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The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is encouraged by the progress. ... Joe Dunford told reporters traveling with him "that from a military dimension, I am enthusiastic about the prospects for 2018.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, ... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and ...

Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains how deterrence - a military strategy of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences - worked in opening possible discussions between the U.S. and North Korea. Hanson ... Korea
Cyber-enabled economic warfare is a hostile strategy involving attacks against a nation using cyber technology with the intent to weaken its economy and thereby reduce its political and military power. While economic warfare dates back millennia, adversaries now have powerful asymmetric cyber ...
The unclassified version of the strategy describes offers few specifics about DoD's precise ambitions for AI, other than to say the department plans to make more investments in the field "including rapid application of commercial breakthroughs, to gain competitive military advantages." The spending is part ... intel

And we do not have a strategy of countering it and how we can defend ourselves in the information field, the educational field, the scientific field, the military field and so forth,” Ivashov says. In his essay, the commentator attempts to describe the current state of play in Russian discussions about the nature of ... intel
... commander of the US military in the Pacific told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the US isn't planning a one-off "bloody nose" strike on North Korea, but rather it's planning to go all out in war or not at all. Senior administration officials are reportedly exploring the "bloody nose" strategy, which entails ... intel
And some said a military space force may make it harder to keep Earth's orbit a place of peace. Saying his national security strategy "recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea," Mr. Trump said at a San Diego Marine Corps base that he's considering "a space force" that ... intel
Firstly, for China, the different terminologies used within NATO and, more generally, in Western military doctrines such as “global strategy”, “national security strategy” or “national defense strategy” are not separate concepts or ways of thinking, but are all subsumed in the Chinese general notion of “military ... intel
China's 2015 national defence white paper on military strategy—which included the PLA's commitment 'to remain a staunch force for upholding the CCP's ruling position' and to preserve 'social stability'—also called for the PLA to 'expedite the development of a cyber force' and to enhance its capabilities in ... intel
The military service chiefs of cybersecurity see an upward trend in the capacity, capabilities, sophistication and persistence of cyber threats against military ... “We are modernizing and defending our networks by implementing our cyber resilience strategy focused on hardening our network infrastructure and ... intel
Since it was established in 1975, CFIUS has not considered the long-term geopolitical implications that foreign investments in U.S. companies will have on the defense industrial base and on our military's ability to fight — and win — wars. Not only is the United States the world's largest recipient of foreign ... intel
President Donald Trump suggested creating a branch of the military for space on Tuesday while speaking to US Marines in San Diego. "My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain just like the land, air, and sea," Trump said, speaking at Miramar Air Station. "We may ... intel
This article builds off the ideas and concepts outlined in the Joint Operating Environment 2035; the current National Security, Defense, and Military Strategies; the 2017-2019 Joint Strategic Campaign Plan; and the evolving doctrine and concepts associated with Information as the seventh Joint Function. Lessons learned ... intel
The Russian Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian parliament) adopted a law, on February 21, introducing requirements for a mandatory psychological evaluation for those who aspire to join the Russian military (TASS, February 21). This provision concerns not only private and contract soldiers, but will ... intel
“Great-power politics is back,” is a mantra civilian and military officials have repeated with increasing frequency over the past half-decade. The diagnosis has now been formally enshrined in the Trump administration's National Defense Strategy, a summary of which was published by the Pentagon in ... intel

