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by Miguel Nunes Silva and Tiago Ferreira Lopes
April 13, 2016 08:16 AM | Comments (0)
Why Russia’s answer to the Syrian civil war is not within NATO’s reach.
by The New York Times
April 13, 2016 07:22 AM | Comments (0)
“The battlefield successes enjoyed by Western-backed forces in the IS heartland have done little to stop the expansion of the militants to Europe, N. Africa and Afghanistan.”
by Ehsan Ahrari
April 12, 2016 10:03 AM | Comments (3)
No one—unless he/she sits inside the Oval Office for only a few days—has any clue how different the world looks as an occupant of the White House.
by The New Yorker
April 12, 2016 07:36 AM | Comments (0)
“Capturing the top-secret documents that tie the Syrian regime to mass torture and killings.”
April 12, 2016 06:04 AM | Comments (0)
April 11, 2016 02:52 PM | Comments (0)
“I can predict with high confidence that sometime soon, Pentagon priorities will change markedly.”
by Best Defense
April 11, 2016 01:26 PM | Comments (1)
“Next week, President Obama flies into Riyadh. He will find an unsettling welcome. The mood has darkened since his first trip in 2009.”
by SWJ Editors
April 11, 2016 12:04 AM | Comments (0)
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by Shwan Kanan and Jonathan Dworkin
April 10, 2016 11:35 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama wishes to restore America’s diplomatic voice in the world. In the Kurdish region, the silence is deafening.
by Defense News
April 10, 2016 07:00 PM | Comments (0)
“Analysts agree that Carter’s suggestions mainly picked around the edges of known issues without making major changes.”
April 10, 2016 11:17 AM | Comments (0)
“Ultimate success will depend on who fights the battle, who rules after the peace, and how Mosul is integrated into overall U.S. planning.”
April 10, 2016 05:50 AM | Comments (0)
"We must remember that in the brutality of battle another such apocalypse is always just around the corner."
by The Wall Street Journal
April 8, 2016 06:08 PM | Comments (1)
"Defense Secretary Ash Carter has scrubbed a planned visit this month to Beijing amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China."
by CNN News
April 8, 2016 01:59 AM | Comments (0)
“After 15 years, billions of dollars and thousands of American casualties, U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan are in a perilous state.”
by Voice of America
April 8, 2016 01:04 AM | Comments (0)
"Executions in Mosul occur every few days, says Mohammed, an exercise that keeps people following IS rules publicly."
by The Center for a New American Security
April 7, 2016 09:44 AM | Comments (0)
“Project Will Provide a Positive Vision for Collaboration Between DOD and Cutting-Edge Industries.”
by The Strategic Studies Institute
April 7, 2016 08:58 AM | Comments (0)
“So-called gray zone wars are not new, but they have highlighted shortcomings in the way the West thinks about war and strategy.”
by RAND Corporation
April 6, 2016 10:05 PM | Comments (35)
This report examines the 14-year experience of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines from 2001 through 2014.
by Elad Popovich
April 6, 2016 09:27 PM | Comments (0)
In general, these campaigns were moderate and mostly failed to cause substantial damage to Israel.
April 6, 2016 08:55 PM | Comments (0)
“In fighting terrorism, ‘building local capacity is one of the best weapons we have,’ the Secretary-General says.”
April 6, 2016 07:39 AM | Comments (33)
“… none of the efforts achieved the kind of self-sustaining democratizing order we wanted…”
by Parag Khanna
April 5, 2016 02:27 PM | Comments (1)
“In this talk, Khanna asks us to embrace a new maxim for the future: ‘Connectivity is destiny.’”
April 5, 2016 02:07 PM | Comments (2)
“Carter’s proposals come under the aegis of reforming the 1986 Goldwater Nichols Act, which gave the Pentagon its modern structure.”
by Military Times
April 5, 2016 01:58 PM | Comments (4)
“Terrorists’ next target in Europe could be U.S. troops and Defense Department civilians working there, a panel of experts warned lawmakers Tuesday.”
by Dan Johanknecht
April 5, 2016 12:44 PM | Comments (1)
My notes led to this short book on navigation in channelized terrain – using basic methods.
by Keith Nightingale
April 5, 2016 04:22 AM | Comments (2)
Our Nation in this election year is consumed by a search for the desired verities and qualities of the respective candidates each of us may wish for our next President.
by The National Interest
April 3, 2016 09:05 PM | Comments (2)
“Senior U.S. military leaders, held by many Americans to be above moral reproach, are rapidly becoming indistinguishable from their political counterparts.”
by The Daily Beast
April 3, 2016 08:31 PM | Comments (0)
"The growing scandal over cooked intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war."
by The Washington Post
April 3, 2016 06:52 PM | Comments (0)
"The shaky debut last week of a new unity government in Libya brings Western nations, including the United States, much closer to a renewed military mission there."
April 3, 2016 06:36 PM | Comments (0)
"U.S. Special Operations forces are using rifle sights that are supposed to help shooters accurately hit their targets."