Thousands more U.S. troops stationed overseas than previously acknowledged

The United States' military has been in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years. Yet details of the situation today in that country tend to remain unclear to many Americans, as the war has long faded into the background of the often asinine 24-hour news cycle. While U.S. civilians should probably pay more attention to their country's … Continue reading Thousands more U.S. troops stationed overseas than previously acknowledged

The ‘virtual battle space’ and the ‘system of opposition’

  In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in England, many in Western policy-making circles appear to be grasping desperately for ways to prevent similar violence. One proposed solution, according to retired U.S. Army Col. Stefan Banach, lies in the ability to out-maneuver the enemy in the "Virtual Battle Space." As the United States and … Continue reading The ‘virtual battle space’ and the ‘system of opposition’

Jihadists see opportunity in Trump win

Following Donald Trump's election win last week, many remain in a state of shock while others are celebrating. One group that is happy about the news, however, would probably not get along well with the kind of Trump supporters typically highlighted in the media, should their paths cross. Jihadists around the world apparently see a … Continue reading Jihadists see opportunity in Trump win

Vets voted for ‘unpredictable’ Trump over Clinton’s status quo foreign policy

Today, Nov. 11, 2016, three days after Donald Trump's election win, is Veterans Day. It is the 98th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I. It marks fifteen years and two months since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A large majority of military veterans voted for Trump, by about … Continue reading Vets voted for ‘unpredictable’ Trump over Clinton’s status quo foreign policy