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October 12, 2014 01:13 PM | Comments (1)
With the decision to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the United States is once again fighting an insurgency.
October 12, 2014 04:16 AM | Comments (1)
America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.
October 12, 2014 02:57 AM | Comments (0)
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October 10, 2014 10:04 PM | Comments (0)
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October 9, 2014 11:02 PM | Comments (0)
The problem is that military history, since the days of the Romans, tells us that limited war is rarely successful.
October 9, 2014 09:42 AM | Comments (3)
The future will always be a mystery, but one can gain insights by thinking about trends in terms of scenarios and alternative futures.
October 8, 2014 10:24 PM | Comments (0)
October 8, 2014 10:56 AM | Comments (0)
An article with the headline ‘7 Military Blogs You Need To Check Out‘ has been making the rounds over the past couple of days.
October 8, 2014 04:54 AM | Comments (0)
October 7, 2014 04:43 PM | Comments (5)
Here’s Leon Panetta, former defense secretary and CIA director, publishing the third memoir by a top foreign policy official while Obama is still in office.
October 7, 2014 05:36 AM | Comments (0)
by John Oliver Jr.
October 6, 2014 11:02 AM | Comments (0)
Failing to achieve moral victory may result in strategic defeat even if our Army is victorious in all of our tactical, physical battles.
October 5, 2014 10:28 PM | Comments (0)
October 5, 2014 10:49 AM | Comments (0)
Here are 7 of the best military blogs out there right now if you’re looking for professional, well-written content.
October 4, 2014 10:49 PM | Comments (2)
As America’s efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield XIV.
October 4, 2014 10:16 PM | Comments (0)
by Robert Bunker
October 4, 2014 08:35 PM | Comments (0)
Armed irregular forces hold effective power over growing areas of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya where central government authority barely reaches.
by Morgan Smiley
October 4, 2014 08:21 AM | Comments (1)
The Pacific may be the preferred focus of the US government, but the Middle East seems to be the preferred focus of US industry. Perhaps there is something to the maxim “Business is war...
October 4, 2014 07:50 AM | Comments (0)
If the IS represents a larger insurgency against the governments in Baghdad and Damascus, then a strategy focused on airstrikes and a small non-combat advisory effort is bound to disappoint.
October 4, 2014 12:00 AM | Comments (0)
October 3, 2014 02:47 PM | Comments (0)
Gray-zone tactics have been around since ancient times. They're incidents perpetrated by one nation against another but they can’t be defined as purely peaceful or militaristic.
September 28, 2014 05:05 AM | Comments (0)
September 27, 2014 10:42 AM | Comments (0)
The 2014 National Intelligence Strategy - the blueprint that will drive the priorities for the nation’s 17 intelligence community components over the next four years.
September 27, 2014 04:12 AM | Comments (5)
Tom Ricks is on a roll...
September 27, 2014 03:56 AM | Comments (0)
September 26, 2014 02:12 PM | Comments (0)
As a fierce battle rages between Kurds and the Islamic State, the fight has another front, aimed at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
September 26, 2014 12:36 PM | Comments (0)
Months after staving off a trip to the boneyard, the embattled A-10 Thunderbolt II is headed to the Middle East.
September 26, 2014 05:08 AM | Comments (0)
Leave it to reddit to open our minds on the stark differences of our eating habits around the world.
September 26, 2014 04:09 AM | Comments (0)