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ISIS Force Remains Low-Tech: DoD Data

UPDATED: INCLUDES TEXT OF OBAMA SPEECH AS PREPARED Just hours before President Barack Obama goes on the air to explain his strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the US...

Analysis: For Dick Cheney, Every Day is Sept. 12

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney doubts the sitting commander in chief will use a Wednesday primetime speech to lay out a plan hawkish enough to defeat an upstart violent Sunni group. …read more

Israel Bolsters Strategic Ties With Azerbaijan

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon began a two-day visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday aiming to bolster burgeoning ties with its strategic and defense trade partner that conveniently borders northeast Iran. …read more

Recommitting to a Shared Mission Against Terrorism

Recommitting to a Shared Mission Against Terrorism By Shaida M. Abdali September 8, 2014 Afghanistan and India have long been targets of extremist and terrorist groups based in Pakistan. Though these groups operate under...

Scotland Should Get Into NATO, OK!

When I studied politics in London, one of my lecturers was a fellow named Neil Kinnock, a Welshman who went on to lead the Labour Party. Kinnock, though he loved Wales and clearly understood...

The VA Scandal Isn’t Going Away

The Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office is investigating 93 facilities and is “pretty confident” scheduling or data manipulation took place in most of them. …read more

Michael Adler, Reporter: An Appreciation

It is with great sadness I must tell our readers of the untimely death of Michael Adler, our most excellent reporter on the long-running Iranian nuclear crisis. Sigh. Even though we write about war...

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