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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."
by Federal News Radio
November 1, 2016 10:35 AM | Comments (2)
"Meet Capt. Jim Perkins, one of those soldiers being forced out."
by The New York Times
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.
by SWJ Editors
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."
by DoD News
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...
by The Washington Post
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."
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
October 25, 2016 04:17 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for links to the October 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by Smithsonian Magazine
October 25, 2016 09:25 AM | Comments (0)
"These men risked their lives for the U.S. military. Now many would like to come to America but are stranded — and in danger."
October 25, 2016 04:31 AM | Comments (7)
"The 21st-century U.N. doctrine called Responsibility To Protect (R2P), set up by the world body's member states to prevent mass killings, has only had limited success."
by Rachel Rizzo and Adam Twardowski
October 24, 2016 12:17 PM | Comments (0)
Russia’s apparent success in exploiting fissures within the Alliance is the greatest threat the United States and its NATO allies face from Moscow.
by Voice of America
October 24, 2016 02:51 AM | Comments (0)
Fugitive Afghan Taliban leaders are being increasingly pressured to relocate from Pakistan along with their families and businesses for refusing to join peace talks with Kabul.
by National Public Radio
October 23, 2016 01:20 PM | Comments (1)
Dr. David Kilcullen interview (audio) on National Public Radio.
by The Week
October 23, 2016 10:17 AM | Comments (1)
“When everybody else decided it was a good idea to forestall a public debate about enormously important and complicated policy questions, the press decided to go along and let it happen....
October 23, 2016 09:16 AM | Comments (10)
"The current revision of Joint Publication 5-0, Joint Operation Planning, provides an opportunity to fix the flawed description of the center of gravity concept."
October 23, 2016 01:54 AM | Comments (0)
IS leaders accept they will lose control of the city of Mosul but are planning to defend their last major urban stronghold in Iraq tenaciously, U.S. and Kurdish officials say.
October 22, 2016 02:06 PM | Comments (0)
Dunford and other military leaders have called countering violent extremism a "generational problem," one they privately concede the U.S. may never resolve.
by Stars & Stripes
October 22, 2016 01:47 AM | Comments (0)
“The Islamic State group is expected to fall back from its outer perimeter defenses in Mosul and wage what could be brutal urban combat inside the city.”
October 21, 2016 02:19 AM | Comments (0)
While Saudi Arabia and other US allies, or individuals close to their governments, have long been suspected of financing extremist groups in the region, this accusation is more specific.
by The Daily Beast
October 20, 2016 12:51 PM | Comments (17)
“Four days ago, the U.S. Defense Secretary was predicting a ‘lasting defeat’ of ISIS. Now, a top general is warning that the terror group is preparing for a guerrilla war.”
by U.S. News & World Report
October 20, 2016 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
“The Obama administration's willingness to appease Tehran is costing us in Yemen.”