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by Voice of America
January 10, 2017 01:52 PM | Comments (0)
Nearly 200 military officers urged president-elect Donald Trump not to reinstate torture, according to a letter acquired by The New York Times.
January 10, 2017 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
The Pentagon has tapped some of science and technology's greatest minds to help innovate U.S. military capabilities and culture.
by The New York Times
January 10, 2017 10:53 AM | Comments (0)
"This, they believed, would be the year to crush both the southerners fighting as the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese allies, who had infiltrated the south."
January 3, 2017 01:49 PM | Comments (1)
"Colleagues say the general’s handling of the episode reflects his firmly held views against torture and prisoner mistreatment, which are shared by many military."
by USA Today
January 3, 2017 01:38 AM | Comments (0)
"Military chiefs are prepared to give President-elect Donald Trump the options he wants to intensify the fight against the Islamic State."
January 2, 2017 04:50 AM | Comments (5)
“The lessons of how Syria arrived at a moment of catastrophe, and how we arrived at this moment of helplessness, are clear. And if the US does not learn from them, we will repeat them.”
January 1, 2017 06:53 PM | Comments (0)
“A strategy that went from a ‘good war’ to the shorthand ‘Afghan good enough’
reflects the president’s coming to terms with what was possible in Afghanistan....
by Associated Press
January 1, 2017 12:15 PM | Comments (0)
“Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe said he agrees with the forecast given by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that it would take another three months to liberate Mosul.”
by The Washington Post
January 1, 2017 12:30 AM | Comments (0)
“The Islamic State starts the new year with a drastically depleted bank account, counterterrorism officials say.”
by The Intercept
December 31, 2016 04:56 PM | Comments (1)
“We are not at war in Africa - but our African partners certainly are.”
by The Wall Street Journal
December 31, 2016 06:42 AM | Comments (2)
“A 2013 article by Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov emphasized importance of cyberwarfare.”
December 30, 2016 09:52 PM | Comments (0)
“As he seeks a pardon, the NSA thief has told multiple lies about what he stole and his dealings with Russian intelligence.”
December 30, 2016 08:06 AM | Comments (0)
“Federal police are joining fight after counterattacks by Islamic State inflict heavy casualties.”
by The Strategic Studies Institute
December 29, 2016 10:05 AM | Comments (1)
“COIN continues to be a controversial subject among military leaders. Critics argue that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made the U.S. military, particularly the Army, "COIN-...
December 29, 2016 09:08 AM | Comments (0)
“The Secretary doesn’t understand why his peace talks failed.”
December 29, 2016 06:06 AM | Comments (0)
"Secretary of State John Kerry’s rebuke of the Israeli government on Wednesday set off a wave of criticism from lawmakers in both parties."
December 29, 2016 03:45 AM | Comments (0)
“A Kurdish-Arab force is closing in on the Islamic State’s capital in Syria, but there is still no plan to seize it.”
December 28, 2016 04:16 PM | Comments (0)
Kerry unveiled broad guidelines Wednesday for an eventual peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that a two-state solution to the conflict is in "serious jeopardy."
by SWJ Editors
December 27, 2016 08:54 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a translation of the full text of a speech given by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 27, 2016.
by The Atlantic
December 27, 2016 08:22 PM | Comments (0)
“The president-elect’s plans to defeat ISIS will rely heavily on elite soldiers already on the verge of burnout.”
by The Modern War Institute
December 27, 2016 03:41 PM | Comments (0)
“Make insurgency a core mission for Baltic ground forces. Instead of training and equipping their soldiers to fight like NATO units, prepare them to fight asymmetrically.”
December 27, 2016 03:24 PM | Comments (0)
“Don’t buy their propaganda of ‘retaliation’ for Western strikes in Syria. The jihadist group has larger ambitions in Germany and France.”
by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
December 26, 2016 03:44 PM | Comments (1)
Islamic State is arguably more dangerous and effective than Al-Qaeda ever was. It is also potentially the next stage of evolution for a radical, violent form of Salafism that has been developing.
December 26, 2016 11:18 AM | Comments (0)
"As the world body scrambles to fulfill its commitments, it is recruiting some peacekeepers from militaries that have records of abuse or serve repressive governments."
by The Daily Beast
December 25, 2016 10:36 PM | Comments (0)
“It wasn’t that long ago that the Pentagon was talking about taking down ISIS’s strongholds ASAP. Now, victory might not come until late 2018. Maybe.”
December 25, 2016 09:46 PM | Comments (0)
"At the core of the Islamic State’s global success - and vulnerability - is a peculiar blend of theological boldness and criminal opportunism."
December 25, 2016 06:34 AM | Comments (0)
"U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has asked two Cabinet departments for the names of government officials working on programs to counter violent extremism."
December 25, 2016 05:06 AM | Comments (4)
Western security officials are increasingly worried that the Islamic State terror group may be a step ahead of their renewed efforts to stop terrorist infiltration of their countries.
by Keith Nightingale
December 24, 2016 01:46 PM | Comments (0)
Our greatest gifts are the faceless, nameless Grunts that have made and kept our history and propelled us to our present situation of unparalleled prosperity and security.
December 24, 2016 09:20 AM | Comments (0)
“U.S. forces assisting Iraqi troops to retake Mosul from Islamic State are embedding more extensively, a move that could accelerate a two month-old campaign.”