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Storm of Violence in Iraq Strains Its Security Forces - Steven Lee Meyers and Sam Dagher, New York Times. A deadly outburst of violence appears to be overwhelming Iraq's police and military forces as...

Three views concerning the use of private military companies by the US Government at The American Interest. The Mercenary Debate by Deborah Avant. Private security contracting undermines democratic...

Local Wars - Janine di Giovanni, New York Times Book Review The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by Dr. David Kilcullen David Kilcullen is a former officer in the...

Below is a copy of this 1971 memo from General Volney F. Warner (then the Executive Officer and Senior Aide to the Army Chief of Staff) to General William C. Westmoreland (then the Army Chief of...

SWJ's 14th weekly contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick - is now posted. Topics include attacks begin on the Afghan war "consensus" and do Defense and State need a...

Petraeus: What I Learned in Iraq, and How it Applies to Afghanistan - Christa Case Bryant and Carol Huang, Christian Science Monitor As the US shifts focus from Iraq to Afghanistan, much attention...