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by Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy
April 3, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (1)
“One of the most historically significant efforts to encapsulate lessons from irregular wars, or ‘small wars,’ comes from the pen of British officer C. E. Callwell.”
by The Daily Mail
April 1, 2016 10:56 AM | Comments (3)
“A bullet found in the Jordan desert was from a pistol only Lawrence would have had.”
by Elad Popovich
April 1, 2016 03:00 AM | Comments (0)
In the era of cyber-threats, small waves can create a tsunami.
by Best Defense
March 31, 2016 02:19 PM | Comments (5)
Review of Game Changers: Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists.
by SWJ Editors
March 31, 2016 09:13 AM | Comments (0)
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March 31, 2016 08:00 AM | Comments (5)
Continue on for U.S. Army War College’s Parameters, Winter 2015-16, Vol. 45 No. 4.
by The Wall Street Journal
March 30, 2016 12:49 PM | Comments (0)
"Banks are closing the accounts of customers they fear may be up to no good, evicting from the financial system those the government most wants to watch."
March 30, 2016 12:00 PM | Comments (0)
"Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll."
by Center for International Maritime Security
March 30, 2016 11:22 AM | Comments (0)
“HA/DR operations entail unique, unscripted collaboration with joint and interagency partners with unity of effort and time as the common enemy.”
by USNI News
March 30, 2016 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the next military strategy document will be kept classified."
by Stars & Stripes
March 29, 2016 06:26 PM | Comments (0)
"The United States must adjust its approach to preparing for wars that in the future will likely be fought across multiple regions and in a variety of domains."
by The Christian Science Monitor
March 29, 2016 12:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Such efforts also would confront a fundamental problem of differing priorities and approaches – and even distrust."
by The Washington Post
March 28, 2016 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
“The carnage is a direct result of Europe’s refusal to accept that terrorists must be treated differently than common criminals.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
March 27, 2016 10:44 PM | Comments (0)
“A Taliban splinter group says it carried out a suicide attack on a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which killed more than 70 people, including children.”
by The New York Times
March 27, 2016 10:19 PM | Comments (1)
“Despite millions of dollars of government-sponsored research there is still nothing close to a consensus on why someone becomes a terrorist.”
March 26, 2016 05:20 PM | Comments (0)
Just day-dreaming on a Saturday…
by The Daily Beast
March 26, 2016 04:02 PM | Comments (3)
“He’s retired Marine General James Mattis. He’s an extraordinary American. Yes, it’s a longshot. But he is exactly what we need.”
by The Military Leader
March 26, 2016 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
"When was the last time you participated in a unit leader development event that was focused on the practice of leadership?"
by Agence France-Presse
March 25, 2016 11:55 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future."
by Masoud Kazemzadeh
March 25, 2016 10:20 PM | Comments (5)
There is no doubt that we have been at war with Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. However, we have not been at war with the overwhelming majority of Muslims.
March 25, 2016 10:15 AM | Comments (0)
"The United States killed a top Islamic State commander in Syria who was believed to be in line to lead the terrorist group."
March 25, 2016 09:33 AM | Comments (27)
“The president’s muted response to the attacks is difficult to fathom.”
by The Center for a New American Security
March 25, 2016 08:39 AM | Comments (0)
Michèle Flournoy has written a new report examining 70 years of U.S. national security policy and processes and making recommendations for the next President.
by Gary Anderson
March 24, 2016 08:00 PM | Comments (0)
This Secretary of the Navy has lost the trust and confidence of the career professionals he purports to lead. Congressman Hunter is right; Mabus should go.
March 24, 2016 06:55 PM | Comments (0)
"On the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the Islamic State is a rapidly diminishing force."
by Marc Tyrrell
March 24, 2016 09:35 AM | Comments (2)
Shall we compare the United States’ and Belgium’s apples and rocks?
March 24, 2016 09:20 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the details and for links concerning this very prestigious grant program for aspiring scholars.
by Voice of America
March 24, 2016 06:28 AM | Comments (0)
"A senior Defense Department official told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that Americans have been killed by detainees who were released from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
by Associated Press
March 24, 2016 05:49 AM | Comments (0)
“The Iraqi military backed by US-led coalition aircraft on Thursday launched a long-awaited operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from IS militants.”
March 23, 2016 03:43 PM | Comments (0)
“Peril grows even as military campaigns against the group show signs of progress.”