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by Christian Science Monitor
December 12, 2015 06:40 AM | Comments (2)
“It's easy to blame presidents for a lack of strategy, but a growing number of officials are saying that the fault lies with a lack of vision in the Pentagon.”
by DoD News
December 11, 2015 06:48 PM | Comments (0)
"Restoking the Pentagon’s wargaming engine will multiply ways to explore defense and national security futures, Deputy Defense Secretary Work has said multiple times this year."
by Breaking Defense
December 11, 2015 04:12 PM | Comments (5)
"War among the people — whether it’s counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, or just conventional warfare in an urban setting — will only get nastier and harder to avoid."
by The Hoover Institution
December 11, 2015 03:25 PM | Comments (0)
"The intent of this essay is to shed light upon why the United States is performing so poorly in twenty-first-century warfare."
by Defense One
December 11, 2015 03:49 AM | Comments (2)
“To defeat terrorists, we need to overhaul our military and other levers of government to tackle complex and shifting threats.”
by R.C. Porter
December 10, 2015 11:26 AM | Comments (0)
Crimes Against Humanity are certain acts which are committed as part of a widespread, systemic attack directed against any civilian population, or an identifiable part of a population.
by National Public Radio
December 10, 2015 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
"President Obama's request that American Muslims help "root out" and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions."
by The Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2015 03:02 PM | Comments (0)
“Wars aren’t won simply by bombing the enemy, yet this delusion has bipartisan, multinational support.”
by The New York Times
December 9, 2015 12:53 AM | Comments (1)
"How overwhelming firepower can fail to defeat a determined or ideologically driven guerrilla force in the absence of a coherent and well-executed strategy."
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."
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."
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.
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?”