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"With the war in Afghanistan ending, FBI officials have become more willing to discuss a little-known alliance between the bureau and JSOC."

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"Supporters of the A-10 have launched an aggressive campaign to save an aircraft they say is unlike any other in the history of American aviation."

"We will continue to oppose the Air Force’s proposed premature divestment of the A-10 until an equally effective replacement reaches full operational capability."

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The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers.

The decision to retire a plane built specifically to support ground forces has ignited a firestorm of criticism from the airmen whose job is to embed with ground forces and spot enemy targets.

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With a rapidly shrinking force and fewer amphibious ships available, the Marine Corps is questioning whether it can support the strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific region.

In a staggering loss of money even by Pentagon standards, the U.S. military and two contractors left American taxpayers on the hook for more than $700 million.

“Acute corruption can no longer be seen as just a nuisance or a “values issue” to be handed off.”

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"A clear-eyed look at this year’s QDR suggests there is much to applaud — if also room for criticism."

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What I Wish I Knew: From Cadet to Lieutenant in Afghanistan by 1st Lieutenant Scott Ginther, War Council

"Polling stations in Afghanistan have closed after a heavy turnout for Saturday's historic presidential election."

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Tensions flared Thursday between a special watchdog and the agency charged with planting seeds of development in war-torn Afghanistan.

“U.S. engagement in this part of Africa is much more complex than drone bases and military exercises.”

Time is Running Out in Afghanistan: The April 5th Election is Only the Prelude to Transition

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"Wednesday’s mass shooting by an Army specialist in Fort Hood, Tex., put the Pentagon on a dreaded, if increasingly familiar, footing..."

“Obscure 1961 operation helped establish Air Force role in special operations.”

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"The U.S. military will increase its role in cooperative security efforts and exercises as it continues to shift forces and operational focus to the Asia-Pacific region."

“The presidential election and US withdrawal are likely to have complex repercussions for the region's web of invisible networks.”

U.S. Army War College hosts its 25th Annual Strategy Conference in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from April 8-10, 2014. Participants can participate either in person or watch live on-line.

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