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Continue on for the Autumn 2014 issue of Parameters.

History will show that the ending of the Islamic State didn’t begin with a bang or a whimper but rather a rant.

Socom is looking to R&D groups, academia, industry and individuals for technologies that can cloak electronic “signatures” from commandos and their equipment in the field.

"I propose to demonstrate the vulnerability of the South and make its inhabitants feel that war & individual Ruin are synonimous terms."

The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968.

Continue on for SSI R&A.

Obama’s strategy is not working. The president is hoping that limited airstrikes, combined with U.S. support for local proxies, will “degrade and ultimately destroy”.

CJCS Martin E. Dempsey arrived in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city, today in an unannounced visit for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.

"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism."

In 1972, I wrote an article in the Marine Corps Gazette advocating a massive raid into N. Vietnam that would destroy its military capability to provide a threat to S. Vietnam.

Once a year, the Nation honors the Veterans.  Each day the Veteran honors us all with the fruits of that service.

The Orient Shield exercises, the latest iteration of which were held on this Japanese military base, ended Friday.

November 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just a 26 percent approval rating among individuals currently serving within the national security community.

A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation of a former Army official who played a key role in the service's struggling intelligence program.

The U.S. will deploy an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq to advise and train the Iraqi military to bolster its ability to counter the threat posed by militants associated with the IS.

Continue on for the details concerning an open position as a Senior Vice President at V1 Analytical Solutions.

President Obama said on Wednesday that he would seek specific authorization from Congress for the military campaign against the Islamic State.

Republicans will control the three top Senate committees dealing with U.S. foreign policy and national security: foreign relations, armed services and intelligence.

At the current casualty rate, the Afghanistan National Security Forces cannot be sustained.

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Even with a lot of heavy editing by PME faculty, many poor papers slip through.

The new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.

Syrian activists said the first of 150 Iraqi Kurdish fighters have arrived in Kobani to help Syrian Kurds in their fight against Islamic State militants.

This paper analyzes and evaluates the use of death squads in counterinsurgencies.

The 27 October SWJ Roundup was the last, it will be missed by many but we hope the replacement is a marked improvement. Continue on for the details.

A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir.

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Given how poorly things have turned out, it would be tempting to conclude that the United States should simply swear off such irregular conflicts for good…

British and U.S. soldiers have formally marked the end of combat operations in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.