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July 2, 2014 01:34 AM | Comments (47)
"The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday."
by Scott Forster
June 30, 2014 07:03 PM | Comments (0)
As the summer heats up so do discussions concerning future war. Here are four different views of future war for your reading pleasure.
June 29, 2014 09:42 AM | Comments (1)
"What, in your opinion, do these people hope to gain from this war?"
June 29, 2014 04:11 AM | Comments (0)
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June 28, 2014 04:12 AM | Comments (0)
June 27, 2014 04:17 PM | Comments (0)
After more than a decade of land-based operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps’ new Expeditionary Force 21 doctrine is returning the service to its amphibious roots.
June 27, 2014 02:50 PM | Comments (1)
In a three-year-old conflict, with more than a hundred thousand estimated dead and now more rebel groups than some can count, what does $500 million buy you?
June 27, 2014 01:23 PM | Comments (4)
Beginning Oct. 1, AIWC’s critical tasks and responsibilities will transition to other Army organizations as resources and priorities are realigned.
June 26, 2014 11:11 PM | Comments (0)
June 26, 2014 10:36 PM | Comments (8)
An elite American military counterterrorism unit that has been operating in the southern Philippines for more than a decade is being phased out.
June 26, 2014 05:08 PM | Comments (1)
CSIS has prepared three reports that illustrate current threats in stabilizing security forces; post-election challenges to reconstruction; and challenges facing governance and the economy.
June 25, 2014 11:57 PM | Comments (0)
June 25, 2014 11:32 PM | Comments (1)
Africa is making progress towards a regional military force by the end of next year, a senior African Union official said.
June 25, 2014 02:45 PM | Comments (0)
The Obama administration is looking at the Sahwa, which still exist in smaller form, as a model for how to unite Sunni fighters against the rampant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
June 25, 2014 01:17 PM | Comments (0)
Landpower has a new lead article and several other additions as well.
June 24, 2014 11:51 PM | Comments (4)
Republicans and Democrats each share some of the blame for the situation in Iraq. The former for the way in which the US entered the country and the latter for the way in which it left.
June 24, 2014 11:41 PM | Comments (0)
June 24, 2014 02:44 PM | Comments (2)
Statement By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Announcing Presidential Nominations
June 24, 2014 02:07 PM | Comments (5)
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently published a Land Warfare Paper titled “Special Operations Forces in Unlit Spaces: Understanding the World's Dark Spots in the Context of...
by Dennis P. Chapman
June 24, 2014 06:41 AM | Comments (0)
Resolution of the current military crisis in Iraq is complicated by a difficult underlying political crisis.
by Robert Bunker
June 23, 2014 11:37 PM | Comments (0)
How Government Structure Encourages Criminal Violence: The Causes of Mexico’s Drug War by Viridiana Rios Contreras
June 23, 2014 11:11 PM | Comments (0)
June 23, 2014 11:09 PM | Comments (1)
A special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies on U.S. counterinsurgency features three free-to-view articles as a promotion for the rest of the issue.
June 23, 2014 05:56 PM | Comments (6)
“We have a real global threat. The problems in Africa are going to land on our doorstep if we’re not careful.”
June 23, 2014 05:49 PM | Comments (3)
"There were plenty of warnings, of course. A look at how we got here"…
June 22, 2014 11:05 PM | Comments (0)
June 22, 2014 07:51 PM | Comments (34)
"Nigeria is studying the military tactics used by Sri Lanka to crush the rebel Tamil Tigers for its own battle against Islamist group Boko Haram."
June 22, 2014 07:29 PM | Comments (0)
When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington? Cato Institute, July 14, 2014, 11:00 am. Continue on for additional information.
June 22, 2014 07:00 PM | Comments (0)
Not All Heroes: An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971–1972. Book review by James R. Smither, Grand Valley State University.
June 19, 2014 07:33 AM | Comments (1)
The Iraqi soldiers tell of how they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under the onslaught of the Islamic militants.