Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Intelligence Picture Over Iraq and Syria Has Gotten Much Cloudier...

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September 21, 2016
 
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The Intelligence Picture Over Iraq and Syria Has Gotten Much Cloudier // Patrick Tucker

The leader of Air Combat Command says new players on the battlefield are complicating the air fight against ISIS. 

Tomorrow's Downed Pilots May Be Rescued by an Osprey-Black Hawk Team // Marcus Weisgerber

A U.S. Air Force chief of staff who was shot down over Serbia has reenergized the debate over the best way to do combat search and rescue. 

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The Air Force Is Starting to Think About Its Next Strike Aircraft // Caroline Houck

Service leaders are laying groundwork for a new strike capability — even as they work to unground their F-35s. 

How Mistakes and Mission Creep Are Shaping Libya's Future // Steven A. Cook

Lost in the din of developments at the UN this week is a British report on the 'failed' intervention that has turned the country into an 'unmitigated disaster.' 

To Counter Russian Disinformation, Look to Cold War Tactics // Robert Caruso

For the next administration, identifying, countering and neutralizing Moscow's influence operations should be a priority. 

The D Brief: September 20 // Ben Watson, Marcus Weisgerber and Bradley Peniston

Syrian cease-fire is over; 'War crime' in Aleppo convoy bombing?'; Iraqi troops advance closer to Mosul; Laser-armed helicopter drones; More than 8,000 cameras helped nab suspected NYC/NJ bomber; Sikorsky's 'ace in the hole'; And a bit more.