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Overall, the new document (AOC), released in its final form on Tuesday, is very good, especially if you read it as an aspirational statement of what the Army should become.

General Odierno says “We have to have a national security debate, because there is too much going on around the world.”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Starr Forum: Whither US Grand Strategy With Panelists Barry Posen, Steve Walt, Frank Gavin, and Jacqueline Hazelton , moderated by Ken Oye.

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Army leaders say the document, “Win in a Complex World,” emphasizes smart, adaptive leadership and an interagency approach that may not always use force.

The new Army Operating Concept posted earlier this week received a lot of feedback on social media and in the halls of military installations – which ultimately led to this series.

With the decision to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the United States is once again fighting an insurgency.

America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

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The problem is that military history, since the days of the Romans, tells us that limited war is rarely successful.

The future will always be a mystery, but one can gain insights by thinking about trends in terms of scenarios and alternative futures.

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An article with the headline ‘7 Military Blogs You Need To Check Out‘ has been making the rounds over the past couple of days.

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Here’s Leon Panetta, former defense secretary and CIA director, publishing the third memoir by a top foreign policy official while Obama is still in office.

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Failing to achieve moral victory may result in strategic defeat even if our Army is victorious in all of our tactical, physical battles.

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Here are 7 of the best military blogs out there right now if you’re looking for professional, well-written content.

As America’s efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield XIV.

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Armed irregular forces hold effective power over growing areas of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya where central government authority barely reaches.

The Pacific may be the preferred focus of the US government, but the Middle East seems to be the preferred focus of US industry.  Perhaps there is something to the maxim “Business is war...

If the IS represents a larger insurgency against the governments in Baghdad and Damascus, then a strategy focused on airstrikes and a small non-combat advisory effort is bound to disappoint.

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Gray-zone tactics have been around since ancient times. They're incidents perpetrated by one nation against another but they can’t be defined as purely peaceful or militaristic.

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