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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Opinion

Can Biden finally put the Middle East in check and pivot already? | Foreign Policy

After long years of getting pulled in and pulled out, the Middle East is finally getting a good chance to check and pivot. This is because of Biden's move, which seems to favor a healthier mix of engagement and...

What is a legacy system? The key is relevance, not age. | Defense News

The legacy system is an approach or platform that gives more importance to relevance than age. Specifically, the system focuses on its contribution to great power competition and potentially great power conflict. With this, the Congress and the Defense...

Don’t knock yourself out: How America can turn the tables on China by giving up the fight for command of the seas | War...

The fight for command of the seas has been extremely a big issue over the last few years, not just for China and the US but also for other countries.  Would it be beneficial to the USA to give...

‘Great power competition’ is a dangerously simple frame | Defense One

In a recent announcement made by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, continuing the Trump administration’s withdrawals from Europe, South Korea, Afghanistan, and the Middle East is still undetermined. This makes sense as the current force posture of the U.S. is...

The Pentagon needs budget agility to compete with China | Defense One

Given how powerful China is, the Pentagon is seeking higher budget allocation to acquire needed equipment and specialized training. The Pentagon's budget is known to be inflexible, but to be able to compete against China, the troop is expected...

Keeping troops in Afghanistan makes America safer | Bloomberg Opinion

In the last decade, the U.S. has been able to draw down its forces in Afghanistan as a part of the agreement they have with the Taliban group. But the Taliban has failed to do its part as violence...

Cynicism: A brief look at a troubling topic | Small Wars Journal

Cynicism is a topic that has been commonly mistaken due to the negative impressions that come with it. But what exactly is cynicism? Cynicism is an attitude characterized by a general distrust of others' motives. This means that someone...

Examining international security at the nuclear nexus | Defense News

Traditionally, U.S. nuclear policy is focused on policy development processes, but the nuclear arsenal is different as it has its independent focus and separate government organizational structures. The policies within it have developed, but this time, it has to be changed...

Between Seoul and sole purpose: How the Biden administration could assure South Korea and adapt nuclear posture | War on the Rocks

U.S. allies in Asia and Europe are in great fear of alliance decoupling. They demand more U.S. assurances as regional threats in these areas are becoming more complex. At the same time, revising some aspects of Trump’s nuclear policy...

We must reorient US cyber strategy around the only safe assumption | Defense News

In the last few months, a few cyber-attacks have successfully stolen important data. Just recently, a supply-chain attack has figured out serious gaps in U.S. cybersecurity strategy. With all of these attacks that have stolen thousands or millions of important data,...

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Afghan Special Forces break a Taliban jail in a night raid, 20 captives freed | Khaama Press

In a night operation, the Afghan Special Forces stormed a Taliban prison in the Western Nimroz province, where they...

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