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by Military Times
February 27, 2016 10:29 PM | Comments (0)
Defense officials' hopes for sweeping personnel reforms were crushed by Senate Republicans on Thursday who attacked the ideas as “an outrageous waste of time”.
by Voice of America
February 27, 2016 07:06 AM | Comments (2)
"The cease-fire in Syria that began Saturday has mostly held, but there have been some incidents of violence."
by RAND Corporation
February 26, 2016 05:54 PM | Comments (2)
“The U.S. requires new approaches for exerting influence between the limitations of distant strike and the costly, indefinite commitment of conventional forces.”
February 26, 2016 04:22 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama says although the U.S.-led effort to combat Islamic State has made progress, the fight “remains difficult” and he has instructed his security team to ramp up efforts.
by SWJ Editors
February 26, 2016 01:07 PM | Comments (0)
“The situation in Syria and Iraq is one of the most complex the world has seen in recent times. ISIL is entrenched…”
by The International Institute for Strategic Studies
February 26, 2016 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
Video of 24 February IISS discussion meeting featuring Daniel Byman and Bruce Hoffman. Chaired by Donald Daniel.
by The Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2016 05:46 AM | Comments (0)
“Americans won’t close a terror prison when the terror threat is rising.”
by The Modern War Institute
February 25, 2016 01:56 PM | Comments (1)
Modern War Institute Podcast: Are We Headed for Limited War? With Dr. Jakub Grygiel.
February 25, 2016 01:10 PM | Comments (0)
VOA explains who is fighting in the Syria conflict, who the outside influencers are and what their allegiances are.
by The Center for a New American Security
February 25, 2016 12:08 PM | Comments (0)
CNAS commentary - what the Center calls a “a tall order”.
by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times
February 25, 2016 05:47 AM | Comments (1)
“It is not by crude force alone that Russia twists events to its advantage… Mr. Putin has managed... to “weaponize” information.”
by Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
February 24, 2016 05:56 PM | Comments (0)
Includes aircraft, air and missile defense, communications and electronics, ground systems, missiles and munitions, nuclear forces, shipbuilding, and space systems.
February 24, 2016 01:26 AM | Comments (0)
"Syrian rebel commanders acknowledge they are in an existential, make-or-break moment of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad."
by The Washington Post
February 24, 2016 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
“Little noticed amid the daily news bulletins about the Islamic State and Syria, the Pentagon has begun a push for exotic new weapons that can deter Russia and China.”
February 23, 2016 01:17 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the President’s statement.
by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
February 23, 2016 11:47 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for links to the February 2016 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
February 22, 2016 10:50 PM | Comments (1)
"Is it still a useful or even relevant way for junior officers to think about the U.S. Army as a global force prepared to win in an increasing complex world?"
by Gary Anderson
February 22, 2016 06:47 PM | Comments (0)
This is the sixth in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by Tribune News Service
February 22, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (0)
“The United States and Britain fly U.S.-made armed drones and Israel builds its own. Three newcomers — Nigeria, Pakistan and Iraq — all took advantage of China's growing...
by Associated Press
February 22, 2016 04:37 PM | Comments (0)
"25 years after the first U.S. Marines swept across the border into Kuwait, American forces are battling the extremist Islamic State group, born out of al-Qaida."
by The New York Times
February 22, 2016 04:19 AM | Comments (0)
“The current environment - many conflicts at once - has created a seller’s market for peacekeepers.”
by The British Broadcasting Corporation
February 21, 2016 12:08 PM | Comments (0)
"No Afghan will be surprised that Kunar was one of the first places where IS - or Da'esh as we call it - appeared. The region has always had a reputation for being difficult to control....
February 20, 2016 04:44 PM | Comments (0)
This is the fifth in a series of analyses of the candidates’ national security positions based primarily on information gleaned from their web sites.
by The Interpreter
February 19, 2016 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
“Overshadowed by the violence in Syria, news from Afghanistan rarely makes headlines unless it is a reminder of the dire situation there.”
February 19, 2016 01:25 PM | Comments (0)
Please join the TRADOC G2 for an online discussion of Megacities and Dense Urban Areas in 2025 and Beyond with Frank Prautzsch on 23 February 1400 EST. Continue on for details.
February 18, 2016 09:31 PM | Comments (1)
“The U.S. military isn’t prepared to wage long fights against Islamic State and other enemies.”
by Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
February 18, 2016 09:11 PM | Comments (4)
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Georgetown University Security Studies Program, presents "Anonymous Soldiers: How Terrorism Undermined Britain's Rule Over Palestine".
by Stars & Stripes
February 18, 2016 06:42 PM | Comments (0)
“Unity between air and ground forces and a clear objective have enabled the Russians to turn the tide of the Syrian civil war.”
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'."