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This is the first in a series of three adapted excerpts from 21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy for the Modern Era.

For some, the time of combat is just the length of the tour.  For others, they are always at war.

Only Americans are capable of defeating the Islamic State in close urban combat.

West Point's latest CTC Sentinel is now online.

Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove discussed the implications of hybrid war during a presentation to the Brussels Forum over the weekend.

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen.

The latest edition of The US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters (Winter 44 [4]) is now available online.

For the Marines that means accepting female volunteers into their Infantry Officer School to see if they can make it through the grueling three-month course.

This new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.

If Netanyahu wanted to minimize, if not kill, the chances of a deal that is acceptable to the United States and Iran, he may have succeeded.

Over the next several weeks, the DEF White Board will feature what we are calling “Startup Stories”.

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SOF Support to Political Warfare, United States Army Special Operations Command White Paper, Final, Dated 10 March 2015

As we move forward to a new round of interventions let’s take a moment to look backwards.

Small Wars Journal and El Centro is saddened to announce the death of George W. Grayson.

Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.

Innovation can be small, with a lower case “i”. It can be about making our day-to-day lives in the military better.  We just have to be open to it.

"Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you'll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

Over the past three decades, the Wall has become a hallowed spot, a place of pilgrimage, homage and reconciliation.

Been some time since we posted at least one weekly music video, so... H/T Larry Sampler via Facebook.

The US has made substantial direct and indirect contributions to the counterterrorism efforts within these states, with varying returns on investment.

I’m currently wrapping up an amazing year at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. I can honestly say that this has been one of the highlights of my military career.

Yes, they would follow me. I also received affirmation to a more sinister question: Yes, I could kill.

We should not fool ourselves into thinking that after viewing, we understand.  It’s only a movie.

The world is awash in change. The international order, so painstakingly put together by the greatest generation coming home from mankind’s bloodiest conflict, is under increasing stress.

Funded by Christian groups from abroad, mainly from the US, the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit aims to bring a local Christian militia to bear against the IS.

General H.R. McMaster has been making the rounds lately, emphasizing the enduring difficulty of war and the fallacy of technological fixes.

Why the failure of the Afghan Surge doesn’t make counterinsurgency theory wrong.

A new study suggests reforms to help improve United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.

Calling the Islamic State “hardly invincible,” new Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter gave his blessing Monday to the US-led strategy.