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December 5, 2014 05:06 AM | Comments (0)
At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico.
December 4, 2014 07:30 PM | Comments (0)
The House on Thursday passed a defense budget that cuts troop benefits and clears the way for the Obama administration to continue its war strategy against the Islamic State.
December 4, 2014 04:30 PM | Comments (0)
Norwich University Call For Papers: Journal of International and Transnational Crime
December 4, 2014 12:15 PM | Comments (0)
Whoever the next Secretary is, the expectation is that the individual will have a wealth of experience within the Defense Department to draw from.
December 3, 2014 01:53 PM | Comments (6)
Presidents propose action, and then reality intervenes.
December 2, 2014 07:25 PM | Comments (1)
"President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Pentagon hasn’t always been in sync with the tight messaging of the White House."
December 2, 2014 04:12 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama has settled on Ashton B. Carter to be the next defense secretary.
by Richard Lee-Smith
December 2, 2014 01:33 PM | Comments (3)
Our soldiers, diplomats and aid workers have paid a high cost. We should make sure that their lives have not been lost in vain.
December 1, 2014 08:12 PM | Comments (0)
Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by criticism.
December 1, 2014 02:07 PM | Comments (0)
"We must undo the excessive bureaucracy that has hobbled our ability to conduct effective night raids."
December 1, 2014 01:31 PM | Comments (110)
"America risks shoveling more troops into Iraq to replicate a strategy that never worked in the first place."
December 1, 2014 04:14 AM | Comments (0)
Don't forget the new SWJ News and Opinion Roundup.
November 30, 2014 08:22 PM | Comments (0)
What Kind of Pentagon Chief Does Obama Need? New York Times 'Room for Debate' (Four Op-Eds).
November 30, 2014 12:15 PM | Comments (2)
Sopko is concerned the Afghans don't know how to operate or maintain the aircraft and sending them to the country is futile.
November 30, 2014 10:26 AM | Comments (0)
2015 Global Forecast by Center for Strategic & International Studies
November 29, 2014 05:31 PM | Comments (12)
On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army unceremoniously stood up a new headquarters—the 1st Special Forces Command—at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
November 29, 2014 04:54 PM | Comments (0)
Less than a decade ago, counterinsurgency doctrine (COIN, to aficionados) was the hottest thing going in military intellectual circles.
November 29, 2014 04:11 PM | Comments (2)
After a decade of counterinsurgency, the Army is trying to retrain the force to fight other types of conflicts.
November 27, 2014 01:38 AM | Comments (0)
by Jade Wu
November 26, 2014 05:14 PM | Comments (3)
For many, the nagging doubts and frustrations over the waste of time, money, resources, and lives readily come back to haunt.
November 26, 2014 04:21 PM | Comments (2)
An attack aircraft that the Pentagon is trying to get rid of has been deployed to the Middle East to take on the Islamic State.
November 26, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments (0)
Here are some facts about the holiday that you may not have known.
November 26, 2014 09:23 AM | Comments (0)
The Human Dimension White Paper has continued a much needed discussion about how the military should respond to its experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 26, 2014 08:38 AM | Comments (0)
Stability: International Journal of Security and Development Special Collection
by Dave Dilegge
November 26, 2014 02:00 AM | Comments (0)
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November 25, 2014 06:54 PM | Comments (7)
Michèle Flournoy, the most widely rumored candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, has taken herself out of the running for the job.
November 25, 2014 04:46 PM | Comments (0)
The 2014 Foreign Policy Initiative Forum, Wednesday, 3 December, The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
November 25, 2014 12:44 PM | Comments (0)
The saying "the buck stops here" derives from the slang expression "pass the buck" which means passing the responsibility on to someone else.
November 24, 2014 12:35 PM | Comments (0)
The fine gents at WarCouncil.org have released the Cliff Notes of Strategy in their “WarCouncil.org 300 Word Strategic Education”. It is excellent.
November 24, 2014 09:56 AM | Comments (8)
The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary to step down last Friday.