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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."
by SWJ Editors
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.
by Voice of America
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.
by War on the Rocks
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."
by The Center for a New American Security
November 9, 2015 08:44 AM | Comments (1)
Continue on for a CNAS press release concerning this report, with links.
by Associated Press
November 9, 2015 03:21 AM | Comments (4)
"Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers has done little to stop the country from pursuing activities beyond its shores that the U.S. considers destabilizing."
by Shawn Snow
November 8, 2015 11:32 AM | Comments (0)
The fractious Taliban movement is a symptom of the changing economic and political dynamics within Afghanistan.
November 8, 2015 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ's "Drudge-like" National Defense & Foreign Affairs News & Opinion Page (Updated 24/7)
by National Public Radio
November 6, 2015 04:38 PM | Comments (0)
“NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley, a retired drone pilot who wrote the tactical manual for the Predator. His new memoir is called Hunter Killer.”
by Belmont Club
November 6, 2015 11:08 AM | Comments (0)
"The new methods meant that war, which was once a supreme crisis governed by constitutional limitations, was converted almost at stroke into something routine."
November 6, 2015 10:40 AM | Comments (0)
The U.S. focus has been on treating the symptoms of the growing instability and not the cause, weak governance by the NUG.
by The Brookings Institution
November 6, 2015 07:15 AM | Comments (0)
"The American strategic community has largely turned away from thinking about ground combat."
November 6, 2015 12:05 AM | Comments (0)
"The term 'band of brothers' has become almost a cliché to describe how the close personal bonds formed between soldiers translate into combat effectiveness."
November 5, 2015 08:04 PM | Comments (0)
"VOA's Senate correspondent spoke with multiple lawmakers about a weighty issue before Congress: authorizing the fight against the Islamic State group."
November 5, 2015 03:36 AM | Comments (26)
“The battle between Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power and rebel fighters, played itself out on social media over the course of several hours.”
November 5, 2015 03:00 AM | Comments (12)
Continue on for information on the new CNAS ISIS Study Group.
by The Atlantic Council
November 4, 2015 07:42 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the agenda, location, how to watch it live and a registration link.
by The Jamestown Foundation
November 4, 2015 04:05 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the agenda and a link for registration for this December 8 event.
by The NATO Multimedia Library
November 4, 2015 01:46 AM | Comments (0)
"The Multimedia Library has set up a list of books and journal articles on the history of United Nations peacekeeping forces and operations."