Lobo Institute in the News

‘Enough is enough’: Former Defense Secretary Mattis blasts President Trump over handling of protests

As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez and Martha Raddatz In rare public comments James Mattis, President Donald Trump's first and former defense secretary, has blasted the commander in chief for how he has handled the wave of protests ...
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‘It just doesn’t seem right’: Pentagon officials on edge over military leaders’ dealings with Trump

As published by Politico By LARA SELIGMAN and BRYAN BENDER The optics of the past 72 hours are putting people inside the halls of the Pentagon on edge as images of U.S. troops on the streets of the nation’s capital ...
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Trump administration has offered active-duty military forces to assist in Minnesota unrest, governor says

As published by the Washington Post by Dan Lamothe 30 May 2020 Minnesota National Guard personnel return to their defensive position as protesters make room for them to fall back following a confrontation Friday on East Lake Street in St ...
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Froglogic Podcast EP #39 Michael Mulroy & Eric Oehlerich CIA PMCO And Navy SEAL Help Child Soldiers

The Froglogic Podcast is honored to welcome two of America's finest servants. Michael Mulroy is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, and also served as a Paramilitary Case Officer in the CIA. Eric Oehlerich is ...
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Pompeo changes tune on Chinese lab’s role in virus outbreak, as intel officials cast doubt

As published by ABC News by Conor Finnegan and Josh Margolin By CONOR FINNEGAN and JOSH MARGOLIN(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Pompeo is leaning even harder into his attacks on the Chinese government over the novel coronavirus pandemic — even ...
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Webcast: The Effects of COVID-19 on U.S. Defense Strategy and Posture in the Middle East

COVID-19 has ravaged societies and governments around the world. Militaries have been hit hard too. In the United States, the military has had to balance between supporting the civilian authorities in their efforts to provide medical supplies, defending the nation ...
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Protecting US troops will also safeguard national security: ANALYSIS

As published in ABC News by Mick Mulroy and Eric Oehlerich April 28, 2020 The U.S. military is being pulled in two directions in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic as it responds to the needs of Americans on the ...
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Trump says he told Navy to ‘destroy’ Iranian boats harassing U.S. ships

As published by Politico By LARA SELIGMAN 04/22/2020 08:54 AM EDT President Donald Trump abruptly tweeted early Wednesday that he has directed the Navy to fire upon Iranian "gunboats" that "harass" U.S. ships in a new sign of heightened tensions ...
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Begin with the children: Child soldier numbers doubled in the Middle East in 2019

As published by the Middle East Institute by Mick Mulroy, Eric Oehlerich, and Zack Baddorf: A global problem In 2017, the advocacy group Child Soldiers International estimated that more than 100,000 children were forced to become soldiers in state and ...
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The Maldives: Tropical Paradise Turned Transnational Jihadi Recruiting Hub

by Zack Baddorf, Lobo Institute Senior Advisor The Republic of Maldives, a small archipelago of 1,192 islands located southwest of India in the Arabian Sea, has the highest number of foreign fighters per capita in a non-Arab country.[1] An estimated ...
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