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November 16, 2014 12:25 AM | Comments (2)
Obama’s strategy is not working. The president is hoping that limited airstrikes, combined with U.S. support for local proxies, will “degrade and ultimately destroy”.
November 15, 2014 10:25 PM | Comments (7)
CJCS Martin E. Dempsey arrived in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city, today in an unannounced visit for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.
November 11, 2014 04:54 PM | Comments (5)
"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism."
by Gary Anderson
November 11, 2014 04:35 PM | Comments (60)
In 1972, I wrote an article in the Marine Corps Gazette advocating a massive raid into N. Vietnam that would destroy its military capability to provide a threat to S. Vietnam.
by Keith Nightingale
November 10, 2014 11:28 AM | Comments (0)
Once a year, the Nation honors the Veterans. Each day the Veteran honors us all with the fruits of that service.
November 8, 2014 06:56 PM | Comments (23)
The Orient Shield exercises, the latest iteration of which were held on this Japanese military base, ended Friday.
November 8, 2014 11:33 AM | Comments (7)
November 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 8, 2014 02:58 AM | Comments (1)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just a 26 percent approval rating among individuals currently serving within the national security community.
November 7, 2014 05:52 PM | Comments (0)
A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation of a former Army official who played a key role in the service's struggling intelligence program.
November 7, 2014 04:03 PM | Comments (3)
The U.S. will deploy an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq to advise and train the Iraqi military to bolster its ability to counter the threat posed by militants associated with the IS.
November 6, 2014 12:03 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the details concerning an open position as a Senior Vice President at V1 Analytical Solutions.
November 5, 2014 10:00 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama said on Wednesday that he would seek specific authorization from Congress for the military campaign against the Islamic State.
November 5, 2014 05:56 PM | Comments (0)
Republicans will control the three top Senate committees dealing with U.S. foreign policy and national security: foreign relations, armed services and intelligence.
November 5, 2014 02:36 PM | Comments (0)
At the current casualty rate, the Afghanistan National Security Forces cannot be sustained.
November 5, 2014 08:22 AM | Comments (1)
Item one from SWJ's News Page.
by Joan Johnson-Freese
November 4, 2014 09:12 AM | Comments (3)
Even with a lot of heavy editing by PME faculty, many poor papers slip through.
November 3, 2014 10:35 PM | Comments (0)
The new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.
October 30, 2014 02:06 PM | Comments (0)
Syrian activists said the first of 150 Iraqi Kurdish fighters have arrived in Kobani to help Syrian Kurds in their fight against Islamic State militants.
October 29, 2014 04:41 PM | Comments (2)
This paper analyzes and evaluates the use of death squads in counterinsurgencies.
October 27, 2014 11:30 PM | Comments (0)
The 27 October SWJ Roundup was the last, it will be missed by many but we hope the replacement is a marked improvement. Continue on for the details.
by Joe Byerly
October 27, 2014 11:38 AM | Comments (2)
A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir.
October 27, 2014 01:11 AM | Comments (0)
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October 26, 2014 05:49 PM | Comments (1)
Given how poorly things have turned out, it would be tempting to conclude that the United States should simply swear off such irregular conflicts for good…
October 26, 2014 09:40 AM | Comments (0)
British and U.S. soldiers have formally marked the end of combat operations in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
October 25, 2014 11:06 PM | Comments (0)
October 25, 2014 05:54 AM | Comments (0)
October 24, 2014 05:22 PM | Comments (0)
The US military must prepare for murky, undeclared wars in which foreign entities use proxy insurgencies against established governments;
October 24, 2014 01:08 PM | Comments (0)
While the U.S. military says the Iraqi capital is not under "imminent threat," officials are concerned about the militants' gains in Anbar.
October 23, 2014 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
October 23, 2014 04:35 PM | Comments (18)
Paper argues that the newly outlined “Counter-Unconventional Warfare” strategy will be the best way to counter the emerging threat of hybrid warfare.