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FRIDAY FOTO (May 22, 2015)

Keeping It Real.

It looks easier than it is. Just try it at home.

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division compete in the Team Assault Course Competition during the division’s “All American Week.” 92 more words

National Security And Defense

How effective are strategies to counter violent extremism?

Here’s something I wrote for today’s Lowy Interpreter

The Australian Government has just announced thatĀ more than $22 millionĀ will be spent on battling the radicalisation of young Muslims in Australia. 762 more words

Human Rights

SPECIAL OPS/INTELLIGENCE: Michael Vickers Retiring from Pentagon Intel Post

Ex-Green Beret, Ex-CIA, Now Ex-Pentagon Official.

Michael Vickers, undersecretary of defense for intelligence for the past four years, announced Thursday (April 30) that he was stepping down. 434 more words

National Security And Defense

LATIN AMERICA: Colombian Insurgency Heats Up -- Again

Eleven Soldiers Killed.

Eleven Colombian soldiers were killed in fighting with Marxist guerrillas Tuesday (April 14), prompting Colombia’s president to resume a bombing campaign on rebel camps — jeopardizing peace talks seeking to end a 60-year insurgency that has cost thousands of lives. 169 more words

National Security And Defense

AROUND AFRICA: Hostage Rescue in Mali; Kenya College Attack; Yemini Refugees; C.A.R. "Ceasefiire" [UPDATE2-April 10]

French Commando Rescue.

A Dutch national held hostage by Islamist extremists in North Africa for three years has been freed in a daring raid by French commandos. 682 more words

Counter Insurgency

COUNTER TERRORISM: Understanding the Islamic State Threat

Fighting a Radical Tide on Social Media.

WASHINGTON — You’ve seen them on TV or the Internet: faces masked, waving black flags and AK-47s , videotaping heinous acts of barbarism against soldiers and civilians that fall into their hands. 788 more words

National Security And Defense

COUNTER TERRORISM: Kenya College Siege

147 Dead.

Gunmen said to be al Shabab Islamist extremists attack a university campus in Kenya Thursday (April 2), battling security forces for more than 15 hours before the school was secured. 171 more words

National Security And Defense