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September 20, 2015 12:51 AM | Comments (0)
"Attacking the motives of Marine officials was out of line, opening the secretary up to charges that his decisions are being shaped by politics."
September 19, 2015 09:06 AM | Comments (0)
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September 19, 2015 02:51 AM | Comments (3)
"The refugee crisis roiling Europe presents a win-win opportunity for Islamic State extremists, says international terrorism research consultancy TRAC."
September 19, 2015 02:18 AM | Comments (0)
"Europe is only now being forced to take seriously the refugee crisis that’s been roiling the Mideast and North Africa."
September 18, 2015 02:34 PM | Comments (0)
"Japan’s Upper House of Parliament passed security measures that ease some restrictions placed upon the military by the country’s post-World War II pacifist constitution."
September 18, 2015 09:24 AM | Comments (1)
"The CSIS Federated Defense Project has released a report that examines the potential for a federated defense approach to U.S. action in the Middle East."
September 18, 2015 06:25 AM | Comments (0)
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September 17, 2015 02:58 PM | Comments (4)
“Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East.”
September 17, 2015 02:32 AM | Comments (1)
"A government watchdog agency is concerned that the Pentagon is buying and sending an inordinate amount of weapons and equipment to Afghan Security forces."
September 17, 2015 01:22 AM | Comments (0)
"The Massachusetts National Guard has been selected as the U.S. partner for the Republic of Kenya as part of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program."
September 16, 2015 03:05 PM | Comments (0)
"The tiny number of fighters are part of the New Syrian Force, the byproduct of a $500-million-dollar train and equip program."
by Dave Dilegge
September 16, 2015 09:08 AM | Comments (2)
Millions of Central Americans live outside their countries, with 80 percent living in the US, according to research into the connections between food insecurity, violence, and migration.
September 16, 2015 07:34 AM | Comments (5)
"Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh has heard one too many times that his service doesn't care about close-air support missions."
September 16, 2015 03:04 AM | Comments (0)
“The disturbing reports of homemade mustard gas being used by so-called Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, while shocking, should come as no surprise.”
September 16, 2015 01:21 AM | Comments (0)
"A group of analysts have provided investigators with documents they say show senior military officers manipulated the conclusions of reports on the war against the IS."
September 15, 2015 11:47 PM | Comments (0)
“After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.”
September 15, 2015 10:39 AM | Comments (0)
"There should be concern that ISIS has become so well armed, experts warn."
September 15, 2015 05:05 AM | Comments (2)
"The Marine Corps named this demonstration 'Operational Test One,' but it turns out it wasn’t actually an operational test."
September 14, 2015 12:07 PM | Comments (1)
"Our secretary of the Navy completely rolled the Marine Corps and the entire staff that was involved in putting this [experiment] in place under the bus."
September 14, 2015 08:57 AM | Comments (3)
“The advisers-only strategy proposed today by many in Washington won't cut it unless they have U.S. ground troops to back them up.”
September 14, 2015 06:55 AM | Comments (0)
"The special U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, retired Marine General John Allen, said “remarkable progress” has been made against the Islamic State."
September 14, 2015 06:12 AM | Comments (1)
“Predictions of the imminent, or even medium term fall of Damascus are wrong.”
September 14, 2015 02:58 AM | Comments (0)
"Championed by human rights advocates and condemned by critics who say it amounts to selling out old allies, the move speaks to an ever-complicated relationship."
September 14, 2015 01:52 AM | Comments (0)
"The top U.S. general says the Syrian refugee crisis likely will galvanize more European action to help end that nation’s bloody struggle."
September 13, 2015 09:20 AM | Comments (3)
"Is Russia exporting hybrid warfare and frozen conflicts to the Middle East?"
September 13, 2015 08:05 AM | Comments (0)
"Observers suggest that the Air Force may be hoping to avoid unwarranted attention on the A-10, which they have repeatedly sought to divest."
September 13, 2015 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
"Al Qaeda leader al-Zawahri called on young Muslim men in the United States and other Western countries to carry out attacks inside there."
September 12, 2015 03:10 PM | Comments (0)
"It happened to me."
September 12, 2015 01:20 PM | Comments (0)
"US Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says NATO members must acknowledge the alliance is facing “multiple complex” threats."
September 12, 2015 02:41 AM | Comments (0)
"Incidents of violent infighting between IS extremists are on the rise with rifts developing between elements and arguments erupting over the distribution of spoils, sex slaves and cash."