By Lisa Kochevar and Brian Taylor
The United States has a history of taking a relatively lenient approach to Russian aggression. Under Trump's presidency and ongoing scrutiny of his relationship with Russia, this is why it's time for a change in response.
By Hayden Smith, Intelligence Studies
The left says the deal will halt Iran construction of a nuclear weapon, while the right says Iran won't stop. Both are wrong. Here's why U.S. policymakers must consider the motivations and intentions of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader.
The attacks in Paris were unlike other recent homegrown or ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks here in the U.S. and abroad since it appears to have been a well-planned and coordinated complex attack. At this early stage, it appears that this most recent attack in Paris employed a hybrid mix of homegrown terrorists, formerly returned foreign fighters, as well as possible covert infiltration of at least one terrorist as a refugee. What strategy should the U.S. deploy to counter ISIL? AMU professor Jeffrey Gardner writes about how our intelligence agencies and special operations forces need to fight smartly with regional nations.
By Dr. Robert “Smitty” Smith, faculty at American Military University
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a major threat to the U.S. homeland. Our current response is to build a coalition. Vice President Biden stated: “We will follow them to the gates of hell.” Yet, Secretary of State John Kerry, has said that we will put no boots on the ground.