September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014 | Lawfare At the National Security Network, Bill French and J. Dana Stuster released a policy brief entitled, “Navigating an AUMF for the Islamic State: Toward a High-Standard Authorization.” They offer the following advice for constructing a new AUMF: “First, Congress should ensure that the Administration meets its burden of justifying an escalation of […]
A White House Position That Stands on a Narrow Definition of War By Mark Landler September 18, 2014 | New York Times The American advisers are armed, and if they are shot at by the enemy, they are authorized to return fire. In a close combat advisory role in a city, experts said, the American […]
September 17, 2014
Washington Leads with Militarized Responses September 17, 2014 | Project on Defense Alternatives Budget Effects Proponents of increasing the DoD budget have been busy ‘making hay’ from the ISIS and Putin threats. The National Security Network has a good summary of why new military activities in the Middle East do not require additional defense spending: […]
September 16, 2014
U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq By Mark Landler and Jeremy Peters September 16, 2014 | New York Times The challenge will come, General Dempsey said, when Iraqi and Kurdish forces try to drive the militants out of densely populated urban areas like Mosul. In those cases, General Dempsey […]
September 14, 2014
Major Gen. Paul Eaton discusses ISIS strategy on State of the Union with Candy Crowley September 14, 2014 | CNN For the original interview, click here
September 12, 2014
Major Gen. Paul Eaton interviewed by Gannet’s Defense News with Vago Muradian on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy September 12, 2014 | Gannet’s Defense News For the original interview, click here
September 11, 2014
Paul Eaton Quoted in Stars and Stripes on Retraining the Iraqi Army Retraining Iraq’s fractured army: Will it work this time? By Heath Druzin September 11, 2014 | Stars and Stripes Retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, who oversaw training of the Iraqi forces in the early days of the Iraq War, said that after […]
September 11, 2014 | BBC Radio News The World Tonight For the original piece, click here.
US hopes training local forces will work – this time September 11, 2014 | AFP Dating back to Vietnam, US attempts to construct professional armies often have faltered, usually because the local leaders see the military as a means of holding on to power rather than defending the country, experts say. The most recent failure […]
September 11, 2014 | CNBC’s Fast Money Major Gen. Paul Eaton shares his view of President Obama’s strategies against ISIS, and the opportunity for other countries to step up. To see the original post, click here.