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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."
by SWJ Editors
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.
by The Washington Post
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."
by The Wall Street Journal
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.”
by Foreign Policy
November 14, 2015 12:38 PM | Comments (3)
“There’s a time for soft power and playing the long game. But the attacks in Paris prove the Islamic State is overdue for eradication.”
by The New York Times
November 14, 2015 10:08 AM | Comments (25)
"In the last two weeks, the so-called soldiers of the caliphate appear to have demonstrated a chilling reach."
November 13, 2015 05:48 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to BBC and Reuters for live updates on the attacks and hostage situation in Paris.
by Georgetown Security Studies Review
November 13, 2015 05:22 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pakistani armed forces claim to have entered the decisive phase in their counterinsurgency operations against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan."
by The Strategic Studies Institute
November 13, 2015 02:27 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to eight SSI items of interest.
November 13, 2015 01:38 PM | Comments (0)
"An anticipated annual winter reduction in fighting has prompted international and regional partners to intensify efforts to encourage a revival of Afghan peace talks."
by The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security
November 12, 2015 06:40 PM | Comments (0)
A look at the DoD’s language, regional expertise and culture program.
November 11, 2015 06:26 AM | Comments (4)
"There are six rules in wargame design. JFCOM batted a thousand in violating all of them."
by Stars & Stripes
November 11, 2015 05:23 AM | Comments (0)
Joe Galloway’s account from the Battle of Ia Drang Valley.
November 10, 2015 02:55 PM | Comments (0)
"To downplay the attack would not be smart, because it did not come out of emotions that are not connected to the general mood of the country."
November 10, 2015 07:59 AM | Comments (0)
"Iraqi forces’ hopes of recapturing the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State have stalled, largely because their efforts to cut resupply routes into the city have failed."
November 9, 2015 06:56 PM | Comments (0)
Happy 240th Birthday Marines. Continue on for Such as Regiments and Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921.
by Project Gray
November 9, 2015 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
"This symposium will bring together scholars, research institutes, practitioners and other interested parties to discuss Daesh Beyond the Levant."