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by DoD News
November 4, 2016 07:37 PM | Comments (0)
Pentagon officials are inviting individuals and groups to submit papers putting forth ideas for addressing five questions.
by Stars & Stripes
November 4, 2016 09:46 AM | Comments (0)
"For the next administration, the report identified several changes that would benefit special forces, including having a more active role in when special operators are used."
by The Washington Post
November 4, 2016 03:56 AM | Comments (0)
"Whoever wins Tuesday’s presidential election will face an assertive, aggrieved Russia whose risk-taking behavior under Putin is increasingly worrisome to U.S. experts."
by Voice of America
November 4, 2016 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Thursday the SDF is ready to at least start encircling the city while planning for its eventual liberation.
by The Daily Beast
November 3, 2016 01:05 PM | Comments (0)
“When Carter promised an assault on ISIS’s capital in ‘weeks,’ the Pentagon reacted with a collective WTF. Officials say an attack is more like six months off.”
by Army News Service
November 3, 2016 10:02 AM | Comments (0)
The Army needs to make "clear and compelling arguments" for capabilities that advanced ground combat vehicles will bring to the fight with their effective mobile protective firepower.
by Military Times and Task & Purpose
November 3, 2016 05:38 AM | Comments (0)
Carter’s new proposal to relax the military's recruiting standards & Mabus’ dozens of solutions in search of problems.
November 3, 2016 03:36 AM | Comments (0)
Strikes in October against al-Qaida operatives in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan show the transregional nature of both the terrorist group and the approach to countering them.
November 3, 2016 02:49 AM | Comments (0)
"Syria has become a byword for the sort of vicious assault on civilian life unseen in the 21st century. In a rare press trip to the capital, Damascus, visitors tasted a different reality."
by The New York Times
November 3, 2016 02:32 AM | Comments (0)
"al-Baghdadi released a blistering audio recording imploring his forces to remain firm in the face of the American-backed Iraqi offensive and excoriating those who might consider fleeing."
November 2, 2016 11:38 AM | Comments (0)
Two VOA articles: Reporters Without Borders’s press predators and the Taliban’s assaults on news media.
by Federal News Radio
November 2, 2016 10:13 AM | Comments (0)
"There is a larger systemic issue in the evaluation system itself that is holding back the talented, but more unconventional soldier."
by SWJ Editors
November 2, 2016 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
Oxford University Press book now available from Amazon.
November 2, 2016 12:59 AM | Comments (0)
Iraqi special forces seized control of state television facilities inside Mosul on Tuesday, as a loose-knit combat coalition allied with Baghdad pressed an offensive.
by National Security Archive
November 1, 2016 12:36 PM | Comments (0)
"Washington, D.C. October 31, 2016 - The CIA today released the long-contested Volume V of its official history of the Bay of Pigs invasion, which it had successfully concealed until now."
November 1, 2016 10:35 AM | Comments (2)
"Meet Capt. Jim Perkins, one of those soldiers being forced out."
November 1, 2016 06:19 AM | Comments (0)
“The advance into the eastern edge of Mosul heralded a new and more complicated phase in a campaign that American military officials say could last months.”
by Center for Naval Analyses
October 30, 2016 09:31 PM | Comments (2)
On October 14, 2016, CNA convened a half-day meeting of experts to discuss the use of special operations forces by the next administration.
by National Defense University Press
October 30, 2016 04:13 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the latest JFQ articles.
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
October 30, 2016 02:48 PM | Comments (0)
Yesterday, SIGAR released an audit of DOD and USAID's $2.8 billion investment in Afghanistan's road infrastructure.
October 30, 2016 02:35 PM | Comments (0)
Beyond Convergence: World Without Order (National Defense University Book)
October 30, 2016 06:45 AM | Comments (2)
"The Taliban - who, when they controlled the government, banned television and jailed people for photography - rely on their front-line fighters to record the moment and share it."
October 29, 2016 11:50 AM | Comments (0)
As delivered by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2016.
October 29, 2016 08:31 AM | Comments (2)
The megacities of the future (population >10M) will be more densely populated and socially and politically complex than anything we know today. (H/T The Intercept)
October 29, 2016 05:32 AM | Comments (0)
Today, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released an audit of USAID's Measuring Impacts of Stabilization Initiatives program.
October 28, 2016 04:23 PM | Comments (0)
Pathetic traitors tell their “story”.
by The Christian Science Monitor
October 28, 2016 02:19 PM | Comments (1)
"As Iraqi forces move to retake the city from ISIS, analysts warn the Shiite ruling elite is not doing enough to include a disenfranchised Sunni minority, whose anger helped feed the growth of...
October 26, 2016 01:11 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa, deploying unmanned aircraft and U.S. military personnel to a facility in Tunisia."
by The Wall Street Journal
October 26, 2016 04:32 AM | Comments (0)
“Jihadist group courts al-Shabaab members in Somalia with promises of an easier life; lower taxes, fewer political diatribes.”
October 26, 2016 03:15 AM | Comments (0)
"When the US fights its wars in the Middle East, it has a habit of recruiting local forces as proxies and then jettisoning them when the going gets tough or regional politics intervene."