Lobo Institute in the News

The Child Soldier Crisis: ‘Kids Are Cheap’

As published by Foreign Policy by Lara Seligman. When Michael Mulroy first met Anthony Opoka, Mulroy was a CIA paramilitary officer working to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent insurgency operating in central Africa against the government of ...
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The US Might Have Warded Off Turkey’s Syria Invasion, Says DOD’s Outgoing Mideast Policy Chief

As published by Defense One by Katie Bo Williams. U.S. and Turkish officials were shoring up a joint-patrol deal when Trump scuttled it. The Turkish attack on U.S.-backed Kurds in the northeastern reaches of Syria might have been headed off, ...
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Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service to Michael Patrick Mulroy

Citation to accompany the award: Mr. Michael Patrick Mulroy is recognized for outstanding achievement as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from November 2017 to November 2019. Mr. Mulroy ...
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Film Screening of “My Star in the Sky” at Truman National Security Project

Truman National Security Project hosted the screening of "My Star in the Sky" (Lakalatwe in the Acholi language) on Oct. 29, 2019, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Lobo Institute produced, directed and created the documentary My Star in the Sky — which in the ...
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Al-Baghdadi Killed in Idlib, a Hotbed of Terror Groups, Foreign Fighters

As published by Voice of America by Sirwan Kajjo. WASHINGTON - The U.S. operation on Saturday that killed the leader of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was reportedly carried out in the northwestern Syrian province of ...
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There Is No Plan B for ISIS Prisoners

As published by The Atlantic by Kathy Gilsinan. The prisoners were an emergency waiting to happen. For months, thousands of suspected Islamic State fighters from some 50 countries languished in makeshift jails in the desert; sometimes, a few broke out ...
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Lobo founder holds roundtable Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs discussion

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Mulroy, the co-founder of the Lobo Institute, conducted a discussion for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on Oct. 15, 2019. The council members met with DASD Mulroy at 12pm for an ...
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U.S. and Turkey Between Them May Give Syria’s Assad a Big Boost

As published by Bloomberg by Glen Carey. For the eight years that Syria has been mired in a civil war that’s claimed more than half a million lives, the U.S. and Turkey have been among the fiercest critics of President ...
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Turkish incursion threatens to unleash Islamic State in Syria, US officials warn

As published by Al-Monitor by Jack Detsch. US and Turkish military forces conduct a joint ground patrol inside the security mechanism area in northeast Syria, Oct. 4, 2019. The Donald Trump administration’s decision Sunday to allow a Turkish incursion into ...
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US warned Turkey only last week that attacking Kurds helps ISIS

As published by The Washington Examiner by Joel Gehrke. President Trump’s decision allowing Turkey to attack America's Kurdish allies in Syria reverses warnings issued last week by the administration. “A conflict along the Turkey-Syria border would serve the interests of all the bad ...
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