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by NATO Strategic Communications
February 13, 2016 10:02 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information concerning NATO's new journal "Defence Strategic Communications" and a link to the first issue.
by Voice of America
February 13, 2016 06:02 AM | Comments (1)
While world powers gathered to negotiate a cease-fire, forces on the ground grew increasingly desperate, resorting to shifting strategies and alliances to survive.
by Keith Nightingale
February 13, 2016 05:40 AM | Comments (0)
When you leave your house to vote, remember that the most important precincts are the ones you can't see.
February 12, 2016 08:17 PM | Comments (1)
“After its latest test of a long-range rocket, the nuclear threat from North Korea has re-emerged as a major global challenge.”
by The Wall Street Journal
February 12, 2016 04:34 PM | Comments (0)
“Russia’s strategy is negotiations from the position of strength for pro-Assad forces.”
by SWJ Editors
February 12, 2016 11:08 AM | Comments (0)
The players that count say…
February 12, 2016 10:46 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday major powers have agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria to begin in one week’s time.
by Foreign Policy
February 11, 2016 03:25 PM | Comments (0)
“The ability to win the big one is vital, but so is the ability to win the small wars. We paid a price for forgetting what we learned in Vietnam.”
February 11, 2016 01:22 PM | Comments (0)
“Russia is proposing talks about a cease-fire in Syria, but European diplomats are skeptical about the offer.”
by The New York Times
February 10, 2016 09:28 PM | Comments (9)
“There may be a military solution, one senior American official conceded Wednesday, ‘just not our solution.’”
by The Christian Science Monitor
February 10, 2016 08:04 PM | Comments (198)
“No one in the West has the appetite to confront Russia as it pursues its interests in the Middle East.”
by The Washington Post
February 10, 2016 01:58 PM | Comments (0)
“We have a long ways to go, given the enormous complexity of this challenge.”
by G. Murphy Donovan
February 10, 2016 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
Who, what, where, when, and why are the traditional elements of both exposition and fiction. Cinema is often a little of both.
by Associated Press
February 9, 2016 05:07 PM | Comments (0)
“Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and other officials described the Islamic State as the ‘pre-eminent terrorist threat.’”
February 9, 2016 03:54 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the prepared assessment dated 9 February.
by The Washington Times
February 8, 2016 05:36 PM | Comments (0)
No, this is not a Duffel Blog piece.
February 8, 2016 10:35 AM | Comments (7)
“A new hybrid warfare playbook would attempt to lay out the kind of assistance the alliance would provide should a member state come under outside pressure from Russia.”
by Marine Corps Gazette
February 8, 2016 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for “Evolving the Marine Corps for Irregular Warfare” and “Sprinting to Fight the Last War: A Response to “Evolving the Marine Corps for Irregular Warfare”
February 7, 2016 09:06 PM | Comments (0)
"Some forecast an implosion of secular and less religious-based militias aligned with the Western-backed Free Syrian Army in northern Syria."
by Military Times
February 7, 2016 03:15 PM | Comments (0)
“A force-wide look at misconduct among senior military officers — and the efforts to prevent it — found significant differences among the services’ cultures.”
by Foreign Affairs
February 7, 2016 11:18 AM | Comments (0)
“And yet for all of its promise, the Human Terrain System failed to deliver.”
by Colin Griffin
February 6, 2016 05:53 PM | Comments (1)
The rigidity of the military’s career system has consequences far more dire than dissatisfied junior officers or talent flight.
February 6, 2016 01:16 PM | Comments (0)
“The Islamic State’s recent defeats on the battlefield signal that its once-vaunted militia army has been hobbled.”
by RAND Corporation
February 6, 2016 10:49 AM | Comments (1)
“With the transition of responsibility for COIN operations to Afghan security forces, the United States should continue to both bolster Afghan COIN capabilities.”
by The Foreign Policy Research Institute
February 6, 2016 10:29 AM | Comments (4)
“Gray, it seems, is the new black. The concept of ‘gray zone’ conflict has generated significant attention and controversy recently.”
by Institute for the Study of War
February 5, 2016 07:57 PM | Comments (11)
“Battlefield realities rather than great power politics will determine the ultimate terms of a settlement to end the Syrian Civil War.”
February 5, 2016 04:11 AM | Comments (0)
“Some US officials are heralding new intelligence on the number of IS fighters as a sign the tide is starting to turn in the battle against the group but there are concerns.”
February 4, 2016 08:42 PM | Comments (1)
“Though IS has lost about 25 percent of the territory it held at its peak, it has meanwhile established an international presence, on the ground and in cyberspace.”
February 4, 2016 07:54 PM | Comments (8)
This Sunday the Nation will be transfixed with Super Sunday Super Bowl #50.
February 4, 2016 05:53 AM | Comments (1)
“President Obama is being pressed by some of his top national security aides to approve the use of American military power in Libya to open up another front against the Islamic State.”