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To include JP 3-24, Counterinsurgency, 22 November 2013.

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The Pentagon's Invisible Man by Gordon Lubold, Foreign Policy.

How Bin Laden Escaped in 2001: The Lessons of Tora Bora by Yaniv Barzilai, The Daily Beast.

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Univision Video: In Sinaloa, A Cemetery Dominated by Narcos.

Mexico’s Petit Révolution: Justice and Security Implications of Approving a Fully New Code of Judicial Procedures by Viridiana Rios, Wilson Center.

"Strategy in a time of more uncertainty, or less?"

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There are three key articles focused on Russia and East Europe I would like to highlight for Small Wars Journal readers this week.

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Rapid Deployment: The Army and American Strategy by Robert Killebrew, War on the Rocks.

"They aren't just about Mexico or drugs anymore."

Second-party Counterinsurgency by Mark O’Neill, PhD Dissertation, University of New South Wales.

"Although focused on the Philippines it (article) applies to nearly every humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situation."

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Flash Mob: The United States Air Force Band at the National Air and Space Museum

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To Improve the U.S. Military, Shrink It by Tom Ricks, Washington Post.

Updated Landpower Featured Articles

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Keep Fighting: Why the Counterinsurgency Debate Must Go On by Mark Stout, War on the Rocks.

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Satirical Duffel Blog Takes Aim at the Military’s Absurdities by Ernesto Londoño, Washington Post.

Putting Military Pay on the Table - New York Times Editorial.