DIMINISHING TERRITORIAL CONTROL MAY INCREASE LETHAL POWER OF ISIS

In reality, the threat eventually became defined not only by ISIS’s ability to control territory, but also its ability to conduct and inspire acts of terrorism worldwide. United States President Donald Trump has declared the Islamic State (ISIS) defeated and the war won.  However, others argue the fight against ISIS is growing increasingly complex and […]

IMPERIAL ECHOES AND CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The old adage under Atatürk was zero problems with the neighbors; now the adage is zero neighbors without problems. You would be hard pressed to find a current member of the U.S. military who remembers a time in their service when the United States wasn’t involved in conflict in the Middle East. Forty years ago this […]

THE VEXING AND COMPLEX CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA

It is difficult to describe just the unbelievable amount of destruction that Syria has gone through… since 2011.   WAR ROOM welcomes Dean of the U.S. Air War College Christopher Hemmer to the studio to explain the historical and present-day contexts of the on-going civil war in Syria. With possibly over 500,000 killed and untold […]