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Wall Street Journal senior national security correspondent Peter Spiegel dishes about his interview with the new US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal - the first interview with Gen....

The Tactical Excuse By Mike Innes (Cross-Post with CT Lab) Two posts on strategic focus helped crystalize a major criticism I've had of the kind of work done in the puzzle palace... natch, make that...

Just a quick note - SWJ will be attending the Center for New American Security's Third Annual Conference today. For those who can't attend, the conference will be streamed live on the CNAS website...

Carte Blanche for New US Commander in Afghanistan - Thom Shanker and Eric Schmitt, New York Times. The new American commander in Afghanistan has been given carte blanche to hand pick a dream team of...

Winning Damaged Hearts and Minds: An Irregular Warfare Concept by By Brigadier General David L. Grange, Scott Swanson, and Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Christian, Small Wars Journal Winning Damaged...

Into the Great Unknown in Afghanistan by Judah Grunstein (Cross-Post with World Politics Review) After flagging this very valuable post by Tim Lynch on conditions in the southeast of Afghanistan,...