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March 1, 2014 08:31 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
March 1, 2014 07:37 AM | Comments (1)
Armies are like newspapers. They have become 21st-century anachronisms. To survive, they must adapt.
February 28, 2014 07:35 AM | Comments (3)
Everybody Should Read General John Kelly's Speech About Two Marines In The Path Of A Truck Bomb by Geoffrey Ingersoll, Business Insider.
February 28, 2014 06:51 AM | Comments (0)
February 27, 2014 06:19 AM | Comments (0)
February 26, 2014 04:47 PM | Comments (7)
Hagel says that if the reductions are not scaled back or removed, the joint force will be smaller, less ready, and less well equipped than national security requires.
February 26, 2014 06:10 AM | Comments (0)
February 25, 2014 03:35 PM | Comments (0)
President Obama today informed Afghan President Karzai that he has asked the Pentagon to ensure that it has adequate plans in place to accomplish an orderly withdrawal by the end of the year.
February 25, 2014 02:54 PM | Comments (1)
It does not take much vision to predict that Secretary Hagel and the Obama Administration’s FY2015 defense budget submissions are going to be the subject of bitter partisan criticism.
February 25, 2014 07:45 AM | Comments (0)
Strategy is a form of communication; a message that you have the intentions and capabilities to impose your will, and the enemy cannot impose theirs.
February 25, 2014 07:33 AM | Comments (4)
When the Obama Administration sends its proposed 2015 defense budget to Congress on March 4, two high-profile armored vehicle programs will be missing in action.
February 25, 2014 07:18 AM | Comments (0)
February 24, 2014 11:02 PM | Comments (20)
The Navy’s Pacific Fleet chief of intelligence recently cemented his reputation for blunt assessments of China.
February 24, 2014 10:56 PM | Comments (0)
West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has released the February 2014 issue of the CTC Sentinel. It is a special issue on Africa.
February 24, 2014 04:51 AM | Comments (0)
February 24, 2014 03:43 AM | Comments (12)
Defense Secretary Hagel plans to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.
February 24, 2014 03:21 AM | Comments (0)
One of the four options President Obama is considering for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan beyond this year would leave behind 3,000 troops.
February 23, 2014 01:30 PM | Comments (0)
The A-10 might be around for a little while longer, after a tough-talking senator compelled the Air Force to keep the attack jet’s software up to date.
February 23, 2014 04:41 AM | Comments (0)
February 22, 2014 08:01 PM | Comments (0)
Thinking Critically: On “We Were Caught Unprepared” by Rich Ganske, The Bridge
February 22, 2014 05:55 AM | Comments (0)
February 21, 2014 06:23 PM | Comments (3)
As Army leadership ponders who and what to cut from its budget, the first groups in the crosshairs are the junior and mid-level officers.
February 21, 2014 04:01 PM | Comments (2)
“There’s a fundamental need to have a conversation about what kind of military we need to have and what we should expect it to do.”
February 21, 2014 08:34 AM | Comments (2)
... in light of Iraq and Afghanistan, the benefits of this doctrine are far more apparent…
February 21, 2014 12:29 AM | Comments (0)
by Joe Byerly
February 20, 2014 04:00 PM | Comments (2)
Recently several lieutenants have written me to share their fears and anxieties about their own particular development as the tectonic plates of the Army and budgets continue to shift.
February 20, 2014 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
Not Your Grandfather's Insurgency - Criminal, Spiritual, and Plutocratic by Dr. Robert J. Bunker, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
February 20, 2014 12:11 AM | Comments (0)
by George Fust
February 19, 2014 01:38 PM | Comments (1)
The guiding principle that can best reform or take an organization to the next level is efficiency.
by Robert Bunker
February 19, 2014 01:27 PM | Comments (0)
Strategic Horizons: All Options Bad If Mexico’s Drug Violence Expands to U.S. by Steven Metz, World Politics Review