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by SWJ Editors
April 24, 2014 04:03 PM | Comments (0)
Today the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released three reports on Afghanistan. Water projects that SIGAR reviewed showed mixed results.
April 24, 2014 02:34 PM | Comments (0)
Middle East Studies (MES) at Marine Corps University is pleased to announce the publication of Middle East Studies In Review 2012-13.
April 24, 2014 09:58 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest publications from the US Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute.
April 24, 2014 09:10 AM | Comments (0)
Our Debating Military: Here, If You’re Looking by Matt Hipple, Center for International Maritime Security
April 23, 2014 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup. (Updated w/ Afghan insider attack)
April 23, 2014 06:36 PM | Comments (0)
“Cutting the fleet of A-10s will save the Air Force about $4.2 billion, he said. 'You just don’t make big savings unless you cut fleets.'”
by John P. Sullivan
April 23, 2014 06:06 PM | Comments (0)
"The current Mexican administration has underemphasized the need to develop a robust law enforcement strategy, focusing too narrowly on socioeconomic factors."
April 23, 2014 04:46 AM | Comments (8)
What we left behind in Iraq: “An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.”
April 23, 2014 04:23 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
April 22, 2014 06:24 PM | Comments (0)
A Letter to the West Point Class of 2014: No Combat Patch? That’s No Problem! By Major Crispin Burke, Best Defense
April 22, 2014 10:58 AM | Comments (4)
Many of you have by now have at least heard of, if not read, William S. Lind’s latest, “An Officer Corps That Can’t Score.”
by Scott Forster
April 22, 2014 10:24 AM | Comments (4)
Landpower Update: Addressing Unrestricted Warfare While Energizing Our Alies and the Masses
April 22, 2014 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
Yemen drone war update via CNN and Reuters.
by Robert Bunker
April 22, 2014 06:43 AM | Comments (0)
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment.
April 21, 2014 11:17 PM | Comments (0)
April 21, 2014 08:10 PM | Comments (0)
"The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces."
April 21, 2014 09:58 AM | Comments (3)
"A recent opinion piece at The American Conservative had a number of military officers scratching their heads."
April 21, 2014 03:52 AM | Comments (0)
April 21, 2014 03:46 AM | Comments (0)
"To those who will listen, the lessons of Abu Ghraib are unmistakable."
by Joe Byerly
April 20, 2014 09:21 AM | Comments (2)
I encourage everyone to think about their Personal Learning Network, and how they can strengthen it.
April 20, 2014 08:55 AM | Comments (0)
Rise of the Junior Officer by Joe Byerly, The Barefoot Strategist
April 20, 2014 07:56 AM | Comments (0)
"Major battles in the 21st century will be confusing and disorganized affairs more similar to the clashes of a pre-digital age than the ‘network-centric' combat we've become...
April 20, 2014 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
"As Iraq prepares for its first national election in four years on April 30 it is hard to imagine democracy activists rallying weekly in Iraqi streets."
April 20, 2014 06:55 AM | Comments (0)
April 19, 2014 02:37 AM | Comments (0)
April 19, 2014 02:18 AM | Comments (0)
"It might be best for the United States to focus first on handing over the peacemaking to Afghanistan’s neighbors, as the most credible strategy for ending the war quickly."
April 18, 2014 05:19 PM | Comments (5)
"Unlike the old manual, which laid out the tactics that Petraeus implemented with some success in Iraq, the new one will give soldiers COIN tools that can be used anywhere in the world."
April 18, 2014 09:25 AM | Comments (0)
A casual remark by a U.S. general during a breakfast has made China mad, really mad, and Beijing’s response is far less than civil and humble.
April 18, 2014 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
April 17, 2014 11:42 PM | Comments (26)
"Some have argued that after the frustrating wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is little American appetite to send the Army into foreign lands."