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by Voice of America
March 17, 2016 10:44 AM | Comments (2)
In 1948, the United Nations defined genocide as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group...
by Alex Calvo
March 17, 2016 02:51 AM | Comments (0)
The decentralized nature of purchasing decisions means that citizens may choose to organize, perhaps even informally through social media, regardless of government policy.
by John P. Sullivan
March 17, 2016 02:27 AM | Comments (1)
SWJ-EL Centro Fellow Nate Jones just published the book Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction.
by The Modern War Institute
March 16, 2016 01:17 PM | Comments (29)
“The metaphorical Strategy Bridge links resources and power to policy and purpose. This is, indeed, an exceptional metaphor, if one describes strategy as a product…”
by The Strategic Studies Institute
March 15, 2016 11:05 PM | Comments (1)
“This monograph creates a proposed insurgency typology divided into legacy, contemporary, and emergent and potential insurgency forms, and provides strategic implications.”
by Stars & Stripes
March 15, 2016 07:13 PM | Comments (0)
“If the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready, a top Marine general told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.”
by The Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2016 05:07 PM | Comments (2)
“What strategy should the United States pursue to counter the problem posed by violent radical Islam?”
by Robert Bunker
March 15, 2016 09:48 AM | Comments (0)
Check out the US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute’s new website.
March 15, 2016 07:08 AM | Comments (0)
"A bipartisan resolution declaring that systemic violence committed by Islamic State against Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and other ethnic and religious minorities constitutes genocide."
March 14, 2016 01:15 PM | Comments (10)
"Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he was instructing his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria over five months."
March 14, 2016 11:30 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a VOA video, interview and story.
March 13, 2016 10:42 AM | Comments (2)
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused Syria of “clearly trying to disrupt" the U.N.-sponsored peace talks."
by The New York Times
March 12, 2016 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
“Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes.”
by SWJ Editors
March 11, 2016 09:10 PM | Comments (0)
A November 2015 Army report subtitled "Create a Healthier Force for Tomorrow". The statistics are quite disturbing.
March 11, 2016 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
A Look at Urban Warfare in the Syrian City of Aleppo - A Modern War Institute podcast with Dr. Rodger Shanahan, Research Fellow, Lowy Institute.
by The Washington Post
March 10, 2016 11:23 AM | Comments (0)
“A survey of nearly 54,000 found that two out of three male Marines and one out of three female Marines were opposed to opening all combat jobs to women.”
March 10, 2016 10:52 AM | Comments (0)
"U.S. officials are pushing a select group of allies to expand their sights beyond Iraq and Syria in the global effort to destroy the Islamic State terror group."
by USA Today
March 9, 2016 06:15 PM | Comments (5)
"Not only is the Human Terrain System alive... the Army could expand it if more money becomes available."
by Yale Global
March 9, 2016 01:22 PM | Comments (1)
"... it would be a mistake to think that a 'same old, same old' policy is playing out again."
March 9, 2016 11:09 AM | Comments (1)
“Putting pressure on those political entities so far has not yielded any positive outcome.”
by Chris Townsend
March 8, 2016 04:04 PM | Comments (23)
The Islamic State, despite its name is not a state and recognition of the group as such threatens to provide a self-fulfilling prophecy.
March 8, 2016 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon has presented the White House with the most detailed set of military options yet for attacking the growing IS threat in Libya."
by Ruben Velez
March 7, 2016 07:58 PM | Comments (17)
On February 13, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev stated recent international developments have pushed the United States and Russia “into a new cold war”.
March 7, 2016 05:51 PM | Comments (0)
“The myth of a ‘British way in counterinsurgency’... judicious and humane application of minimum force and ‘hearts and minds’ has been comprehensively debunked.”
March 7, 2016 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
"The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in central Somalia has killed more than 150 Al-Shabab militants who were preparing for a large-scale attack."
March 7, 2016 01:05 AM | Comments (0)
The U.S. National Guard's cyber unit may join the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.
by Keith Nightingale
March 6, 2016 05:13 PM | Comments (0)
Lost in the strident rhetoric of the election season is the fact that the President has several thousand constituents laboring on his and our behalf.
by RAND Corporation
March 6, 2016 10:07 AM | Comments (4)
This report documents P2C options: financial sanctions, support for nonviolent political opposition to hostile regimes, and offensive cyber operations.
March 5, 2016 11:12 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to Malcolm Nance’s 2007 SWJ article. Our most read, by far.
March 5, 2016 12:10 PM | Comments (0)
"Carter said on Friday he planned to unveil proposals in a few weeks to reform the structure of the U.S. military."