April 2016

Colonel tapped to become West Point’s first female dean

  http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/29/colonel-tapped-become-west-points-first-female-dean/83715042/ A department head at the U.S. Military Academy could become the first female dean in the school’s 200-plus-year history, if the Senate endorses her selection. Col. Cindy Jebb has been tapped by President Obama to succeed Brig. Gen. Tim Trainor in the post, the school announced Friday. Jebb, a member…


NYTimes: ISIS Targeted by Cyberattacks in a New U.S. Line of Combat – 26 APR 16

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/us/politics/us-directs-cyberweapons-at-isis-for-first-time.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share LONDON — The United States has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer-network attacks that are now being used alongside more traditional weapons See also: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/cyber-war-9780198717492?lang=en&cc=us



This Day In History – Assisting the Iraqi Kurds in Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, 1991

http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/humanitarian_intervention/CMH_70-78.pdf “The telephone woke General Potter at two o’clock in the morning on Saturday, 6 April 1991. He was at a guesthouse in Bad Tolz, Germany, where the preceding day he had visited the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. Potter and the battalion had just returned from Turkey. The…


Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence

http://www.ncronline.org/news/global/vatican-host-first-ever-conference-reevaluate-just-war-theory-justifications-violence Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence | National Catholic Reporter and see/listen to: Kresta in the Afternoon, April 6, 2016: Vatican will host a conference next week to evaluate the Church’s longstanding teaching on Just War Theory. Cohosted by the Pontifical Council…