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This post is part of a series of weekly professional discussions that occur on Twitter among military leaders in the United States and students and professors at Kings College in London.

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An Afghan soldier killed a United States Army major general and wounded a German brigadier general and at least 14 other foreign and Afghan military service members.

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ISIS’s intention was in their name, but we missed it.

The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.

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We need better strategies for dealing with Gaza and other black holes in the international security system.

When terrorists were stupid enough to come out of the shadows, they fought as a mob of individuals...  Today, it’s different…

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All Elements of National Power: Moving Toward a New Interagency Balance for US Global Engagement, a new report by the Atlantic Council’s Combatant Command Task Force.

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Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #21: Cartel Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The enemy isn’t a nation or an alliance, but a diverse, mobile and adaptive collection of groups...

The National Defense Panel delivered its review of the Department of Defense 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review to Congress yesterday.

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The lights seem to be blinking red, but the United States is holding its fire for the moment…

General Philip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, on irregular warfare.

The deal brokered by Secretary Kerry to end the election deadlock is a troubling sign for Afghanistan’s future.

For an act to be a “war crime,” ideally there must be some tribunal with competence to punish it.

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Continue on for the latest Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report.

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"This monograph demonstrates that a combination of high quantity and high quality USSOF engagement bolstered Colombian capacity."

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.