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by The Tampa Tribune
November 29, 2015 11:53 AM | Comments (4)
“To Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, the Gray Zone is a familiar place of ambiguity.”
by The National Interest
November 29, 2015 11:39 AM | Comments (2)
“Information technology tools will transform the operating environment for U.S. forces in significant ways. Can America's military adapt?”
by The Washington Post
November 29, 2015 04:04 AM | Comments (0)
“Beneath public presidential statements and diplomatic exchanges, the U.S. and Russian militaries have lobbed a steady stream of verbal brickbats at each other.”
by The Wall Street Journal
November 29, 2015 03:50 AM | Comments (0)
“London notices that security threats are rising in Europe.”
November 22, 2015 08:07 AM | Comments (8)
“To prevail, the West must settle on military tactics, cut off oil money, counter propaganda, strategists say.”
by Gus Gusentine
November 22, 2015 01:20 AM | Comments (0)
Establishing effective screening processes for Syrian refugees entering the United States can be an important part of a deliberate, foresighted strategy.
by The New York Times
November 21, 2015 04:26 PM | Comments (1)
"Analysts say supervisors were particularly eager to paint a more optimistic picture of America’s role in the conflict than was warranted.}
by Institute for Economics and Peace
November 21, 2015 04:12 PM | Comments (4)
“A comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 15 years with a special emphasis on 2014.”
by Dave Dilegge
November 20, 2015 06:44 PM | Comments (5)
Continue on for a VOA report on spy and traitor Pollard’s release today. The entire VOA article conveys Netanyahu’s and the defense’s POV. May Pollard eventually rot in hell.
by SWJ Editors
November 20, 2015 02:24 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for “Sea Wars: The Ike Awakens”.
November 20, 2015 04:39 AM | Comments (0)
"There’s another group of foreigners who deserve our help much more – the 50,000 men and women who served as interpreters for American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan."
November 20, 2015 03:40 AM | Comments (0)
"Planning the shape of the postwar Middle East may seem like a fantasy right now, as the extremists are widening their fight. But..."
by Agence France-Presse
November 19, 2015 02:40 PM | Comments (25)
"I would recommend a few more special forces, advisors and targeters on the ground with a radical increase in air support -- maybe 10 or 20 times the scale, said Kilcullen.”
by The Atlantic
November 19, 2015 02:06 PM | Comments (0)
“The president has a more realistic and tragic understanding of the dysfunctions afflicting Islam than his critics acknowledge.”
by War on the Rocks
November 19, 2015 05:39 AM | Comments (0)
“There are two sins in evaluating development projects. The first is asking the wrong question. The second is drawing the wrong conclusion.”
by Paul Kamolnick
November 19, 2015 05:28 AM | Comments (0)
Five tasks recommended as urgent and essential to the current policy of permanently defeating ISO.
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
November 18, 2015 05:29 PM | Comments (4)
Prepared remarks of John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence, RI, November 18, 2015.
by The Foreign Policy Initiative
November 18, 2015 02:52 PM | Comments (1)
"Disenchantment with stability operations has led to a serious underestimation of what American forces achieved, as well as wishful thinking about avoiding such conflicts."
November 18, 2015 11:26 AM | Comments (4)
A reminder (listing) of our stated lines of effort concerning the U.S. strategy to counter IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh.
by USA Today
November 18, 2015 08:36 AM | Comments (0)
“Force won't succeed until we defeat the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism.”
November 18, 2015 08:20 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the White House Fact Sheet (press release) concerning building maritime capacity in Southeast Asia.
November 17, 2015 12:34 PM | Comments (0)
“The more the West strikes, the more people are killed [in Syria], it only builds into the narrative that the end is coming.”
by Kevin L. Parker
November 16, 2015 05:23 PM | Comments (7)
In relation to Syria and ISIS, contemporary France can learn much from their 1954 defeat at Dien Bien Phu.
by Bloomberg News
November 16, 2015 01:08 PM | Comments (0)
"What won’t work, he said, is sending thousands more U.S. troops into the fight."
by Voice of America
November 16, 2015 01:04 AM | Comments (0)
"The group behind the horrifying attacks in Paris has been spreading death and destruction in large parts of Iraq and Syria since 2013."
November 15, 2015 10:16 AM | Comments (0)
“A massive and perhaps coordinated U.S., French, European, and Russian military response against ISIS in Syria is both necessary and inevitable.”
November 15, 2015 09:03 AM | Comments (0)
What is Article 5 of NATO’s Founding Treaty? - Excerpts from "NATO and the Scourge of Terrorism" - 9/11 Aftermath.
by The U.S. Naval Institute
November 15, 2015 02:11 AM | Comments (0)
“A worst-case ‘pre-mortem’ analysis of the Marine Corps’ latest operating concept is the way ‘to avoid failure when failure is not an option.’”
by Rex Brynen
November 14, 2015 02:31 PM | Comments (7)
Will fear of a few evil men (or women) lead us to sacrifice our basic moral commitment to fellow human beings fleeing war, oppression, and deprivation?
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
November 14, 2015 01:01 PM | Comments (0)
“The Islamic extremism that drives ISIS is only one of the world’s sources of terrorism and insurgency by non-state actors.”