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by Defense News
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."
by Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy
April 3, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (1)
“One of the most historically significant efforts to encapsulate lessons from irregular wars, or ‘small wars,’ comes from the pen of British officer C. E. Callwell.”
by The Daily Mail
April 1, 2016 10:56 AM | Comments (3)
“A bullet found in the Jordan desert was from a pistol only Lawrence would have had.”
by Elad Popovich
April 1, 2016 03:00 AM | Comments (0)
In the era of cyber-threats, small waves can create a tsunami.
by Best Defense
March 31, 2016 02:19 PM | Comments (5)
Review of Game Changers: Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists.
by SWJ Editors
March 31, 2016 09:13 AM | Comments (0)
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March 31, 2016 08:00 AM | Comments (5)
Continue on for U.S. Army War College’s Parameters, Winter 2015-16, Vol. 45 No. 4.
by The Wall Street Journal
March 30, 2016 12:49 PM | Comments (0)
"Banks are closing the accounts of customers they fear may be up to no good, evicting from the financial system those the government most wants to watch."
March 30, 2016 12:00 PM | Comments (0)
"Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll."
by Center for International Maritime Security
March 30, 2016 11:22 AM | Comments (0)
“HA/DR operations entail unique, unscripted collaboration with joint and interagency partners with unity of effort and time as the common enemy.”
by USNI News
March 30, 2016 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the next military strategy document will be kept classified."
by Stars & Stripes
March 29, 2016 06:26 PM | Comments (0)
"The United States must adjust its approach to preparing for wars that in the future will likely be fought across multiple regions and in a variety of domains."
by The Christian Science Monitor
March 29, 2016 12:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Such efforts also would confront a fundamental problem of differing priorities and approaches – and even distrust."
March 28, 2016 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
“The carnage is a direct result of Europe’s refusal to accept that terrorists must be treated differently than common criminals.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
March 27, 2016 10:44 PM | Comments (0)
“A Taliban splinter group says it carried out a suicide attack on a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which killed more than 70 people, including children.”
by The New York Times
March 27, 2016 10:19 PM | Comments (1)
“Despite millions of dollars of government-sponsored research there is still nothing close to a consensus on why someone becomes a terrorist.”
March 26, 2016 05:20 PM | Comments (0)
Just day-dreaming on a Saturday…
March 26, 2016 04:02 PM | Comments (3)
“He’s retired Marine General James Mattis. He’s an extraordinary American. Yes, it’s a longshot. But he is exactly what we need.”
by The Military Leader
March 26, 2016 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
"When was the last time you participated in a unit leader development event that was focused on the practice of leadership?"
by Agence France-Presse
March 25, 2016 11:55 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future."
by Masoud Kazemzadeh
March 25, 2016 10:20 PM | Comments (5)
There is no doubt that we have been at war with Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. However, we have not been at war with the overwhelming majority of Muslims.
March 25, 2016 10:15 AM | Comments (0)
"The United States killed a top Islamic State commander in Syria who was believed to be in line to lead the terrorist group."
March 25, 2016 09:33 AM | Comments (27)
“The president’s muted response to the attacks is difficult to fathom.”