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Military Technology and the Multi-Domain Battle Plan

The more assertive stance of the U.S. military, which has emerged from the accession of Donald Trump to the Presidency, has manifest itself in a somewhat dubious raid on Yemen by the Special Forces, the shelling of the Shayrat air base in Syria with 59… Keep Reading

Is the World on a slow march towards authoritarianism?

Turkey’s citizens recently voted to give President Erdogan expanded powers. He now has wide control over the judiciary, can simply decree law, and run two more times as president. Marine Le Pen, currently the front-runner for the unapologetically authoritarian far right National Front Party, is… Keep Reading

Syria offensive against ISIS stumbles

Tabqa, Northern Syria – Tabqa, one of the premier strongholds of the Islamic State outside of its de facto capital in al Raqqa City, has for the past week been the site of horrendous street-to-street fighting. IS fighters are clinging to their positions throughout the… Keep Reading

Tillerson in Moscow: U.S.-Russia relations ‘at a low point’

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (LC) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with officials in Moscow today, including Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly two hours, to discuss a host of issues including Syria, Ukraine, and allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Tillerson said that… Keep Reading

Syrian missile strike: What do we know?

Here is what we know: The U.S. launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack from nearby destroyers in the east Mediterranean against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. President Trump called on “civilized nations to end… Keep Reading

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China, North Korea tensions rise after a week of escalation

Escalation began last week after North Korea tested four medium range missiles, in response to annual U.S. and South Korea joint military exercises. Over the following seven days, the U.S. accelerated the deployment of military hardware to the Korean peninsula, prompting Chinese officials to accuse the U.S. and South Korea… Keep Reading

Mosul: The Longest, Hardest Slog

The fight for Mosul did not have to be this difficult. In the film Gettysburg, there is a scene where Confederate Maj. Gen. Isaac Trimble insists to Robert E. Lee that the rebels had made a terrible error in failing to take Culp’s Hill early… Keep Reading

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