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by Voice of America
October 10, 2016 03:35 PM | Comments (0)
"The terror state would survive the loss of Mosul, but not the fall of Raqqa."
by SWJ Editors
October 10, 2016 07:18 AM | Comments (1)
"A Critical Exploration of America’s Role as the Policeman in a Globalized World"
by The New York Times
October 9, 2016 07:42 AM | Comments (1)
"One strain of thought holds that America has a mission to champion democracy and human rights, granting it a unique role in the world, along with special powers and obligations."
October 9, 2016 06:56 AM | Comments (0)
The visit to Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand, the largest Afghan province, came after overnight battlefield advances brought the insurgents extremely close to the city.
by Gabriel White
October 8, 2016 07:49 PM | Comments (63)
Should Aleppo fall, the options for a military solution will require significantly higher levels of risk and a political solution will rely on terms dictated by Moscow and Tehran.
by The Washington Post
October 8, 2016 04:10 PM | Comments (6)
"It may be no small irony that Obama’s peripatetic secretary of state will travel next week to Rwanda, where up to a million people were killed in a three-month ethnic genocide."
by Association of the United States Army
October 8, 2016 06:45 AM | Comments (0)
A discussion of the changing character of war at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting.
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
October 8, 2016 06:25 AM | Comments (0)
SIGAR letter to DOD regarding continued reports of absentee or non-existent Afghan National Defense and Security Force personnel, or "ghost" soldiers.
October 7, 2016 07:20 PM | Comments (1)
"Booz Allen, a consulting firm that earns billions by working for American intelligence agencies, has been called the world’s most profitable spy organization."
by The Wall Street Journal
October 7, 2016 09:45 AM | Comments (0)
"The U.N.’s next secretary-general, António Guterres, says that persecuted Christians shouldn’t be resettled in the West."
by Robert Bunker
October 7, 2016 06:15 AM | Comments (0)
"Who is this alluring, conflicted and mysterious woman? If you have been paying attention to the news you might know her by her most common name – la Santa Muerte, Saint Death."
by Keith Nightingale
October 7, 2016 05:58 AM | Comments (0)
Killing is easy. Living with it later is far harder.
October 6, 2016 01:52 AM | Comments (0)
Officials of the U.S.-led coalition assisting Iraq say up to 45,000 troops will be needed to keep Mosul secure after it is recaptured.
October 2, 2016 06:18 AM | Comments (2)
"Sometimes it feels as if we are back to square one, that there is nothing to show for it."
by The Modern War Institute
October 1, 2016 07:46 AM | Comments (5)
"The military and the academy need each other, at least when it comes to enhancing our understanding of war."
September 30, 2016 08:02 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for all the details.
by USNI News
September 29, 2016 09:34 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the full concept.
September 28, 2016 12:25 PM | Comments (0)
"The bloggers—four of them—will be part of a professional development forum talking about the value of blogs, social media and the internet in providing lessons in leadership."
September 28, 2016 10:51 AM | Comments (0)
Today, SIGAR's Lessons Learned Program released a conference report entitled "Lessons From the Coalition."
by War on the Rocks
September 28, 2016 10:08 AM | Comments (4)
"At first glance, unconventional warfare appears to provide the ideal solution to many of the problems the administration faced with prolonged occupation and counterinsurgency campaigns."
September 27, 2016 11:05 PM | Comments (0)
"An effort to fight corruption by monitoring the financial assets of top Afghan officials, underwritten by the US, has been a near-total failure, according to American auditors."
September 27, 2016 09:40 AM | Comments (0)
"There are five counterterrorism approaches that have worked well over the past two decades. The next administration should embrace them, while adapting policy to new conditions."
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
September 26, 2016 11:38 AM | Comments (0)
"The United States and its allies need to look beyond the fighting, and beyond tactical victory."
by The Washington Times
September 26, 2016 07:28 AM | Comments (2)
"The Pentagon’s top brass have entered a debate coursing through the presidential campaign: how to define an enemy the US military has been fighting for 15 years."
September 26, 2016 05:23 AM | Comments (2)
Continue on for this Modern War Institute Report.
by Military Times
September 23, 2016 08:21 PM | Comments (3)
Most American military personnel are deeply skeptical of nation-building missions overseas and would prefer to see leaders focus the country's resources on less ambiguous missions.
September 23, 2016 12:15 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the video.
by Allen M. Coones
September 21, 2016 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
The Silver Wings perform more parachute demonstrations in a year than the ubiquitous Golden Knights with a fraction of the budget and with primarily part-time team members.
by Asia Times
September 20, 2016 01:10 PM | Comments (3)
"Although Pyongyang appears to be stable now, such stability is like nuclear deterrence: it works right up to the day when it does not."
by Bloomberg News
September 20, 2016 09:29 AM | Comments (0)
"Trying to secure North Korea after a chaotic collapse or overthrow of the Kim regime would be a nightmare."