Joseph V. Micallef
Sri Lanka Attacks Show Continuing Threat Posed by the Islamic State
"ISIS may be more dangerous as a franchisor of jihadism than it was as an armed state."
NATO on Its 70th Anniversary: A Birthday Party or a Wake?
"As NATO moves beyond its 70th anniversary, there are four issues that it needs to address."
Russia Doubles Down in Venezuela
"In addition to mercenaries and Russian troops, the Kremlin has also publicly signaled its support for Maduro."
With ISIS Caliphate Defeated, Syrian Democratic Forces Begin a New Chapter
Its continuing actions and the legacy of its rule will continue to haunt the region for the foreseeable future.
Islamic State 2019: An Assessment
Despite statements from Trump that the Islamic State has been "obliterated," ISIS continues to show remarkable resiliency.
The Mammoth Unsinkable Ice Ships of WWII That Almost Existed
The inventor Geoffrey Pyke suggested the use of large floating ice islands to serve as floating airfields in the Atlantic.
Venezuela: The End Game
"The final phase in the collapse of South American strongmen is typically the point at which the military switches sides."
A Warming Arctic Heats Up US-Russian Military Rivalry
"With Arctic warming continuing, the Arctic Ocean and its periphery is emerging as a theater of Russian/American rivalry."
Polar Geopolitics: The Scramble to Control the Arctic
The prospect of the Arctic Ocean emerging as a theater of military rivalry will create new challenges for the U.S. and NATO.
North Korean Denuclearization Is Steadily Slipping Away
"There is no prospect of denuclearization until North Korea identifies its facilities and the location of its arsenal."
Bottoms Up: A Holiday Gift Guide to Exceptional Spirits Buys
It's the holiday season, and spirits make excellent and well appreciated gifts for military members and others.
The South China Sea and US-China Trade Policy: Are They Becoming Linked?
The Trump Administration may use U.S. trade policy as a way of constraining China's ability to to fund an military expansion.
The Strategic Implications of American Energy Independence
"U.S. energy independence is going to be a game changer in international affairs and will have far-ranging consequences."
Has Putin Become Russia's Tsar?
"Russian history has underscored the fact that Russian stability have typically been associated with strong leaders."
Most Popular Military News
Soldier Killed, 12 Injured in Humvee Rollover at Fort Polk
Staff Sgt. Jacob Hess died in the crash that occurred at Fort Polk during exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
Two Fort Hood Soldiers Arrested in Prostitution Sting
In total, 15 people were arrested and nine women were directed to support services that help victims of human trafficking.
Army Fields Tiny Pocket Drones to Paratroopers at Fort Bragg
Equipment officials recently fielded the Army's first pocket-sized drones to units of the 82nd Airborne Division.
F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes into California Warehouse, Pilot Ejects
An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base, sending a dozen people to hospitals.
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Headed to the Army's National Training Center? Here's What You Need to Know
NTC is designed to push combat brigades to their limits and expose tactical weaknesses to improve combat proficiency.
Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Army Training Grounds Case
The Pohakuloa Training Area is a 156-square-mile property used for combat and live-fire training.
Here's the Real Story Behind the 'Painted Rocks' at Army's NTC
For nearly four decades, combat units have painted their insignias on boulders near the road into Fort Irwin.
University of Hawaii Lab Forges Ahead with $77.2M in Navy Funding
UH's Navy-sponsored lab is one of 13 university-affiliated research centers within the Defense Department.
Navy SEAL Gets Year in Brig for Hazing Death of Green Beret
Adam Matthews was sentenced for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
Air Force News
Special Operations Pilot Faces Charges of Raping a Child Under 12 Years Old
The alleged crimes happened in 2017 and 2018 in Colorado Springs.
Air Force's Space 'Think Tank' Studies Future of Conflict Beyond Earth
Within the Air Command and Staff College resides a task force that has one core mission: to be America's think tank for space...
B-52 Bomber Removed from 'Boneyard' to Return to Service
A crew flew the plane nicknamed "Wise Guy" to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana from Tucson.
Marine Corps News
Boot Camp Revives the Lost Art of Letter Writing
During a three-month blackout, recruits are prohibited from contact with the outside world via phone or email.
Sikorsky Gets $1.1B Contract for Marine Helicopters
The King Stallion helicopter can fly higher and farther and with far heavier cargoes than existing helicopters.
1st Woman Completes Marines' Urban Leaders Course
Lance Cpl. Autumn Taniguchi finished the three-week course that prepares leathernecks to lead troops in urban environments.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Commander Dies from Injuries in Motorcycle Crash
The staff of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder described Commander Waters as a "tenacious Black hull sailor and Cutterman."
Coast Guard: 2 More Bodies Found After Alaska Planes Crash
The two planes collided in mid-air Monday, killing six people, the Coast Guard said.
Team Heads to Alaska to Probe Sightseeing Planes Collision
Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided near Ketchikan, the Coast Guard said.