Strategy

Iran, US Flex Military Muscles in Persian Gulf

Iran, US Flex Military Muscles in Persian Gulf

 

 

By (@nickschifrin) and MATTHEW McGARRY

September 25, 2012

 

 

Obama's UN General Assembly speech condemns extremism

Obama's UN General Assembly speech condemns extremism

 

BBC, 25 September 2012
 

US President Barack Obama has urged global leaders to rally against extremism in an address to the UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Obama said it was the obligation of all leaders to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism, as he framed his speech with references to the US ambassador murdered in Libya.

China surveillance ships enter waters near disputed islands

China surveillance ships enter waters near disputed islands

Sep 24, 2012

(Reuters) - Two Chinese marine surveillance ships entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting an official protest from Tokyo amid rising tension between Asia's two biggest economies.

Israel war on Iran will eventually happen: Revolutionary Guards chief

Israel war on Iran will eventually happen: Revolutionary Guards chief

22 September 2012

 

An Israeli war on Iran “will eventually happen,” but the Jewish state will be destroyed as a result, the head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said in comments published on Saturday.

Fixing Intelligence Analysis: From Specialists to Experts

Fixing Intelligence Analysis: From Specialists to Experts

September 21, 2012

 

Abstract: The U.S. military’s community of intelligence analysts has not been trained, manned, or resourced to adequately cope with an increasingly demanding set of responsibilities brought on by technological advances and the imperatives of fighting an irregular foe.

The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War: Part II

The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War: Part II

By James R. Holmes

September 20, 2012

 

One heartening thing about the U.S. military’s AirSea Battle Doctrine is that it affords prospective adversaries healthy respect—signaling that commanders grok that the United States’ post-Cold War holiday from history is over. Taking opponents’ capability and resolve seriously is the first step toward overcoming them in the arena of power politics and warfare. As Carl von Clausewitz points out, wise commanders are bound to fear being overthrown if they haven’t managed to overthrow the enemy. What Edward Luttwak terms the non-linear, “paradoxical logic” of strategy often brings about “ironic reversals” of fortune.

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