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The program should exist independent of contingency operations, remaining instead as an established and enduring military contribution.

The recent success of the Nigerian government and the international coalition in the fight against Boko Haram is a welcome development.

We offer 12 lessons to other individuals and organizations that may operate in similar environments conducting crisis response.

Many commanders struggle to write effective Intent statements in a manner that clearly describe their visualization, facilitates effective planning, and provides for disciplined initiative.

Within military coalitions and governmental organizations, the term ‘deep dive’ continues to gain in popularity and design application for complex conflict environments.

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HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC; General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

American Diplomacy Book Review by Dr. John M. Handley

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.

Continue on for bin Laden’s “reading list”.

The war on Islamic State will only get worse before it gets better, says one of the world's leading military strategists.