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by Center for Strategic & International Studies
July 8, 2016 11:48 AM | Comments (0)
"The US needs a far more serious review of its strategy in Afghanistan. It needs one that stops focusing on deadlines and total troop levels."
by SWJ Editors
July 8, 2016 08:58 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the definition under current US law.
by Voice of America
July 8, 2016 08:04 AM | Comments (1)
It is being called the most critical NATO summit since the end of the Cold War.
by The National Interest
July 7, 2016 06:03 PM | Comments (1)
Sean Lavelle, a U.S. Navy Officer, says “The U.S.-European alliance would benefit from specialization”.
July 7, 2016 07:47 AM | Comments (0)
Military setbacks in Iraq and Syria are having little impact on the Islamic State terror group’s ability to gain ground in cyberspace.
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
July 7, 2016 07:09 AM | Comments (0)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction review of location data and operating conditions of USAID-funded health facilities.
by The Daily Beast
July 7, 2016 05:28 AM | Comments (1)
“There is no desire to end the war in Afghanistan. There is a desire to… make it a problem for the next administration,” one defense official tells The Daily Beast.
July 7, 2016 05:03 AM | Comments (0)
Read President Obama's statement of the US troop level in Afghanistan through 2016.
July 6, 2016 08:03 AM | Comments (3)
Continue on for a Voice of America summary and additional news links.
July 6, 2016 05:52 AM | Comments (0)
Americans retain an obligation to care about Iraqis after the government US citizens elected in 2000 overthrew Iraqi leadership 3 years later and failed to establish security.
July 5, 2016 08:15 AM | Comments (0)
United Nations data from June showed 236 of the 382 civilians killed in Iraq last month died in Baghdad. Those numbers will go up in July.
by The Wall Street Journal
July 5, 2016 08:02 AM | Comments (0)
“This July 4, Cadet Tom Surdyke was laid to rest alongside his brothers in the long gray line.”
July 4, 2016 10:44 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for Ft. Bragg and Major League Baseball…
July 4, 2016 08:58 AM | Comments (0)
The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription by The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
July 4, 2016 06:37 AM | Comments (0)
Iraqi officials said Monday at least 142 have died from Sunday's suicide truck bombing in the country's capital.
by National Public Radio
July 3, 2016 04:12 PM | Comments (0)
Is ISIS expanding its territory into Bangladesh? National Public Radio's Rachel Martin talks to Georgetown University's Bruce Hoffman.
by The New York Times
July 3, 2016 06:08 AM | Comments (0)
"Saudi Arabia has recklessly financed and promoted a harsh and intolerant Wahhabi version of Islam around the world in a way that is producing terrorists."
July 2, 2016 11:53 AM | Comments (4)
Continue on for two older articles read daily.
July 2, 2016 09:58 AM | Comments (2)
Continue on for a link to H-War, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online.
July 2, 2016 04:26 AM | Comments (1)
"The news is shocking in part because the United States has long considered Jordan one of its closest allies in the region."
July 2, 2016 02:52 AM | Comments (0)
White House Fact Sheet on the Executive Order on the US policy on pre & post-strike measures to address civilian casualties.
by The Center for a New American Security
July 1, 2016 12:09 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an overview and a link to the full CNAS Game of Drones report.
July 1, 2016 06:43 AM | Comments (0)
"The first day of the battle produced a frenzy of bloodletting. Unaware that its artillery had failed to obliterate the German dugouts, the British Army rushed to slaughter."
by The Daily Signal
July 1, 2016 06:15 AM | Comments (0)
"This change was not precipitated by military needs but by political correctness."
June 30, 2016 04:09 PM | Comments (0)
The detention of 10 U.S. sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was “wholly preventable," according to the commander of naval forces in the Middle East.
June 30, 2016 05:42 AM | Comments (0)
"For Islamic State, this city was unlike any other: the birthplace of its movement and the first urban center it seized in a blitz that began the occupation of a third of Iraq."
by Christopher Kelly
June 30, 2016 05:07 AM | Comments (0)
Thanks to the courage and sacrifice of those American patriots who have served in our military and those that serve today, we are able to celebrate the Fourth of July.
June 30, 2016 04:30 AM | Comments (0)
Riding high on Iraq’s victory over Islamic State fighters in Fallujah, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confidently said the northwest city of Mosul would be next.
by Ozer Khalid
June 29, 2016 02:44 PM | Comments (0)
It is likelier that Turkey will now strategically prioritize the ISIS security threat, giving it equal weight to both Kurdish terrorism and the dangers posed by Syria’s Assad.
by The Christian Science Monitor
June 29, 2016 12:17 PM | Comments (0)
“The attack on Istanbul’s main airport by ISIS showed that the jihadist group can still strike with devastating effect despite losing ground and fighters in Syria and Iraq.”