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Choosing “exit” or “voice” has relevance for those of us who are passionate about being a member of the profession of arms.

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It’s "a time when our unique talents as special operators are in the greatest demand. A time when the nation recognizes the strategic value of our services..."

"The United States does not have good or quick options in dealing with the Islamic State..."

Resumption of limited military campaigns in Iraq has raised concerns that well-intentioned efforts to avert catastrophic military defeats and a humanitarian crisis may lead to mission creep.

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"... officials and experts say, it is "ambiguous warfare" that is focusing minds within NATO..."

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"As fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure..."

"... this hybrid war features an aggressor whose moves are shrouded in ­deception…"

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"We’re caught in a revenge cycle with a death cult, and it’s redefining modern warfare."

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“Despite the President’s warnings at West Point that we must not “rush into military adventures without thinking through the consequences.”

Simply put, he's the man who's going to save Iraq from the orgy of violence that is playing itself out in much of the country. Or at least he's going to try.

... Russia is resorting to a hybrid war, with snap exercises, secret commandos and smuggled missiles.

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An unanticipated result of advances by extremists has been the formation of a unified opposition front composed of oft-divided Kurdish factions from three nations—Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

" ... one of the world's most brutal terrorist groups isn't indifferent to what the western expert community has to say about them."

“Most modern wars have become irregular or asymmetric conflicts between states and nonstate actors.”

The "black market" accounts for a quarter of Mexico's GDP and employs more than half its workforce. The numbers illustrate a failure of public policy and raise a red flag for the...

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Vulnerability Assessment Method Pocket Guide: A Tool for Center of Gravity Analysis by Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Eric B. Larson, and Matthew E. Boyer, RAND Arroyo Center

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Bing West on how to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Amid new intelligence about its growing strength, a consensus is forming that the group presents an unacceptable terrorism risk to the United States and its allies.

“It is… both misleading and misguided to tout the successes of the Colombian case while glossing over the human suffering occasioned by Uribe-era strategies.”