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by Foreign Policy
January 5, 2016 08:41 AM | Comments (0)
“His perennial criticism of CGSC is, at least in this case, off-base and borders on hyperbole.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 5, 2016 04:46 AM | Comments (1)
“The Afghan government and its US and NATO allies have been fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan for the past 14 years.”
January 4, 2016 06:53 AM | Comments (27)
“Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran on Sunday and fellow-Sunni Bahrain followed suit on Monday.”
by SWJ Editors
January 3, 2016 01:28 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for recent Military Review articles of interest.
by Voice of America
January 2, 2016 05:57 PM | Comments (3)
"The execution of a prominent Shi'ite critic of Saudi Arabia’s ruling royal family has caused international outrage and a serious escalation of diplomatic tensions in the region....
by Chaveso Cook
January 2, 2016 05:37 PM | Comments (4)
I wondered if I was a contributor to the lifelessness before me. Did I see the warning signs? Was I looking in the right places?
by The Washington Post
January 1, 2016 02:01 PM | Comments (0)
“Even the administration itself has hesitated to call the victory a vindication, or claim it as evidence that the militants are close to the destruction Obama has promised.”
January 1, 2016 01:16 PM | Comments (0)
"Western intelligence agencies are taking increasing notice of dream accounts shared by jihadists on social media sites and in telephone and email exchanges."
December 31, 2015 08:51 PM | Comments (0)
“My guess is that before Obama departs, he will adopt some of the more aggressive military options he has been resisting.”
December 31, 2015 06:14 PM | Comments (2)
From today’s DOS FOIA release of then Secretary of State Clinton's e-mails. Includes COIN discussion concerning Afghanistan strategy based on a historical perspective.
December 31, 2015 05:22 PM | Comments (0)
Fair winds and following seas to you and yours from SWJ...
December 31, 2015 01:23 PM | Comments (248)
“What they needed was to do a better job of explaining it. Obama ordered what the official called an ‘uptick in our communications tempo.’”
by The Wall Street Journal
December 31, 2015 10:14 AM | Comments (3)
“The Obama record in 2015 suggests that our struggle to determine how best to shepherd and use U.S. power continues.”
by The Hill
December 31, 2015 09:03 AM | Comments (2)
"The Pentagon faces major challenges ahead in 2016 as it works to make good on a pledge to open all U.S. military combat jobs to women."
December 31, 2015 01:58 AM | Comments (0)
"A U.N. plan to suspend Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire."
December 31, 2015 01:23 AM | Comments (0)
"Some experts believe that some purported Islamic State internal documents shared online are hoaxes, deliberately designed to deceive."
by Christian Science Monitor
December 30, 2015 02:20 PM | Comments (1)
“An end to male bonding, infidelity in the field, and a sense that the special forces would be 'less elite' were among the worries cited in two recently released studies.”
by Agence France-Presse
December 30, 2015 08:05 AM | Comments (2)
“General John Campbell will ask Barack Obama to delay the withdrawal of troops for as long as possible as the Taliban offensive gathers strength.”
December 29, 2015 07:32 PM | Comments (0)
"Afghans are fleeing to Europe in numbers not seen even under the repressive Taliban regime."
December 29, 2015 04:04 PM | Comments (0)
"With Iraqi forces claiming victory in Ramadi, Baghdad finds itself facing a pair of difficult tests."
December 29, 2015 02:33 PM | Comments (0)
"Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi visited Ramadi Tuesday after government forces recaptured the government compound in the key western city."
by Pamela Ligouri Bunker
December 28, 2015 04:08 PM | Comments (0)
Sponsored and organized jointly by TRENDS Research and Advisory, the UAE and the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
December 28, 2015 03:34 PM | Comments (0)
"Calling for integrity in an election year may be a particularly good way to ensure that any resolutions that follow will be broken early and often."
December 27, 2015 11:26 PM | Comments (3)
Frequent SWJ contributing author Ben Zweibelson has two military design articles out recently, as design continues to become an international affair.
by The New York Times
December 27, 2015 09:59 PM | Comments (4)
"The White House has steadily expanded the global missions of American Special Operations troops."
December 27, 2015 12:05 PM | Comments (0)
“A surprise visit on Christmas Day between the leaders of India and Pakistan hint at a mutual desire to no longer let historic tensions hinder their drive against poverty.”
December 27, 2015 11:46 AM | Comments (0)
"Iraq's army said on Sunday it had defeated Islamic State fighters in a provincial capital west of Baghdad."
December 26, 2015 08:04 PM | Comments (0)
SWJ Fire Team in Wedge Formation
December 26, 2015 02:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Unlike so many abuses against Afghan women that unfold in private, this killing in March prompted a national outcry."
December 26, 2015 02:31 PM | Comments (0)
"The IS released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claiming that his self-styled 'caliphate' is doing well."