Defense One

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In order to usher in stability, the United States needs a region-by-region approach to Syria that builds from the bottom up and leaves Syria with a weak central government but strong regionally-based power centers backed by local populations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Even as Iraqi special forces and Shia militias roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Baghdad has done little to address the underlying causes of Sunni militancy.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
There’s too much slush in the supplemental, as shown by the fourfold jump in spending per deployed servicemember.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Iraqi government forces and their U.S.-led coalition partners have logged significant military victories in recent months against the Islamic State, or ISIS, from recapturing Ramadi in February to wresting control of Fallujah last month. Preparations are underway for a far larger operation in Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, which ISIS seized as it swept across northern Iraq in 2014. But military triumphs are unlikely to lead to an enduring peace without an essential component that isn’t as impossible as it sounds: reconciliation.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Many governments have dispatched troops, trainers, and advisors to the Syrian warzone to help out their favored combatants.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Before they begin the long-anticipated push to liberate Mosul, a battle many expect to mark the final chapter of the Islamic State’s reign in Iraq, military leaders of the “counter-ISIL” coalition say they need more planning for what happens next.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
From chlorine gas to Kalashnikovs, barrel bombs to cruise missiles, the Syrian conflict shows what 21st-century militaries and armed groups can bring to bear.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The failed coup attempt in Ankara and Istanbul last week sent shivers up spines at major U.S. defense contractors. Just how entwined is Turkey in the manufacturing of American arms?
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:45
Obama is making U.S. special operators and locals do most of the fighting. When ISIS falls, Iraq and Syria need better leaders to keep this from happening again. So, what’s the plan?
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:40
Although the program’s funding is relatively small, it could have an outsize impact on the United States’ military-to-military relations with many nations. Yet IMET today is in need of significant reform.

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