Iraqi security forces advance south of Mosul, October 18, 2016

by Nick Cauley on October 19, 2016 in Events, Global Stability, ISIS

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/441196/retaking-mosul-us-role-crucial For reasons both military and political, America must be an integral part of victory in Mosul. Approaching from the east and south, Iraqi forces have begun operations to retake Mosul. Their fight will not be easy. While ISIS, or Daesh, knows it will lose the city, it hopes to…

Three years after Boston bombings, marathons still hold their breath

by Nick Cauley on October 12, 2016 in Events, Global Stability, Uncategorized

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2016/10/05/chicago-marathon-security-boston-bombings/91557970/  Brent Schrotenboer , USA TODAY Sports3:37 a.m. EDT October 6, 2016 (Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP) Perhaps no sporting event in the world is harder to safeguard from terrorism than a giant footrace in a big city. It’s practically impossible. Unlike stadiums with limited access points, major marathons spread themselves…

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