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  • newAdvanced Space Surveillance Telescope Has Critical Military Applications
    The most sophisticated space surveillance telescope ever developed is ready to begin tracking thousands of space objects as small as a softball.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 6:40pm -
  • newOil Fires Burn South of Mosul
    Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve is assessing the potential risk to personnel at Camp Swift and Qayyarah West Airfield, located about 50 miles south of Mosul, as a result of nearby burning oil wells and a sulfur plant fire.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 3:28pm -
  • newAir Force Engineers Repair Runway in Iraq
    Engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 1:06pm -
  • newCoalition Strikes Continue to Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
    U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 12:39pm -
  • U.S. Strikes Kill 8 Al-Qaida Terrorists in Yemen
    The U.S. military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight terrorists associated with the group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to U.S. Central Command.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 16, 10:13pm -
  • Afghan Forces Make Progress, Yet Challenges Remain, Official Says
    The Afghan national defense and security forces have made progress this year in the fight against the Taliban, but challenges remain, said Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, Resolute Support mission’s deputy chief of staff for communications.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 16, 9:40pm -
  • Carter Travels to Turkey, Paris for Counter-ISIL Meetings
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the press en route to Ankara, Turkey, that the military campaign to wrest control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is going well in its early stages.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 16, 8:37pm -
  • USO Anniversary Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Service
    More than a thousand people joined Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a star-studded gala to help the USO celebrate its 75th Anniversary and honor its six 2016 Service Members of the Year.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 5:52pm -
  • Face of Defense: First Sergeant Recalls Path From Hardship to Success
    After growing up poor in Mexico, Army 1st Sgt. Gina Aceves has become a successful senior noncommissioned officer with 20 years of service.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 5:07pm -
  • Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq
    U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 3:58pm -

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    Brookings Institute - Defense

    • Nuclear arms control choices for the next administration
      On October 31, the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative will host a discussion on nuclear arms control choices for the next administration.         
      - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 16, 6:12pm -
    • Truly winning the battle of Mosul
      True victory in the battle of Mosul, the Islamic State’s capital in Iraq and the largest city it controls, will be difficult. It may take months or only a few short weeks, but I expect the Iraqi military, Kurdish Peshmerga, and other various militi…
      - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 3:00pm -
    • Necessary crooks and thugs: U.S. counterterrorism cooperation with the developing world
      The United States cooperates on a range of counterterrorism activities with many unsavory or incompetent partners, particularly in the developing world, as Daniel Byman (senior fellow in Brooking’s Center for Middle East Policy) argues in a new art…
      - 9 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 5:26pm -
    • Will Obama push for Yemen cease-fire?
      - 9 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 6:45pm -
    • The Donald shows again he doesn’t understand much about nukes
      First, full disclosure, I support Hillary Clinton for president. But it is not just Clinton supporters who get nervous when Donald Trump talks about nuclear arms. His reported comments about using nukes—for example, “If we had them, why can’t w…
      - 13 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 4:12pm -
    • Election 2016: What does success in the Middle East look like for the next president?
      As part of the Brookings Election 2016 project, the Brookings Podcast Network brings you a special edition episode in which Indira Lakshamanan, columnist for the Boston Globe, moderates a conversation with Robert Einhorn, senior fellow in the Arms…
      - 17 days ago, 6 Oct 16, 5:59pm -
    • Forging an enduring partnership with Afghanistan
      Executive Summary Since the attacks of September 11, the United States has engaged in and with Afghanistan in pursuit of common strategic interests. Our cooperation with the Afghan government and Afghan people remains a key front in a generational co…
      - 17 days ago, 6 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
    • Five megachanges that could transform the world
      Large-scale change is transforming the world. Many of the beliefs and institutions that used to anchor international and domestic affairs have grown weak. Political and economic tidal waves have crashed in many parts of the world. We live in a techno…
      - 18 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 11:30am -
    • Dealing with a nuclear-armed North Korea
      Executive Summary Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapon and ballistic missile tests have underscored North Korea’s growing threat to the United States and its allies and have fueled a rising sense of urgency inside the Obama administration. Future nu…
      - 19 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 4:13pm -
    • The future of the Trans-Pacific security order
      This is a very interesting topic. It matters a lot for the policies of concerned governments. For analysts, it also raises the question of conceptual definition. We may think we understand what is meant by the term “regional order,” but I’m not…
      - 3 Dec 01, 12:00am -

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