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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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The 2014 National Intelligence Strategy - the blueprint that will drive the priorities for the nation’s 17 intelligence community components over the next four years.

Tom Ricks is on a roll...

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As a fierce battle rages between Kurds and the Islamic State, the fight has another front, aimed at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.

Months after staving off a trip to the boneyard, the embattled A-10 Thunderbolt II is headed to the Middle East.

Leave it to reddit to open our minds on the stark differences of our eating habits around the world.

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The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq soon as the U.S. military steps up its campaign against Islamic State militants.

Ebola is such a terrible disease that it has turned the norms of humanitarian relief operations upside down.

"Containment will not destroy ISIS; that is a task that only the people of the region can accomplish. But containment will buy time..."

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