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by CTC Sentinel
December 15, 2015 10:54 PM | Comments (0)
"The Islamic State’s leaders may see advantage in increasing their encouragement of overseas terrorism, even to the point of directing attacks."
by Christian Science Monitor
December 15, 2015 09:10 PM | Comments (0)
“Saudi Arabia said all the right things in announcing a Islamic military coalition against terrorism. The move could help in some ways. But it could also be window dressing.”
by DoD News
December 15, 2015 11:15 AM | Comments (0)
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed his short-term priority – defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – and provided insight into his long-term goals.
by Voice of America
December 15, 2015 04:05 AM | Comments (0)
"U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said President Barack Obama has reiterated to the military the need to accelerate the campaign against Islamic State."
by Breaking Defense
December 14, 2015 05:07 PM | Comments (5)
"After 15 years of ad hoc solutions, the Army may build specialized battalions and brigades to train and advise foreign forces."
December 14, 2015 04:26 PM | Comments (7)
"Obama said the U.S.-led coalition will prevail in its battle against IS, adding that the militant group is losing ground and its leaders have no place to hide."
by Center for American Progress
December 14, 2015 02:48 PM | Comments (1)
"Despite thousands of U.S. civilians, the results in Afghanistan were very mixed."
December 14, 2015 11:45 AM | Comments (0)
"The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Interagency Fellowship Program is a career broadening, educational opportunity for field grade officers."
December 13, 2015 12:08 PM | Comments (10)
"The terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have added urgency to the conundrum now facing the U.S. and its allies: What to do about the Islamic State group?"
by Chris Townsend
December 12, 2015 04:03 PM | Comments (4)
How does the DoD conduct a media war, especially when considering the number of other players already in the counter-messaging game?
by SWJ Editors
December 12, 2015 12:24 PM | Comments (1)
"This paper examines the possibility of the assassination of Kim Jong-un and assesses what type of assassination has the highest probability of occurring in North Korea."
December 12, 2015 07:21 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest issue of Parameters.
December 12, 2015 06:40 AM | Comments (2)
“It's easy to blame presidents for a lack of strategy, but a growing number of officials are saying that the fault lies with a lack of vision in the Pentagon.”
December 11, 2015 06:48 PM | Comments (0)
"Restoking the Pentagon’s wargaming engine will multiply ways to explore defense and national security futures, Deputy Defense Secretary Work has said multiple times this year."
December 11, 2015 04:12 PM | Comments (5)
"War among the people — whether it’s counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, or just conventional warfare in an urban setting — will only get nastier and harder to avoid."
by The Hoover Institution
December 11, 2015 03:25 PM | Comments (0)
"The intent of this essay is to shed light upon why the United States is performing so poorly in twenty-first-century warfare."
by Defense One
December 11, 2015 03:49 AM | Comments (2)
“To defeat terrorists, we need to overhaul our military and other levers of government to tackle complex and shifting threats.”
by R.C. Porter
December 10, 2015 11:26 AM | Comments (0)
Crimes Against Humanity are certain acts which are committed as part of a widespread, systemic attack directed against any civilian population, or an identifiable part of a population.
by National Public Radio
December 10, 2015 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
"President Obama's request that American Muslims help "root out" and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions."
by The Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2015 03:02 PM | Comments (0)
“Wars aren’t won simply by bombing the enemy, yet this delusion has bipartisan, multinational support.”
by The New York Times
December 9, 2015 12:53 AM | Comments (1)
"How overwhelming firepower can fail to defeat a determined or ideologically driven guerrilla force in the absence of a coherent and well-executed strategy."
by Gary Anderson
December 8, 2015 04:56 AM | Comments (1)
By western standards, making unnecessary enemies is bad strategy; by jihadist standards, it makes perfect sense.
by American Enterprise Institute
December 7, 2015 12:46 PM | Comments (1)
"Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are no longer on the run in the Middle East and represent an increasingly serious threat to the United States."
December 7, 2015 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
"President Obama's speech Sunday on confronting the threat of terrorism was met by analysts and lawmakers with questions of what is new about his strategy."
by The New York Times and The Washington Post
December 6, 2015 08:09 PM | Comments (0)
"President Obama said Sunday that the threat of terrorism to the United States has evolved into a new phase."
by The Washington Post
December 6, 2015 05:03 PM | Comments (1)
"The White House maintains that its strategy is comprehensive, and that it’s working."
December 6, 2015 02:14 AM | Comments (0)
What may be most disturbing is not that Mr. Obama was wrong, but that apparently he was right.
December 6, 2015 01:33 AM | Comments (0)
"The question of how and why a suburban couple with a new baby decided to become mass murderers — is the subject of a frantic global terrorism investigation."
December 5, 2015 01:24 PM | Comments (0)
“Chilling terror danger seen from extremist sympathizers who, unnoticed by authorities, amass deadly arsenals to attack anywhere in U.S.”
by Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
December 5, 2015 12:48 PM | Comments (0)
"The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken will be joining the team as its new President and Chief Executive Officer."