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Central Command

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...