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by The Washington Post
May 1, 2016 09:06 AM | Comments (1)
"Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State is predicated on having a credible and effective Iraqi ally on the ground in Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi."
April 29, 2016 09:37 PM | Comments (2)
"Five service members, including a general officer, were removed from Afghanistan. None of the 16 service members have faced court-martial."
April 29, 2016 09:15 PM | Comments (5)
“The officer wrote that the enemies of the Kunduz operation were 'moral cowardice' and a ‘profound lack of strategy.’”
by Fox News
April 29, 2016 05:02 AM | Comments (3)
“The U.S. Army decided to retain a Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days.”
April 29, 2016 04:10 AM | Comments (0)
“U.S. military leaders faced skepticism Thursday on Capitol Hill as they made the case that President Obama’s strategy in Iraq and Syria is beginning to show results....
by Voice of America
April 28, 2016 03:42 PM | Comments (0)
As fighting intensified, the U.N. envoy to Syria pleaded with the United States and Russia to intervene "at the highest level" to revive struggling peace talks.
April 28, 2016 02:14 AM | Comments (0)
Efforts to squeeze the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have put the self-declared caliphate on shaky ground, leaving the group in perhaps its most vulnerable state.
by Robert Murphy
April 27, 2016 02:34 PM | Comments (2)
It seems audaciously optimistic that America would only apply a larger Army against the problems our military leaders want it applied against.
by Military Times and USA Today
April 26, 2016 08:07 PM | Comments (0)
"Stars and Stripes may lose its federal funding — $12 million a year — under a proposal being considered by the Department of Defense."
by Keith Nightingale
April 26, 2016 09:23 AM | Comments (5)
We win wars, battles and campaigns when we demonstrate a combination of discipline, responsibility, competence and attitude.
by National Review
April 25, 2016 09:00 PM | Comments (73)
“Refusing to prosecute an effective strategy against ISIS only prolongs the suffering.”
by The Wall Street Journal
April 25, 2016 01:54 PM | Comments (0)
“Call comes as the president outlines plans to send up to 250 more U.S. military personnel to Syria.”
April 25, 2016 09:21 AM | Comments (1)
“Ashraf Ghani vowed that Afghanistan will ‘execute’ enemies of the state and undertake preparations for an extended war.”
by The New York Times
April 24, 2016 08:08 PM | Comments (0)
“The U.S. has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer-network attacks.”
April 24, 2016 07:38 PM | Comments (0)
“President Obama will announce the addition of 250 Special Operations troops to the American advisory force in Syria.”
by The Tampa Tribune
April 24, 2016 11:04 AM | Comments (5)
"If this trend of disrespect to the military continues it will undermine the strength of the officer corps to the point where good men and women will forgo service."
April 24, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (0)
Khalilzad says one of the biggest problems facing Afghanistan continues to be its poor relationship with its neighbor, Pakistan.
by The Foreign Policy Research Institute
April 23, 2016 10:21 AM | Comments (0)
Russia’s ruse: Obscure outsiders’ understanding of what is taking place, and thereby prevent the US, NATO, or the EU from taking decisive action against Moscow.
April 23, 2016 09:40 AM | Comments (0)
Universal to all combatants is utter exhaustion, sleep deprivation and the occasional ability to sleep in the worst of environments when the body said it had to.
by RAND Corporation
April 22, 2016 08:51 AM | Comments (2)
This report assesses the campaign against the Islamic State, focusing on the military and political lines of effort.
by The United States Institute of Peace
April 21, 2016 09:52 PM | Comments (0)
The Government of Iraq this week formalized its work with the U.S. Institute of Peace to advance reconciliation at all levels.
by The Dallas Morning News
April 21, 2016 08:31 PM | Comments (2)
"Today’s American soldier is by common consent the world’s finest, even history’s finest, but the United States doesn’t win its wars."
by Alex Finley
April 21, 2016 02:56 PM | Comments (0)
We have met the enemy and the enemy is bureaucratic red tape.
by CNN News
April 21, 2016 02:11 PM | Comments (2)
"The White House moved to tamp down suggestions that ties with Saudi Arabia are fraying."
April 20, 2016 11:51 AM | Comments (2)
Dave Kilcullen’s latest, reviewed by the New York Times.
April 20, 2016 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
Above all else, this image is of determination. They will persevere and they will prevail.
April 19, 2016 09:28 PM | Comments (0)
“Riyadh has spent tens of billions on new US weaponry. But its intervention in neighbouring Yemen has not gone smoothly.”
by The Soufan Group
April 19, 2016 03:12 PM | Comments (0)
“The (US) increase is the latest indication that preparations for Mosul are ramping up, and that US troops will play a significant supporting role in the coming campaign.”
April 18, 2016 04:40 PM | Comments (0)
“Russian President Putin's special envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, told the Interfax news agency recently that ‘the Taliban interest objectively coincides with ours.’...
by Morgan Smiley
April 18, 2016 03:19 PM | Comments (1)
Our foreign policy will favor “show-of-force” theatrics designed to reinforce the image of US engagement but with an eye towards exploiting opportunities for American businesses.