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"For any military official to blame Trump for the raid’s technical and operational problems is as unacceptable as it is factually untrue."

“‘They provided the information, but we found huge gaps in it,’ said a senior Trump administration official who reviewed the document. ‘It was poor staff work.’”

“General Petraeus warned lawmakers the weakening of NATO and the EU plays into the hands of Russian President Putin’s attempts to undermine liberal democracies.”

“The trope posits an overly simplistic understanding of jihadist radicalization, and demeans Muslims in general.”

CNAS database compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone.

"How can we study modern warfare through the lens of culture?"

"There is an iron-clad national security rationale backing the president’s policy."

“The DoD is expected to release the results of an investigation on Wednesday that largely will exonerate senior military officials at USCENTCOM.”

Today, the ability to recover from early missteps is greatly reduced. The speed of war has changed, making the global security environment more unpredictable, dangerous and unforgiving.

“The Islamic State’s latest videos and newly obtained documents demonstrate that its drone program should be taken seriously.”

Continue on for the Editors' Introductory Remarks and a link to the latest issue.

Via “Heavy”, watch ISIS employing drones in Iraq.

“On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group.”

Despite a growing narrative that North Korea might be teetering on the verge of collapse, there is a lack of consensus among U.S. experts on the imminent downfall of the reclusive regime.

"The Pentagon is compiling a list of Iraqis who have risked their lives to assist U.S. forces in order to exempt them from the immigration ban."

“Over 100 officers warn the restrictions will hurt U.S. efforts to prevent terrorist attacks.”

National Security Presidential Memorandum - Full Text - The White House Office of the Press Secretary

“The Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director called it "a big mistake" by President Trump to downgrade the status of the director of the DNI and the CJCS on the NSC.”

President Trump has reorganized the NSC by elevating his chief strategist Steve Bannon and demoting the DNI and the CJCS.

“Any shifts by the U.S. military would have broad repercussions for U.S. relationships across the Middle East.”

"Many critics have focused on the downsides of alliances and have lost sight of what allies and coalition partners contribute to American interests."

The application of international law and legal principles in cyberspace is a topic that has caused confusion, doubt, and interminable discussions.

"New ships and planes, additional Special Operations forces and the modernization of the nuclear arsenal, while cutting projects that are not considered the highest priorities."

"President Donald Trump will likely give the Joint Chiefs of Staff Friday a series of objectives for fighting ISIS so the military can design the strategic and tactical options."

"A draft executive order, reportedly from the White House, could revive currently prohibited interrogation methods, which include waterboarding, and secret, 'black site' prisons."

"The operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul is the most intense urban combat anywhere in the world in recent times."

“President Trump inherits the battle at a moment when the extremist group is losing ground in Iraq and Syria. The group's self-declared caliphate is looking increasingly fragile.”

Senator McCain said he had been assured by defense chief Mattis and new CIA Director Pompeo that they would adhere to the Army Field Manual's limits on interrogation of terrorist suspects.

"It appears that new Defense Secretary James Mattis is preparing to start as early as Friday, when Trump is scheduled to visit the Pentagon."

"There are times when quick action can do more harm than good. The way in which the United States deals with violent Islamic extremism and terrorism is a case in point."