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by War on the Rocks
January 26, 2016 10:07 AM | Comments (0)
“Wargames must be designed well and used appropriately. For decision-makers with limited wargaming experience, this can be a daunting challenge.”
by The Washington Post
January 26, 2016 07:49 AM | Comments (0)
“U.S. military commanders are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep thousands of troops in the country for decades.”
by Bloomberg News
January 25, 2016 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
"Is there a fundamental difference between war fought for reasons of belief and war fought out of self-interest? Is one more primitive than the other, or morally superior?"
by Paul Olsen
January 24, 2016 07:58 PM | Comments (0)
My respect goes to Nick Brown as he endeavors to capture the essence of a band of brothers nearly lost to time.
by Institute for the Study of War
January 24, 2016 07:33 PM | Comments (1)
“The U.S. cannot rely heavily on international partners to achieve its objectives.”
by The New York Times
January 24, 2016 04:42 PM | Comments (0)
“For Camus, true rebellion entails great tension. It holds fast to the moral center, resisting oppression while resisting one’s own tendency to oppress.”
by Voice of America
January 24, 2016 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
"Analyst Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi of the Middle East Forum, a U.S.-based think tank, has amassed an archive of official IS documents."
January 23, 2016 02:26 AM | Comments (1)
“Kerry that progress has been made in combating the Islamic State and violent extremism, and called fighting government corruption an integral part of the battle.”
January 23, 2016 01:07 AM | Comments (0)
"As Defense Secretary Carter calls for continued U.S. "boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State, the public is still trying to figure out the current role...
January 22, 2016 03:13 PM | Comments (0)
“As Russia and the U.S. work to bring Syria’s government and its domestic opponents to peace talks next week, the two countries are jockeying for position on the ground.”
by SWJ Editors
January 22, 2016 09:48 AM | Comments (0)
“Whatever the administration is thinking, it is clear that they have failed to learn at least five important lessons from the experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.”
by Gary Anderson
January 21, 2016 05:13 PM | Comments (5)
We are likely stuck with the lead from behind Global Shepherd doctrine until January 2017; this administration is not going admit that it is wrong at this point.
by RAND Corporation
January 21, 2016 04:53 PM | Comments (0)
“Potential adversaries know U.S. military capabilities and vulnerabilities.”
by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
January 21, 2016 11:31 AM | Comments (0)
"Peace in Afghanistan is possible, but first the parties need to let go of five pernicious myths."
by Stars & Stripes
January 21, 2016 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
“The balance of power in the Pacific is slipping away from the U.S. because the ‘pivot’ has been hampered by budget cuts, lack of clear policy goals and China’s willingness...
by National Defense
January 21, 2016 09:05 AM | Comments (0)
“A former Navy SEAL and current Defense Department official is being called on to revamp the federal government's effort to counter ISIS and other groups' recruitment propaganda....
January 20, 2016 10:56 PM | Comments (4)
“Slowly but surely al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate - Jabhat al Nusra - appears to be positioning itself to emerge as the victor in the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State.”
by Associated Press
January 20, 2016 03:51 PM | Comments (0)
“The main 26 nations in the anti-IS coalition, as well as Iraq, will assemble in Brussels next month, after a NATO defense ministers' meeting, to continue the talks.”
by The Wall Street Journal
January 19, 2016 11:17 PM | Comments (0)
“The Pentagon may strip the former general of a star. And Hillary?”
January 19, 2016 10:34 PM | Comments (0)
“His death was shocking: Suicide was rare among SEALs, unusual during a deployment in a war zone and unprecedented for a high-achieving SEAL officer.”
January 19, 2016 10:16 PM | Comments (2)
“Russia’s military intervention in Syria is finally generating gains on the ground for Syrian government forces.”
by CTC Sentinel
January 19, 2016 12:32 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the January issue and the table of contents.
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
January 19, 2016 11:58 AM | Comments (0)
Videos: “The Radicalized Foreign Fighter Threat: Real or Imagined?” & “Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
January 19, 2016 07:51 AM | Comments (0)
“The UN says violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering, with at least 18,800 killed between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015.”
January 18, 2016 09:17 PM | Comments (0)
“The generals and admirals, who have been at war for 15 years, know that success can’t be bought cheaply.”
January 18, 2016 12:25 PM | Comments (0)
“Discovery of more civilians than expected, after what was a deliberate effort by fighters to use them as shields, suggests future battles against IS could be more complicated.”
January 18, 2016 09:17 AM | Comments (5)
A months-long struggle for control of the northern Aleppo countryside between Syrian insurgent factions and Islamic State militants is at a stalemate.
by Marine Corps Times
January 18, 2016 08:31 AM | Comments (0)
“A look at some issues that will shape the secretary’s legacy.”
by Dzerkalo Tyzhnia
January 17, 2016 07:35 PM | Comments (0)
Military Strategy of Ukraine by Yurii Butusov in his article for Dzerkalo Tyzhnia. Translation source is Censor.net.
by National Defense University Press
January 17, 2016 04:45 PM | Comments (17)
“The Gray Zone is intense political, economic, informational, and military competition more fervent than normal steady-state diplomacy, yet short of conventional war. It is hardly new.”