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Central Command

Fugue Of Civilian Death With Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Drones

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even when CENTCOM finally responds, numbers are likely to diverge significantly: by August 2015, the SOHR estimated that 181 civilians were killed in coalition airstrikes while US-CENTCOM reported the death of only two.

The State Department Insults the Afghan Vice President (And All Afghan Uzbeks)

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Recently a delegation of Uzbeks, Turko-Mongols from the plains of northern of Afghanistan, came to visit my wife Feyza and myself in our home in Boston. They represented the aq saqals (gray beards or elders) of many prominent Uzbek villages and clans and were furious.

Post-Paris Politics: Countering and (Maybe) Defeating ISIS

William Bradley | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.

Here We Go Again: U.S. Top Brass Alter Intelligence Report(s) About ISIS

David Oualaalou | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Who 12 years ago could have imagined what we witness today in the Middle East? And much of it thanks to faulty or even deliberately altered intelligence reporting. Now history repeats itself.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing. On Feb. 19, U.S. C...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama's ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the...

CENTCOM's Digital Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

In Tampa, a team of fluent Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu speaking civilians comb through online forums in their respective languages, where they're looking for incendiary commentary about the U.S. military.

You Have 20 Days to Get Out of Town

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

All contractors in Iraq have 20 days to send home third country nationals whose countries prohibit travel to Iraq. This includes among others, the Philippines and Nepal. This is not a trivial matter.

Does the $1 Trillion Key to Winning the Afghan War Lie Under the Sand?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

A small group of Pentagon and USAID officials and American geologists may have found the biggest single solution to permanently transforming Afghanistan's economy and winning the struggle against Taliban.

Weapons of Mass Influence - Undermining Terrorism - An Interview With Jerrold M. Post

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Dr. Post offers a step-by-step approach for political, military and ideological actions to induce behavioral, emotional and attitudinal changes to manage and minimize a "war" we just can't win.

The Term "Man Caused Disasters" Sounds Weak, but the "War on Terror" Has Always Been Weaker

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

President Obama knows the United States has been losing these wars and also knows the terrible impact these wars have had on a group of people when they are labeled and targeted.

Obama in the Tank

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

While most eyes were on the then impending vote on Obama's economic revival program, the new president ventured out to the Pentagon for his first meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday.

Obama and His Commanders

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Now we're into one of the most fascinating parts of the new Obama administration: President Obama's relationship with America's military commanders.

Fallon Resigns As Mideast Military Chief

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East resigned Tuesday amid speculation about a rift over U.S. policy in Iran," the AP reports. Defens...