SWJ Editors

“Cutting the fleet of A-10s will save the Air Force about $4.2 billion, he said. 'You just don’t make big savings unless you cut fleets.'”

What we left behind in Iraq: “An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.”

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A Letter to the West Point Class of 2014: No Combat Patch? That’s No Problem! By Major Crispin Burke, Best Defense

Many of you have by now have at least heard of, if not read, William S. Lind’s latest, “An Officer Corps That Can’t Score.”

Yemen drone war update via CNN and Reuters.