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by Army News Service
August 30, 2016 03:25 PM | Comments (0)
The G-2 said he can foresee a time in the near future when Army ground-based systems will be used to create favorable conditions for the Navy and the Air Force.
by The Interpreter
August 30, 2016 02:40 PM | Comments (0)
“Duterte is making good on his campaign promise to push the process forward. But there is less clarity now than there was at the end of last year.”
by Keith Nightingale
August 30, 2016 12:51 PM | Comments (0)
The Bush is ugly and beautiful at the same time. The Bush is forever.
by The Center for a New American Security
August 29, 2016 02:11 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on to read the introduction and to download the full report.
by SWJ Editors
August 29, 2016 02:02 PM | Comments (1)
“This data set consists of twenty-one teleoperated weapons systems used by terrorist and insurgent groups.”
by John Mosbey
August 29, 2016 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
As usual, some elements in Congress have agreed to re-make the world to fit its peculiar notion that reality, in the end, will conform to Congressional perspective.
by The Washington Post
August 29, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (0)
“For Afghan infantry troops who bear the brunt of the war, just getting enough food, rest and ammunition can be a challenge on long deployments.”
by The New York Times
August 28, 2016 07:02 AM | Comments (0)
"Putin has invested heavily in a program of 'weaponized' information, using a variety of means to sow doubt and division."
August 27, 2016 12:19 PM | Comments (0)
The “Mortal Moment” - that moment when an Infantryman is shot at for the first time and responds appropriately.
by The Jamestown Foundation
August 27, 2016 06:06 AM | Comments (0)
"Consisting of public opinion warfare, psychological warfare, and legal warfare, the three warfares have been critical components of China’s strategic approach in the South China Sea....
by National Defense
August 25, 2016 10:42 AM | Comments (0)
“The DoD and Air Force do not have quality information on the full implications of A-10 divestment, including gaps that could be created by divestment and mitigation options.”
August 25, 2016 07:24 AM | Comments (0)
"What’s focusing the minds of U.S. Army leaders right now is the fear that they will be in a major war within five years."
August 24, 2016 06:25 PM | Comments (1)
"Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict."
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and SWJ Editors
August 24, 2016 03:25 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an introduction and a download link for the Mad Scientist: Megacities and Dense Urban Areas Compendium.
by Voice of America
August 24, 2016 05:58 AM | Comments (0)
While IS fighters there are expected to battle to the very end, the group’s best and most effective forces most likely will not be among them.
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
August 23, 2016 09:44 AM | Comments (0)
"Iraq’s highly fissiparous military and militia landscape maintains a common enemy but not a common cause."
August 23, 2016 09:36 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the August 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
by War on the Rocks
August 23, 2016 08:46 AM | Comments (0)
“A Westerner with extensive on-the-ground experience in Syria and Iraq tackles conventional Western views of the civil wars in Iraq and Syria and proposes a dramatic rethinking.”
August 22, 2016 12:39 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to individual articles and departments.
by Nicole Heydari
August 22, 2016 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
What captivated me the most was the unique bond between U.S. Special Forces and local Afghan security teams, who risked everything for their families and communities.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
August 22, 2016 08:56 AM | Comments (0)
Information on the upcoming Mad Scientist Conference to be held at USMA 13-14 September at Thayer Hall, with a specific focus on generating and employing the 2050 Cyber Army.
by Military Times
August 22, 2016 07:56 AM | Comments (0)
“It’s going to be a long year for Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend and his mission might be the toughest one yet.”
August 21, 2016 11:11 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the Executive Summary and a link to the full report.
by Task & Purpose
August 21, 2016 11:00 AM | Comments (3)
“Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales talks about what happens when we don’t prioritize the needs of the infantry.”
by Grounded Curiosity
August 21, 2016 10:50 AM | Comments (0)
"This paper reviews the rationale for the use of social media in the military."
August 21, 2016 07:52 AM | Comments (0)
"The United States will increase the tempo of operations in support of ground forces in Iraq and Syria as they prepare to tackle the Islamic State’s twin capital cities."
August 20, 2016 06:15 AM | Comments (0)
Farewell Ceremony for General John W. Vessey, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, September 30, 1985.
August 19, 2016 06:22 PM | Comments (1)
Yesterday a good and great man died-Gen Jack Vessey. If any senior officer could be included in the Grunt Hall of Fame or in the Best Person Hall of Honor it would be this man.
August 19, 2016 04:14 AM | Comments (0)
US ships and planes refuse to recognize China's maritime territorial claims, conducting freedom of navigation patrols that largely ignore warnings from Chinese commanders to vacate the area.
by The Strategist
August 18, 2016 09:34 AM | Comments (2)
"The 50th anniversary of Long Tan reminds most Australians that despite winning that iconic high intensity battle, the Australians and New Zealanders lost the Vietnam War."