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The Crowded Syrian Battlefield: Is a Turkish Invasion Next?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

Amidst these multi-pronged, often overlapping and sometimes directly clashing campaigns, there has been mounting evidence that Turkish military forces may be readying a ground offensive into Syria.

Turning Point: Coordinated Operations in the War on ISIS

Janet Ritz | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Janet Ritz

Coordinated military offensives against ISIS have begun in the Middle East. In Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga, with Special Ops and Coalition support, have begun an attack on an ISIS held city that controls an ISIS supply road.

Complex Syria Conflict Raises Difficult Military Questions

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

While every regional conflict brings with it a unique set of circumstances, politics and challenges, the calculus of determining when U.S. military intervention is warranted, and in what form, requires balancing a number of interests and factors.

Problem Partners, Ugly Outcomes

Nick Turse | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

Since 9/11, Africa has increasingly been viewed by the Pentagon as a place of problems to be remedied by military means. And year after year, as terror groups have multiplied, proxies have foundered, and allies have disappointed, the U.S. has doubled down again and again.

U.S. Special Forces Quietly Increase Eastern European Presence After Russian Aggression

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

By Peter Apps WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - As NATO refocuses on its eastern borders after Russia's annexation of Crimea, the United...

Mali -- A Double Tale of Unintended Consequences

Barry Lando | Posted 03.17.2013 | Home
Barry Lando

It's very likely that the French and their allies-to-come in Mali will be battling rebel troops trained by the U.S. Special Forces.

David Wood

In Superstorm Sandy, Resurrected FEMA Engages 'Whole Community' | David Wood | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Bill Carwile heard that some guy in New Jersey was complaining that the federal government hadn't helped him during Superstorm Sand...

WATCH: Air Force Nurse Opens Up About Saving Six Soldiers While Under Fire

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

"I was coming out of my room when it happened. I couldn’t see anything. Smoke and debris were everywhere," remembered Jennifer Curtis to the Salt La...

How U.S.' Top Killers Became Its Top (Unaccountable) Spies | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

This is what people think of when they imagine the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, the secretive, uber-elite military unit that killed Osam...

Russia Strives To Boost Influence In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Generals don't know when Afghans will be ready to take over for NATO forces. Lt. Gen. Bill Caldwell, head of NATO's training mission in Afghanistan, s...

Wikileaks Video Shows Fog and Friction

David Reidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Reidy

The urge to avoid negative publicity is understandable, but in this case the actions of the military are worrisome and counter-productive.

Corrupt Afghan Police Fueling Insurgency, UK Commanders Say

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here's a round-up of the latest AfPak news. CIA officers oppose drone strikes, say civilian casualties help Al Qaeda recruit. According to Lt. Colon...

The Quiet Professionals: The Untold Story of U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan

Doug Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Stanton

US soldiers entered Afghanistan quietly, in secret, and immediately went to work blending in with the local social fabric.

No More Mistaken Fire

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodie Evans

When more U.S. troops arrive in Afghanistan, they're bound to create more violence, more suffering and more recruits for the Taliban, and, of course, more civilian "accidents." This was just the beginning.