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by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
February 23, 2016 11:47 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the February 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by The Modern War Institute
February 22, 2016 10:50 PM | Comments (1)
"Is it still a useful or even relevant way for junior officers to think about the U.S. Army as a global force prepared to win in an increasing complex world?"
by Gary Anderson
February 22, 2016 06:47 PM | Comments (0)
This is the sixth in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by Tribune News Service
February 22, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (0)
“The United States and Britain fly U.S.-made armed drones and Israel builds its own. Three newcomers — Nigeria, Pakistan and Iraq — all took advantage of China's growing...
by Associated Press
February 22, 2016 04:37 PM | Comments (0)
"25 years after the first U.S. Marines swept across the border into Kuwait, American forces are battling the extremist Islamic State group, born out of al-Qaida."
by The New York Times
February 22, 2016 04:19 AM | Comments (0)
“The current environment - many conflicts at once - has created a seller’s market for peacekeepers.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
February 21, 2016 12:08 PM | Comments (0)
"No Afghan will be surprised that Kunar was one of the first places where IS - or Da'esh as we call it - appeared. The region has always had a reputation for being difficult to control....
February 20, 2016 04:44 PM | Comments (0)
This is the fifth in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by The Interpreter
February 19, 2016 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
“Overshadowed by the violence in Syria, news from Afghanistan rarely makes headlines unless it is a reminder of the dire situation there.”
by SWJ Editors
February 19, 2016 01:25 PM | Comments (0)
Please join the TRADOC G2 for an online discussion of Megacities and Dense Urban Areas in 2025 and Beyond with Frank Prautzsch on 23 February 1400 EST. Continue on for details.
by The Wall Street Journal
February 18, 2016 09:31 PM | Comments (1)
“The U.S. military isn’t prepared to wage long fights against Islamic State and other enemies.”
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
February 18, 2016 09:11 PM | Comments (4)
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Georgetown University Security Studies Program, presents "Anonymous Soldiers: How Terrorism Undermined Britain's Rule Over Palestine".
by Stars & Stripes
February 18, 2016 06:42 PM | Comments (0)
“Unity between air and ground forces and a clear objective have enabled the Russians to turn the tide of the Syrian civil war.”
February 18, 2016 05:33 PM | Comments (0)
This is the fourth in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by The Australian
February 18, 2016 12:42 PM | Comments (3)
"The world must adjust to the growth of Islamic State and the displacement of millions of people from the Middle East as the 'new normal'."
February 17, 2016 10:00 PM | Comments (0)
“The United States has been able to identify buildings as key financial centers for the Islamic State through intelligence collected.”
February 17, 2016 07:56 PM | Comments (0)
“Russian-backed separatists have sharply increased their attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk—a stark reminder that President Vladimir Putin hasn’t given up his designs on eastern...
February 17, 2016 06:35 PM | Comments (0)
This is the third in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by RAND Corporation
February 16, 2016 09:22 PM | Comments (0)
From Stalemate to Settlement: Lessons for Afghanistan from Historical Insurgencies That Have Been Resolved Through Negotiations by Colin P. Clarke and Christopher Paul, RAND Corporation.
February 16, 2016 03:43 PM | Comments (0)
"The plan, code named Nitro Zeus, was designed to disable Iran’s air defenses, communications systems and key parts of its power grid."
February 16, 2016 10:40 AM | Comments (1)
This is the second in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by Keith Nightingale
February 15, 2016 06:43 PM | Comments (0)
Lincoln recognized both the inequity and the meaning of this circumstance and he established the first absentee voting system for those engaged in our Civil War.
by Radio Canada International
February 15, 2016 02:50 PM | Comments (1)
"In the millennia-old history of Kurds, there has never been a time when this ancient people of the Middle East were so tantalisingly close to statehood."
by William Herbert
February 15, 2016 01:05 PM | Comments (5)
To examine where the drive for the F-35 has gone astray we can look at the second of the Air Force’s core tenets: service before self.
February 15, 2016 12:14 PM | Comments (0)
“Global Radical Islamist Insurgency: AL QAEDA AND ISLAMIC STATE NETWORKS FOCUS: A Small Wars Journal Anthology”
February 14, 2016 05:46 PM | Comments (0)
This is the first in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by The Boston Globe
February 14, 2016 01:45 PM | Comments (9)
"Once again, Moscow has shown itself better able to make strategic choices than we are."
by NATO Strategic Communications
February 13, 2016 10:02 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information concerning NATO's new journal "Defence Strategic Communications" and a link to the first issue.
by Voice of America
February 13, 2016 06:02 AM | Comments (1)
While world powers gathered to negotiate a cease-fire, forces on the ground grew increasingly desperate, resorting to shifting strategies and alliances to survive.
February 13, 2016 05:40 AM | Comments (0)
When you leave your house to vote, remember that the most important precincts are the ones you can't see.