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Crux of Afghan Debate: Will More Troops Curb Terror? - Eric Schmitt and Scott Shane, New York Times. ... most specialists on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, inside and outside the government...

Lieutenant Colonel North on Poppy By Allison Brown Everyone has read by now that Afghanistan's poppy production is down for the second year running because the farmgate price is too low for farmers...

Colonel Dave Maxwell; who sent along an earlier recommendation, see Ramping Up to Face the Challenge of Irregular Warfare; also recommends Cracking the Code on Measures of Effectiveness by Sergeant...

Ramping Up to Face the Challenge of Irregular Warfare - Lieutenant Colonel Mark Grdovic, Special Warfare. In the 1960s and again in the 1980s, the U.S. military experienced a revival of interest in...

Should Obama Go 'All In' On Afghanistan? - Andrew J. Bacevich, Los Angeles Times opinion. Back in January when he took office, Barack Obama had amassed a very considerable pile of chips. Events...

This just released by the Institute for the Study of War: Building Security Forces and Ministerial Capacity: Iraq as a Primer by LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.). Full report here. Overview...