Irregular Warfare and Defense News

A new feature at the Irregular Warrior: an irregular warfare and defense news feed! Let us know how you like it, what improvements we can make, which news sources you value most, etc.

  • 7/16/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on July 16, 2024 at 3:11 pm

    7/16/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. Rest of World Watches U.S. Turmoil With Growing Alarm 2. China’s Economy Is in Trouble. Xi Jinping Has Other Priorities. 3. China Puts Power of State Behind AI—and Risks Strangling It 4. To Target a Top Militant, Israel Rained Down Eight Tons of Bombs 5. The World Is Pushing Clean Energy. Oil Companies Are Thriving. 6. […]

  • Hamas Official: ‘We’re Not Obstinate’ in Cease-Fire Talks on Gaza
    by Adam Rasgon and Julian E. Barnes on July 16, 2024 at 2:50 pm

    Husam Badran said the militant group would give up civilian control in the territory, but would not disband its military wing.

  • Political Violence May Be Un-American, but It Is Not Uncommon
    by Matthew Dallek and Robert Dallek on July 16, 2024 at 11:26 am

    The assassination attempt against Trump is one on a long list of attacks.

  • Deep Strikes into Russia: A Partner’s Decision for Ukraine’s Strategic Success
    by Serhii Kuzan on July 16, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Two years ago, on May 31, 2022, President Joe Biden announced in his New York Times op-ed that the United States would provide Ukraine with high-mobility artillery rocket systems. The op-ed noted that the White House neither encourages nor allows Ukraine to launch strikes outside its borders. “We don’t want to prolong the war just to hurt Russia,” Biden wrote at the time. Today, the restrictions are being eased, but U.S. officials assure that the overall policy on attacking targets in […]

  • 7/15/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on July 15, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    7/15/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. The NATO Summit 2024 – Summary 2. Trump Shooting Is Secret Service’s Most Stunning Failure in Decades 3. Quarantining the Conspiracy Swamps 4. An Assassination Attempt That Seems Likely to Tear America Further Apart 5. Trillions in Hidden Debt Drove China’s Growth. Now It Threatens Its Future. 6. Trump’s ‘luck’ and […]

  • A Globally Integrated Islamic State
    by Aaron Y. Zelin on July 15, 2024 at 7:30 am

    The Islamic State today looks different than it did five years ago and is far more integrated now as an organization amongst its global network than al-Qaeda ever was. It has been 10 years since the Islamic State announced itself as a caliphate and more than five years since it lost its last vestige of territory in Syria. However, with the Islamic State back in the news due to an increasing external operations capacity (with attacks in Iran, Turkey, and Russia this year as well as numerous […]

  • 7/14/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on July 14, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    7/14/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. NATO and Countering Hybrid Warfare 2. The other shoe is falling — listen to Trump about terrorism and WWIII 3. The West finally allowed Ukraine to strike back at Russia — and it seems to be working 4. With Ukraine short on battle tanks like the Abrams, US-made Bradley fighting vehicles are proving their worth 5. Things Worth […]

  • Israel Launches Major Attack Against a Senior Hamas Commander
    by Ronen Bergman, Patrick Kingsley and Adam Rasgon on July 13, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    The target, Muhammad Deif, was an architect of the Oct. 7 attacks and has been the object of repeated Israeli assassination attempts over decades.

  • 7/13/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on July 13, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    7/13/24 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. “Morality and ethics should play no part”: Leaks reveal how Russia’s foreign intelligence agency runs disinformation campaigns in the West 2. Director Plans Policy Strategy Concepts & Doctrine 3. China-Taiwan Weekly Update, July 12, 2024 4. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, July 12, 2024 5. Israel–Hamas War […]

  • How Hamas Is Fighting in Gaza: Tunnels, Traps and Ambushes
    by Patrick Kingsley, Natan Odenheimer, Aaron Boxerman, Adam Sella and Iyad Abuheweila on July 13, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    Hamas overwhelmed Israel’s border in October with a coordinated, large-scale maneuver before committing atrocities. Now, it acts as a guerrilla force, its fighters often disguised as civilians.