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by The Washington Post
February 24, 2017 03:04 PM | Comments (2)
“President Trump's new adviser will need to avoid the Vietnam-era mistakes he studied.”
by SWJ Editors
February 24, 2017 11:21 AM | Comments (2)
Continue on for information about and how to pre-order a Secretary of Defense “required” reading by Dr. Nadia Schadlow.
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
February 24, 2017 02:28 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an issue overview by Editor-in-Chief Paul Cruickshank and links to this month’s articles.
by Associated Press
February 23, 2017 11:07 PM | Comments (0)
“In a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.”
by DoD News
February 23, 2017 10:52 PM | Comments (1)
Countering the threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea - and countering violent extremism - is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do.
by The Wall Street Journal
February 23, 2017 10:02 PM | Comments (1)
“The defense secretary clashes with the White House about staffing the Pentagon.”
February 23, 2017 09:00 PM | Comments (0)
“The President is to consider options that are expected to include sending more troops to Syria and Iraq, according to U.S. officials.”
February 22, 2017 10:14 PM | Comments (0)
"President Trump’s developing plan to defeat the Islamic State may lead to significant alterations in the Syria strategy that Trump inherited from Barack Obama."
February 22, 2017 09:24 PM | Comments (0)
"The Islamic State is seeping back into areas it once controlled, taking advantage of rampant corruption in Iraq’s security forces and institutions."
by The New York Times
February 22, 2017 08:28 PM | Comments (0)
"More U.S. troops may be needed in Syria to speed the campaign against the Islamic State, the top United States commander for the Middle East said on Wednesday."
February 22, 2017 01:58 PM | Comments (0)
Declaring the formation of dedicated information warfare troops, the Russian Defense Minister noted that "propaganda needs to be clever, smart and efficient."
February 22, 2017 03:52 AM | Comments (2)
"At one point or another, they each strode the sands of Iraq, fighting on the unforgiving battlefield of America’s costliest war since Vietnam."
February 21, 2017 06:57 PM | Comments (0)
“More than any other officer of his generation, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s military career has been defined by a willingness to dissent - often forcefully.”
by The Center for a New American Security
February 21, 2017 02:38 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an overview and a link to download this latest CNAS report.
by CNN News
February 21, 2017 11:45 AM | Comments (0)
"President Donald Trump's appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser is a brilliant decision." Continue on for a detailed op-ed.
February 21, 2017 07:22 AM | Comments (0)
"The literature on the Vietnam War is enormous and growing, but Fall’s work still stands out for its insight and sagacity. He remains our greatest writer on the struggle.."
by Voice of America
February 21, 2017 06:56 AM | Comments (0)
Transparency International says corruption is one of the root causes of violent extremism.
February 20, 2017 10:23 PM | Comments (0)
WSJ editorial - “H.R. McMaster wrote a book about the duty to challenge a President.”
February 20, 2017 09:42 PM | Comments (0)
“McMaster is highly respected in the conservative foreign policy community, and a man with little pretense and a great deal of battlefield experience.”
by The Daily Beast
February 20, 2017 08:06 PM | Comments (0)
“The new National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is famous in military circles for calling out big egos. How long can he make it in a White House packed with them?”
February 20, 2017 03:38 PM | Comments (2)
Outstanding choice for the job, any job for that matter...
February 20, 2017 02:36 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on to view the first entry into SWJ’s ANMIHOS. H/T to Doctrine Man.
February 20, 2017 06:07 AM | Comments (0)
"White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders denied reports that the new adviser would not have the authority to build a new team in the National Security Council."
February 19, 2017 03:19 PM | Comments (0)
"As the Pentagon looks for new ways to reach out to Silicon Valley, some unexpected characters are getting a shot at the action."
February 19, 2017 03:09 PM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal / El Centro’s latest book, Jihadi Terrorism, Insurgency, and the Islamic State, is now available at Amazon.
by Keith Nightingale
February 19, 2017 12:31 AM | Comments (0)
Burning buildings. Criminals and gunfire. Common definitions. Climbing upstairs at WTC when all others are going down. A common image.
February 18, 2017 09:40 PM | Comments (0)
The four are John Bolton, H. R. McMaster, Robert L. Caslen Jr., and Keith Kellogg.
February 18, 2017 12:21 PM | Comments (0)
“The International Center for the Study of Radicalization study estimates that the group's revenue has fallen by about 50 percent over the past two years.”
by The Atlantic and Defense One
February 18, 2017 09:58 AM | Comments (8)
“When President Obama turned the affairs of state over to President Trump on January 20th, the Islamic State was in full retreat across Iraq and Syria.”
February 18, 2017 08:22 AM | Comments (2)
“The Vice President’s comments aim to reassure Europe on U.S. commitment to NATO.”