by Eurasia Review
April 16, 2016 09:44 AM | Comments (1)
“Following the attack by IS on the Philippine army in Western Mindanao, Manila should make fighting IS its national security priority.”
April 16, 2016 02:22 AM | Comments (6)
"Nine tough years later, five big ideas seem to be crystallizing as the lessons we should be taking from developments over the past decade."
April 15, 2016 06:07 PM | Comments (0)
"The longer ISIS stays, the more it becomes fashionable to youngsters with no hope, to all these youngsters who have been oppressed by the government here, in Syria, in other countries."
by The Heritage Foundation
April 15, 2016 05:33 PM | Comments (0)
“Over the years, Presidents have experimented with different NSC structures and organizations with varying degrees of success.”
April 15, 2016 04:05 PM | Comments (0)
A U.S. WoG approach? Who said?
April 15, 2016 09:00 AM | Comments (1)
"Gates finds a middle ground in the argument that has been swirling since Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic magazine article examining Obama’s reluctance to use military force."
April 14, 2016 03:36 PM | Comments (0)
"Top brass from around the Corps are meeting in an executive off-site meeting near Washington, D.C., to discuss a plan that will use war games to shape the future force."