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by The New York Times
June 12, 2016 09:06 AM | Comments (0)
“Conventional forces, Special Forces, guerrillas, terrorists, criminals all mixed together in a highly complex terrain environment, with potentially high densities of civilians.”
by Associated Press
June 11, 2016 01:45 AM | Comments (1)
"Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency."
by David S. Maxwell
June 10, 2016 02:10 PM | Comments (26)
Some excellent work by Special Forces students at the Naval Postgraduate School.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
June 8, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for an updated Mad Scientist conference call for papers.
by Keith Nightingale
June 6, 2016 03:48 AM | Comments (0)
At the Hotel DeVille, the city hall of St Mere Eglise, France, the latest memorial ceremony highlights how tenuous is our hold on D Day first person participants.
by SWJ Editors
June 1, 2016 06:40 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information concerning “Shaping Our NATO”.
by Voice of America
May 31, 2016 01:55 PM | Comments (0)
Islamic State has come under fierce attack on three fronts stretching from Iraq to Syria.
May 31, 2016 01:18 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for the Mad Scientist conference call for papers.
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
May 31, 2016 06:10 AM | Comments (0)
“A day after Iraqi troops advanced through the southern suburb of Nuaimiya, scores of IS fighters attacked them, army officers told news agencies.”
May 31, 2016 04:13 AM | Comments (0)
“The response was overwhelming, though not in the direction that the journalist, Jessikka Aro, had hoped.”
May 29, 2016 06:11 PM | Comments (0)
Infinity Journal announces the release their latest issue. Registration is easy and free.
May 29, 2016 01:28 PM | Comments (2)
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC; General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868
May 28, 2016 07:10 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for two VOA articles.
May 28, 2016 05:55 AM | Comments (1)
Who are we and what are we all about?
by The Wall Street Journal
May 27, 2016 10:15 AM | Comments (0)
“If you have not ever done so, I urge you to program into your next trip abroad a visit to an American military cemetery.”
May 26, 2016 09:13 PM | Comments (0)
U.S. officials are warning of Islamic State’s ability to inspire violent deeds around the world without commanding or having any direct contact with terrorists.
May 26, 2016 07:34 PM | Comments (0)
“After a series of terrorist attacks on hotels and other tourist sites that raised concerns all across Africa, the United States has increased training exercises with militaries here.”
by The Center for a New American Security
May 26, 2016 12:47 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the CNAS report.
by The Washington Post
May 26, 2016 10:53 AM | Comments (0)
"From the outside, U.S. Special Operations Command’s latest attempt to find and test the best technology for its operators looks like one more downtown storefront here."
May 25, 2016 02:40 AM | Comments (0)
New York Times Op-Ed by Vietnam War veterans John Kerry, John McCain and Bob Kerry.
May 25, 2016 02:02 AM | Comments (0)
“The ambush that killed Mullah Mansour marked a critical moment in Obama administration policy on Afghanistan.”
May 24, 2016 05:14 PM | Comments (0)
“A genuinely sustainable victory against IS necessitates a solution to the broader conflict in Syria.”
May 24, 2016 02:36 AM | Comments (1)
"We don’t know what the outcome will be or what the borders will look like; the United States isn’t even sure what it wants."
by The Atlantic
May 23, 2016 04:17 PM | Comments (0)
"The strike that killed Mansour crossed numerous lines that have constrained America’s fight with the Taliban, and its drone war in Pakistan."
May 23, 2016 05:23 AM | Comments (0)
“The Afghan government is giving support to a Taliban faction in an effort to sow rifts within the insurgency and nudge some of its leaders toward peace talks.”
May 23, 2016 04:51 AM | Comments (0)
“This attempt to integrate the weaker Sunnis with stronger Kurds represents a more pragmatic alternative to the earlier $500 million 'train and equip' program.”
May 23, 2016 04:41 AM | Comments (236)
“Surveying the wreckage of the Middle East and the fraying of Europe, President Obama would like us to believe that no other policy could have worked better.”
May 22, 2016 01:04 PM | Comments (1)
“If legitimacy is indispensable, how do we explain the apparent ability of authoritarian states to defeat insurgents with little to no concern for popular support or root causes?”
May 22, 2016 11:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Afghan intelligence agency NDS confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan near the Afghan border.
by Bing West
May 22, 2016 12:16 AM | Comments (2)
The op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, ‘Take the Gloves Off Against the Taliban’, by Dave Petraeus and Michael O’Hanlon is at once reasonable, baffling, insufficient and...