Category counterinsurgency

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]

U.S. Joint Special Operations Command And The War On Terror – A Sharper Edge?

Excerpts: Will things change with Trump? It seems unlikely. He has stated, repeatedly, that he sees destroying the Salafist-Jihadi threat as a main priority; two UCAV strikes were carried out on Yemen 48 hours after his inauguration, and the Bayda raid came after less than two weeks.  Trump’s defence team will play a major part […]

The Rise And Fall Of A U.S.-Backed Rebel Commander In Syria

The Rise And Fall Of A U.S.-Backed Rebel Commander In Syria Once a ‘fixer’ for the CIA, Syrian rebel comes to terms with failed US policy Read next Game on: why Japan’s arcades are still winning Abu Ahmad: ‘I used to think America was the ruler of the universe. If you ask me whether I […]

The Percolating Proxy War In Yemen

  IISS Strategic Comments r The Percolating Proxy War In Yemen The formation of a large coalition by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to intervene in Yemen reflects both precedent and strong motivation. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have long been involved in Yemen. In the 1960s, the Saudis fought a brutal war […]

God And Eric Hoffer In North Korea

God And Eric Hoffer In North Korea freekorea.us · by Joshua Stanton · January 26, 2017 Since yesterday’s post, I’ve had a chance to watch the interview with Thae Yong-ho. Thae said many interesting things, but none was so striking as the point when, about 9 minutes into the interview, he talked about the good fortune of getting his family to […]

What The New Administration Needs To Know About Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism: 2017 Georgetown & St. Andrews Conference

Beginning at 9:15am on Thursday and 9:00am on Friday you will be able to watch this conference at this link.     https://css.georgetown.edu/st-andrews-conference-2017  (scroll to the bottom of the page   Agenda is below. It will also be recorded and posted on the Georgetown Center for Security Studies YouTube channel after the conference https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHPN6YFZQHs6VLbFJITxg6A 2017 GEORGETOWN […]

Toward An Afghan End State

Toward An Afghan End State by Gary Anderson Journal Article |  January 23, 2017 – 7:18pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/toward-an-afghan-end-state Toward an Afghan End State Gary Anderson As President Trump inherits the war in Afghanistan, the best piece of advice anyone can give him is that this is about as good as it is going to get. The government […]

#Virtual Caliphate: Defeating ISIS On The Physical Battlefield Is Not Enough

This subject is something I have written about quite frequently over the past three years; and, I have advocated the establishment of a 21st century version of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials held at the end of WWII.  If you are interested in reading my article/thoughts — go to the search box and type “We […]

A Great Place To Have A War America In Laos And The Birth Of A Military CIA

A Great Place to Have a War America In Laos And The Birth Of A Military CIA Author: Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia http://www.cfr.org/laos/great-place-have-war/p38273?cid=soc-twitter-A+Great+Place+to+Have+a+War-011017 Order BookOrder Ebook PublisherA CFR Book. Simon & Schuster Release DateJanuary 2017 Price$28.00 hardcover / $14.99 ebook 336 ISBN 978-1-451-66786-8 Share Share Tweet Post Email January 1961: Laos, a tiny nation […]