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October 14, 2014 11:05 PM | Comments (0)
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October 14, 2014 07:15 PM | Comments (2)
The AOC is a challenge to shape and form the Army and its future leaders and build the foundations of its success in the years to come.
by Robert Bunker
October 14, 2014 02:45 PM | Comments (0)
ISIS conducts a comprehensive information operations campaign on its Turkish language news site takvahaber.net.
October 13, 2014 11:08 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
October 13, 2014 07:40 PM | Comments (0)
Overall, the new document (AOC), released in its final form on Tuesday, is very good, especially if you read it as an aspirational statement of what the Army should become.
October 13, 2014 04:00 PM | Comments (2)
General Odierno says “We have to have a national security debate, because there is too much going on around the world.”
October 13, 2014 10:02 AM | Comments (2)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Starr Forum: Whither US Grand Strategy With Panelists Barry Posen, Steve Walt, Frank Gavin, and Jacqueline Hazelton , moderated by Ken Oye.
October 12, 2014 11:04 PM | Comments (0)
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Army leaders say the document, “Win in a Complex World,” emphasizes smart, adaptive leadership and an interagency approach that may not always use force.
October 12, 2014 08:01 PM | Comments (1)
The new Army Operating Concept posted earlier this week received a lot of feedback on social media and in the halls of military installations – which ultimately led to this series.
October 12, 2014 02:13 PM | Comments (1)
With the decision to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the United States is once again fighting an insurgency.
October 12, 2014 05:16 AM | Comments (1)
America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.
October 12, 2014 03:57 AM | Comments (0)
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The problem is that military history, since the days of the Romans, tells us that limited war is rarely successful.
October 9, 2014 10:42 AM | Comments (3)
The future will always be a mystery, but one can gain insights by thinking about trends in terms of scenarios and alternative futures.
October 8, 2014 11:24 PM | Comments (0)
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An article with the headline ‘7 Military Blogs You Need To Check Out‘ has been making the rounds over the past couple of days.
October 8, 2014 05:54 AM | Comments (0)
October 7, 2014 05:43 PM | Comments (5)
Here’s Leon Panetta, former defense secretary and CIA director, publishing the third memoir by a top foreign policy official while Obama is still in office.
October 7, 2014 06:36 AM | Comments (0)
by John Oliver Jr.
October 6, 2014 12:02 PM | Comments (0)
Failing to achieve moral victory may result in strategic defeat even if our Army is victorious in all of our tactical, physical battles.
October 5, 2014 11:28 PM | Comments (0)
October 5, 2014 11:49 AM | Comments (0)
Here are 7 of the best military blogs out there right now if you’re looking for professional, well-written content.
October 4, 2014 11:49 PM | Comments (2)
As America’s efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield XIV.
October 4, 2014 11:16 PM | Comments (0)
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Armed irregular forces hold effective power over growing areas of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya where central government authority barely reaches.
by Morgan Smiley
October 4, 2014 09:21 AM | Comments (1)
The Pacific may be the preferred focus of the US government, but the Middle East seems to be the preferred focus of US industry. Perhaps there is something to the maxim “Business is war...
October 4, 2014 08:50 AM | Comments (0)
If the IS represents a larger insurgency against the governments in Baghdad and Damascus, then a strategy focused on airstrikes and a small non-combat advisory effort is bound to disappoint.