Joint Special Operations Command

Type: Organization
Name: Joint Special Operations Command
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

The Republican who should write Obama's speeches

Finally, an honest answer from the U.S. government about the likelihood of Americans ever fighting on the ground in Iraq against ISIS:We're going to defeat ISIS. That's what we're going to do. We're going to do it together. We're going to bring in coalition ... [Published The Week Magazine - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

SMALL WARS CONTINUE TO DRAIN AMERICA OF ITS POWER

WASHINGTON -- This week has the real possibility of going down as the strangest week in American military history. It opened with President Obama going right up ... to ... the ... edge of sending soldiers to Iraq, but more important were two other events ... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

US is involved in 134 wars or none, depending on the definition of 'war'

The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word "war" was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State.US Secretary of State John Kerry was at first reluctant:"We're engaged in a major counterterrorism ... [Published GlobalPost - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Speaking out against extremism in capital

The Jerusalem Season of Culture believes it is time for the silent moderate majority in Israel’s capital to speak up. Fed up with the noise and damage caused in recent months to the Holy City’s delicate social fabric by extremists and racists, the arts ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

UJS President ‘disgusted’: NUS prevents Jews from self-defining anti-Semitism

Ella RoseBy Jack MendelThe President of the UJS has expressed ‘disgust’ towards the NUS National Executive Committee.Ella Rose accused the NUS NEC of withholding Jewish students the right to self identify the prejudice they suffer, and condemned their ... [Published Jewish News UK - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Gen. McChrystal: Decapitating ISIS Won't Work

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal about the value of killing terror group leaders. McChrystal, who formerly commanded both the Ranger Regiment and the Joint Special Operations Command, outlines several key points on realistically ... [Published Emergency Management - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: Anxious return to University after Protective Edge

James Graham as a BBYO tour MadrichBy James Graham, our new Campus Correspondent. James is a  Middle Eastern Studies student at the University of Manchester and Jsoc Committee member.  He tweets here and blogs here .In recent years, the University of ... [Published Jewish News UK - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Martin McGuinness: McChrystal told me Iraq was mistake

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says the retired US General Stanley McChrystal recently told him he wouldn’t have authorised the 2003 invasion of Iraq had he been US President and that the country is worse off now than it was under Saddam Hus ... [Published Derry Journal - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

McChrystal: Americans should unite behind Obama's ISIS strategy

Retired four star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal urged Americans on Friday to unite behind President Obama’s strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).“If you think about our strategy now, the one thing we absolutely need is cohesion ... [Published The Hill - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS, 9/11, and the Terrorism Time Loop

As we mark another anniversary of the attacks in 2001, it seems as if little has changed. We appear to be caught in a time loop where history keeps repeating itself again and again. If it was al Qaeda in 2001 that represented the pinnacle of all things ... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

The thirty-year war, continued

Barack Obama's new strategy against the Islamic State commits the United States to further long-term conflict. It involves a great forgetting of the recent war in Iraq. Soon after the start of the Iraq war in March 2003, a column in this series spoke ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Army's Combat Leaders Prepare for New War

Some of the U.S. Army's sharpest minds warned young combat leaders of what they should expect as America enters a new chapter in its war with Islamic extremists.Seasoned leaders such as retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal met with young Army officers ... [Published Military.com - Sep 11 2014]

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For Obama, it's as if any talk of "ground troops" is essentially equivalent to the existential disaster of Iraq. Wednesday he said that "[a]fter a decade of massive ground deployments, it is more effective to use our unique capabilities in support of partners on the ground so they can secure their own countries' futures. We'll use our air power ... We will train and equip our partners."
"The upheaval in the world today is unprecedented ... It depends strongly on moral strengths and courage. And contemporary leadership in most parts of the world are not meeting the challenge."
"Joint special operations (SO) are conducted by SOF from more than one Service in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive environments to achieve military, diplomatic, informational, and/or economic objectives employing military capabilities for which there is no broad conventional force requirement. These operations may require low visibility, clandestine, or covert capabilities. SO are applicable across the range of military operations. They can be conducted independently or in conjunction with operations of conventional forces or other government agencies and may include operations through, with, or by indigenous or surrogate forces. SO differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, use of special equipment, modes of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets."
The BritishBritish government also estimates that 100 Canadians have left Canada to "support or train with terrorist movements abroad. The majority of these are likely to be in Syria." And it estimates that there are 60 Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq and about 100 Australian "facilitators" helping to make this possible in A...

