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US Military Reveals Massive Plan To Attack, Retake Mosul From Islamic State

defenseone.com — U.S. forces are amassing and training 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi and Kurdish forces in preparation for a spring attack to retake Mosul, Iraq from an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 fighters of the Islamic State, or ISIS. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Jordan’s Revenge and the Arab World’s ISIS Awakening

thefiscaltimes.com — This is the moment the Pentagon hasbeen waiting for. All those years of "building partner capacity," to train, equip, fund, strengthen and professionalize the militaries of Middle East dictators and kingdoms, are about to pay off. The unthinkable immolation of Jordanian pilot First Lt.

Jordan’s Retaliation Is the Real Arab Awakening the Pentagon Has Been Waiting For

defenseone.com — This is the moment the Pentagon has been waiting for. All those years of "building partner capacity," to train, equip, fund, strengthen and professionalize the militaries of Middle East dictators and kingdoms, are about to pay off. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One.

Pentagon sees training allies as its greatest hope

stripes.com — In an old rock quarry in Jordan, a sprawling $200 million state-of-the-art special operations training center has risen over 25 square kilometers. It is a hub for the elite troops of the world's militaries, including Americans, Iraqis and Afghans, to learn cutting edge counterterrorism techniques.

Five Best Ideas of the Day

aspen.us — The problem of Boko Haram, 'creative entrepreneurs' replacing artists, the end of traditional warfare, better weather forecasts and more.

AFRICOM Commander Wants Full Counterinsurgency Plan for Boko Haram

defenseone.com — The top commander of troops in Africa said he would like the military to do more to fight the terrorist group Boko Haram, but that it's up to Nigerian and U.S. policy officials to decide how much they're willing to change the trajectory of that group's violent stronghold on the region.

Analysis: U.S. efforts in Yemen limited by realities of the region

stripes.com — WASHINGTON - When it was revealed that the Nigerian man suspected of trying to bomb an American airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas had once passed through Yemen, the U.S. wasted little time dispatching Gen. David Petraeus to the chaotic Arab nation. Counterterrorism experts have long cautioned that the U.S.

Flournoy Pulls Out of Defense Secretary Race

defenseone.com — Michele Flournoy has pulled herself out of the race to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington's defense, national security and foreign affairs scene, Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe's Washington bureau, ...

Political Dysfunction Is a Worse Threat Than Putin, Say National Security Workers

defenseone.com — Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington's defense, national security and foreign affairs scene, Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe's Washington bureau, ... Full Bio Receive daily email updates: Subscribe to Defense One Today.

Military terminates Rendon contract

stripes.com — ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. military is canceling its contract with a controversial private firm that was producing background profiles of journalists seeking to cover the war that graded their past work as "positive," "negative" or "neutral," Stars and Stripes has learned.
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Mar 04, 2015

Another night with the sound of dutiful plow trucks scraping the roads. Scraping. Scraping. #winter #getmeouttahere #summerplease

Mar 04, 2015

RT @eslavin_stripes: Never cared for the S.Korean "Land of Morning Calm" English slogan. Korea is a lot of good things, but not calm.

Mar 04, 2015

@glubold @nancyayoussef What he said. A clusterf@ck briefing isn't our fault. Or the public's. #transparency

Mar 04, 2015

RT @glubold: Is this the message Ash Carter really wants to send out? "STFU!" @nancyayoussef raises the right questions. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Mar 04, 2015

Classic piece. Long ago. // “@jaketapper: For more on Ambassador Mark Lippert read this ---> newsweek.com/mark-lippert-b…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @facklernyt: US ambassador to S Korea attacked by Korean man w/ razor blade; same man arrested in 2010 for attack on Japan amb. dailym.ai/1DWut5h#i-896b…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @markknoller: Sr Admin Official says wounds suffered by US Amb Lippert in Seoul are superficial. May require stitches. Attacker used some sort of blade.

Mar 04, 2015

RT @deathrep: U.S. Embassy says Amb Lippert in 'stable condition' after razor attack to cheeks & hand- @mark_arirang https://t.co/E8XoeLuwP…

Mar 04, 2015

That is fucked up. Mark wears flip-flops and drives a Jeep, and your gonna knife him?!

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