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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."
by Voice of America
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."
by The New York Times
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."
by The Wall Street Journal
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."
December 5, 2015 06:30 AM | Comments (0)
Fear of Islamic State terror attacks on American and European soil has pushed the U.S., Britain and Germany to expand and intensify their military actions and airstrikes against the extremists.
December 4, 2015 10:55 AM | Comments (0)
Suspect in the mass shooting that left 14 people dead in San Bernadino apparently pledged allegiance to a leader of Islamic State militant group, government sources said.
by DoD News
December 3, 2015 05:16 PM | Comments (1)
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.
by SWJ Editors
December 3, 2015 03:58 PM | Comments (2)
Continue on for the statement, video and written.
December 3, 2015 12:02 PM | Comments (22)
"Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Thursday announced that the Pentagon will open all combat jobs to women."
December 3, 2015 11:14 AM | Comments (3)
More needs to be done to attack the Islamic State group where it has a sizable foothold: online.
December 3, 2015 11:01 AM | Comments (1)
Their average age is 26. Eighty-six percent are male. Most use Twitter and other social media to find and spread propaganda. But other than that, there are frustratingly few traits in common.
by War on the Rocks
December 3, 2015 10:16 AM | Comments (0)
“As we consider the future of irregular warfare, we must fundamentally rethink our approach to the historical case studies that have stood at the center of American COIN since 2007.”
December 3, 2015 03:15 AM | Comments (0)
Lebanese Blogger Karl Sharro explains the chaos in the Middle East in one (long) sentence via The Washington Post’s Ishaan Tharoor.
December 3, 2015 01:32 AM | Comments (0)
"The State Department is considering scaling back its direct involvement in online campaigns to discredit the Islamic State."
by The Strategic Studies Institute
December 2, 2015 04:41 PM | Comments (1)
"Discussions of an emerging practice of 'gray zone' conflict have become increasingly common, but the concept remains ill-defined and poorly understood."
by The Daily Beast
December 2, 2015 08:54 AM | Comments (2)
“The special ops forces that got Bin Laden, Saddam, and Zarqawi are finally being sent by the dozens to go after the Islamic State’s leaders. Can these troops turn the tide?”
by Robert Bunker
December 2, 2015 07:48 AM | Comments (0)
Conference background and topic summary.
December 1, 2015 08:17 PM | Comments (0)
"Teams of U.S. special operators could be in place within weeks, aiming to strike at the brain trust and nervous system of the Islamic State."
December 1, 2015 08:06 PM | Comments (2)
“One, you accept that you are in a war. Two, you name the enemy… Three, you get the lawyers off the battlefield…” What say you?
by Dave Dilegge
December 1, 2015 03:19 PM | Comments (2)
1st Lieutenant says he was passed over because he had spent two years studying at Oxford instead of holding standard military jobs expected of junior officers during that period of their careers.
by Military Times
December 1, 2015 02:48 PM | Comments (1)
"We are using the might of the finest fighting force the world has ever known. Tens of thousands of U.S. personnel are operating in the broader Middle East region, and more are on the way....
by USA Today
December 1, 2015 07:17 AM | Comments (1)
“The Pentagon will consider deploying more special operations troops to fight Islamic State militants if its pilot project in Syria shows signs of progress.”
November 30, 2015 06:24 AM | Comments (0)
“According to a new, first-of-its-kind study, rapid air evacuation has the potential to cause more damage to those patients suffering from traumatic brain injury.”
by Time Magazine
November 30, 2015 06:03 AM | Comments (1)
“The Pentagon's deadly snafus have one thing in common.”
by The Tampa Tribune
November 29, 2015 11:53 AM | Comments (4)
“To Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, the Gray Zone is a familiar place of ambiguity.”