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US is involved in 134 wars or none, depending o... [Published GlobalPost - Sep 16 2014]
Speaking out against extremism in capital [Published The Times Of Israel - Sep 15 2014]
UJS President ‘disgusted’: NUS prevents Jews fr... [Published Jewish News UK - Sep 15 2014]
Gen. McChrystal: Decapitating ISIS Won't Work [Published Emergency Management - Sep 15 2014]
OPINION: Anxious return to University after Pro... [Published Jewish News UK - Sep 15 2014]
Bergen: British connection to ISIS beheadings [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 14 2014]
Martin McGuinness: McChrystal told me Iraq was ... [Published Derry Journal - Sep 13 2014]
McChrystal: Americans should unite behind Obama... [Published The Hill - Sep 13 2014]
Mission Essential: Leveraging and Protecting Ou... [Published American.com - Sep 12 2014]
Area bases to play key role in new offensive [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Sep 12 2014]
Too Many Moving Parts, Too Many [Published NO QUARTER - Sep 12 2014]
'American War Generals' a sobering reflection o... [Published Air Force Times - Sep 11 2014]
ISIS, 9/11, and the Terrorism Time Loop [Published Common Dreams - Sep 11 2014]
The thirty-year war, continued [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 11 2014]
ISIS, 9/11, and the terrorism time loop [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 11 2014]
Army's Combat Leaders Prepare for New War [Published Military.com - Sep 11 2014]
Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS [Published Foreign Policy In Focus - Sep 10 2014]
Islamic State and the American Way of War: The ... [Published Palestine Chronicle - Sep 10 2014]
Why Would the United States Help a Terrorist Or... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 10 2014]
Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit [Published RINF.com - Sep 08 2014]
General Scales is Wrong about General McChrysta... [Published NO QUARTER - Sep 08 2014]
DFM: McChrystal told me Iraq was mistake [Published Londonderry Sentinel - Sep 08 2014]
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Obama’s New ISIS ‘Strategy’: Will It Work? [Published Pajamas Media - Sep 07 2014]
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Too Many Moving Parts, Too Many [Published NO QUARTER - Sep 12 2014]
It is axiomatic in the planning “bidness” that a good plan is as simple as possible.  Any well done plan is set within a “universe” of assumptions concerning the situation in which the plan is viable or even needed.  For that reason there must exist ...
ISIS, 9/11, and the terrorism time loop [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 11 2014]
As we mark another anniversary of the attacks in 2001, it seems as if little has changed. We appear to be caught in a time loop where history keeps repeating itself again and again. If it was al Qaeda in 2001 that represented the pinnacle of all things ...
General Scales is Wrong about General McChrysta... [Published NO QUARTER - Sep 08 2014]
Let me state at the outset that I think Bob Scales, a retired Army major general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, is a good, honorable man. But he is wrong in his latest analysis suggesting that another recently retired Army General, ...
Goodbye Jim Frederick: Writer, Editor, Mentor, ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 02 2014]
When a writer dies young—and Jim Frederick, who died Thursday in Oakland at 42, was very young—we mourn the work that will never be. As a writer and editor at Money and TIME magazine, Jim produced penetrating stories about whatever caught his attention. ...
Some Clarity On Russia And Ukraine [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 22 2014]
Anne Applebaum has a really sober and accurate description of what has been going on: A reader adds: For too long, news reports have spoken of the “Ukrainian rebels” as if the warfare underway in the Donetsk to Luhansk corridor were some sort of bona ...
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