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by DoD News
February 2, 2017 09:44 PM | Comments (0)
DoD officials have welcomed a decision from the U.S. government to allow Iraqi translators and interpreters with special documentation to travel to the United States.
by The Hill
February 2, 2017 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
"For any military official to blame Trump for the raid’s technical and operational problems is as unacceptable as it is factually untrue."
by The Washington Post
February 2, 2017 01:45 PM | Comments (0)
“‘They provided the information, but we found huge gaps in it,’ said a senior Trump administration official who reviewed the document. ‘It was poor staff work.’”
by Defense News
February 2, 2017 11:29 AM | Comments (1)
“General Petraeus warned lawmakers the weakening of NATO and the EU plays into the hands of Russian President Putin’s attempts to undermine liberal democracies.”
by The Atlantic
February 2, 2017 04:40 AM | Comments (1)
“The trope posits an overly simplistic understanding of jihadist radicalization, and demeans Muslims in general.”
by The Center for a New American Security
February 1, 2017 04:02 PM | Comments (0)
CNAS database compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone.
by The Modern War Institute
February 1, 2017 09:48 AM | Comments (0)
"How can we study modern warfare through the lens of culture?"
by Real Clear World
February 1, 2017 09:38 AM | Comments (0)
"There is an iron-clad national security rationale backing the president’s policy."
by The Wall Street Journal
February 1, 2017 04:35 AM | Comments (0)
“The DoD is expected to release the results of an investigation on Wednesday that largely will exonerate senior military officials at USCENTCOM.”
January 31, 2017 06:31 PM | Comments (0)
Today, the ability to recover from early missteps is greatly reduced. The speed of war has changed, making the global security environment more unpredictable, dangerous and unforgiving.
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
January 31, 2017 09:27 AM | Comments (1)
“The Islamic State’s latest videos and newly obtained documents demonstrate that its drone program should be taken seriously.”
January 31, 2017 08:58 AM | Comments (1)
Continue on for the Editors' Introductory Remarks and a link to the latest issue.
by Robert Bunker
January 31, 2017 08:42 AM | Comments (0)
Via “Heavy”, watch ISIS employing drones in Iraq.
by Associated Press
January 31, 2017 06:35 AM | Comments (0)
“On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group.”
by Voice of America
January 31, 2017 06:03 AM | Comments (1)
Despite a growing narrative that North Korea might be teetering on the verge of collapse, there is a lack of consensus among U.S. experts on the imminent downfall of the reclusive regime.
by Stars & Stripes
January 30, 2017 04:35 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon is compiling a list of Iraqis who have risked their lives to assist U.S. forces in order to exempt them from the immigration ban."
January 30, 2017 03:05 PM | Comments (0)
“Over 100 officers warn the restrictions will hurt U.S. efforts to prevent terrorist attacks.”
by SWJ Editors
January 30, 2017 03:25 AM | Comments (4)
National Security Presidential Memorandum - Full Text - The White House Office of the Press Secretary
by ABC News
January 29, 2017 05:20 PM | Comments (0)
“The Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director called it "a big mistake" by President Trump to downgrade the status of the director of the DNI and the CJCS on the NSC.”
by National Public Radio
January 29, 2017 03:16 PM | Comments (81)
President Trump has reorganized the NSC by elevating his chief strategist Steve Bannon and demoting the DNI and the CJCS.
January 28, 2017 06:48 PM | Comments (1)
“Any shifts by the U.S. military would have broad repercussions for U.S. relationships across the Middle East.”
January 28, 2017 12:01 PM | Comments (0)
"Many critics have focused on the downsides of alliances and have lost sight of what allies and coalition partners contribute to American interests."
by The Strategic Studies Institute
January 27, 2017 11:01 PM | Comments (1)
The application of international law and legal principles in cyberspace is a topic that has caused confusion, doubt, and interminable discussions.
January 27, 2017 06:25 PM | Comments (0)
"New ships and planes, additional Special Operations forces and the modernization of the nuclear arsenal, while cutting projects that are not considered the highest priorities."
by CNN News
January 27, 2017 06:46 AM | Comments (0)
"President Donald Trump will likely give the Joint Chiefs of Staff Friday a series of objectives for fighting ISIS so the military can design the strategic and tactical options."
by The Christian Science Monitor
January 26, 2017 10:07 PM | Comments (0)
"A draft executive order, reportedly from the White House, could revive currently prohibited interrogation methods, which include waterboarding, and secret, 'black site' prisons."
January 26, 2017 04:28 PM | Comments (0)
"The operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul is the most intense urban combat anywhere in the world in recent times."
January 26, 2017 09:28 AM | Comments (1)
“President Trump inherits the battle at a moment when the extremist group is losing ground in Iraq and Syria. The group's self-declared caliphate is looking increasingly fragile.”
January 26, 2017 04:54 AM | Comments (1)
Senator McCain said he had been assured by defense chief Mattis and new CIA Director Pompeo that they would adhere to the Army Field Manual's limits on interrogation of terrorist suspects.
by The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 25, 2017 04:49 PM | Comments (0)
"It appears that new Defense Secretary James Mattis is preparing to start as early as Friday, when Trump is scheduled to visit the Pentagon."