Very early in the election cycle, Democrats recruited candidates with nontraditional backgrounds, especially in the military, who would appeal to voters in red districts. “A rough profile of [Democrats'] ideal candidate has started to emerge: veterans, preferably with small business experience too,” reported ... intel
"Great-power politics is back," is a mantra civilian and military officials have repeated with increasing frequency over the past half-decade. The diagnosis has now been formally enshrined in the Trump administration's National Defense Strategy, a summary of which was published by the Pentagon in ... intel
Bringing the defeat-ISIS campaign to a responsible close, according to Votel, would allow the prioritization of implementing the South Asia strategy in Afghanistan. “Military success in the campaign presents us an opportunity to reposition forces from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan in a manner that keeps the ... intel
The U.S. military is ratcheting up its attack on Taliban funding streams in Afghanistan, where troops are using a strategy that paid dividends in the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the general in charge of U.S. Central Command said Tuesday. “This is a lesson learned from Iraq and Syria, ... intel
One of Washington's closest watchers of the Afghanistan conflict, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote last month that the administration has made major improvements in military tactics and plans for developing Afghan forces but has “done nothing to deal with civil ... intel
The Bridge is a collaborative effort that provides an online forum for the discussion of Strategy, National Security, and Military Affairs. The Bridge is widely read in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Eastern Europe averaging over 30K original page views per month and carries ... intel
Moscow already appears to be shifting its military and diplomatic strategies. Russia's Defense Ministry plans to make use of the "gray zone," that Cold War-like area between peace and conventional warfare. The day the plane crash occurred, Gerasimov was at Khmeimim air base. No details of his Syria ... intel
North Korea's decision to meet US President Donald Trump proves the US strategy of isolating North Korea is working, US Vice-President Mike Pence says. .... The US has tens of thousands of military personnel there and the massive annual joint war games infuriate the North because it believes they are preparation for ... intel
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced resolve to revive and improve on the existing inter-agency collaboration towards efficiency in security operations and better information management among security agencies in the country. Director Defence Information (DDI) and the Nigerian military ... intel
Waldhauser said he was in the process of rewriting U.S. military strategy in the region with China in mind. “China has been on the African continent for quite some time, but we as a combatant command have not dealt with it in terms of a strategic interest,” Waldhauser said. “We are taking baby steps in that ... intel
“Russia's engagement with the Turkish government of President Erdogan, military sales to Turkey, and deepening interest in and involvement with Egypt and Libya illustrate Russia's strategic objective to strengthen its ability to project power into the Mediterranean and along NATO's southern flank, expand ... intel
The theory fares better at the level of strategy, which is a state's wartime theory of victory. While nuclear weapons haven't changed everything, one critical fact remains: No state has used the weapons since 1945. This is unusual. States have been perfectly willing to use other novel military technologies on ... intel
National Security Adviser Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Tuesday said that the military strategy always on the lead has injured the Afghan society which has made the war so perpetual with no end in sight. He was talking to a US media delegation which called on him here. The NSA warmly welcomed ... intel
The intellectual component of strategy formulation is conducted in shadows of uncertainty, with the future masked by ambiguity and the unknown .... These “Defense Planning Scenarios” are more geographically and military specific and are crucial to processes for assessing military capabilities and ... intel
I was the first to write about Russia's infamous high-tech military strategy. One small problem: it doesn't exist. ... Back in February 2013, the Russian newspaper Military-Industrial Courier — as exciting and widely read as it sounds — reprinted a speech by Gen. Valery Gerasimov. It talks of how in the modern ... intel
Too often overlooked in assessments of defense spending is the question of strategy, and specifically whether our foreign policy adequately distinguishes between defending U.S. interests and futilely attempting to manage the global order with military intervention. Thus our government's addiction to ... intel
In 2008, there were more than a thousand complaints of human rights violations against the army to the National Human Rights Commission. Cases like that of Dan Jeremeel and Jose Barrientos led many to question the effectiveness of the military strategy in the so-called war on drugs. intel
WASHINGTON — Just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia boasted last week about producing “invincible” new nuclear arms designed to evade American missile defenses, President Trump's nominee to command the nation's military cyberunits was being grilled at a Senate confirmation ... intel
After the fall of Raqqa, the ISIS capital, what reason is there to keep a small U.S. military force in Syria? Critics claim Trump risks getting the U.S. involved in another quagmire similar to one in Vietnam in the 1960s and another in Iraq in the 2000s, military operations that proved to be unwinnable. Human ... intel
US linguist Noam Chomsky believes that the US military strategy under US President Donald Trump is moving toward world destruction. “With Trump, it [US military strategy] is becoming weaker, less effective, more disintegrated and loses all this authority and weight in the international arena, which it ... intel
In June, China proposed a so-called double freeze plan, which was supported by Russia, providing for the cessation of North Korea's nuclear activity in exchange for halting the US-South Korean joint military drills. The plan would have created the conditions for negotiations between Seoul and Pyongyang, ... intel
Iraq is struggling to fund its Air Force's $1 billion budget as the country is faced with the enormous task of rebuilding after its military victories. At a conference in Kuwait, Iraq asked the international community for $88 billion to fund post-ISIS reconstruction but was only able to raise promises for a portion of ... intel
Even before the suspension of security assistance, “there has been an uptick in drone strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan going back to the fall of last year and continuing since then,” according to Jonathan Schroden, a military operations analyst at the CNA Corporation, a non-profit research group. intel
ISTANBUL, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Turkey may have to review its plans in Syria as its military operation against Kurdish militia in Afrin has been progressing more slowly than expected, analysts said. The military and political situation should be reexamined given the current picture in the operation, said Haldun ... intel
With the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and an uptick of violence in Afghanistan, U.S. military strategy is shifting in the Middle East and Central Asia. But the stated goals of the missions still remain a bit unclear. On Monday, the Associated Press reported that the United States has started a troop draw-down, ... intel
During his dissertation proposal on Tuesday, a humanities researcher demonstrated how a society can be affected military strategy. Shane Mackowicki, doctoral candidate, received a grant last year from the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Mackowicki studies American military history with an ... shooter
The White House should develop a National Security Cooperation Strategy to guide the current system with a more efficient and transparent whole-of-government approach. U.S. allied and partner countries request U.S. defense products and services after consultation with the U.S. government, military, ... shooter
Zweiri further explained that Saudi Arabia has a strategy it is following in Yemen and that a government reshuffle does not necessarily mean its policy in the war would change. Saudi Arabia entered the Yemen war in 2015 when it launched a military offensive after Houthi rebels took over the capital, Sanaa, ... shooter
Although some problems had been long-standing, many had been exacerbated when the Obama administration changed strategy in 2014 by beginning a long air war in Iraq and Syria and instituting the European Reassurance Initiative to deter Russia. Both efforts were successful but put unplanned stress ... shooter
A senior Iraqi official says his country needs to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems and diversify its arms imports as the so-called “Western military strategy” has been a failure in the war-stricken Arab country. Director of the Iraqi Security and Strategy Center, Muataz Mahi ... shooter
It envisions an expanded role of nuclear weapons in U.S. military doctrine, the development of low-yield weapons — specifically a low-yield SLBM — and the removal of 2010 NPR language that called for maintaining strategic stability with China. Unsurprisingly, it has elicited vociferous responses from ... shooter
With former Pakistan Army Chief General Mirza Aslam Beg's Zarb-e-Momin military exercise conducted in 1989 – Pakistan started to adopt an offensive-defensive mode of security and presented a credible response towards Indian military's Operation Brasstacks. Similarly, in response to Indian Cold Start ... shooter


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