President Trump Cracks Down on Anti-Police Violence, Drug Trafficking in a “New Era of Justice”

25475753240_cc6d3409d6_k

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at countering international drug trafficking and cracking down on anti-police violence and other violent crime.  “America

read more

US Military Botches Online Fight Against Islamic State, Report Says

2671822805_9dc96eceb1_b

On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda

read more

Former Delta Commander: ‘If In Charge, Take Charge’

Soldiers from Company H (Hawk Co.), 3rd Squadron, 2nd Striker Cavalry Regiment, dismount from a their vehicle and prepare to raid a series of compounds Nov. 22, in the Maywand District, Afghanistan

Lt. Col. (Retired) Jim Reese is a 25-year veteran, and former troop commander and squadron operations officer at US Army’s Delta Force.  This is a must-read interview…

What are

read more

Forward Observer’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016

fo-podcast-c

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past 365 days and look forward to the next.  It’s been a pretty good year here at Forward Observer and I’m definitely looking

read more

Forward Observer’s Top 10 Articles of 2016

fo-t10

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past 365 days and look forward to the next.  It’s been a pretty good year here at Forward Observer and I’m definitely looking

read more

Looking at the Real James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

AL ASAD, Iraq –   Lt. Gen. James Mattis, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, speaks to the Marines of the maintenance section from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121 on the Al Asad flightline, May 6. After talking to them, Mattis welcomed any questions.

(Editor’s Note: This is a very good article and worth the read.)

“The media take Trump literally, but not seriously. Voters take him seriously, but not literally.” This, by Salena Zito, was

read more

Maritime Hybrid Warfare Is Coming

4674731442_d83e9707fa_o

On a summer’s evening in the sweltering South China Sea, a coastal steamer of nearly 2,000 tons approaches a Vietnamese fishing fleet in the exclusive economic zone of Vietnam, some 150 miles

read more

How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’

15953126535_93935b9fb0_h

Political scientists have a theory called “democratic consolidation,” which holds that once countries develop

read more

China Warns US to Stay Away from South China Sea

9105260999_fd9b6809dc_k

American military vessels and aircraft carried out more than 700 patrols in the South China Sea region during 2015, making China the U.S.’s No. 1 surveillance target, according to a report by China’s

read more

© 2015 Copyright FORWARD OBSERVER. All Rights reserved.