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Ben Watson is news editor for Defense One, a digital site covering national security and defense.

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A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants in the old city of Mosul.

What the battle for Mosul says about the future of war

A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants in the old city of Mosul.

from To the Point

Yesterday at the United Nations, Secretary of State John  Kerry denounced Russia  and pointed to the deadly bombing of a UN aid convoy in Syria.

US strategy in a Syria in turmoil

Yesterday at the United Nations, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced Russia and pointed to the deadly bombing of a UN aid convoy in Syria.

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