LESSONS FROM SYRIA’S LOW-PROFILE NARRATIVE WAR

These accounts and portraits exemplify a conflict fought parallel to, but distinct from, the fight for physical territory… As the threat of disinformation enters the public consciousness, the scale of the problem already confounds the effective implementation of counterstrategies. There is evidence of incremental progress within the ongoing information arms race against high-profile, government-led disinformation […]

A MODERN APPLICATION OF LANDPOWER IN SYRIA

U.S. involvement in Syria and Iraq from 2014 to the present exemplifies the central role of landpower in a nation’s national security and shifting political objectives. Late on 6 October 2019, a Sunday, the White House ordered American troops to depart from key ground positions in Northern Syria. For almost a year, U.S. forces had […]

THE KURDISH LESSON

Abandoning an ally or proxy because they no longer serve your interest may be good strategy, but it does carry a cost.   U.S. President Donald Trump has been intent upon withdrawing American troops from Syria for at least the last 18 months, based on repeated public pronouncements to that effect (for example, in April […]

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 […]