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by SWJ Editors
November 22, 2016 04:32 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the 2007 reading list when General Mattis was Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, published here at SWJ.
by The Washington Post
November 22, 2016 03:20 AM | Comments (0)
"Officials investigating the slayings of three U.S. soldiers in Jordan this month say they now know how they were killed but still lack a clear explanation for why."
by The New York Times
November 22, 2016 03:10 AM | Comments (0)
"Now that Mr. Trump is the president-elect, he is spending a great deal of his time with retired generals, and those of a particular breed."
by Foreign Policy
November 21, 2016 01:00 PM | Comments (3)
"So, if Mattis is picked, how is his tenure running the Defense Department likely to go?"
November 21, 2016 01:24 AM | Comments (0)
"The text message, which Reuters has seen, was one of many describing what was happening inside Islamic State."
by Marine Corps Times
November 20, 2016 11:51 PM | Comments (0)
"It appears that retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is being considered to play a key role in the Trump administration, possibly as secretary of state."
by USA Today
November 20, 2016 09:44 PM | Comments (0)
“Driving Islamic State fighters out of Iraq's second largest city is only part of the job.”
November 20, 2016 08:03 PM | Comments (0)
"Trump hinted strongly on Sunday that he would pick James N. Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, to be defense secretary, heaping praise on the general for the second day in a row."
by The Tampa Bay Times
November 20, 2016 12:12 AM | Comments (0)
"Ukraine officials turned for help to the non-profit Global SOF Foundation, a Tampa-based special operations advocacy group."
by Voice of America
November 19, 2016 02:46 AM | Comments (6)
But one thing the men have in common is that while they are familiar to U.S. intelligence agencies, they are, in a sense, outsiders.
November 18, 2016 12:53 PM | Comments (2)
"Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump promised to quickly get rid of the top level of senior military officers serving in uniform."
by National Public Radio
November 18, 2016 09:54 AM | Comments (12)
“In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, he aired his complaints in a report called Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan"
November 18, 2016 01:25 AM | Comments (1)
"What these two shared was a vision of an outward-leaning United States that led a global network of security alliances and trading partnerships."
November 18, 2016 12:22 AM | Comments (7)
"President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the post of national security adviser to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn."
by The Washington Free Beacon
November 17, 2016 02:42 PM | Comments (0)
"Policies on women in combat, transgender troops are 'here to stay'."
by The Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2016 01:52 AM | Comments (2)
“The cascade of events has left France’s political establishment at a crossroads: Reject Ms. Le Pen’s rhetoric or co-opt it.”
by The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
November 16, 2016 10:30 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the full CSBA report and two slide presentations.
by The Center for a New American Security
November 16, 2016 10:04 AM | Comments (0)
Reports on United States counterterrorism assistance and power and order in the South China Sea
November 16, 2016 07:52 AM | Comments (0)
“A fair question is: What role will facts and fact-bearers play in the Trump administration?”
by Center for Strategic & International Studies
November 15, 2016 02:25 PM | Comments (0)
The Center for Strategic and International Studies issued today a groundbreaking report from its Commission on Countering Violent Extremism.
by CNN News
November 15, 2016 10:46 AM | Comments (0)
“A win is not a coronation, and the presidency is not the only office that matters.”
by Associated Press
November 15, 2016 09:49 AM | Comments (0)
"A military officer testified Monday that he saw another soldier shot in the head during the 2009 search for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl."
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
November 14, 2016 08:25 AM | Comments (0)
Dr. Daniel Byman's progress report on the current and future prospects for The War on Terrorism at the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies.
by The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 14, 2016 07:53 AM | Comments (0)
"Hunter remained steadfastly loyal to Trump, even after the presidential candidate rankled many military veterans and key GOP national security figures."
by Keith Nightingale
November 14, 2016 06:46 AM | Comments (0)
The image captures why uncommon valor is a common virtue amongst the brotherhood of blood.
November 12, 2016 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
Afghanistan’s former spy chief has accused Pakistan of helping the Afghan Taliban militarily, as well as providing them with safe havens.
November 12, 2016 02:28 AM | Comments (0)
"Thousands who risked their lives for U.S. forces are now hunted by insurgents and can’t escape Afghanistan."
November 12, 2016 01:46 AM | Comments (0)
"One of the first senior officials that President-elect Donald Trump has tapped to help guide his administration as it takes power is a retired military officer and highly regarded scholar....
by Infinity Journal
November 11, 2016 09:25 AM | Comments (0)
Strategy, Clausewitz, meaningless terms, ISIL and more in the latest issue of Infinity Journal.
November 10, 2016 07:09 PM | Comments (0)
"We don't know where he is," OIR spokesman Col. John Dorrian said via a videoconference from Baghdad last week. "If we knew where he was, he would be killed at once."