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Wreaths Across America
More than 50,000 volunteers laid wreaths at graves on Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Dec. 12, 2015, as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.
FP the E.R. - Trump's Four-Star Friends
On this week’s episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Julie Smith, and Tom Ricks share their thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, which is being increasingly filled with generals. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be Trump’s right hand man as national security advisor,...
MWI Podcast - "Catching Saddam Hussein" with Eric Maddox
In this episode of the MWI podcast, host Capt. Jake Miraldi speaks with Eric Maddox, a former US Army interrogator who was assigned in 2003 to a unit of special operators charged with finding and capturing Saddam Hussein. Maddox speaks about his 2003 deployment to Iraq—trained as a Mandarin...
These Women Aspire to Combat Roles
For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles.
Go Army, Beat Navy 2016
2016 Army-Navy Game
Go Navy! Beat Army!
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shows it's support for the Army/Navy game being played on Dec. 10 @ 3p.m. The ship is underway with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participating in ARG/Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARG/MEUEX). (U.S. Navy...
The Chaos and Fog of the First Night of Marine Corps Boot Camp
On Day 1, scores of young men and women arrive at Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to begin the process of becoming Marines. The first night is particularly tough. From the moment the recruits arrive, they are under constant verbal assault: yelled and screamed at by drill...
FP The E.R. - Entering into the Era of the Unknown
On this week’s episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Kori Schake, Julia Ioffe, and David Sanger envision a world where Donald Trump’s foreign policy emboldens Russia, China, and other wannabe world superpowers. It’s not fantasy. Trump’s affection toward Putin is no secret. But now that he...
President Obama Defends His Security Doctrine
President Barack Obama spoke about his counterterrorism record Tuesday, at MacDill Air Force Base. He spoke to active duty troops for his last speech on national security speech as Commander-In-Chief.
Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity - A Pentagon Video
According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of "Escape from New York" and "Robocop" — with dashes of the "Warriors" and "Divergent" thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes —...
Morning Mission Brief - MWI Podcast: Assessing Emerging Trends
In this episode of the Modern War Institute podcast series, Capt. Jake Miraldi speaks with Col. Michael Loos, commander of the US Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group. Col. Loos discussed a range of emerging trends on the modern evolving battlefield including hybrid threats, adversaries’ employment...
Where the Candidates Stand on Mosul and ISIS
The Mosul military offensive to remove ISIS from Iraq's second largest city is playing out before the final presidential debate scheduled for Wednesday. More than likely it will be part of the debate fodder, as the two very different presidential candidates wage their own battle in Las Vegas on how...
Obama's Legacy in U.S.-China Relations
The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world. During the course of Obama's tenure, the opportunities to cooperate with China on key global challenges expanded, but at the same time, Chinese interests clashed on several issues...
Understanding the Rise of the Islamic State
As a young man, Lawrence Wright first visited the Middle East when he taught English in Cairo. He has spent much of his life since reporting on the region -- documenting culture by sharing the stories of individuals. His new book, “The Terror Years,” considers the evolution of extremism and the...
Risks in South China Sea Lies With Non-Military Ships
The risk of a clash in the South China Sea lies with non-military ships, Singapore’s defense minister said, as China deploys more heavily armed coast guard vessels in the disputed waters. Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin reports on "Daybreak Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
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