Blindfolded and bound, his knees pressing into the dirt, Imad resigned himself to what seemed inevitable: He was going to die.

Islamic State gunmen had driven him and about 90 other former Iraqi police and army officers to a remote industrial area on the edge of Hamam al-Alil, 10 miles south of Mosul, after rounding them up from their villages last month.

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Leaders say warfare in the coming decades will be fundamentally different from the past 25 years.

To envision the wars of the future, first remember those of the distant past, with their soul-numbing artillery barrages and unstinting waves of conventional enemy forces. Then speed up that mental newsreel and imagine a ground war accelerated by artificial intelligence and precision munitions, nested in a larger strategic sphere where everything is moving at Internet velocity.

Read the Full Article: Source – Defence One
Time For Truth: (Defence One) – Army Warns that Future War with Russia or China Would Be ‘Extremely Lethal and Fast’

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India’s announcement of “surgical strikes” in Pakistan on Thursday marked a sharp worsening of tensions between the nuclear-armed nations, signalling Delhi has lost patience with its neighbor for allegedly sheltering militants.

The Indian army said it was trying to take out terrorists who’d “positioned themselves … with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes.

Read the Full Article: Source – NBC News
Time For Truth: (NBC News) – India Strikes Pakistan: Why It's 'Very, Very Significant'

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The ISIS-linked Amaq News Agency claims the jihadist group has assassinated an “American military commander” and two other Afghan officers by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kabul.

Earlier today, the Associated Press reported that at least two people, among them an army officer, were wounded by an IED that targeted the Afghan military at a main square in the Afghan capital near the U.S. Embassy and the country’s Supreme Court, quoting an Afghan official.

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