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"A Few Random Thoughts on COIN Theory and the Future" (or A Partial Response to the Small Wars Journal Weekend Homework Assignment!!!) By Colonel David Maxwell The re-emergence of counterinsurgency (...

Two items recommended via e-mail by SWJ readers this morning: Troops In Afghanistan Keep Nightmare At Bay - Scott Simon, National Public Radio (text and audio). It was the crime of al-Qaida...

The Iran Attack Plan - Anthony Cordesman, Wall Street Journal. Iran's acknowledgment that it is developing a second uranium-enrichment facility does little to dispel the view that the regime is...

Afghanistan Troop Request Delivered - Al Pessin, Voice of America. The top US military officer has received the eagerly awaited detailed troop request from the top US and NATO commander in...

I Can't Believe We Are Losing To These Guys by Vegetius I Can't Believe We Are Losing To These Guys (Full PDF Article) "The greatest threat to the Afghan government is the Afghan government." This...

Commit to Afghanistan or Get Out - Kori Schake, Wall Street Journal opinion. In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy said the United States would "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any...