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A simple exercise may offer leaders an azimuth for creating a culture of mission command, and give subordinates the buy-in required to make it happen.

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Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

Like the mosque, the Taliban are back…

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The Transnational Gang Threat - Part 1: Joining Forces to Meet the Challenge - FBI

This work marks the 3rd Small Wars Journal-El Centro anthology.

Little consideration has been given to why the Iraqi military’s collapse demonstrates just how divided that country’s society is and how bleak the prospects are for long-lasting...

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"The United States did not come to recognize the people of Indochina as the center of gravity and focused on them too little and too late."

"Operating a fake news channel to promote state propaganda comes with considerable intrinsic problems and contradictions."

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New York Times peacekeeping debate (5 op-eds).

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Looking through the blog I note that not too much has been said here regarding landpower and global climate change.

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The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust...

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Iraq’s security forces are so infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could be at risk.

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Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster is a combination of warrior, intellectual and leader. He was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The war in Afghanistan is not over. Nor is it ending any time soon. The U.S. role may end in 2016, in whole or in part, but the war will continue, and its ultimate outcome is very much in doubt.

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Insurgents, political organizations and governments have all adopted social media platforms to press their case, confuse opponents, seize world attention and gain advantage.

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A conflict looms between the Army’s wartime ethos of individual initiative and the bureaucratic malaise that peacetime brings.