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November 25, 2014 06:54 PM | Comments (7)
Michèle Flournoy, the most widely rumored candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, has taken herself out of the running for the job.
November 25, 2014 04:46 PM | Comments (0)
The 2014 Foreign Policy Initiative Forum, Wednesday, 3 December, The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
November 25, 2014 12:44 PM | Comments (0)
The saying "the buck stops here" derives from the slang expression "pass the buck" which means passing the responsibility on to someone else.
November 24, 2014 12:35 PM | Comments (0)
The fine gents at WarCouncil.org have released the Cliff Notes of Strategy in their “WarCouncil.org 300 Word Strategic Education”. It is excellent.
November 24, 2014 09:56 AM | Comments (8)
The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary to step down last Friday.
November 21, 2014 06:09 PM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.
November 21, 2014 04:20 AM | Comments (35)
“American attention to the Middle East is disproportionate compared to the Middle East’s strategic impact."
November 20, 2014 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information on Atlantic Council's Art of Future Warfare Project...
November 20, 2014 03:39 PM | Comments (1)
"Our political and military leaders ought to go back to the origins of special warfare and learn what needs to be done to keep the 'special' in special operations."
November 20, 2014 12:14 PM | Comments (4)
"The DoD has reached a decision point; it is undergoing a paradigm shift, deciding what its capabilities will be in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
November 20, 2014 11:08 AM | Comments (2)
"In fighting our post-9/11 wars, we have won nearly every battle but are far from winning the war."
November 20, 2014 10:34 AM | Comments (1)
"Special warfare has particular relevance to the current global security environment as policymakers seek options short of large-scale intervention."
November 19, 2014 01:20 PM | Comments (1)
The Army is going to shrink, the service’s chief of staff said here today, but leaders must be careful that cuts aren’t draconian.
November 19, 2014 11:03 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for additional information and a link to the official web site.
November 18, 2014 10:08 PM | Comments (6)
Continue on for a link to the speech.
November 17, 2014 05:50 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the Autumn 2014 issue of Parameters.
November 17, 2014 12:59 PM | Comments (1)
History will show that the ending of the Islamic State didn’t begin with a bang or a whimper but rather a rant.
November 16, 2014 11:34 PM | Comments (0)
Socom is looking to R&D groups, academia, industry and individuals for technologies that can cloak electronic “signatures” from commandos and their equipment in the field.
November 16, 2014 06:32 PM | Comments (2)
"I propose to demonstrate the vulnerability of the South and make its inhabitants feel that war & individual Ruin are synonimous terms."
by Robert Bunker
November 16, 2014 06:20 PM | Comments (0)
The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968.
November 16, 2014 12:53 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for SSI R&A.
November 16, 2014 12:25 AM | Comments (2)
Obama’s strategy is not working. The president is hoping that limited airstrikes, combined with U.S. support for local proxies, will “degrade and ultimately destroy”.
November 15, 2014 10:25 PM | Comments (7)
CJCS Martin E. Dempsey arrived in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city, today in an unannounced visit for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.
November 11, 2014 04:54 PM | Comments (5)
"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism."
by Gary Anderson
November 11, 2014 04:35 PM | Comments (60)
In 1972, I wrote an article in the Marine Corps Gazette advocating a massive raid into N. Vietnam that would destroy its military capability to provide a threat to S. Vietnam.
by Keith Nightingale
November 10, 2014 11:28 AM | Comments (0)
Once a year, the Nation honors the Veterans. Each day the Veteran honors us all with the fruits of that service.
November 8, 2014 06:56 PM | Comments (23)
The Orient Shield exercises, the latest iteration of which were held on this Japanese military base, ended Friday.
November 8, 2014 11:33 AM | Comments (7)
November 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 8, 2014 02:58 AM | Comments (1)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just a 26 percent approval rating among individuals currently serving within the national security community.
November 7, 2014 05:52 PM | Comments (0)
A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation of a former Army official who played a key role in the service's struggling intelligence program.