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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Opinion

Data As A Weapon: Psychological Operations In The Age Of Irregular Information Threats | Modern War Institute

  Data As A Weapon: Psychological Operations In The Age Of Irregular Information Threats | Modern War Institute The Army's Psychological Operations Units need modernization. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is possibly the first war to be filmed and waged entirely via social media....

How Ukraine Prepared Itself for Total War | National interest

Ukraine's strategic and institutional reforms have resulted in military and societal advancement. Initially, many feared Ukraine would implode in days, as Samo Burja writes. While Ukraine's military remains considerably outgunned by Russia, the strategic shift and reforms implemented since 2014...

As a veteran that went to Ukraine, here’s what I saw | Military Times

The American Veteran discusses the devastation created by the war's savagery. Matt Welch worked as a Middle Eastern Cryptologic Linguist in the Marine Corps for five years and traveled throughout the Middle East and North Africa. He tracked out a...

Climbing the ladder: How the west can manage escalation in Ukraine and beyond | Atlantic Council

A look at what Russia and its allies may do in eastern Ukraine. As the war continues, NATO and EU efforts might be critical one way or another. Each of the "rungs" below will rely on Putin's view and evaluation...

A Tale of Two Bears: Russian Experience in Syria and Ukraine | Modern War Institute

Russian Military Campaign in Ukraine in 2018: An Analysis of Russian Counter-Insurgency Operations   Russian soldiers have struggled in Ukraine to accomplish their most audacious goals. Ukrainian opposition forces may soon encounter Russian skills for counter–irregular warfare (CIW) perfected in Syria...

Why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the biggest threat to national security | We are the Mighty

Baghdadi remained unnoticed for most of his leadership, but when he took office, the US Security Department offered a $25 million reward to anybody who could apprehend him. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to...

The Devil Resurfaces in Ukraine |WSJ

Putin's war is forcing us to reconsider the nature of evil in the world and how we should respond to it. Years ago, evil was demonized. Evil connoted the presence of a devil, and both were considered as barriers to...

Why do they insist on occupying Şengal, which its sons liberated from ISIS?  | Hawar News

The Sengal(Sinjar) National Council announced the establishment of new security and administrative unit to oversee the territory. Sinjar is one of Lower Mesopotamia's earliest towns, situated in the western section of Nineveh. Due to its strategic geographical position, its fortified...

Street-Fighting Insurgency Gives Ukrainians a Slight Edge | Yahoo News 

Russian and Ukrainian forces will engage in door-to-door warfare in an urban environment reminiscent of previous conflicts in the area. A succession of overlapping, ferocious will characterize the conflict ahead and hideously violent clashes outside Ukraine's big cities and inside...

I Commanded U.S. Army Europe. Here’s What I Saw in the Russian and Ukrainian Armies | The Bulwark

Things had altered by 2011. The US Army in Europe had dropped substantially during the Cold War, when it had quarter-million personnel stationed there, and it would drop much more during my two years as commander. The Russians' recent...

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Commando Network Coordinates Flow of Weapons in Ukraine, Officials Say | NY Times

Special Operations Forces have substantially increased their assistance to the Ukrainian military.  A covert operation involving Special Operations personnel of...

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