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by The Modern War Institute
September 19, 2016 06:19 AM | Comments (3)
"Once a widely practiced tradition, professional soldiers are no longer commonly embedded as official military observers during war."
by Voice of America
September 18, 2016 02:05 PM | Comments (0)
The U.S.-Russia negotiated cease-fire in Syria that was negotiated over the heads of militias battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad appears Sunday to be all but dead.
by Military Times
September 18, 2016 10:51 AM | Comments (1)
The deal for US military cooperation with Russia would expand the current mission in Syria far beyond its exclusive focus on the Islamic State group. And the Pentagon is not happy about it.
by Agence France-Presse
September 17, 2016 06:19 PM | Comments (0)
"Coalition forces believed they were striking a Daesh fighting position, Central Command said in a statement, using an alternate term for the IS group."
September 17, 2016 02:43 PM | Comments (0)
As the Islamic State group's arsenal of sophisticated weaponry dwindles, IS fighters are creating more homemade armaments.
by Robert Cohen and Army Press
September 17, 2016 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
Faced with a global Islamist insurgency, the U.S. government and its political system continue to put forth military-heavy policies which advance strategic objectives haphazardly.
by The Boston Globe
September 17, 2016 06:28 AM | Comments (1)
"Why does Snowden get to pick which laws apply to him and which don’t? If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime."
by The Wall Street Journal
September 17, 2016 03:14 AM | Comments (0)
"The U.S. has sent about 40 special-operations troops to work with Turkish forces on clearing out a stretch of the border region in northern Syria still occupied by Islamic State."
by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
September 16, 2016 08:13 AM | Comments (1)
SIGAR has released its first lessons learned report. "Corruption in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan". Continue on for the interactive website and the full report.
by The Washington Post
September 16, 2016 07:15 AM | Comments (0)
"The Obama administration is considering how to respond. As in most strategic debates, there’s a split between hawks and doves."
by Army Press
September 15, 2016 11:58 PM | Comments (0)
The Mattis Way of War: An Examination of Operational Art in Task Force 58 and 1st Marine Division.
September 15, 2016 05:56 AM | Comments (3)
“It is a phenomenon that is anathema to me. It runs counter to everything that any of us whoever entered special operations know [is] the right way to do business.”
by Gary Anderson
September 14, 2016 04:28 PM | Comments (0)
Americans may despise the Taliban but ISIS makes them look like choirboys.
by Foreign Policy
September 14, 2016 03:55 PM | Comments (0)
“The troubled Admiral Kuznetsov has had lots of problems but will soon head out on its first combat deployment.”
by National Center for Policy Analysis
September 14, 2016 10:25 AM | Comments (0)
Current U.S. security assistance programs are ineffective, and often undermine American security, according to a new report from the NCPA.
by Lauren Fish
September 14, 2016 09:19 AM | Comments (0)
The new President will need to have a plan to address this issue without unnecessarily escalating tensions - a tightrope, to be sure, but a necessary one to avoid conflict.
September 14, 2016 06:22 AM | Comments (0)
Top U.S. defense officials insist they are not turning a blind eye to fears that Russian hackers are trying to hijack upcoming U.S. presidential and local elections.
September 13, 2016 02:14 PM | Comments (0)
SIGAR will release its first lessons learned report, "Corruption in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan”, tomorrow. Continue on for details.
September 13, 2016 12:45 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon and intelligence community are expected to recommend soon to President Obama that he break up the joint leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command."
by The Cipher Brief
September 13, 2016 10:10 AM | Comments (6)
"Our traditional tools of warfare, having been focused on state-on-state war, are in many ways ill-suited in war among the people where large-scale expeditionary warfare is not feasible."
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
September 13, 2016 01:27 AM | Comments (0)
The Center for Security Studies Lunch Series: "Interrogation, Intelligence Gathering, and Public Policy" - A Conversation with John McLaughlin and Dr. Elizabeth Arsenault.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
September 13, 2016 12:00 AM | Comments (0)
*Starts Today* - This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. Continue on for information concerning the conference.
by The Center for a New American Security
September 12, 2016 12:03 PM | Comments (2)
BLUF: "The most significant weakness of the new deal is that there is no mechanism to punish the Assad regime and Russia."
by The Philippine Star
September 12, 2016 08:30 AM | Comments (4)
"After blasting the US for supposedly interfering with his anti-drug war, Duterte called for the pullout of US troops in Mindanao as he blamed the US for the conflict and security threats....
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
September 12, 2016 06:43 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the September 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
September 12, 2016 04:42 AM | Comments (0)
“A mix of encrypted chat apps, face-to-face meetings, written notes and misdirection leaves few electronic clues for Western intelligence agencies.”
by Alex Quade
September 11, 2016 06:10 AM | Comments (0)
Three ODAs of 34-men on horseback worked with the Northern Alliance after 9/11 to overthrow the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Continue on for the video.
by Keith Nightingale
September 11, 2016 04:04 AM | Comments (0)
Every generation has a cataclysmic event that forever flashes for the participants - the visualization of the moment. Years pass and yet the greatest degree of detail is recalled.
September 11, 2016 02:52 AM | Comments (0)
"Top Afghan officials and representatives of an anti-government armed group have reported major progress in their protracted peace negotiations."
September 10, 2016 07:41 AM | Comments (0)
"Turkey and a key Syrian opposition group pledged to support a complicated and partly-secret cease-fire deal agreed upon by the United States and Russia."