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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, November 29, 2021

Opinion

Can the US Navy fight and win a war? | Harlan Ullman

Questions of readiness can be asked of all the branches of the military, but the Navy in particular has not participated in a large scale battle since Okinawa in 1945. They were involved in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq but...

Countering Erdogan: What Biden must do for the sake of stability | Vice Adm. Herman Shelanski (ret.) and Ari Cicurel

The United States should support partners in the eastern Mediterranean like Greece to put pressure on Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expel 10 ambassadors from the country including the American one following a NATO summit which...

Don’t Assume the US Will Fight China and Russia One at a Time | Bradley Bowman, John Hardie and Zane Zovak

Last week, China and Russia conducted their first ever joint naval patrol in the western pacific. The assumption that the two countries would not join forces against America is outdated and must be modernized to reflect the possibility that...

How should Taiwan, Japan, and the United States cooperate better on defense of Taiwan? | Yoichi Kato

The worries Taiwan has surrounding Chinese aggression extend to Japan. Given the number of US troops stationed in Japan it would certainly become a target if China ever took the offensive. There is growing consensus inside Japan that the...

Why should the US care if Hamas moves against Israel from Lebanon? | Eric R. Mandel

With support from Iran, Hamas has been increasing activities in Lebanon where Hezbollah operates. Hamas may feel less restrained to commit acts of terrorism in Lebanon than in Gaza where they serve as the de facto power source. This...

The U.S. Military’s 5 Deadliest Weapons Of War | Brent M. Eastwood

The US arsenal is the most fearsome in the world. The deterring effect nuclear weapons, aircraft carriers, and gunships have on the rest of world is part of why we have them. The B83 nuclear bomb has a maximum delivery of 1.2 megatons, it first entered...

The Ambiguous Legacy of the Powell Doctrine | Giselle Donnelly

The late Colin Powell recently passed after suffering complications related to his already compromised immune system. Few have had a greater impact on American foreign policy than Powell, the approach to overseas involvement that would come to be known as the Powell Doctrine still...

US military only ‘marginally able’ to meet needs, think tank argues | Mike Brest

According to the conservative Heritage Foundation's 2022 Index of US Military Strength, the US military is only "marginally" capable of defending the country's national interests at home and abroad. The roughly 600-page index concludes that the US military is...

Drone Strikes Gone Wrong: Fixing a Strategic Problem | Andrew Milburn

The last offensive action taken by the Americans during the war in Afghanistan failed to hit its intended target and killed 6 civilians. This was no isolated incident but rather another example of a grim pattern that has accompanied greater...

Taliban Haven’t Changed: Reality Check for Negotiations to End Oppression of Afghans | Jason Criss Howk

The most idealistic among us may still be holding out for a less oppressive Taliban regime but so far their behavior has not impressed. They have banned educating women and continue to hunt members of the former Afghan government...

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US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria...

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