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by Gary Anderson
November 26, 2016 07:03 AM | Comments (1)
Evacuation, even if done properly, will be traumatic; but it will save countless lives among civilians and Iraqi security forces.
by Morgan Smiley
November 25, 2016 10:19 AM | Comments (2)
“Small Wars Journal” is known for some serious discussions about wars big and small, analysis of strategy, tactics, firefights in deserts, mountains, jungles, yadda, yadda…
by Associated Press
November 25, 2016 09:17 AM | Comments (0)
"The tilt toward military officials may reflect a limited pool of civilian options."
by RAND Corporation
November 25, 2016 08:55 AM | Comments (1)
"Since its 2008 incursion into Georgia (if not before), there has been a remarkable evolution in Russia's approach to propaganda."
by War on the Rocks
November 25, 2016 08:40 AM | Comments (0)
By Erin Simpson at War on the Rocks. SWJ disagrees, but Dr. Simpson offers up food for thought concerning the next administration.
by The New York Times
November 24, 2016 04:17 PM | Comments (0)
"American military, intelligence and law enforcement officials acknowledge that the Islamic State still retains a sophisticated social media arm."
by The New Yorker
November 24, 2016 09:12 AM | Comments (3)
"A plucky Irish Catholic kid from Rhode Island, he wasn’t impressed by rank. He told his junior officers to challenge him in briefings."
by The Washington Post
November 24, 2016 03:49 AM | Comments (0)
“Many have suffered under the Islamic State, but the misery inflicted on Sunnis will resonate for generations.”
November 23, 2016 01:05 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the video.
November 23, 2016 12:54 PM | Comments (0)
“At least six former generals are being considered for as many as four top positions in a Trump administration .”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
November 23, 2016 02:38 AM | Comments (1)
"General David Petraeus has indicated he would be willing to serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration if asked."
by Military Times
November 23, 2016 12:48 AM | Comments (0)
"A Green Beret's plea to Donald Trump. There is cause for optimism in hearing the names of potential candidates for key positions in the executive branch."
by Joseph Tereniak
November 22, 2016 12:58 PM | Comments (0)
With tensions at an all-time high in the Middle-East, a burgeoning Russian footprint in Syria, and a stalemated diplomatic effort with Iran, Trump’s obstacles remain daunting.
by SWJ Editors
November 22, 2016 06:12 AM | Comments (0)
Oldie but goodie profile of Generals Mattis, Petraeus, and Wallace by Thomas P.M. Barnett.
November 22, 2016 04:32 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the 2007 reading list when General Mattis was Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, published here at SWJ.
November 22, 2016 03:20 AM | Comments (0)
"Officials investigating the slayings of three U.S. soldiers in Jordan this month say they now know how they were killed but still lack a clear explanation for why."
November 22, 2016 03:10 AM | Comments (0)
"Now that Mr. Trump is the president-elect, he is spending a great deal of his time with retired generals, and those of a particular breed."
by Foreign Policy
November 21, 2016 01:00 PM | Comments (3)
"So, if Mattis is picked, how is his tenure running the Defense Department likely to go?"
November 21, 2016 01:24 AM | Comments (0)
"The text message, which Reuters has seen, was one of many describing what was happening inside Islamic State."
by Marine Corps Times
November 20, 2016 11:51 PM | Comments (0)
"It appears that retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is being considered to play a key role in the Trump administration, possibly as secretary of state."
by USA Today
November 20, 2016 09:44 PM | Comments (0)
“Driving Islamic State fighters out of Iraq's second largest city is only part of the job.”
November 20, 2016 08:03 PM | Comments (0)
"Trump hinted strongly on Sunday that he would pick James N. Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, to be defense secretary, heaping praise on the general for the second day in a row."
by The Tampa Bay Times
November 20, 2016 12:12 AM | Comments (0)
"Ukraine officials turned for help to the non-profit Global SOF Foundation, a Tampa-based special operations advocacy group."
by Voice of America
November 19, 2016 02:46 AM | Comments (6)
But one thing the men have in common is that while they are familiar to U.S. intelligence agencies, they are, in a sense, outsiders.
November 18, 2016 12:53 PM | Comments (2)
"Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump promised to quickly get rid of the top level of senior military officers serving in uniform."
by National Public Radio
November 18, 2016 09:54 AM | Comments (12)
“In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, he aired his complaints in a report called Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan"
November 18, 2016 01:25 AM | Comments (1)
"What these two shared was a vision of an outward-leaning United States that led a global network of security alliances and trading partnerships."
November 18, 2016 12:22 AM | Comments (7)
"President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the post of national security adviser to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn."
by The Washington Free Beacon
November 17, 2016 02:42 PM | Comments (0)
"Policies on women in combat, transgender troops are 'here to stay'."
by The Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2016 01:52 AM | Comments (2)
“The cascade of events has left France’s political establishment at a crossroads: Reject Ms. Le Pen’s rhetoric or co-opt it.”