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Jan 17, 2018

Battlefield Successes and Challenges – Recent Efforts to Win the War against ISIS

PURPOSE: To examine the current administration's rules of engagement, the subsequent battlefield wins against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and next steps in the war against radical Islamic terrorism. BACKGROUND: In January 2017, the Trump Administration put pressure on ISIS by increasing aerial bombing and the use of Special Forces. ISIS has lost roughly 95 percent of the territory the ...

Jan 16, 2018

The Obama Rapprochement with the Castro Regime: The Anatomy of a Policy Failure

PURPOSE: To examine actions taken by the United States to normalize relations with Cuba. To explore the dangers associated with further normalizing U.S. diplomatic relations with the Castro regime. BACKGROUND: In December 2014, the Obama Administration removed Cuba from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, restored diplomatic relations between the two countries, loosened American restrictions on ...