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by Gary Anderson
February 18, 2016 05:33 PM | Comments (0)
This is the fourth in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by The Australian
February 18, 2016 12:42 PM | Comments (3)
"The world must adjust to the growth of Islamic State and the displacement of millions of people from the Middle East as the 'new normal'."
by Stars & Stripes
February 17, 2016 10:00 PM | Comments (0)
“The United States has been able to identify buildings as key financial centers for the Islamic State through intelligence collected.”
by The Wall Street Journal
February 17, 2016 07:56 PM | Comments (0)
“Russian-backed separatists have sharply increased their attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk—a stark reminder that President Vladimir Putin hasn’t given up his designs on eastern...
February 17, 2016 06:35 PM | Comments (0)
This is the third in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by RAND Corporation
February 16, 2016 09:22 PM | Comments (0)
From Stalemate to Settlement: Lessons for Afghanistan from Historical Insurgencies That Have Been Resolved Through Negotiations by Colin P. Clarke and Christopher Paul, RAND Corporation.
by The New York Times
February 16, 2016 03:43 PM | Comments (0)
"The plan, code named Nitro Zeus, was designed to disable Iran’s air defenses, communications systems and key parts of its power grid."
February 16, 2016 10:40 AM | Comments (1)
This is the second in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by Keith Nightingale
February 15, 2016 06:43 PM | Comments (0)
Lincoln recognized both the inequity and the meaning of this circumstance and he established the first absentee voting system for those engaged in our Civil War.
by Radio Canada International
February 15, 2016 02:50 PM | Comments (1)
"In the millennia-old history of Kurds, there has never been a time when this ancient people of the Middle East were so tantalisingly close to statehood."
by William Herbert
February 15, 2016 01:05 PM | Comments (5)
To examine where the drive for the F-35 has gone astray we can look at the second of the Air Force’s core tenets: service before self.
by SWJ Editors
February 15, 2016 12:14 PM | Comments (0)
“Global Radical Islamist Insurgency: AL QAEDA AND ISLAMIC STATE NETWORKS FOCUS: A Small Wars Journal Anthology”
February 14, 2016 05:46 PM | Comments (0)
This is the first in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by The Boston Globe
February 14, 2016 01:45 PM | Comments (9)
"Once again, Moscow has shown itself better able to make strategic choices than we are."
by NATO Strategic Communications
February 13, 2016 10:02 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for information concerning NATO's new journal "Defence Strategic Communications" and a link to the first issue.
by Voice of America
February 13, 2016 06:02 AM | Comments (1)
While world powers gathered to negotiate a cease-fire, forces on the ground grew increasingly desperate, resorting to shifting strategies and alliances to survive.
February 13, 2016 05:40 AM | Comments (0)
When you leave your house to vote, remember that the most important precincts are the ones you can't see.
February 12, 2016 08:17 PM | Comments (1)
“After its latest test of a long-range rocket, the nuclear threat from North Korea has re-emerged as a major global challenge.”
February 12, 2016 04:34 PM | Comments (0)
“Russia’s strategy is negotiations from the position of strength for pro-Assad forces.”
February 12, 2016 11:08 AM | Comments (0)
The players that count say…
February 12, 2016 10:46 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday major powers have agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria to begin in one week’s time.
by Foreign Policy
February 11, 2016 03:25 PM | Comments (0)
“The ability to win the big one is vital, but so is the ability to win the small wars. We paid a price for forgetting what we learned in Vietnam.”
February 11, 2016 01:22 PM | Comments (0)
“Russia is proposing talks about a cease-fire in Syria, but European diplomats are skeptical about the offer.”
February 10, 2016 09:28 PM | Comments (9)
“There may be a military solution, one senior American official conceded Wednesday, ‘just not our solution.’”
by The Christian Science Monitor
February 10, 2016 08:04 PM | Comments (198)
“No one in the West has the appetite to confront Russia as it pursues its interests in the Middle East.”
by The Washington Post
February 10, 2016 01:58 PM | Comments (0)
“We have a long ways to go, given the enormous complexity of this challenge.”
by G. Murphy Donovan
February 10, 2016 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
Who, what, where, when, and why are the traditional elements of both exposition and fiction. Cinema is often a little of both.
by Associated Press
February 9, 2016 05:07 PM | Comments (0)
“Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and other officials described the Islamic State as the ‘pre-eminent terrorist threat.’”
February 9, 2016 03:54 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to the prepared assessment dated 9 February.
by The Washington Times
February 8, 2016 05:36 PM | Comments (0)
No, this is not a Duffel Blog piece.