Forward Observer’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016

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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

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Forward Observer’s Top 10 Articles of 2016

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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

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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

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Maritime Hybrid Warfare Is Coming

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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

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

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

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China Warns US to Stay Away from South China Sea

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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

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Why a Social Earthquake Might Be Unavoidable in the United States

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After the 2016 presidential campaigns, this healing process might not happen and, depending on the policies of the new leadership and the attitudes of the American people, the initially superficial

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China Repeatedly Hacked US, Stole Data on Nukes, FBI & War Plans – Security Report

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Chinese spies repeatedly infiltrated U.S. national security agencies, including official email accounts, and stole U.S. secrets on Pentagon war plans for a future conflict with China, according to a

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DHS Chief: DoD Models Are ‘Way of the Future’ for DHS

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During a speech on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) director Jeh Johnson urged Congress to approve his plans to model three DHS task forces after the Defense Department’s combatant

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Russia Plans to Turn Civilian Cell Phone Towers Into Cruise Missile Jammers

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Here’s a nightmare scenario that keeps Russian generals up at night: American submarines and aircraft launching precision-guided cruise missiles by the hundreds. Within minutes, they slam into bases

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